Large Harlech holiday home with sea views, summer house, Hot Tub & 3 acre garden sleeps 12
5 Bedrooms sleeping maximum 12 (this includes any infants). 1 Triple, 3 Single beds, en-suite (toilet, washbasin, corner bath with shower over) with optional single pull out bed & easy chair. 1 Twin with adult size Bunk beds (access through triple room). 2 Doubles (one with easy chair) all on 1st floor - lovely views of garden. 1 Double on ground floor (shower room next door).
Shower Room with toilet, washbasin and shower cubicle on ground floor
Bathroom with toilet, washbasin, bath with shower over, on 1st floor.
Kitchen luxury, fully fitted with range style gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer.
Utility Room washing machine, tumble dryer.
Dining Room/Retreat thick stone walls, tiny windows and large inglenook with wood burning stove, occasional seating, dining table seating 8, TV.
Lounge wall to wall bay window with window seats overlooking garden - glimpses of Shell Island and Cardigan Bay, leather suite with 2 sofas, easy chair, Free view TV.
Grounds 3 acres with paved patios, steps to different areas, large sloping lawns, mature trees, shrubs, 2 landscaped fields. Not enclosed, care with toddlers please. Garden furniture.
Summer House with Hot Tub - Â£80 per week payable at the time of booking if required - please call us to add the Hot Tub to your booking.
Playroom above garage with table tennis table. Pool table in garage.
Short breaks - No
WiFi - Yes
Changeover - Friday
Towels - No
Parking - Yes, ample
Fuel - Gas central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates Â£90 p/w
Dogs - No
Travel cot - Yes
Highchair - Yes
Harlech and Llandanwg Beaches
Looking at things to do in the area? Simply click one of the items below and we'll show you all the great activities of that type on our map in relation to your cottage.
The Dolgellau area consists of mountain crags around Cader Idris, the Rhingos, Craig Cywarch and the Arans. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Snowdonia National Parks office in Eldon Square, Dolgellau.
Aerial challenges, climbing, leaps, giant swing and zip line.
One of the UK's best with over 1000 square metres of top roping, leading and bouldering. From taster sessions to advanced multi pitch climbing days the Beacon offers a full range of both indoor and outdoor courses.
200 New Boston Dr, Canton, MA 02021, USA | (781) 989-5800
Participants are fitted with safety harnesses and helmets and instructed by highly experienced and qualified staff. An unforgettable experience.
29 St Mary's Park, Windermere LA23 1AZ, UK | 07999 883712
Run by Andy, Ascents of Adventure offer hill walking, scrambling, rock climbing and navigation courses. He will instruct you in the Snowdonia mountains. Contact Andy to make arrangements. He usually works in the Ogwen valley and sometimes he does rock climbing in Tremadog. N.B. Andy's only contact is by phone or email. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Golden Fleece pub in Tremadog.
4949 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304, USA | (303) 786-9940
A fully qualified instructor will guide you through a range of activities for half or full days. Activities include canoeing, kayaking, raft building, mountain walking, gorge scrambling, rock climbing, bouldering, abseiling and coasteering. All ages , beginners and experienced welcome.
Unit 2, Y Glyn, Llanberis LL55 4EL, UK | 01286 879001
Based in Padarn Country Park with Snowdon in the background. If you have never climbed before try a half days introduction under the guidance of qualified instructors at the home of rock climbing. Suitable for young people, families and newcomers.
'Adrenalin Antics' promise to give you an adventure you will never forget. Activities include canyoning, gorge walking, cliff jumping, abseiling, raft building, mountain/hill walking, zip lines and more.
Bala Lake Foreshore, Bala, Gwynedd LL23 7SR, UK | 01678 521615
The centre runs taster courses and fully accredited training courses to help you develop skills and qualifications. Activities include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, raft building, rock climbing, biking, archery, orienteering and gorge walking.
Llys Gain, Crafnant Rd, Trefriw LL27 0JZ, UK | 01492 641430
Activities include climbing, scrambling skills, rock climbing, learning to lead, Welsh classics, sea cliff climbing, performance climbing, advanced rope work and rescue.
A low client to instructor ratio enables everyone to enjoy their activity even those without experience. Activities include canoeing, kayaking climbing, coasteering, gorge scrambling, mountain biking, navigation and more.
1082 ROUTE 3 SOUTH, Crofton, MD 21114, USA | (410) 721-7155
Tunnels and caverns created 100 years ago in the slate veins between pre Cambrian rocks by men with just candles for lighting.
Harlech LL46 2YH, UK | 01766 780552
The castle is in a remarkable state of preservation and is classed as a 'World Heritage Site'. It appears to grow naturally from the rock on which it stands. From the sea the battlements appear to rise from the near vertical cliff face. Phone to find out about special events at the castle
Harbour Station, Porthmadog LL49 9LU, UK |
Housed in an old slate shed on the wharf at Porthmadog the museum tells the story of boat builders, voyages and the men who made them.
Castle St, Criccieth LL52 0DP, UK | 01766 522227
The castle was built in the 1230's for Llewllyn the Great. Today it provides a good picnic spot with breathtaking views. There is a car park, toilets and a shop.
Satnav users please note this postcode will take you to the railway station in the centre of Llanaber.
Copies of the book 'Criccieth, a Heritage Walk' can be obtained for ?1.50 from the Tourist Offices either in Porthmadog or in Pwllheli. A shortened version can be downloaded from the internet. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the centre of Criccieth.
Llanystumdwy, Criccieth LL52 0SH, UK | 01766 522071
A unique collection of Lloyd George memorabilia including Lloyd George's childhood home, the first world war treaty and much more.
Penrhyndeudraeth, Dyffryn Ardudwy LL48 6LF, UK | 01443 336000
Originally a Neolithic burial chamber with a cap stone, another chamber was added to the east later. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre in Station Road, Barmouth
Evidence suggests the abbey may have been intended as a much grander building. It suffered severely during the Welsh wars which may have contributed to its not being completed. The ruins are now encompassed by a working farm. The farmhouse is believed to have been the abbot's accommodation. The abbey has been left to deteriorate for 400years. It's remote lonely site at the head of the Mawddach estuary has probably remained unchanged for all of that time.
Interesting original features include a ladder to the first floor, impressive timber roof and aisle trusses. Open daily from 9.30am to 6.30pm Easter to October Penarth Fawr is run by CADW (Wales equivalent to the National Trust). The adjacent stables have been converted and now house a gallery displaying local crafts including pottery and ceramics. A full colour guide to Penarth Fawr can be bought there.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre in Beddgelert from where you can get directions to Dinas Emrys.
The motte castle was built by Uchdryd ab Edwin. Satnav users please nte this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre, Eldon Square, Dolgellau where you can ask directions to Cymer Castle.
The Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, UK | 01766 830306
Two unique underground experiences take you deep into the mountain to explore the world of the Victorian miner. Enjoy a cup of tea and a hearty meal in the cafe. The Miners Arms, a cosy village pub is fully licensed and serves food. Ffestin Morgan's sweet shop is laden with childhood favourites. There is also a slate shop.
Open daily April 7th - October 31st Admission FREE.
A470, Dolwyddelan LL25 0JD, UK | 0871 200 2233
The castle is set amidst spectacular scenery guarding a mountain pass through the vale of Conwy. It is worth a visit for the views alone.
