Places of Interest
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Snowdonia National Park
covers 823 square miles of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in North Wales. Apart from the beauty and charm of its high mountains, Snowdonia is a delightfully varied landscape of steep river gorges, waterfalls and green valleys which provide excellent walking opportunities.
is set on its own peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was the setting of the 1960’s TV series ‘The Prisoner‘ and its dreamlike Italianate quality, lovely gardens and sub-tropical woodlands make the village a must-see for any visitor to this fascinating part of Wales.
which is just five miles from Criccieth, offers plenty of attractive shops, friendly pubs and cosy cafés. With the atmospheric Welsh Highland Railway and magnificent Snowdonia as a backdrop, Porthmadog provides all the ingredients for a great day out.
is one of the most picturesque resorts on the Welsh coast and is surrounded by the magnificent Snowdonia National Park. Visitors will discover miles of golden sands, an abundance of shops and restaurants and a traditional promenade. Climbing haphazardly up the steep slopes behind High Street, the paths and alleys of old Barmouth reveal many quaint and delightful corners.
is situated between Porthmadog and Abersoch. The new marina is one of the best in the country and the Wednesday market is reputed to be the busiest weekly market in Britain. The town also boasts two beaches, one of which is Blue Flag standard, an array of shops and a good selection of bars and restaurants.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Set in 2,000 acres between Blaenau Ffestiniog & Dolwyddelan, the slate caverns offer tours to experience first hand how slate was mined and transformed into roof slate.
like Criccieth, is dominated by its castle. The historic upper town contains some interesting shops whilst the lower town boasts an attractive golf course.
is a pretty market town which lies at the foot of southern Snowdonia. It was central to the 19th century Welsh gold rush and once employed over 500 of the townsfolk. The town is also credited with the development of the Quakers, who were established here in the mid-17th century.
is a popular village seaside resort with a sheltered beach which is ideal for bathing and watersports. The village also boasts its own 18 hole golf course and there are opportunities for fishing, riding and walking.
dominated by the peak of Snowdon mountain, is undoubtedly one of the region’s loveliest villages. According to legend, the stone monument in the field marks the resting place of ‘Gelert’, the faithful hound of the medieval Welsh Prince Llewelyn the Great.