The Trotting Mare Caravan & Camping park has a lovely country location between the Ellesmere lakes and Wrexham in Wales.

This is a friendly adult only caravan site with a Cozy Gastro Pub.

Guest comforts are provided by Fully Serviced & Deluxe all hard standing pitches and heated and modern 5 star facilities for all year-round touring.

The site’s two fishing pools are always popular and you’ll find lots to do around the Shropshire/ Welsh border.

Park Facilities

Surrounded by countryside, The Trotting Mare Caravan Park’s pitches are laid out around a flat field behind the 19th century Trotting Mare Inn on the Welsh/Shropshire border.

There’s a selection of grass pitches for tents and fully serviced & Deluxe hard standing pitches tourers.

16 amp electric hooks are available for all pitches.

Serviced pitches & Deluxe pitches feature individual water taps and grey water waste.

WIFI is free at The Trotting Mare Caravan Park.

Our modern toilet and shower block is centrally heated, showers are included in the price, and you can see from park reviews that we keep them immaculately clean.

Dogs are welcome though must be kept on a lead while on the Caravan Park.

There is a dog-walk along the lane adjacent to the campsite.

Dogs are welcome inside the Trotting Mare Inn.

There’s no charge for fishing the Common Carp, Carp F1s, Ide, Perch and Roach in our Caravan Park fishing pools.

Both fishing pools are nicely relaxing, sheltered by trees.

You’ll find a choice of shops in Ellesmere, Wrexham, Oswestry and Llangollen.

Ellesmere is within a 5 minute drive and Wrexham within 15 minutes drive.

The Trotting Mare Inn, located on site, is open all day serving local ales, wine, soft drinks, light bites, meals and Sunday lunches.

I am Gary, your host, looking forward to welcoming you at The Trotting Mare Caravan & Camping Park.

Whats On Nearby

You can enjoy both Wales and Shropshire as the Wales border runs across this campsite.

North Shropshire offers beautiful rolling countryside with rivers, canals and lakes called ‘meres’.

Ellesmere is 4 miles, a charming market town with half-timbered buildings offering shopping, golf, fishing and boating.

The Old Wharf tells of days when the Shropshire and Llangollen canals were important commercial routes.


Ellesmere is the largest mere, though some guests prefer the beautiful Colemere nature reserve and circular walk. Both of which are perfect for walkers and dog-walkers alike

Wrexham has a good shopping center and a market which is the largest in Wales and open Monday to Saturday 9:00am – 4:30pm

On the outskirts of the town is the imposing Erddig House and gardens.

A little to the South, Chirk has a fine 700 year-old castle with valley views and an historic canal aqueduct.

From Trevor Marina you can walk across the dramatic Pontcysyllte aqueduct which carries the Llangollen Canal 126ft above the River Dee below.

There are footpaths and picnic spots along the river where you’ll also find The Telford Inn offering refreshments.

The bridle path walk to Llangollen is a level 4 miles with scenic views across the valley to Llangollen golf club.

Llangollen is a lively town, overlooked by an ancient castle and bridging the River Dee as it spills over rocks past riverside cafes and pubs.

Llangollen hosts the International Musical Eisteddfod each second week of July.

The Llangollen Steam Railway operates from the restored riverside station taking passengers to Carrog in the Berryn Mountains.

Berryn, Carrog and the Horseshoe Pass are beautiful walking country.

Lake Vyrnwy is a massive reservoir and dam surrounded by 16,000 acres of RSPB reserve and you can see one of Wales’ highest waterfalls, Pistyll Rhaeadr, plunge 240ft into a deep pool at Llanhaedr.

If you enjoy horse racing, we are convenient for meetings at Bangor-on-Dee while Chester Race Course is 20 miles.

How To Find Us

The Trotting Mare Caravan Park is just South of the village of Knolton on the A528 between Ellesmere and Overton.

From the North and Wrexham;

We recommend you remain on the A483 until reaching the A539 (which is Junction 1) Llangollen to Whitchurch road.

Turn left toward Whitchurch and Overton and then right onto the A528 for Ellesmere for approx 2 miles and you will find us on the Right Hand side.

From the South and Oswestry;

Take the A495 road to Ellesmere then turn left on to the A528 to Overton for approximately 3 miles to the Border, you will find us on the left.

Gary Millington

The Trotting Mare Caravan Park
Wrexham, North Wales

Postcode: LL13 0LE

Telephone: 01978 711963

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