Satnav users please note this postcode will take you to the Tourist Information Centre , High Street, Tywyn where you can ask directions to Castell Cynfael
Open Tuesday - Friday 10 - 4 and Saturday - Sunday 1 - 4
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the village of Lanuwchllyn where you can ask directions to Carndochan Castle
Penmachno, Betws-y-Coed LL25 0HJ, UK | 01690 760213
Bishop William Morgan was the first person to translate the bible into Welsh. Enjoy woodland walks and a traditionally managed landscape. Pet dogs under close control are welcome.
The castle was immortilised by JMW Turner when he made his romantic painting of it during the 19th C.
Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4TY, UK | 029 2057 3700
It is as if the quarry men and engineers have just put down their tools. The museum brings back to life the inheritance of the North Wales slate industry. Also on site are quarry men's houses one furnished to reflect 1860, one to reflect 1901 and one 1969.
It was said of Marged Uch Ifan that she could make harps and play them better than men. She out shone men at many tasks such as rowing, wrestling, hunting and fishing for torgoch a fish unique to Lleyn Padarn and Lleyn Peris. A boat said to be hers was found at the bottom of Lleyn Paddern and is in Llanberis museum.
Built on the remains of a 1st C fort. Used by Owain Glyndwr. Its original architectural features and display of Roman artefacts including the Pennal Letter and Owin Glyndwr's Crown and sword are striking
The Owain Glyndwr Centre once a parliament buildiing dating from the late medieval period is now a venue for local community events as well as housing an exhibition depicting life in late medieval Wales and the background to the Owain Glyndwr uprising.
Castle Ditch, Caernarfon LL55 2AY, UK | 01286 677617
One of a number of castles known as the 'Iron Ring' built by Edward 1 intended as a symbol of dominance over the welsh. The sheer scale and commanding presence of the castle still dominates today. The castle houses imaginative exhibitions and the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Wales' oldest regiment.
One of a number of castles known as the 'Iron Ring' built by Edward I intended as a symbol of doominance over the Welsh. The sheer scale and commanding presence of the castle still dominates today. The castle houses imaginative exhibitions and the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Wales' oldest regiment.
Cywain Visitor Centre provides a host of indoor and outdoor exhibitions which celebrate rural skills. Check their web site for performances, shows, festivals and exhibitions. There are activities to entertain all ages such as food festivals and falconry displays.
The original water wheel would have powered a huge pair of bellows which supplied compressed air essential to the blast furnace operation. The building is now closed but one can wander the picturesque site. The waterfall where the River Einon drops completes the scene.
Closed Saturdays and Mondays. Open Tues - Friday and Sunday 10am - 4pm March to October and Bank Holiday weekends.
Originally a medieval fortified manor house. The stone castle was founded in 1438 and a tower house was added. In the 19th C a dramatic neo Norman mansion was founded obscuring many earlier features. It houses a unique furniture and art collection. There are large gardens and grounds including a Victorian walled garden, Victoriankitchens, dollsmuseum, railway museum and an adventure play ground.
The mill is driven by a water wheel turned by the fast running water of River Crafnant. There are weave demonstrations, a shop, and tea shop.
622 W Church St, Richfield, NC 28137, USA | (704) 463-7715
1 Castle St, Criccieth LL52 0DY, UK | 01766 522803
Criccieth gallery specialises in 19thC pottery and porcelain.
The Old Chapel, Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1BP, UK | 01749 675956
10 Penlan St, Pwllheli LL53 5DH, UK | 01758 613173
A wide selection of antiques and furniture. Bespoke furniture is made to order using traditional methods of production.
A wide selection of antiques, high quality second hand furniture, clocks, mirrors and collectables.
26 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663, USA | (757) 722-0222
8419 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97216, USA | (503) 255-6603
Antiques, gifts, reproduction homeware, garden ware, furniture, architectural reclamation.
Situated above the main bar of the Friendship Inn. The shop includes 'Frock Off' vintage and nearly new clothes. It is advisable to phone ahead out of season. Downstairs is the Inn Gallery showing paintings, prints, cards and dridt wood items.
Unit 2, Tanycastell Business Park, Hwylfar Nant, Harlech LL46 2UE, UK | 01766 781234
This small work shop produces life size rocking rams, ewes and lambs from sustainable materials sourced from Wales.
Helen paints mostly in oil and acrylic, semi abstracts of beautiful Pembrokeshire wildlife and her prize winning window series. Marc exhibits a range of photos from Pembrokeshire and beyond. A visiting artist also exhibits each month.
Plas y Weddw Arts Centre was purpose built in 1856/7 to house the art collection of Lady Elizabeth Love Jones Parry. It has been associated with the arts ever since. Lady Elizabeth is said to haunt the gallery from time to time. The magnificent Victorian Gothic Mansion is a Grade II listed building. It has a gallery and hosts exhibitions, events, workshops, lectures, competitions and concerts.
High quality Giclee prints mounted and framed, exhibition grade stretchered canvases, postcards, greetings cards, gift vouchers and sculptures. All products are hand made and signed.
Crafts include patchwork, quilting, glass, giftware, rustic furniture, cards, candles, jewellery, leather goods, pottery and wooden toys.
Open Wednesday 12.30 to 5pm. Thursday to Sunday 11am to 5pm Easter to October
Allen has a particular interest in the effect of light on what we see.
A popular beach with tourists, fishermen and watersports enthusiasts. The beach is well sheltered from southerly winds and has numerous dune areas that are protected. Large boulders can be found at low tide. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Dog restrictions May - Sept Amenities: car park, public toilets, seasonal beach cafe
Can be reached via the cambrian Coast Line Train. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: car park
The dune system has been designated a 'National Nature Reserve' and a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest'. Harlech's 4 mile stretch of golden sands is considered by some to be one of the finest beaches in Wales and is featured in the Visit wales campaign. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: car park, small shop, cafe, public toilets, emergency phone, in Harlech nearby,shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, surfing
Llanbedr LL45 2PJ, UK | 01341 241453
Shell Island is a peninsula, which becomes an island at high tide and is situated near the village of Llanbedr. Access to the 'island' by vehicle is via a causeway across the estuary of the river Artro when the tide is out, since the 'island' is privately owned, a fee is payable. Access on foot is possible at all times from the adjoining Morfa Dyffryn beach. Shell Island has more than just shells to offer. There are three fine sandy beaches and the panoramic scenery of Ellyn Peninsula, Snowdon mountain range and Harlech Castle. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: car park at Morfa Dyffryn then walk across the causeway or private car park at Shell Island (fee payable at both),snack bar, restaurant, licensed bar, shop
Unspoiled large expanse of flat sand backed by dunes that are part of the National Park Nature Reserve. Access is via a board walk through the dunes. Clean but cold water. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Sorrry no dogs April - Sept. Amenities: at Dyffryn Ardudwy, car park, public toilets but no other facilities.
Can be reached via the Cambrian Coast Line train. The beach is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and adjacent to a national nature reserve. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Sorry no dogs Aril - Sept. Amenities: car park, public toilets, in Tal y Bont village, shops, restaurants, pubs
Can be reached via the Cambrian Coast Line train.
