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Riverside Camping
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Winsford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Brilliant experience loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

We had a lovely stay at riverside in April. The site is spotlessly clean and the toilet and showers where very clean. The staff where very friendly and helpful . The mill cafe on site is very good the food is excellent and the staff are very friendly. Have booked to go again loved it.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

We visited this site with friends during May 2014. The site is beautiful and very well kept. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Facilities were spotless at all times. The showers had enough room and shelving to keep everything needed dry. I thought the pitch sizes were very generous and we were able to prebook two pitches next to each other. They have plenty of paving blocks for disposable BBQs and lots of water stations. There's both outdoor and indoor play areas for the kids.

We were all very impressed with the site and will definitely return.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

riverside is a lovely caravan and camping park, the site itself and shower block are immaculate and the staff are very friendly and helpful, the location is perfect for visiting caernarfon and surrounding areas. there is a river that runs past the site where you can have a paddle or you can chill your beers in.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

We have been camping at Riverside at least once a year for the last 6 years and have never been disappointed. The site is set in a quiet spot surrounded by trees and the best bit is that you can camp right up to the river. Facilities are very clean and staff very friendly too.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

We intended to stop at another campsite in the area but found that it was closed-Riverside was recommended to us by locals. We arrived late and the onsite cafe staff were very kind and efficient in sorting out our predicament and ensuring that we got booked onto site. There are many lovely pitches on grass, some with electric hook up and some without, and there are also pitches with hard standing. Site rules state that campervans must be on the latter so we were sited immediately adjacent to the Mill Café. We were the first campers of the low season so we had the site to ourselves, which is why it looks empty in the accompanying photographs! The setting is absolutely beautiful next to a river, and birdlovers would find the site an attraction in itself.
Amenities on site include:-
Very pleasant café, open until 5.00pm, serving breakfasts and lunches-I understand it also may open in the evenings on Friday and Saturdays.
Adjacent garden centre
Childrens play area, volleyball and Boules areas
Laundry
Freezer for icepack storage
Dog walks and woodland walks
Large reception including a shop
Hire of games equipment and free Wi-Fi.

Washing facilities and wcs are located in 2 areas-one close to the tent pitches and one underneath the café. The former was closed so I can't comment on it but the latter was spotless. The facilities in the block that we used are shared by men and women-there is 1 wc for men and 1 for women, 2 wash cubicles, and 4 showers. Dishwashing stations are only in the block by the tents.
My only reservation is that if the site was fully occupied, people might find that they had to wait to use the essential facilities.

The campsite has a huge car park, and in bad weather, campers may be asked to park cars here rather than on the grass. The main road doesn't have paths and in high season it is probably busy as it links Caernafon and LLanberis, 2 popular tourist areas, but to be honest everything worth seeing is a short drive away rather than a walk. My advice is if you fancy a drink, take it with you as it's not worth the risk and effort of walking to the nearest pub.
How can you occupy yourself in this neck of the woods? So many ways is the answer! Caernarfon is 2 miles away to the left, offering castles, coasts, shops (big Morrisons on outskirts to stock up at). Closer to home still on the left, there is a go karting track and a climbing centre.
Head to the right, 1/4 mile up the road is the Sopna Tandoori restaurant-excellent food if you don't fancy cooking! Drive for 5.2 miles to the right and you'll come to beautiful LLanberis. There you can occupy yourself all day- steam train to Snowden, boat ride round the lake, train ride alongside the lake, Electric Mountain tour, Nation Slate Museum, Deep diving centre...etc etc..!!!

Finally, the cost of stopping at the campsite. It was more expensive than several we have stayed at-£23 for one night in a campervan with electric hook up, but as stated, you are in a perfect location if you want to sight see. This pitch was one of the most expensive one on the site.
Overall, a very good experience.

Room Tip: Masses of pitches to select from unless you are in a camper- if so you have to go on hard standing...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Runcorn,Cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Have been to this site for the last 2 years, booked again for the last bank holiday in May. Have booked again for May 2014. Looking forward to another "chilled" week at Riverside. Lovely clean site, plenty of room between pitches. Lovely clean shower blocks, that are well looked after by the staff. Have received a warm welcome each time we have been. Would definitely recommend this site.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights with family and I was very impressed. What a lovely clean peaceful campsite. Gorgeous river runs around the campsite which my nephews were in for 2 days they loved building an damm. Well recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Riverside Camping
Address: Seiont Nurseries, Caernarfon LL55 2BB, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon
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Ranked #1 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Caernarfon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside Camping 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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