The town of Bala is about 10 minutes drive away and has a number of good quality restaurants and pubs. Bala is a small town but has a lot to offer any visitors. Bala is also within travelling distance of some great shopping and historical towns such as Chester, Ruthin, Llangollen and Porthmadog Bala
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LLANUWCHLLYN & BALA Bythynnod Bryn Caled are located in a stunning location overlooking the picturesque village of Llanuwchllyn and the Aran mountain. Llanuwchllyn is a mile away and a lovely walk along the public footpath along the river Lliw. In the village a visit to the Eagles Inn is a must for excellent home made food and a cold beer - the traditional Welsh Sunday lunch is a treat not to be missed. As this area is a walkers paradise you may wish to go for a long leisurely walks along the public footpaths from the village or even hop on the little steam train from the village to the town of Bala.
The bustling market town of Bala lies within the beautiful Snowdonia National Park and is located at the head of Llyn Tegid, Bala’s famous lake, which is the largest natural lake in Wales and home to a unique fish called the Gwyniaid
Caer / Chester
Chester sparkles with a magical heritage all year round and is the perfect place for revitalising town visit at any time. With major shopping attraction and loads to see and do ... Chester has more to offer than you could possibly imagine. View more information about Chester http://www.chester.gov.uk/tourism_and_leisure.aspx
Rhuthun is a small but attractive, friendly and lively town of some 5,000 people set in the beautiful Vale of Clwyd, in a setting overlooked by the hills of the Clwydian range and the Hiraethog Moors. http://www.ruthin-wales.co.uk/
Porthmadog is a bustling town, full of individual shops and places to eat. It has with a strong and proud heritage, culture and community. The Welsh language is a key part of its identity, commonly spoken here and its people are particularly warm and friendly. www.porthmadog.co.uk
Our biggest lake is the centrepiece of the perfect family holiday location. Surrounded by mountains, rich in culture, and within easy reach of North Wales’ main attractions, Bala is ‘real’ Wales at its very best. And let’s not forget, a unique species of fish… If you have kids of your own, Bala’s an exciting place to visit. Wales’s biggest natural lake, Llyn Tegid (or Bala Lake) is here, sandwiched between Snowdonia and the Berwyns, and overlooked by its own mini-massif, the Arenig mountains. In other words, the ideal spot for an outdoorsy family holiday, in a properly Welsh bit of Wales
Dolgellau is situated in the southern area of the Snowdonia National Park. It is at the foot of Cader Idris, the most majestic mountain in Southern Snowdonia, and looks down the magnificent Mawddach estuary. Dolgellau is an ancient market town with over 200 listed buildings, allegedly the highest density of anywhere in Wales. The name Dolgellau, pronounced Dol-geth-lie, most likely derives from the words “dôl” meaning “meadow” and “(y) gelli” meaning “grove” or “spinney” giving the translation “Meadow of Groves”. Dolgellau is a friendly and unspoilt place to enjoy the dramatic Snowdonia scenery. It remains a bustling working town where farming plays an important role. Watching the weekly livestock auctions are a great way to get a feel for rural Welsh life, while the monthly (every third Sunday) Farmers’ market in the town centre shows off an irresistible feast of local produce and crafts.
Machynlleth is a small market town with a population of some 2,000. It stands at the head of the beautiful Dyfi estuary in Powys, Mid Wales. When Machynlleth is mentioned one thinks of “alternative,” “ageing hippies”, “rain” and “Welsh.” An unusual mix but it seems to work and Machynlleth has a lot going for it. You will find sellers of arts and crafts, demonstrations of renewable energy sources, mountain bike trails, beautiful scenery, and Welsh history. All in one small Welsh town.
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Set in a beautiful valley in the Snowdonia Forest Park, it is ideal for outdoor activity holidays. Numerous Craft and outdoor activity shops are in the village with the popular Swallow Falls nearby. It’s has a wonderful setting surrounded by dense woodland and magnificent mountain country is only part of the answer. The beauty of the area is enhanced by cascading waterfalls, hill-top lakes, river pools and ancient bridges. Ever since the Victorian artists flocked to the area and formed the first artist colony it has been a mecca for those that appreciate its unique natural beauty. At the railway station is a Museum with a miniature railway, shop and restaurant. The old 14th century church of St Michael’s is one of the oldest in Wales and is worth viewing.