Black Rock Sands backed by sand dunes is close to spectacular coastal walks and a feeding ground for various birds. Cars can be driven directly onto the beach - ideal for the elderly and infirm. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Dog restrictions apply Apr - Sept Amenities: car park, public toilets, public telephone, beach supervisor during summer months, shop, slipway
There are glorious views out to sea and towards the mountains along the welsh coast. Black Rock marks the boundary between Criccieth beach and Black Rock Sands at Morfa Bychan. There is a Lifeboat Station open to visitors at the town end of the beach . It is often possible to see the lifeboat in action. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: car park, public toilets, cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops
Can be reached via the Cambrian Coast Line train. Access to the southern end of this beach is by foot only using the footpath through the graveyard at Llanaber church and over the railwayline footbridge or down the path to Llanaber Railway station and over the crossing. The beach is so flat that is not uncommon to see it being used by land-yacht enthusiasts. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Dog restrictions apply April - Sept. Amenities:
Marine Beach to the west of the castle stretches along Marine Crescent to Marine Terrace. It is sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds and lapped by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: car park, public toilets, cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops
This vast 'Blue Flag' awarded beach is never overcrowded. It is a traditional family holiday resort with safe bathing.
Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Sorry no dogs April - Sept. Amenities:
Surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park this is an ideal beach for families with safe bathing and firm sand for digging and building. It is popular with watersports and beachsports enthusiasts. Access to the beach is easy for wheelchairs, pushchairs and prams. The beach is fronted by tank traps known as "Dragon's Teeth" dating from the Second World War. Fairbourne was founded as a seaside resort by Arthur McDougall (of flour making fame). The Fairbourne and Barmouth Steam Railway operates throughout the year. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Sorry no dogs April - Sept. Amenities: at Fairbourne seaside village, car park, public toilets,shops, pubs, cafe
The beach path lies through the dunes next to the caravan park or via the marina access road and car park. Abererch’s beautiful beach, an ideal place for families, extends all the way to Pwllheli. It’s pristine and unspoilt, with a shallow gradient and wonderful views of Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Hafan Pwllheli Marina, from where you can walk to abererch beach. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Dog restrictions apply May - Sept Amenities: car park, public toilets, craft exclusion zone (seasonal)
Easy access via boardwalks through the sand dunes. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Dog restrictions apply April - Sept Amenities: car park, cafe, shop, public toilets to the west on the seafront
The beach is zoned to separate families from watersports enthusiasts. The dunes have some interesting wild flowers growing. It is possible to spot harbour porpoises and bottlenose dolphins. Standard seaside facilities are close by. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Sorry no dogs April - Sept. Amenities: car park, public toilets, seasonal first aid post, seafront promenade, cafe, restaurants, shops
South Beach stretches from Gimblet Rock, across the promenade, and towards Llanbedrog. Popular for fishing near Gimlet Rock. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Dog rstrictions apply April - Sept Amenities: car park, public toilets, shop, craft exclusion zone and first aid point both seasonal
No dogs allowed between May 1st & Sept 30th.
There is easy access at the western end through land owned by the National Trust and at the eastern end by road. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Dog restrictions apply April - Sept. Amenities: car park.
The old quarry buildings can still be seen on the headland and the remains of a jetty which was used to ship the stone from the quarry. The beach is ideal for kite surfing. Parking is within 50 metres of the beach. All facilities are readily available in the town. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Dog restrictions apply May - Sept. Amenities: car park, public toilets, cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops
Boat trips to St Tudwal and Bardsey Islands are available from Abersoch Town Beach. Few people use the beach. It is a thoroughfare for tractors so can be noisy. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Dog restrictions apply May - Sept. Amenities: car park, public toilets, shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs
Pass 'House at Abersoch' continue down the lane that borders the field beside the chapel and across the golf course. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: car park, public toilets
The slipway onto the beach is used mainly by windsurfers to pick up and drop off gear. The beach operates a zoning system to separate sports from families. Boat trips are available from the beach. Its easterly aspect means it faces the mountains of west Wales and St Tudwal's Islands giving spectacular views. International sailing events are held from this beach providing a wonderful spectacle. A beach supervisor patrols during the summer months. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Dog restrictions apply May - Sept. Amenities: car park, slipway, beach huts for hire,
Take the lane to the right before Cim Farm and opposite a sign to Porth Tocyn Hotel, or the public footpath which takes you through fields and farmyard.
N.B. 25 properties within 1/2 mile radius use this same postcode. From Sarn Bach proceed towards Cilan. After approx 600 metres you will see a green metal shed on your left and the turning for Nant-y-Bîg is 30 metres further on (also on your left). There are No Through Road and Pedestrian signs at the single-track road entrance. Proceed along the road for a further 400 metres until you reach Nant-y-Bîg. Turn immediately right at the barrier system to arrive at the office caravan. In return for a small payment (£3 in 2012) you will be given a token for the car park which is situated on the cliff top above the beach. Access beach is via a 300 metre flight of steps. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: in nearby Abersoch
Prehistoric forest and peat workings are to be seen during certain weather and tide conditions. The beach is popular for walking, surfing, bathing and magnificent views of Cardigan Bay with Snowdonia in the background. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Dog restrictions apply April - Sept. Amenities: limited roadside parking, cafes, bars, restaurants, shops.
The beach is mainly sand, with some rocks, backed by cliffs and sand-dunes. Due to its size, Hells Mouth beach rarely becomes crowded. Hell's Mouth is home to the British Surfing Association. Surfing competitions are held here regularly. The beach is very popular with surfers. Dolphins and seals often flock to the bay, with many bottle-nosed dolphins sighted offshore. Currents are strong, take care if swimming. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: car park, pub at Llanengan serves food
Pwllheli LL53 6HL, UK |
Part of the delightful two mile crescent of sandy beach shared by Morfa Nefyn and Porth dinllae,. The beach is sheltered by a protective headland and cared for by a beach officer during the summer months. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: car park, village shop.
Concrete steps line the back of the very long beach and there are two slipways giving easy access. On a clear day it is possible to see all the way along the Lleyn Peninsula and across to Llanddwyn Island on Anglesey. The beach is popular for fishing, bird watching and watersports. It is an SSSI for its valuable natural habitats. There are some lovely coastal walks nearby over ancient fortifications that rise 100' above the roaring sea below. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Sorry no dogs April - Sept. Amenities: car park, public toilets, emergency phone, shop, craft exclusion zone
The sheltered beach at Porth Dinllaen, now cared for by the National Trust, is a broad stretch of curving gently shelving sands ideal for beach games. The Lifeboat Station lies at the end of the bay. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Dog restrictions apply May - Sept. Amenities: car park 10 minutes walk away, public toilets, Ty Coch Inn waterside pub serving food, slipway, craft exclusion zone
Y Foryd, United Kingdom |
A popular spot for bird watchers. A picnic site is situated at the eastern side of the bay. There is a grassy area close by. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Caernarfon Golf Club just north east of Foryd Bay. Foryd Bay Nature Reserve is in the south east. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: car park, Foryd Bay is 2 miles south west of Caernarfon where there are shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops
Dogs are welcome all year round Amenities: car park, National Trust property Plas yn Rhiw is nearby at Y Rhiw.
