LOCAL ATTRACTIONS IN THE SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK

If this is your first visit to the Snowdonia National Park, the pride of Wales, then you are in for a real treat. Whatever the season, there are sights and sounds to delight the eye. In Spring, the new lambs appear; in Summer the mountains and valleys become lush and green; while the Autumn tints provide pictures of wonderment. Even in Winter, when the leaves have gone, new sights are revealed through the mountains and along the coast.

After exploring the local area around the towns of Dolgellau and Machynlleth (where there are three beautiful mountain passes), you can head for the coast with its ruined castles and the amazing Mawddach estuary drive to Barmouth, so loved by the poet Ruskin. Marvel at the huge viaduct at the entrance to the town, which brought one of Britain’s beautiful coastal railways to the area, as you discover the wonderful Harlech castle, and even a tiny church half buried in the sand.

If you like narrow gauge steam railways, then you are in for a real treat as no fewer than seven are within easy reach, including the Talyllyn railway (by our cottage at Abergynolwyn), the Fairbourne steam railway, Bala lake railway, Festiniog railway, Welsh highland railway, not forgetting, of course the Snowdon rack and pin railway—the easy way to climb the mountain!

Even closer is the Centre for Alternative Technology, near Machynlleth, with its own cliff railway, where you can see at first hand methods of using energy to enhance your lifestyle. And at Corris, in addition to its own steam railway, why not visit King Arthur’s labyrinth where you go underground and travel by boat across a subterranean lake—but watch out for the waterfall!

All the towns around us, Machynlleth, Towyn, Dolgellau and Barmouth, have their own character, while the beautiful seaside village of Aberdovey, with its long sandy beach and yachting fraternity, is certainly not to be missed. The journey through the mountains to Porthmadog and Snowdon is a true delight.

If you like outdoor pursuits, the area offers, mountain biking, walking, climbing, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, fishing and water sports. (All the caravans are situated immediately on site near the renowned Coed Y Brenin mountain biking centre).

We are ready to welcome you to this lovely area all year round, so please don’t hesitate in contacting us as soon as you can to reserve your stay.

Our holiday breaks are always very popular, with guests returning again and again. So, it is important for you to telephone us on (01650) 531 543 to reserve your time and avoid disappointment. A small deposit will secure your holiday, with the balance being paid SIX WEEKS before your arrival.

You can be sure of a warm welcome.



 



Fishing on the river Dyfi


Fabulous sandy beaches abound all along the nearby coastline


One of the tiny locomotives on the Talyllyn railway prepares to hitch ip to its train at Abergynolwyn station.


Below the mighty Cadair Idris, the quaint market town of Dolgellau, attracts many visitors throughout the year.

 
 
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