Local Attractions

Being near Snowdonia there is lots of things to do locally, we’ve made a list of some of the attractions we’d recommend and of course you can always find more on the Snowdonia National Park website.

Walks in Area

Graig y Fron Walk Bala
Precipice Walk – Dolgellau
Torrent Walk – Dolgellau
Glyn Aran Walk – Dolgellau
More challenging walks :
Cader Idris
Ty Nant Path
Minffordd Path
Llanfihangel y Pennant Path

Things to do in Bala

Information about the Bala area
Bala Leisure Centre
Bala Lake Railway
Bala Sailing Club
Learn to sail
Bala Golf Club
Bala Adventure & Watersports
Bala National White Water Rafting Centre

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Street Market every Wednesday in Machynlleth

Local Blue Flag Beaches

Shell Island

Craft places to visit in area

Corris Craft Centre
Meirion Mill – Dinas Mawddwy
Trefriw Woolen Mill  –  Conwy Valley

Children’s Fun

The Fun Centre – Caernarfon

Adventurous Activities

Corris Mine Explorers
King Arthur’s Labyrinth – Corris
Boat trips on the Menai Straits
Mawddach Trail – Cycling and Walking route
Coed y Brenin – Mountain Bike Centre –  Dolgellau
Coed y Brenin – Visitor Centre  –  nr Dolgellau
Quad Biking  Machynlleth
Ropeworks Guided hill walks – abseiling – mountaineering
Mountain Biking
Sygun Copper Mine – Beddgelert
Greenwood Forest Park – Family Adventure Nr. Caernarfon

Nature Days Out

Offas Dyke – National Trail
Falconry at Pen y Bryn Farm
Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve
Ewe-phoria –  Sheepdog demonstrations & puppies

Miniature Railways

Snowdon Mountain Railway
Ffestiniog Railway – Porthmadog


Port Meirion Village
Harlech Castle
Plas Newydd – Ladies of Llangollen
Bodnant Gardens – Glan Conwy
Powis Castle & Gardens  –  National Trust
Chirk Castle & Gardens –  National Trust
Erddig Hall & Gardens    –  National Trust
Plas Newydd – Anglesey –  National Trust

Other Days Out

King Arthur’s Labyrinth – Corris
Centre for Alternative Technology – Machynlleth
Llangollen Town
Llangollen Canal Days Out
Electric Mountain – Dinorwig Power Station
Welsh Slate Museum – Llanberis
Inigo Jones Slate Craft – Caernarfon
Ruthin Gaol