The site for the Ynysymaengwyn Caravan Park was once a country house built around 1758 and the house’s ruins still remain. The house was bequeathed to the town council in 1948, following it’s use by the army at the end of WWII, as the current owners were unable maintain it’s upkeep. Unfortunately, neither was the council. The house quickly fell into disrepair and ended it’s days as a practice site for the fire brigade.

Little remains of this fine building today other than the dovecote (built 1760), dog kennels, and a walled garden.

The site is still owned by the council and is open to the public.

What’s to do?

There are a number of signposted walks that take you through a beautiful regenerated woodland. If you fancy a bit of quiet time walking through tranquil woodland, then here’s the perfect spot.

If your visiting between mid-September and the end of October, take along a bag for a spot of chestnut picking. See our chestnut picking guide for everything you need to know.

Directions to Ynysymaengwyn

Postcode: LL36 9RY

Head out of Tywyn towards Barmouth on the A493. After about a mile you will see signs for the Ynysymaengwyn Caravan Park on your left.


Once you have entered the site keep to the road and bear left after passing a children’s playground. Here you will find parking in front of the dovecote.

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