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Red Dragon

Nant Gwynant, Beddgelert, Caernarfon LL55 4NH Wales
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Camping Pod inside
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Cafe on route from Pods to Watkins Path
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#1 of 1 cottage in Beddgelert
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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5 newly built eco-friendly Camping Pods situated within 4.5 acres of privately owned mountainside woodland and 300m from the start of The Watkin path to the top of Snowdon. Each Pod sleeps 2 and pod facilities include divan beds with pillow and base sheet (other linen packs available), heated bathroom block with free hot showers and WC, Heated boot and coat drying room, Secure cycle storage, kitchenette and washing up area, community courtyard with BBQ area, Community Room with access to internet, Community library. Open all year, dogs welcome for a small nightly fee.
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Free parking
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Paid wifi
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
Picnic area
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Non-smoking rooms
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p987654321 wrote a review Jun 2021
27 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are regular visitors to these pods and would just like to let everyone know just how excellent this site is. We went this time as a family of four the youngest 3 years he loved running around playing in the woods . It's location offers a great starting point to many fantastic walks without driving , especially the watkin path up Snowdon and if your not into walking all the way there are some stunning waterfalls a stone's throw from the road .The site offers a very warm welcome to everyone ,the pods are exceptionally clean and warm . There are restricted facilities on site at present due to covid rules but nothing that causes any issues as the owner has worked hard to make life as stress free as possible for you all. Nothing is too much trouble for the owner she will sort out any issues or give you advice on local attractions anything you need she is always on hand to help . We can't wait for our next visit which will probably be in the autumn due to work commitments. You will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Richard E wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We as a family of 4 stayed in the Dragons Den lodge for 7 nights and really enjoyed. Ideal location for our walking plans and the lodge was clean and beds were very comfortable although 1 bedroom with 4 adults was a very manageable squeeze. All the kitchen items were provided and we were able to cooks full and proper meal. Toilet was a little on the small side but we knew about that in advance. Overall I would definitely stay there again. Very friendly staff.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Osian C wrote a review May 2021
Swansea, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This small site was exactly what we were after as a base for our travels around Eryri national park. The pods are simple yet comfortable, and were all we needed as most of our time was spent travelling around the national park.

The Pods

The pods are small but do the job just fine. The two singles push together easily to make a comfy bed. We expected a cold night in the pod so took extra blankets, but even with the radiator on low we had to open the window! The blinds let in just enough light to wake us up at a reasonable time and the lights and the lamp meant we could see just fine once the sun disappeard.

Bathroom

The bathrooms were in between all eight pods making them really easy to get to. With four bathrooms split between eight pods, we never had to wait around. The bathrooms were all done to a good standard and are kept very clean, with the availability of the cleaning supplies being a nice touch. Worth noting also that the shower was warm throughout, even with the other showers in use.

Kitchen

The pods have a kettle in the room, which were great for a coffee or a late night pot noodle, but no cooker. For us this wasn't an issue as we were out and about most of the time, but the microwave, sink and fridge available in the site's small kitchen room could definitely be useful if needed. Many of the other pods seemed quite happy with the outdoor BBQ area, with plenty of benches to eat and drink together.

The Area

On our drive in we made sure to stop at Llyn Gwynant, a beautiful lake right by the site. This was one of the many really pretty places nearby. The hills are incredible, especially in the sun, and there's plenty of stunning walks nearby. Around 200m away from the site is a great little Cafe, Caffi Gwynant, which offer both takeway and inside dining. We had breakfast there twice and left happy each time. Nearby is Beddgelert, a very pretty little town with a lot of great history and good pubs.

Essentially, If you're after something simple right at the foot of Snowdon, but are after something comfier than ordinary camping, then this place is perfect
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There wad often roadworks along the roads nearby so keep an eye on the traffic if you're on a...
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Leah P wrote a review Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Even before arriving I rang beforehand to add wifi for our room. I would definitely recommend doing this, as its fairly cheap and it allowed us to contact family and get directions, as it was stated that there would be no signal. The owner, Anthony, was very helpful and gave me an abundance of information on the area and info regarding climbing Snowdon (the location of this pod is amazing if you want to climb Snowdon)

My two friends and I arrived at Bryn Dinas camping pods after having previously stayed for a night in Dolgellau. We booked the Dragons Lair. I was shocked at first to see that it was situated on the side of the road, however it did look very inviting. We parked on the side of the road, close to enternace, not too far to take our belongings.

