– Best places to stay in Eryri (Snowdonia) –

Plas y Brenin

There are a few types of accommodation on offer at Plas y Brenin. The Main House features a mix of single and twin bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, TV’s, WiFi, and tea and coffee facilities. Yr Wyddfa Bar & Restaurant is located in the same building, and laundry and drying rooms are situated within.

In addition, there’s a bunkhouse with 16-beds, perfect for large groups looking to stay on a budget, and a premium 13-bedroom farmhouse with workspaces across two separate buildings, perfect for a weekend away with friends, a corporate retreat or planning session or a secluded sports training hub.

  • On-site at PYB
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Bryn Tyrch Farm Campsite

Bryn Tyrch Farm is a small campsite which, along with the bunk barns, is set on a working hill farm. It is beautifully situated, at the foot of the Clogwyn Mawr, in the Snowdonia National Park.

The campsite is in the centre of Capel Curig and is an ideal base for walking or climbing holidays as well as the many and varied attractions of North Wales.

  • 15 minute walk from PYB
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Royal Oak Hotel

Set in the centre of Betws-y-Coed, this ivy-clad Victorian hotel is housed in a former coaching inn set on a bend of the River Llugwy. It’s a 6-minute walk from the railway station and 15 minutes walk from the golf club.

The traditional rooms feature antiques and en suite bathrooms, along with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and iPod docks. Upgraded rooms add sleigh, carved chateau or 4-poster beds. A full breakfast is included, plus there’s a dining restaurant, a casual grill, as well as a bistro in the adjacent Stables Lodge.

  • 10 minute drive from PYB
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YHA are a charity organisation operating hostels in over 150 sites throughout England and Wales — a community of shared spaces open to all. They operate in some extraordinary buildings. There are quite a few sites in Snowdonia, so take a look at their site for one which suits your needs.

  • Multiple locations in Snowdonia
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Gwern Gof Isaf Campsite

Gwern Gof Isaf is a unique location offering camping, a bunkhouse and cottages in the heart of Eryri. They’ve got five camping fields that have been serving guests for over 100 years.

Gwern Gof Isaf has also hosted Hollywood film crews shooting in Snowdonia, including Merlin (1998), Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of (2003), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), and most recently the Netflix original series Cursed (2020).

  • 6 minute drive from PYB
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About Yr Wyddfa

We Inspire Explorers

Our courses, summer camps, and Fast Track programme help inspire and equip explorers with the skills they need to succeed. If you want to get started in the outdoors, develop your existing adventure sports skills, or learn to coach and lead others, our expert team are here for you. We deliver life-changing experiences for all abilities and aspirations.

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As the National Outdoor Centre, we develop the people that develop the outdoor sector, from instructors to centre managers to expedition leaders to NGB officers to policymakers. We develop inspiring coaches, instructors and leaders in adventure sports, be they volunteers or working professionally in the sector, to better support people to get active in the outdoors.

We're Internationally Recognised

From military and police force partnerships to rescue, film, TV, and Olympic alliances, Plas y Brenin is well known through all walks of professional outdoor pursuit as the UK’s leading light in its field, with safety and security at the heart of all we do. See some of the organisations, brands, and productions we've worked with below.