Ynyslas, Borth SY24 5JX, UK |
This sandy beach backed with dune which form part of the Dyfi National Nature Reserve. This is a good place to spot dolphins and seals. There are caves, waterfalls and rugged cliffs. Walk along the headland to find secret coves rarely visited. It is popular for sea fishing. At the start of some BBC 1 programmes it shows people flying kites on sand dunes and this was filmed at Ynyslas Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Dog restrictions apply April - Sept Amenities: car park, public toilets. At Dyfi Nature Reserve, public toilets, visitors centre, shop
The beach stretches from Abermenai Point to Llanddwyn Island. The sand dunes around this area are considered by some to be the largest in Wales and arguably one of the finest in Europe. Dogs welcome all year round but in restricted areas, please see beach signs. Amenities: car park, public toilets, forest trails
Large sandy beach
The island is part of a National Nature Reserve. Paths lead to the southern tip of the island where there is a disused lighthouse and old pilot cottages which now house a local wildlife exhibition. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Dog restrictions apply May - Sept Amenities: car park, public toilets
The RNLI station and slipway are at the south end of the beach. There are groynes interspersed along the length. The beach is popular with surfers. A lifeguard patrols during summer months Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Dog restrictions apply May - Sept. Dogs are not allowed between the slipway north of the Lifeboat Station to a point opposite the Youth Hostel also the beach area south of the slipway to a point opposite premises known as Redroofs. Amenities: car park, public toilets, outdoor shower, public telephone, cafe, bars, restaurants, shops, Tourist Information Centre
One can walk or take a train ride to the summit of Snowdon. The ?8 million new visitor centre with cafe ' Hafod Eryri' is open. The National Park office at Penrhyndeudraeth can advise on mountain walks, leisure walks and many other leisure activities in the Snowdonia area.
Llanfihangel-y-pennant, Tywyn LL36 9TP, UK |
The once impressive fortress stands in splendid isolation on top of a steep sided flat rock overlooking the surrounding valley. It is reached along a minor roadway with breathtaking views of rugged Cadair Idris (chair of the mountain giant). Castell-y-Bere was the last castle to fall to Edward 1 during his dominance over Wales.
Snowdon has its own unique biodiversity of plants and animals.The summit can be reached on foot via a choice of 6 footpaths the most popular starts in the village of Llanberis. Alternatively the newly opened Snowdon Mountain Railway also travels to the summit where there is a brand new visitors centre designed to compliment the landscape. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Snowdonia National Park Visitors Centre in Betws y Coed.
Llyn Idwal, Bangor LL57 3LZ, UK |
A half mile, flat, south facing sandy beach with rock pools at the western end. Groynes protect the beach from winter storms. There is plenty of space for playing games. At low tide one can walk along the sand all the way to Wiseman's Bridge and Saundersfoot. During exceptionally low tides a petrified forest is visible. Access on to the beach is easy via a slipway. A lifeguard patrols from July to September. Amroth is at the start/finish of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Dogs are welcome at the eastern end only, from May to September. Amenities: village car park and parking spaces alongside the sea wall, toilets, shop, chip shop / ice-cream café and several pubs
Betws-y-Coed LL24, UK |
Spectacular views of Snowdon ,three historic bridges, waterfalls and a fairy glen all situated in the scenic Conwy Valley. The Conwy Railway line and railway museum are in the area as well as the 14th C church of St Michael.
Specialists in scenic coastal cruises visiting off shore seal & seabird colonies and regularly seeing dolphins. Also nature cruises to beautiful coves, spectacular cliffs and round magnificent off shore islands.
A fast modern fully licensed craft with qualified crew will take you to Bardsey Island to visit the seal populations and see the largest colony of Sheerwaters in Britain. The speedy return journey (up to 33 knots) offers wonderful views of Harlech and Criccieth Castles.
Tailor made trips to ensure you have the best experience. See bottle nose dolphins, shearwaters and even leatherback turtles set against the stunning back drop of Snowdon.
Welsh and English bookshop run by people who really know books and the book trade. Contemporary fiction and non-fiction, History, Autobiography, Children’s books, Music, Multiculturalism as it should be. Good selection of teas and a different coffee each month.
Drivers provide cultural and heritage information on route these scenic journeys into the heart of Snowdonia. Buses run from Porthmadog, Llandudno, Betws y Coed, Bangor, Bethesda, Llanberis, Caernarfon, Llanrwst and Waunfawr.
Drivers provide cultural and heritage information on route these scenic journeys into Snowdonia. Journeys run from Bethesda, Llandudno, Porthmadog, Bangor, Caernarfon, Llanberis, Llanrwst and Waunfawr.
St David's Hill, Harlech, Gwynedd LL46 2PU, UK | 01766 780667
The theatre presents quality concerts and shows to suit all tastes as well as the Harlech Quin programme of participatory classes and courses. A varied programme of films is shown on the big screen. The cafe opens daily Mon-Fri
Eldon Square, Dolgellau LL40 1RD, UK | 01341 421800
The centre houses an interactive display including musical instruments. Facilities include a cafe/bar, shop, performance auditorium, a recording studio and conferencing and meeting facilities.
19 Penlan St, Pwllheli LL53 5DE, UK | 01758 704088
There is a council pay and display car park opposite the cinema.
The organ has been installed in the newly refurbished and extended Neaudd Pendre Hall. Very successful monthly concerts and dances have been held since with a number of national and internationally famous organists playing the Wurlitzer.
6a Corbet Square, Tywyn LL36 9DF, UK | 01654 710260
'' Galeri is a really exciting venue which is buzzing with life and activity throughout the day and during the evenings. Set in a clearly fantastic site, it is difficult to imagine any building in Wales with a better location.'' Bryn Terfel, Patron
Lon Las Cymru has been described as the ultimate cycle tour of wales. The 250 mile tour starts at Holyhead and goes to Cardiff. It can be done in bite sized chunks spread over weekend breaks. The path follows minor roads, railway paths, forestry track and ancient coach roads. There are some tough challenges as the route crosses the Snowdon National Park and the Cambrian Mountain range.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Aberamffra Road in Barmouth.
Forestry Commission Wales' mountain bike mecca home to an ever increasing network of hand built trails including a dual slalom course. There are trails suitable for all abilities including families, novices and the experienced. The centre serves hot drinks, snacks and meals. Bikes can be hired and there is a fully equipped shop.
A steep but rewarding ride with wonderful views. An alternative and easier option is over flat disused railway line linking Dolgellau with Barmouth.
The Old Furnace/Smithfield St, Dolgellau LL40 1DE, UK | 01341 423332
The hire centre is ideally situated for the Mawddach Trail and network of quiet lanes in the surrounding area. Full or half day hire includes a helmet. Cycle trails available on the web site.
The Bike Barn, Beddgelert, Caernarfon LL55 4YW, UK | 01766 890434
Get away from it all and experience the freedom of the forest, traffic free, healthy and stunning views. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Also available for hire are tandems, children's seats and trailer bikes. Helmets are included in the price. Groups receive a route map, trail tools and a puncture repair kit.
Open 7 days a week all through the year. Bicycles for beginners and enthusiasts. A variety of cycle trails are nearby.
Bikes are available for the whole family. Open throughout the year.
Betws-y-Coed, Trefriw LL27 0HX, UK |
The Forestry Commission created the Marin Trail through the mountains of Snowdonia. An exhilarating route with off camber ridge slaloms, deep compressions and massive beams. Download a map. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Snowdonia National Park Visitors Centre in Betws y Coed.
Entertainment includes opera, jazz, choirs, drummers, ballet, kite building, folk dancing, brass bands and more.
The show is held in Botacho Fields, Nefyn. Please check the web site for dates.
