Part of the Morris Leisure group of campsites, Riverside Touring Park in the village Betws-y-Coed, which sits in the Conwy valley within the Snowdonia National Park, is a picturesque site and a useful base from which you can explore North Wales.
There are 60 hardstanding pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes, all have electric hook up. There are also tent pitches suitable for tents no larger than two-man backpacker tents, as well as 68 caravan holiday homes that are privately owned.
There's a centrally heated wash block with facilities for disabled guests as well as a baby changing room, a well equipped laundry room, a motorhome service point and an on-site shop selling caravan and camping accessories. For guests' peace of mind, there are electrically operated security barriers at the campsite's entrance, plus the park is served by well lit tarmac roads, for everyone's safety and to ensure everyone can get about easily. Wi-Fi is also available, as is a digital TV connection.
This is a dog friendly campsite, a up to two pooches permitted per pitch. If you're bringing your four-legged friends, be sure to keep them under control at all times and to clean up after them.
You can walk to the centre of the village in just a few minutes from Riverside Touring Park. Here you'll find shops to top up on your groceries or your outdoor gear, perhaps in preparation for an expedition, as well as a railway station, a petrol station and a range of eateries. The Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre is also here, as well as the Motor Museum and the Conwy Valley Railway Shop and Museum.
Sitting near the junction between the A5 and the A470, Riverside Touring Park in Betws-y-Coed has an enviable location and from here it's easy to get out and about to discover North Wales on your motorhome tours and your camping and caravan holidays.
Visit Snowdonia and you really ought to go to Mount Snowdon, which is about 40 minutes from this campsite. Whether you want to climb it or hop aboard the train for the ascent and/or the descent, the views from the top are, on a clear day, incredible. Snowdonia National Park as a whole is a great place to get active. Go walking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, horse riding, sailing, white water rafting and much more.
The historic mining town Blaenau Ffestiniog is about a 20-minute drive from this campsite. Here you can ride the Ffestiniog Railway or tour the Llechwedd Slate Caverns. And a 40-minute drive away is the delightful and distinctive Portmeirion, a unique destination.
From this campsite, you can also head to the north coast of Wales – Prestatyn is about a 70-minute drive away, Rhyl just under an hour away and Colwyn Bay about a 40-minute drive away. Bangor is also 40 minutes by car from Riverside Touring Park – indeed, Beaumaris, on the Isle of Anglesey, can be reached by car in about 50 minutes.
All of which means if you are spending your motorhome, camping and caravan holidays in North Wales, the welcoming, well kept and well equipped Riverside Touring Park is a conveniently placed destination.
Betws-y-coed is one of the main villages in Snowdonia National Park, and provides an ideal base for exploring the 800 square miles of parkland.
One of the most attractive gardens in the UK, Bodnant Gardens are situated within 80 acres on the valley overlooking Snowdonia.
Built by King Edward I in the late 13th Century, Caernarfon Castle was designed to be the most striking castle in Wales.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Llechwedd Slate Caverns of Blaenau Ffestiniog is part of a living, working slate mine that offers two unique underground tours that take you deep underground to explore the world of the Victorian slate miner. The temperature underground is an ambient 54F making the caverns ideal for a family day out - come rain or shine. There are plenty of facilities to enjoy – including a shop, cafe, slate workshop plus the Victorian Village with its traditional tavern and old fashioned sweet shop.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Since 1896, visitors from around the world have travelled on Snowdon Mountain Railway appreciating the truly spectacular views of the glorious, ancient landscape. Trains travel to the Summit, which at 3,560ft (1085m), is the highest mountain in England and Wales. Here you can enjoy cakes or hot savouries and a drink while overlooking the valleys below from the panoramic windows. This unique railway is one of the most popular visitor attractions in North Wales.
Snowdonia National Park
Snowdonia National Park covers 823 square miles of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in North Wales. It is an area where people live and work but also where thousands come to relax and enjoy a wide range of leisure activities.
Based on 2 review(s)
UK 21 Jul 2013
To small no good for kids every one asleep by 10 stuck up and poorly maintained. had a blocked loo for two days got tolled to turn TV of after 11 car park out side the camp site. no wheel wheelchair access.
Wexford 11 Jun 2011
Myself and my wife visited Riverside Touring Park for two nights on the 18th March 2011. We were immediately impressed with the site as soon as we arrived. Obviously the fabulous location in the village of Betws Y Coed did play a part but the site itself is a credit to it owners and managers. On arrival we went to he site office to be greeted and looked after by very pleasent staff. They directed us to our pitch by map and everything was very well organised. The shop which is part of the office is excellently stocked with camping and caravan equipment and some light refreshments. The pitches are very well kept and large. The toilets and showers are spotlessl clean and there is a stile from the site leading out to a lovely riverside walk. The site is just on the edge of the village which caters very well for tourists, day trippers and walkers. It is in an ideal location for hillwalkers as you are very close to the mountains of Snowdonia and various other river and country walks. There is a very good tourist office within walking distance of the site also. Also the park is right beside the railway station if you would like to travel further afield. We will definitly be visiting Riverside Touring Park again in the very near future as although we come over from Southern Ireland it is easy to travel from the Port of Hollyhead to Betws Y Coed. We give the park a 5 star rating and have recommended it to many other people since our March visit.