We were delighted with our accommodation and it was perfect for the three of us. It had four bunk beds with bedding, toilet and shower (very warm and powerful), microwave, kettle, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. It was small and compact but plenty of room for all of our things. The little heater in the room was an added bonus and the bedding was so thick and cozy, we never felt cold despite being in the woods.

Although our room didn't have any other kitchen facilities, there was a shared hut that had a toaster, another microwave, fridge, and washing facilties. The shared fridge was helpful as we could store milk and yogurt etc.
There was also a laundrette room, which we thought was handy.

The fairy lights were very sweet in the evening and there was a place at the bottom of the camp where we could set up our little travel gas stove, so we were able to make some pasta and toast marshmallows.

We saw Anthony who again was very kind and very welcoming, offering more advice and couldn't be more happy to help us. We definitely recommend. Very clean and compact. Loved every minute. Check our Cafi Gwynant, 1 minuite walk from the camp, they serve fab coffee!!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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sckirkwd wrote a review Jun 2021
Wallingford9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in one of the pods for 3 nights with my dog. The pod was comfortable and warm and the facilities very good. I do like the fact that each pod was allocated a shower room to use, I hope they continue to use this in the future. There was plenty of cleaner spray in the shower to wipe down after you have used it. I requested the pod away from the road, which I was given, thank you. It meant I had a lovely area to walk my dog off the lead for a quick widdle. I had a table and chairs outside so could sit and enjoy the bird song. The road is quite busy and fast during the day, but was not a problem at night time, this was one of my worries! Easy access to Snowdon and surrounding areas. Lovely walk around the lake nearby. A great place to stay. The communication before arriving was good, perhaps a few days earlier would have been better as I had already left home.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Smudge250277 wrote a review Dec 2022
Wellingborough, United Kingdom21 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Beaumaris Castle Pod. The site has 24 hour access, ideal for long distance travellers.

There are several types of accommodation to suit all types of travellers. The accommodation is very clean and suitable for all-year visits; the proprietors kindly left the heater and bedside lamp on for our arrival, which was gave us a perfectly cosy welcome in November.

The booking was online and confirmation email very detailed and precise, containing all of the information needed.

There are tea and coffee making facilities in the pod and several plug sockets. There is also a small kitchen area on site and a drying room with washing machines and tumble dryers; ideal for the seasoned winter walkers. The shower rooms are very clean, tidy and well-considered.

The website contains a wealth of information and links to activities, walks and things to do. The site is less than half a mile from the Watkin path up Snowden and located next to woodland with stunning views across valleys.

Tony and Angela were wonderfully friendly, helpful and accommodating. They greeted us on arrival and happily took the time to show us around. We had a wonderful experience and will be back!
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take time to get to know the proprietors, Tony and Angela, they have a wealth of local knowledge...
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Nilima T wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my husband made a very last minute decision to climb Snowdonia on our short holiday so we booked the camping pod for 2 nights without much research on the routes to Snowdonia. Lucky for us, this site is only 5 minutes walk from the entrance of the Watkins path which is one of the paths with most beautiful views and waterfalls...mind you, it is also one of the hardest. There is also a viewpoint 10 mins drive from the site and also a lake nearby. There is also a popular cafe within 5 mins walk near the Watkins path entrance.

The pod is perfect for two and very cozy with a heater which was very useful as it was cold in the morning and at night outside.

We were allocated a bathroom and it was clean with toilet papers and hand wash provided. The kitchenette also had dishwashing liquid with sponge and kitchen towel.

