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Rhyd-y-Groes Touring & Camping Park

This picturesque five-star, award-winning campsite in Wales really is exclusively for adults – there's a minimum age here of 25. As such, it represents a great place to get it away form it all and enjoy some peace and quiet. While at the park you'll be able to enjoy the birds, butterflies and moths that are attracted to the surrounding shrubs and trees.

It's a family-run touring park and is one of Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazine's Top 100 Sites for 2014, as voted for by readers of the magazines. While voting, readers left some glowing comments about Rhyd-y-groes Touring and Camping Park.

Here is a selection of comments from the magazine readers who voted for Rhyd-y-Groes as their favourite campsite. The first reader said: "We stayed for a week on our first visit to the site and we found that it was like camping in a beautiful garden, with a mass of various flowers and a wonderful variety of different trees that were just coming into bloom."

Another reader wrote: "We have stayed on hundreds of campsites. This one is far and away the best. It is clean, friendly and all the amenities are well-maintained."

A third person said: "The friendly atmosphere here means that you are really made to feel welcome. All amenities are well-maintained. You cannot fault this site."

There are 30 touring pitches, all of which have electric hook-up. Elsewhere on the campsite you can make use of the free swap library. Here you can exchange board games, DVDs and books. It's a dog-friendly campsite, with an enclosed dog walking area. There's also an information point, a washing-up area, a microwave oven and a motorhome waste-water point.

It's open all year and welcomes caravans, motorhomes and tents alike. Set in 12 acres of woodland and farmland, Rhyd-y-Groes Touring and Camping Park is near the Welshpool, a lively market town in Powys.

If you're looking for campsites in the Welsh Borders, Rhyd-y-Groes Touring and Camping Park is in just the right location. You could use it as a base and visit Welshpool, Montgomery and mid-Wales. Fans of Arthurian legends will love the area, because Pont Rhyd-y-Groes is believed to be the site of King Arthur’s last battle on the Camlad River.

If you like walking holidays, Rhyd-y-Groes Touring and Camping Park is close to the Stiperstones and the famous Offa’s Dyke trail, the ancient King of Mercia's ancient bank-and-ditch fortification, running the length of the border between England and Wales.

Horse riding is also popular in this part of Wales, or you can enjoy a cycling holiday in the Welsh countryside around here. William and Helen, the owners of Rhyd-y-Groes Touring & Camping Park, will be happy to give advice on the best places to go and things to do in the Welsh Borders near the campsite.

Visit the pretty local town of Montgomery to see its hall, museum, castle and brewery, or eat out in one of the many excellent restaurants, pubs and coffee shops. If it's your birthday or anniversary, perhaps you'll book a table for a very special meal at The Chequers restaurant in Montgomery. This is the place to go for French cuisine cooked superbly in a Michelin-starred establishment.

Just down the road from the campsite is the market town of Welshpool, with its steam railway, leisure centre, museum and golf course. Visit Powys Castle and gardens while you're here, and if you need any outdoor accessories while you're here, pop into Coed-y-Dinas garden centre.

Visit Churchstoke village for its Sunday market and car boot sale.

Beer lovers may already know Bishops Castle, not far from here, because this market town is famous for one of the oldest breweries in the country.

Rhyd-y-Groes Touring & Camping Park is listed in the Practical Caravan, Practical Motorhome and Caravan Sitefinder Top 100 Sites Guide 2014. You can read about more award-winning campsites here. https://www.caravansitefinder.co.uk/top100-2014/showcase

Facilities:
Adults only, Pets allowed, Disabled access, Electric hook-ups, Sanitary block(s), Laundry, Wireless internet, Chemical disposal point, Washing up facilities

30 hard-standing pitches and 10 spacious camping pitches, plus additional grass space.
All pitches have 16Amp electric hook-up. Many pitches also have a fresh water tap and and a grey waste drain.
There is a purpose-built modern facilities block, centrally heated all year round.
The washrooms have basins, WC, free use of hairdryers, showers, hot water and shaving points.
Full disabled facilities. See access statement: http://www.rhyd-y-groes.co.uk/docs/accessibility_statement2013.pdf
Recycling area.
Information area with maps, menus for local pubs and restaurants, and leaflets on walking routes and tourist attractions.
Library with books, videos, DVDs and board games that you can borrow or swap for free.
Kitchen area with a washing-up and vegetable preparation area.
Free use of the fridge, freezer, microwave and kettle.
Please take a torch, because this campsite does not have urban street lighting, preferring wildlife-friendly low lighting levels.
Chemical and grey water waste disposal points.
Grey waste motorhome disposal point.
Enclosed dog walk within easy access from the park and with a dedicated bin.
Fire points.
There's a phone available for emergencies and the campsite sells its own fresh eggs when available.


Accomodations:
Touring pitches, Motorhome pitches, 10 Tent pitches, Serviced pitches (touring)

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Cycle hire, Fishing, Golf, Horse Riding, Tennis

Stiperstones National Nature Reserve and walks
8th Century Offa's Dyke Trail
Powys Castle
Coed-y-Dinas Garden centre
Bishops and Churchstoke Castle

Bishops Castle – for more on this brewery town and its beer festivals see www.bishopscastle.co.uk
Montgomery – for places to go and things to do in Montgomery see www.montgomery-wales.co.uk/visiting/visitors.html
Welshpool – for walking, fishing, golf, leisure activities and more see www.welshpool.org


Rhyd-y-Groes Touring & Camping Park (www)

Pont Rhyd-y-Groes, Marton, Welshpool
Powys, Wales
United Kingdom
SY21 8JJ
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