Register to walk and choose which day you want to go. Demand for places is high so register early to avoid disappoinment. For further information [email protected]
Activities include ball pool, slide, toddlers room, family fun and young toddlers activities. Satnav users please niote this is an old postcode suitable for old satnavs. However if you have a newer satnav and your coming from the direction of Porthmadog and Pwllheli please use LL53 6RN and if from the Caernarfon area please use LL53 6RL
Y FfÃ´r, Pwllheli LL53 6PG, UK | 01766 810000
Open 7 days a week from 10 til late. Shoes are included in the ticket price. There is a well stocked bar and eating area. The food sold is from the parcs own farm. PLEASE note if yuou have an old Sat Nav you will need the old post code LL53 6RL
Christ Church, Bangor St, Caernarfon LL55 1AR, UK | 01286 671911
Adventure activities include 25' slides, ball pools, tubes, separate area for the under 5's and lots more. There is a iendlyiendly licensed restaurant, an interactive heritage museum and an outside patio area.
Bush Rd, Y Felinheli LL56 4QN, UK | 01248 671493
The park is packed with family fun activities. New this year are the Moon Carts to be peddled through a forest track. Other activities include a huge bouncing pillow, treetop scramble towers and much more. There is 4000 square foot of covered area to beat the rain.
This wonderful scenic railway journey passes through the central part of Wales and along the coast of Cardigan Bay travelling through the Cambrian mountains and along the Cambrian coast
Local activities including concerts, dramas, musicals, pantomimes and other community events are held at the hall.
Originally a corn mill converted to woollen production about 1850 since when it has been in continuous production. The mill is now driven by a water powered turbine replacing the original water wheel. (N.B. Brynkir is the correct spelling for the mill , the place name is Bryncir)
There is ample shelter on rainy days as a large percentage of animals are housed in farm buildiings.There is an outdoor play and picnic area.
See rabbits, guinea pigs, puppies, goats, rheas, alpacas, donkeys, ponies, pigs, lambs and more. Eat at the Smithy Cafe where delicious homemade cakes, soup and other snacks are served or make use of the picnic area.
The Rowen Nature Centre is beside the Fairbourne Steam Railway Gift Shop.
The'Deep Mine Tour' by train and by foot takes you through 10 breathtaking caverns and past a spectacular underground lake. The 'Narrow Gauge Train Tour' goes through tunnels worked by Victorian miners and into the slate mill of 1852.
Uned 3, Parc Glynllifon, Caernarfon LL54 5DY, UK | 01286 831353
Welsh crafts and art work are on sale at the craft centre, gallery and work shops. A working steam engine restored by Fred Dibnah is on show at the centre. Sculptures and follies are scattered throughout the grounds. Check the calender for open air concerts. Glynllifon is recognised as a place of scientific interest due to the diverse and rich wildlife found there.
Guided tour of Dinorwig Power Station deep inside the ancient Elidir mountain's labyrinth of tunnels to experience one of man's greatest engineering achievements.
Visit the Quarry hospital, enjoy the lake, woodland and heritage trails.
An award winning and unique modern day reminder of 19th C methods of ore extraction and processing.
Open Easter until mid September.
The Old Goods Yard, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AL, UK | 01690 710568
Facilities include a shop selling model trains, books videos and more.
In summer see lapwings and redshanks and some very special butterflies, in the cooler months the ducks and geese move in. There is a visitors centre and car park.
Brynsiencyn, Llanfairpwll LL61 6TQ, UK | 01248 430411
Over 150 species from around Anglesey and North Wales in a carefully recreated coastline. From the 'Bone Free Zone' to 'Shipwreck' to 'Shark Pool' to the Big Fish Forest'. Other amusements include radio controlled boats, aquablasta, crazy golf, adventure playground and a bouncy castle.
The gardens are dotted with models of Anglesey's landmarks. There are picnic areas, model railway and play areas.
Some animals can be fed and petted. Attempts are being made to breed species who's natural habitat is under threat.
Y FfÃ´r, Pwllheli LL53 6PG, UK | 01766 810000
Where necessary qualified instructors offer tuition for individuals or groups. All equipment is provided. Children and adults can test their skill and concentration. Suitable for beginners and experienced. Please note if you have an old sat nav you will need to use the old post code which is LL53 6RL
Wern Newydd, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli LL53 7PG, UK | 01758 740810
Shooting for beginners and experienced alike. An enthusiast team will help you to enjoy clay and field sports in beautiful country surroundings.
Popular holiday camp. Fees payable for access.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Llanystumdwy.
Satnav users please note this postcode will take you to the village of Trawsfynydd beside the lake.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourisdt Information Centre in Beddgelert.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get yopu to Dolgellau.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Dolgellau. The Mawddach Trail is a traffic free cycle and walking trail that runs 9 miles along the bank of the Mawddach River between Dolgellau and Barmouth.
Satnav users please note this [posdtcode will get you to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Pwllheli Tourist Information Centre.
Y FfÃ´r, Pwllheli LL53 6PG, UK | 01766 810000
Naturally fed lakes and flowing streams are well stocked with carp, tench. Roach, perch and rudd. Please note if you have an old Sat Nav you will need the old post code which is LL53 6RL
Please note if you have an old Sat Nav you will need the old post code which is LL53 6RL
Situated at the foot of Yr ionl mountain on the Lleyn Peninsula the organic trout fishing lake was formed in 1999 with water from the farm's own spring. This venue is a suitable for beginners and experienced fly fishermen.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the centre of Nefyn village.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Llanberis on the shores of Lake Padarn.
Crafnant Rd, Trefriw LL27 0JZ, UK | 01492 640818
Fish in glorious mountain scenery. Facilities on site include toilets, parking, cafe, tea gardens and fishing tackle sales. Fishing can be done from the shore or from a boat.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the village of Methlem which is half a mile from Whistling Sands
Airport, Dinas Dinlle, 5TP, Caernarfon LL54 5TP, UK | 01286 832154
Pleasure flights available over: Caernarfon Castle approximately 10 minutes; Snowdon & Caernarfon Castle approximately 20 minutes; Castles & Puffin Island approximately 25 minutes; Porthmadog, Snowdon and Menai approximately 35 minutes
Paragliding is taught by two instructors. The uncrowded sites offer some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in Britain. There are taster courses of tandem flights for those of 16 years and over.
Stryd Fawr (High Street), Harlech LL46 2YA, UK | 01766 780425
Choose from an extensive range of teas and enjoy the stunning views of Harlech Castle, Royal St David's Golf course, mountains and the sea. Coffee, food and wine are also available.
Ffordd Pen Llech, Harlech LL46 2YL, UK | 01766 780479
Local/welsh produce is used to reflect the seasons. Seafood is bought locally. Children's portions are available.
A full a la carte menu is served in the hotel dining room.
Enjoy cooking your own meat and fish on a hot rock followed by a chocolate fountain. Families are welcome but sorry no dogs.
Homemade modern and traditional food with local specialities including Welsh Black Beef, lamb, cheeses and local seafood. Open Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat evenings from 6pm and for Sunday lunches from 12am. Booking advisable.
Market Square, Tremadog, Porthmadog LL49 9RB, UK | 01766 512421
Situated in the historic square of Tremadog, the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia and gateway to the Lleyn Peninsula. It has a unique cave bar, covered courtyard and converted stable block. New Pasta & Pizzeria now open. Take away service also available
The cafe serves light refreshments, snacks and pizzas etc.
Delicious home cooked meals, generous portions and excellent value for money in this family owned and run retaurant. The varied menu incudes international cuisine made with the freshest local ingredients available.