Make sure you get the WiFi if you need it because we didn't have any network in the area.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ricky M wrote a review Sept 2021
Tranent, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in one of the pods, which was very clean & comfortable. The whole set up was excellent from the benches out front for alfresco dining (drinking) and the shower block was of a very high standard.
I would happily stay again in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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tt wrote a review Jun 2022
Gravesend, United Kingdom18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved this little place.I had 2 pods. Clean & warm with a shared bathroom for the 2 pods also clean warm 5* shower . Location was perfect for the Watkins path 4 min walk. Pen y pass 10 min drive . Wash & dryer on site shared microwave toaster & fridge if needed in a little shed . No phone service here but Wi-Fi available. Location perfect , villages in short driving distance each way . The only thing I can say is take repellent as midges bite out side the pods you can’t sit in peace. Can’t wait to return . I’m sad I had to leave . 5+ star
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking is along the road . Cafe 2 min walk. Pen y pass 10 min drive . Main tesco 16 min drive....
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Jack R wrote a review Aug 2022
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My group stayed for 3 nights in the camping pods, which were very clean and comfortable. The location of the pods were perfect for us with the local shop only a 5 minutes drive away and a number of pubs and cafe’s only a short drive away. The site was only a 5 minute walk from the start of the Watkin path which is the route we used to climb snowdon, this was great as we were able to park and leave our cars by the pods avoiding paying for parking elsewhere. The scenery surrounding the pods is beautiful with 2 huge lakes within walking distance; given the weather was quite hot these provided an amazing opportunity for a swim to cool down. The facilities were good and gave us everything we needed for our stay, although the kitchenette fridge was a little small so was full most of the time. The bathrooms were good and kept relatively clean. There is a seating area with a BBQ and fire pit which was great of an evening for my group to sit outside, although I would recommend taking your own BBQ/ stove in case they are in use. Would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Anthony Williams, Owner at Red Dragon
Responded 29 Aug 2022
Thank you for your kind words, glad you had a pleasant stay
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dedwards4460 asked a question Aug 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom17 contributions5 helpful votes
Any availability for coming wkend ?
Answer from p987654321
27 contributions9 helpful votes
I'm sorry I dont run the site .if you want to know availability it's best to go onto their web site
caz667 asked a question Apr 2018
Wrexham, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
Hi we've booked to stay in maple lodge in May what time can you check in there thanks
sonxL asked a question Feb 2017
Nuneaton, United Kingdom5 contributions
Are they close to zipworld? Also do they allow small canpervans on site also?
Answer from Eveandjack04
Plymouth, United Kingdom9 contributions7 helpful votes
Not far from Zipworld but no room for camper vans as right beside road. There is a camp site not far from them and apparently quite nice if that helps. If you read my review you'll see that I wouldn't recommend this site.
629Hayley asked a question Aug 2016
London, United Kingdom114 contributions90 helpful votes
What are the cooking facilities like onsite? Is there somewhere nearby to grab a meal if they aren't good?
Answer from Mark R
Old Colwyn, United Kingdom134 contributions76 helpful votes
There are a couple of microwaves, toasters and kettles on site in the communal area. You can BBQ on site. Beddgelert is the nearest village about a mile away which has a few pubs and a couple of take aways.
Answer from brynner3
Haslingden, United Kingdom16 contributions2 helpful votes
I agree with Mike s.......this is a camping place in Wales U.K, nowhere near any Disney......x
Wecantravel wrote a tip Sept 2023
Conwy, United Kingdom32 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own bedding. Be aware that this is a busy spot with the pods having shared facilities so expect a little hustle and bustle!"
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Angela W wrote a tip Sept 2023
8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you’re climbing snowdon book parking way in advance or get an Uber."
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Graham C wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Midgey spay needed. "
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Sadie M wrote a tip May 2023
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The village shop is a short drive away and closes at 6pm. The nearest supermarket is about 30 minute drive."
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Justine wrote a tip May 2023
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking roadside which can get busy; no outdoor play areas for kids; must boom restaurants as most stopped serving about 8pm in Beddlgert."
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£148 - £793 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomWalesNorth WalesGwyneddCaernarfonBeddgelert
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5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Dragon
Which popular attractions are close to Red Dragon?
Nearby attractions include Snowdon (2.7 miles), Beddgelert (2.5 miles), and Gelert's Grave (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Dragon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, internet access, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Red Dragon?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Red Dragon?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Red Dragon?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro Hebog, Caffi Gwynant, and Glaslyn.
Are pets allowed at Red Dragon?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Red Dragon?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portmeirion Village (8.4 miles), Cae'r Gors (8.5 miles), and Ty Capel (9.7 miles).
Does Red Dragon have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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