About us

Welcome to Gypsy castle camping

Situated within the beautiful Brecon beacons national park is our family run campsite, open only for the duration of the Hay festival.

The remainder of the year the field is used for agricultural farming. Our team works very hard in the lead up to the festival to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.

We have many returning customers who always compliment our staff and the site. We pride ourselves on giving excellent customer service from the point of booking until your departure. The team work hard to make any request possible and to keep the campsite clean and safe. There is a member of staff onsite 24/7 to ensure we are always there to deal with anything that may arise.

This year we are very pleased to announce that we will also be managing Wye Meadow Camping situated opposite Gypsy Castle Camping.

Since opening in 2013 our customers have used Wye Meadow campsite to access the festival site.

Both campsites are a short walk away from the festival site with Wye meadow being the closest campsite to stay at during the festival.

The campsites are relatively small holding approx 125 pitches on Gypsy Castle and approx 180 pitches on Wye Meadow.

The Hay Festival

Founded in 1987 Hay festival continues to attract comedians, writers, illustrators, musicians and filmmakers from around the globe, bought together for your entertainment.

The Hay festival provides a relaxed atmosphere with lots to see and do, arts and crafts with the children, quiet reading spots for you to enjoy your new books or simply enjoy some of the food on offer from all around the world.


The town is bustling during the festival with pop-up stalls, markets and shops selling local produce.

Hay-On-Wye is famous for all of its book shops.

There is a selection of cafe’s and restaurants to enjoy.

If you want to put you’re walking boots on the ‘Offas Dyke’ trail runs through this beautiful town providing you with a chance to appreciate the beauty of the river Wye and Brecon beacons.