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The Roots of Llys Derwen Run Deep

Llys Derwen’s roots go back to 1960 when Heledds’ grandfather, William Hugh Griffith along side his wife Elspeth, founded their first campsite & caravan park in the heart of Snowdonia and a stone throw away from Llys Derwen. Growing from a few tents and caravans to over 100 pitches.

  • First Llys Derwen Caravan Park, Snowdonia, North Wales
  • First Llys Derwen Caravan Park, Snowdonia
  • First Llys Derwen Caravan Park, Snowdonia

Following on from William Hugh Griffith’s success, Bethan and Emrys Jones went on to purchase Llys Derwen in 1997 and had the passion and vison to evolve the Campsite & Caravan Park, starting with just a 5 van CL site. Through deloping the family home and surrounding grounds Bethan and Emrys grew the campsite in the heart of North Wales to what it is today, catering for tourers, caravans, campervans and tents.

  • Emrys Jones, Llys Derwen, North Wales
  • Llys Derwen Caravan and Camping site in 1997
  • Bethan, W H Griffith & Heledd

Keeping it in the family, Bethan and Emrys’ daughter, Heledd decided to take over the Campsite with her husband Nathan and their children in 2023. Although Emrys has now officially retired, he will still be lending us a hand, and showing us the ropes whilst we venture on this exciting new chapter for Llys Derwen Carvan & Campsite!

  • Emrys & Grandchildren @ Llys Derwen, Campsite, North Wales
  • @ Llys Derwen, Campsite, North Wales 2022
  • Nathan, Heledd & Emrys @ Llys Derwen, Campsite, North Wales 2022

Our Campsite

Our campsite has beautiful driveways and neat grassed marked pitches that allows ease of movement. The grounds make the perfect place for relaxation. Snowdonia is a breath of fresh air in North Wales, where the mountains reach the coast and beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves are there to entice you to spend days relaxing by the sea. Whether you stay for a short break or longer holiday, you’ll enjoy the numerous attractions the area has to offer such as pristine blue flag beaches, medieval castles, museums, galleries, elegant parks, ancient mines and steam railways. Major adventure experience of the ZipWorld (the fastest Zip line in the world and the longest in Europe) which is only 8 miles from the site.

Our park is located half way between Llanberis and Caernarfon (three miles each way). Llanberis is known as the “Gateway to the Snowdonia National Park” and is very popular with tourists and locals alike. This area is steeped in history with strong cultural heritage and flaunts excellent views of the Snowdonian Mountain Range. Caernarfon is a picturesque and enchanted coastal town, with its ancient medieval castle built by Edward 1 back in the 13th century. Our park is all within easy reach of the Menai Straits, Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula. Visit our well located site, that offers excellent clean facilities and beautifully maintained grounds. There’s nowhere else you’d rather be!