Rhyd Ddu Outdoor Centre, Rhyd Ddu, Snowdonia, Wales LL54 6TL

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Rhyd Ddu Outdoor Centre & Bunkhouse provides group accommodation in the village of Rhyd Ddu at the foot of Snowdon in the Snowdonia National Park. It is an historic old school house and was the birthplace of T H Parry-Williams, one Wales' most famous poets. Rhyd Ddu bunkhouse sleeps 31 in 6 bedrooms, it has a fully equipped kitchen and a large communal and dining room which is equipped with a ceiling-mounted projector and sound system, great for cosy home cinema nights. There are glorious panoramic views, central heating, hot showers, free fast WiFi, secure outside storage, plenty of parking and a garden with seating. The beds are sturdy metal framed bunk beds with comfortable mattresses and pillows. Guests should bring their own sleeping bags, pillow case and towels. The bunkhouse has disabled access, no stairs, a disabled toilet and wet room. Rhyd Ddu village has a café and a real ale pub, both serving home cooked food and only 2 minutes' walk from the bunkhouse. Rhyd Ddu overlooks the stunning lakes of Llyn y Gadair, Llyn y Dywarchen and Llyn Cwellyn. Two major footpaths up Snowdon, the Rhyd Ddu path and the Snowdon Ranger path, start in the village and there are family-friendly woodland and countryside walks within very easy reach. Guided outdoor activities and catering packages can be organised by the Centre. The Welsh Highland Railway, the UK's longest heritage railway, has a station 200 yds from the bunkhouse. Rhyd Ddu bunkhouse is centrally located in Snowdonia within easy reach of Llanberis, Bangor, Caernarfon, Beddgelert and Porthmadog, Your group will have sole use of the bunkhouse during your stay including the grounds, free car park, secure drying room and storage areas. This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    30: 1×12, 4×4, 1×2
  • Open:

    All year. All day. Check in from 4pm, check out by 11am.
  • Price per night:

    Sole use from £275 per night. Minimum stay of 2 nights. 4 nights for the price of 3 available.
  • Booking:

    Book online, by phone or email.
  • Directions:

    In the village of Rhyd Ddu, on the A4085 between Beddgelert and Caernarfon.
  • Public Transport:

    S4 bus from Caernarfon to Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass stops in Rhyd Ddu village, ask for Cwellyn Arms stop. The bunkhouse is 200 yards from the Rhyd Ddu station on the Welsh Highland Railway, with heritage trains to Caernarfon and Beddgelert. Change at Beddgelert for Porthmadog.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available only to groups, has a pub within walking distance and is on the map of accommodation for school groups and the Slate Trail.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Rhyd Ddu Outdoor Centre

LAST MINUTE WEEKEND OFFER. £100 OFF! 2 night weekend stay 8th-10th March.

March 1st 2019

Fabulous Snowdonia location. Reduced from £600 to £500. Exclusive hire of the whole bunkhouse for your group. Up to 30 guests.

Whats included : includes heat, light, water, electricity, beds and kitchen and toilet facilities. Guests should bring their own sleeping bags, towels & toiletries. Pillows are provided but please bring your own pillowcase with you. Some also choose to bring a single fitted sheet along too.  Our fully fitted kitchen provides enough cutlery, crockery, pots & pans to feed up to 31 guests. There is a café and a real ale pub in the village.  We provide the roof over your head, you provide the energy and everything else you need to make this a memorable stay in a glorious location!


4 nights for the price of 3 group accommodation in the Snowdonia mountains

January 13th 2019

Rhy Ddu Outdoor Centres’ special Snowdonia midweek offer returns.

Our ever popular stay for 4 nights but pay for only three offer is back for 2019.  Enjoy 4 nights in beautiful Snowdonia for the price of 3 (available on selected midweek breaks). R hyd Ddu Outdoor Centre is a comfortable Bunkhouse offering group accommodation for groups of up to 30 people on an exclusive hire basis, with prices starting from only £275 a night. That’s under £10 per head per night at full occupancy, and a fourth night for free.  Make the most of the area’s mountains, rivers, cycle routes and walks during the day, and relax with a large group of friends in a cozy setting during the evening, perhaps taking in a film or two on our home theatre system.

Rhyd Du Outdoor Centre

Discover your soul in the birth place of T H Parry-Williams!

April 14th 2018

Experience the inspirations behind the famous poet’s beautiful literature!

While engulfed in the stunning Snowdonia scenery, fill your soul with the mesmerizing nature that inspired some of T H Parry-Williams’ famous poetry! 

Rhd Ddu Outdoor Centre is an old historic school building and the birth place of the famous poet T H Parry-Williams. It is placed in the heart of some of Snowdonia’s most awe-inspiring nature and surrounded with panoramic views! 

Rhyd Ddu Outdoor Centre - Ffestiniog Railway - T H Parry-Williams

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