This traditional Welsh pub is in a Grade II listed building opposie the Lloyd George Museum.
Listed as one of Britain's top fish and chip shops. A 'Friers Quality Award' holder.
6 Church St, Barmouth LL42 1EW, UK | 01341 281284
With a 'Les Routier'award and 'A Taste of Wales' approval this little restaurant takes pride in its food preparation and flexible service. It is advisable to book.
All food is freshly cooked to order. Pizzas are a speciality. Eat in overlooking the quay or take away.
Dishes are made with seasonal produce and organic when possible sourced form local retailers and farmers ensuring a Welsh flavour. Open for tea, coffee, wine and lunch Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Open for evening meals Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Nefyn Road, Pwllheli LL53 5TH, UK | 01758 612363
Superb local ingredients are used to create traditional dishes with a modern interpretation.
This cafe is highly recommended. Great atmosphere and interesting music.
All sea food is freshly prepared on the premises. A selection of meat dishes is on prepared for non seafood lovers. An extensive wine list is on offer to complete your meal in this pretty wisteria clad, converted barn.
An award winning country hotel owned and run by the same family for 60 years. A home from home.
Lon Pont Morgan, Abersoch, Pwllheli LL53 7AN, UK | 01758 712250
Decorated with oriental lamps and dark wood furniture to create a warm, stylish and intimate atmosphere. The Coconut Kitchen overlooks the harbour. An interesting and innovative menu.
Eat in the modern dining room or on the peaceful patio.
Bar lunches and evening meals in the dining room are available to non residents. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Llanberis market is held in the community centre on the first Friday of every month. The range of produce includes local fruit & veg, preserves & honey, candles, moisturisers, polish, flour, vegetable oil, baked goods, unique crafts, flowers &plants. The cafe serves sandwiches and beverages.
72 High St, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4HA, UK | 01286 870218
A small family run business producing organic honeys, meads, fruit wines and more. There is a tea room, tea garden and ice-cream. Leave your car at the village and walk up the path.
Booking Hotline 0844 493 8120. Hafod Eryi is a visitor interpretation centre where the Snowdon Mountain railway terminates. There is a shop, toilets & caf
An impressive choice of bar snacks is also served. The hotel grounds have been awarded the David Bellamy Award for Conservation for 6 years running.
Open 9 til 4 each day and from 7pm on most Saturdays for 'Globetrotting Buffets'. Check the web site for other events. Featured in 'Readers Recommended' in the Which? Good Food Guide
Booking is advisable for eating at this recommended pub. Dogs are welcome. There is a log fire in the comfortable Fisherman's bar.
Stryd Pedwar a Chwech, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, UK | 01286 673604
A recommended pub with bar food, restaurant and a few outdoor seating areas.
A wonderful venue for a very special occasion. This award winning hotel & restaurant once belonged to Queen Victoria. It is set in 14 acres of glorious gardens in the heart of RSPB Ynys Hir Nature Reserve.
Country pub with traditional homemade dishes and Sunday lunches. Booking is advisable for weekends.
Pentrefoelas, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0LE, UK | 01690 770296
Exquisite hand made chocolates, mouth watering desserts, hot chocolate made with real chocolate and much more. Watch the chocolates being made and choose from 50 different varieties to take home or enjoy with a drink in the tea room.
Ty Halen, Brynsiencyn LL61 6TQ, UK | 01248 430871
Halen Mon started in a saucepan on the Aga. Today this welsh sea salt sensation has caught the attention of chefs and food lovers across the world. Salts available in the shop include pure white, organic spiced, oak smoked, Taha's vanilla and celery Mon.
The bistro bar is open to non residents. Wednesday to Sunday for lunch (12.30 - 2.00) : Wednesday to Saturday for dinner (7 -9.30)
Station Rd, Llanrwst LL26 0DS, UK | 01492 642111
The Hooten family has farmed at Gwydryn Hir since 1964 producing a range of produce to reflect the seasons. The family produce meat, fruit, vegetables, cakes and jam which are all sold in the farm shop. There is also a coffee shop for refreshments.
Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3YU, UK | 01766 772600
The house is now an environmental studies centre and home to the regions education service. The garden has as a variety of arias including woodland paths, fern nursery, wildlife garden, rhododendron walk and the Japanese garden. From the viewing platform one can see the majestic Vale of Maentwrog.
The hotel serves tea, coffee and dinner to non residents and lunches during the high season.
Open to the public for 5 days in May. 15th, 16th, 29th, 30th and 31st
Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth SY20 9AZ, UK | 01654 705950
Allow at least two hours or just stay all day to explore the seven acres of displays. Friendly knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you.
Plas yn Rhiw, Pwllheli LL53 8AB, UK |
Owned and run by the National Trust Plasyn Rhiw has Tudor and Georgian additions. The ornamental gardens are laced with box hedges and a woodland walk providing an excellent picnic area with spectacular views over Cardigan Bay.
Located in the beautiful Conwy valley. Many of the plants are grown on the premises.
Visits welcome by appointment. Please phone ahead.
Closed Monday & Saturday. Open Tues - Friday & Sunday 10am - 4pm during March to October and on Bank Holiday weekends. The magnificent Tudor courtyard house is also open to the public during the same hours.
Niwbwrch, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61 6RS, UK | 01248 440477
The gardens have a range of plants, trees and water features overlooking the Menai Strait to Snowdonia.
Gwynedd, Harlech LL46 2UB, UK | 01766 780361
The course occupies dune land within a site of special scientific interest. It is widely described by professionals as 'the hardest par 69 in the world'. Snowdonia provides a magnificent backdrop.
Club House, Morfa Bychan, Gwynedd, Porthmadog LL49 9UU, UK | 01766 513828
The course offers discerning golfers an intriguing mixture of heathland and links land in two distinct halves.
Penamser Rd, Porthmadog, Gwynedd LL49 9DS, UK | 01766 514225
Facilities include a 17 bay floodlit range, 10 bays inside, 7 outside. Range of 370 yards. Run by two friendly professionals. Group or individual lessons available. There is a shop with a variety of golfing equipment suited to all. Hot and cold drinks and confectionary.
Visitors are assured of a warm welcome. Refreshments can be enjoyed on the south facing glazed verandah or the new patio with views of the 16th green, Cardigan Bay, Criccieth and Harlech castles.
Overlooked by Cader Idris, Wales' second highest mountain with fabulous views of the Mawddach estuary. Golfing days, group golf lessons and come & try sessions are available. Please phone ahead for details.
The first 9 holes were along the sand dunes in 1900. The course was extended to 18 holes designed by 5 times British Open Champion James Baird in 1909. The club house has two lounge bars and a restaurant there is also a Golf Shop.
Magnificent surroundings and unrivalled hospitality. There are 2 bars, lounge, restaurant with view, shop, snooker room, and visitors locker room with showers and towels.
Station road, Aberdovey LL35 0RT, UK | 01654 767493
The coastal setting with its ever changing elements ensure conditions alter on a frequent basis. Tight lies, rolling fairways, undulating approaches , dry firm surfaces and fast greens all with spectacular views . The club house offers a warm welcome.
Designed by well known north Wales pro Syd Collins of Llandudno. Visitors are welcome. Please contact the club in advance for tee availability.
Old Church Rd, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AL, UK | 01690 710556
One of the most beautiful courses in the country. Set against a backdrop of mountains and rivers and the wonderfully scenic valley. The club house serves food and drink overlooking the final green.
