Family in spotlight as North Wales's premier park is named

Staff and the family owners of Craiglwyd Hall Caravan Park are celebrating after receiving a top gold accolade in the 2018 Go North Wales Tourism Awards.

The flagship of the Thornley Leisure group, Craiglwyd Hall Caravan Park's standards of excellence and levels of customer care made it a very worthy winner, judges declared.

Their verdict was announced at the competition's glittering awards ceremony in November which was held at Venue Cymru in Llandudno.

The event was organised by North Wales Tourism which represents more than 1,500 tourism-related businesses across the region, including scores of holiday parks.

Stepping into the spotlight to receive the top prize in the closely contested caravan parks category were representatives from Craiglwyd Hall Caravan Park and managing director David Thornley Jnr.

Situated on the north coast of County Conwy between Anglesey and the Menai Straits, the park provides tranquil landscaped grounds in a picture-postcard setting.

It has long proved popular with families wishing to own a caravan holiday home in one of North Wales's most popular areas for lovers of natural scenic beauty.Family in spotlight as North Wales's premier park is named

The park's many awards include a top five-star tourist board grading – but according to David Thornley, this latest Go North Wales accolade has an extra significance:

"The award is especially important to us because it recognises not just the quality of the park's facilities and surroundings, but also the levels of hospitality and service provided to guests.

"It's our staff team which deserves the lion's share of the credit for this, and they do a great job in making everybody feel welcome and helping them enjoy their stay.

"It's been a superb year for Craiglwyd Hall Caravan Park and the group as a whole, and I hope the publicity from this award will help benefit all tourism businesses here in North Wales," added David.

The Thornley family's business, established over 55 years ago, now comprises nine parks in total with facilities which include holiday homes to buy and rent, glamping, and touring pitches.

According to North Wales Tourism, the region's tourism industry currently generates £3 billion of visitor spending each year, and employs around 40,000 people.

There is more information about Craiglwyd Hall Caravan Park and the other members of the Thornley Leisure group on its website at


November 29, 2018

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