Established in 1885, Borth & Ynyslas Club maybe the oldest golf club in Wales. There are fabulous coastal views of Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia National Park. A founder member of the Welsh Golfing Union and continues to provide a championship venue.
Ty Coch Farm & Trekking Centre, Dolwyddelan LL25 0HJ, UK | 01690 760248
Rides are available throughout the year from half hour to full day, including summer evenings. Facilities include toilets, on site catering and parking.
Weirglodd Fawr, Waunfawr, Caernarfon LL55 4PQ, UK | 01286 479435
Snowdonia stables offer riding, hacking and trekking through the breathtaking area between Snowdon and the sea. Training, introductory rides and short rides can be arranged.
Tal-y-foel, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61 6LQ, UK | 01248 430377
Tal y foel gives instruction at all levels. The centre has several miles of grass track, a cross country training course, an indoor school and an outside menage. Courses can be tailored to your needs
Also a top quality make up service available. Design service and free advice in the shop.
Products include gifts, garden items, name and number plates, plaques, jewellery and items made to order. Workshop tours are available.
Enjoy a drink, a cheese scone, a mouthwatering cake or a light meal in the Coffee Shop.
Award winning shop, featured in the Guardian ultimate food guide, Times on line & Taste of Wles
A variety of rugs and utility baskets are tough, colourful and machine washable.
These unique pieces of sculpture are ideal for attracting wildlife to the garden.
Y FfÃ´r, Pwllheli LL53 6PG, UK | 01766 810000
The karting track is divided into junior and senior circuits. Alternatively ride a quad bike on a guided safari for 4 miles through beautiful countryside. Protective gear is provided. Youngsters can travel with adults in two seaters. Please note if you have an old Sat Nav you will need to use the old post code which is LL53 6RL
A real adventure. Learn how to pilot a hovercraft and test your skills in a secluded valley or take a ride as a passenger. Under 13's are only allowed as passengers.
Located in an area of outstanding beauty. Karting is commonly perceived as the stepping stone to the higher more expensive rank of motor sports. Why not try to become the next Lewis Hamilton. Children must be 8 years of age and a minimum height of 135 cm.
Stryd Y Llan, Porthmadog LL49 9HW, UK | 01766 512711
Facilities include a 25metre swimming pool, a learners pool, fitness room, sports hall with 4 badminton courts, 2 squash courts, sauna, steam cabin, sun shower, dance studio and 4 tennis courts and a caf
Kentish Way, Bromley BR1 3EF, UK | 020 8313 9911
Facilities include climbing wall, sports hall, fitness suite and a new soft play area for the under 5's.
Arran Rd, Dolgellau LL40 1LH, UK | 01341 423579
Facilities include a 4 court activities hall, 2 squash courts, fitness room, youth centre with meeting rooms, computer room, spin biking area with 11 pulse fitness bikes outside tennis, basket ball and netball courts.
Wynne Rd, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3DW, UK | 01766 831066
Pwllheli LL53 5PF, UK |
Facilities include a 25 metre swimming pool, small pool, slide, climbing wall, fitness room, sports hall with 4 badminton courts, 2 squash courts, 3 tennis courts and a sauna.
High St, Tywyn LL36 9AE, UK | 01654 711763
Facilities include a 25mx11m swimming pool, 4 badminton courts, 2 squash courts, steam room, sauna, fitness suite and cafe with views over the pool.
Pensarn Road, Bala, Bargoed LL23 7SR, UK | 01678 521222
Facilities include a swimming pool with water slide, a sports hall with 4 badminton courts, sauna, fitness room and caf
Located in Dyfi Crafts & Clothing in the Owain Glyndwr Centre, Machynlleth
A 12 mile journey overlooked by the magnificent castle to the village of Rhyd Ddu nestled 650 feet above sea level on the slopes of Snowdon.
A thirteen and a half mile journey from Porthmadog harbour to the slate quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The train climbs to 700 feet above sea level into the mountains through pastures, forests, past lakes and waterfalls and round horseshoe bends whilst clinging to the mountain side and sometimes tunnelling through it.
On the return journey the train will stop at the engine sheds to allow passengers to climb aboard the engines to see how things work. Facilities include shop, tearoom and railway book shop. In 2009 the rail will run all the way from Porthmadog to Caernarvon.
On the return journey the train will stop at the engine sheds to allow passengers to climb aboard the engines to see how things work. Facilities include shop, tearoom and a railway book shop. From 2009 the train will travel to Caernarfon.
Originally built to transport building materials for the construction of Fairbourne village. For more than a century the two mile long steam railway has been providing passengers with an unforgettable day out. The scenic journey takes you to Mawddach where you can catch a ferry to Barmouth.
Trains leave Corris station on a round trip which takes 50 minutes, including a guided tour of the 128 year old engine shed and workshops at Maespoeth. Visit the museum where books, videos and souveniers are available. Have a cup of tea while the children play in the children's play area.
The line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol. Facilities include a shop and caf
Station Rd, Llanuwchllyn, Bala LL23 7DD, UK | 01678 540666
The train travels through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. A round trip of one hour can be broken at any station to enjoy the other activities on route.
'A masterpiece of Victorian engineering, this is without doubt one of the most spectacular railway journeys you could hope to go on.' The duration of the return journey to the summit station is two and a half hours including half an hour at the peak. Since the opening of the new mountain top cafe the journey has become even more popular. Do book train tickets in advance.
The trip stars at Llanberis village passing the slate museum with magnificent views across Peris Lake to Llanberis Pass. The return journey runs non stop through Padarn Country Park and along the shore of Padarn Lake to the terminus at Penllyn. You may break your journey at Cei Llydan for a lakeside picnic or to visit the nearby Cwm Derwen Woodland Centre. The journey without stops takes about one hour.
Revel in the romance of the steam train. Sit back and view beautiful Cardigan Bay on one side and the mountains of Snowdonia on the other. A day for all the family to relax and discover the magnificent Cambrian coast. Destinations include Aberystwyth,-Borth-Dovey Junction-Machynlleth-Aberdovey-Tywyn-Barmouth-Harlech-Porthmadog-Criccieth-Pothmadog.
The train starts at Caernarfon and passes through Bontnewedd, Dinas, Waunfaur, Plas y Nant, Snowdon Ranger and Rhyd Ddu. Request halts at Bontnewedd, Plas y Nant and Snowdon Ranger. The journey climbs 650' above sea level over Snowdon and zigzags down to Beddgelert mountain village before crossing the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Pont Croesor beside the RSPB Glaslyn Osprey Centre. Facilities for disabled passengers, dogs and bicycles. Light refreshments are available on most trains. Seat reservations made at Caernarfon only.
Upper town, historic Harlech has some interesting shops. Lower town is comprised of housing and the golf course.
Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth LL48, UK |
The village was built by Sir Clough Williams Ellis on its own private peninsula on the Snowdon coast. There are shops, cafes and restaurants set in sub tropical woodland gardens.
The open air market is held every Frifay from Easter to Christmas at Heol y Parc Car Park.
Porthmadog also has an historic harbour and a maritime museum. There are plenty of shops and a leisure centre
A museum dedicated to the life of David Lloyd George 1863 - 1945. Britain's only Welsh prime minister is located in the village.
Beddgelert is home to the legend of Gelert, faithful hound of Llewelyn Prince of Wales. It was the setting for the films 'Carry on up the Khyber' and 'Inn of the Sixth Happiness'
Pwllheli is an old historical market town granted its charter by Edward III. It holds one of the busiest markets in the country.
For those interested in history Caernarfon is well worth a visit. A military museum is housed within the castle walls and the Investiture of Prince Charles took place at the castle.
Llanrwst LL26, UK |
Llanrwst is a picturesque market town with many historical buildings including the 16th C bridge over the Conwy river and the 17th C Gwydir Chapel in which Llewelyn the Great was once laid to rest. The bridge and chapel were both designed by Inigo Jones. A 15th C cottage once the court house is now a tea room.
It is claimed that Borth is one of only two villages built on a storm beach. Some of the original fishermen's stone cottages still survive along with some of the Victorian buildings a legacy of its Victorian hey days. The arrival of the railwayin 1860 cemented its popularity as a seaside destination. The three and a half miles of golden sands makes Borth beach one of the longest in Ceredigion. It is safe to bathe and popular with surfers.
Borth started life as a fishing village. Some of the fishermen's stone cottages can still be seen together with Victorian buildings erected after the 1860 railway opened up Borth to tourism. Borth has one of the longest beaches in Ceredigion, a three and a half stretch of golden sand and safe bathing.
Four beautiful walks have been developed all starting and finishing at the car park. The Nature Trail with information boards on route takes 1 hour. The Children's Island Walk near the picnic area is a haven for safe exploration and takes just 5 minutes. The Riverside Walk follows river Nantcol passing the waterfalls and back through the woodland walk. It takes 1 hour 30 minutes. The Woodland Walk takes you through mature woodland which has been allowed to flourish naturally.
Lleyn Coastal Path stretches from Caernarfon in the north west to Uwchmynydd in the south west and returns to Porthmadog in the north east.
Penygader, Dolgellau LL40 2RD, UK |
There are a number of starting points for walkers. The car park near Minffordd junction has toilets, a map and other information for walkers. The route to the summit is well sign posted. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the village of Mynnffordd.
Watch through high powered telescopes and binoculars at the viewing point. See the ospreys feeding their chicks. You may even catch the youngsters first flights. Live images from the nest can be seen on the nestcam in the information centre. Picnic tables are on site from where there are magnificent views of Snowdonia and the surrounding area.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the centre of the village of Llanystumdwy from where you can ask directions to The Tree Road (Y Lon Goed) close by.
Llyn Mair, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3AQ, UK |
A spectacular National Nature Reserve. Take a stroll through dense towering oaks to see mosses, liverworts, lichens, and ferns clinging to the rocks and trees. Look out for buzzards, wood mice and bats. Toilets and cafe are nearby at Tan y Bwlch station. Satnav users please note this postcode will take you to the Oakeley Arms Hotel from here go up the hill. Pass a lake on your left. The car park is 200m on the right.
The route is divided into 3 sections Barmouth to Tal y Bont 8 miles, Tal y Bont to Harlech 13 miles and Harlech to Llandecwyn 12 miles. The Way crosses Cambrian rocks, Harlech Dome, has coastal and mountain views and visits prehistoric sites and there is a chance to see rare birds.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Aberamffra Road Barmouth.
Start this circular walk from the National Park car park at Saith Groesffordd. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre in Dolgellau.
Let Amanda tailor make a walking tour for you , your family and friends. Choose from castles, landscapes, past, pre history, religious places, myths & legends, towns & villages and age of saints. Satnav users please note this poistcode will get you to The Wellington Inn, High Street, Deiniolen.
Let Amanda tailor make a walking tour for you, your family and friends. Choose from castles, landscapes, industrial past, pre history, religious places, mystery & legends, towns & villages and age of saints. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre, Station Square, Pwllheli.
The Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, UK | 01766 830306
The chough is a rare member of the crow family with glossy black plumage, bright red legs and down curved bill. The RSPB has helped to prevent them becoming extinct. Watch their activities live on screen from a camera inside their nesting site. Refreshments are available from the visitor centre cafe and shop.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the village of Rhosgadfan.
The Quarry Hospital, Llanberis, LL55 4TY, Caernarfon LL55 4TY, UK | 01286 870892
Country trails and walks are situated throughout the park. The park is also home to the National Slate Museum and Old Quarry Hospital.
A brand new hide equipped with high powered binoculars is open for watching the ospreys. There is also a visitors centre at the reserve where you can view the birds behaviour on 2 large plasma screens and listen to them via a microphone next to the camera. Open 10 til 6 every day until the end of August.
The reserve is 3.5 miles south of Machynlleth on the A487
In winter flocks of teal & wigeon join resident mallard, tufted duck & coot with occasional visits by whooper swans from the Arctic and goosanders.
You do not need to be super fit just a general level of fitness and stout footwear will enable you to enjoy the walk and mountain scenery. The pace will be gentle, steady and suitable for all abilities.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to The Wellington Inn in Deiniolen.
The path stretches from Caernarfon along the north Lleyn coast to Uwchmynydd and then along the southern coast to Porthmadog.
Llyn Coastal Path stretches from Caernarfon in the north west to Uwchmynydd in the south west returning to Porthmadog in the north east.
Talk to Donna about where you would like to walk - historic, countryside, coast, mountain, for children & teenagers or a themed walk such as The footsteps of king Arthur, Hauntings & Hangings or Castles & Cream Teas. Choose from 1 hour, 1 day or 1 week. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre, Castle Street in Caernarfon.
A coastal bus service the 'Cardi Bach'operates from June to the end of September every day except Wednesdays
The geological formations are fascinating. There is plenty of wildlife to spot. Park at the Forestry Commission car park where there are toilets.
The walk passes Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forestry Commission Wales Visitor Centre, the Rheidol Valley & Devil's Bridge, the Plynlimon range of the Cambrian Mountains, Cwmstwyth the historic Hafod Estate and on towards Pontrhydfendigaid and the ruins of Strata Florida Abbey.
Walk through hills and ancient landscapes rich in mining history where metals such as lead, copper, zinc and silver were once mined providing an important economy for over 4000 years.
Marker bouys indicate where watersports can be enjoyed safely.
The pro shop stocks wakeboards, surfbords, wetsuits, buoyancy aids, rash vests and surfwear
The Quarry Hospital, Llanberis, LL55 4TY, Caernarfon LL55 4TY, UK | 01286 870892
Canoeing and sailing facilities are available at the lake and diving at the old Vivian Quarry.
Unit 2, Y Glyn, Llanberis LL55 4EL, UK | 01286 879001
Our lake shore base has immediate access to the water with sheltered lagoons and the lake to explore. Experienced instructors take care of safety and instruction. Suitable for young people and families.
Canolfan Tryweryn, Frongoch, Bala LL23 7NU, UK | 01678 521083
Set in the spectacular Snowdon National Park the Trywern River is steep and often fast flowing. Take home action pictures of your white water adventures. Hot showers, lockers and cafe facilities. Under 18's must have written consent.
An RYA accredited training establishment. Predomiantly south westerly winds provide excellent sailing conditions.
Family changing room available. Free swimming for over 60's. Free swimming for children under 16 during school holidays.
Caernarfon LL55 1UE, UK | 0300 300 3112
A dedicated team of instructors will care for you in the sheltered waters of Menai Strait. Courses are run to the guidelines of the Royal Yachting Association.
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