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Yoke House is a 3 bedroom self catering holiday accommodation that sleeps 6 and is located in Pwllheli, Wales. This property is pet friendly allowing for 1 pet. Prices range from £234 to £2828 per week. Local to Abererch, Llannor, Llanbedrog, Bodfean
Situated a mile outside Pwllheli on the Lleyn Peninsula, a warm Welsh welcome awaits you on this 350-acre dairy farm. Yoke House offers spacious holiday accommodation in a self contained wing of the main Grade II listed, Georgian farmhouse. A nature trail is available for guests to roam the farm land and to appreciate the breathtaking views. Situated in a peaceful location yet close to Pwllheli Marina, golf courses and scenic footpaths. Bardsey Island, Criccieth with its lovely beach and castle, Porthmadog and the famous Ffestiniog Railway are close by. Horse riding and golf nearby. Shop 11/2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
Oil burner in kitchen £15pw Nov-Mar. Economy 7 CH inc (£20pw Sep - Apr). Electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel Cot. Highchair. Freeview TV. CD. Electric Cooker. Microwave. Washing Machine. Fridge Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Use of 360-acres of natural grounds. BBQ. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Note: Unfenced streams in grounds.
A delightful restaurant enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Recently refurbished, this charming place is perfect for enjoying a romantic meal or a celebrating with friends and family. The impressive menu is updated regularly and features the best seasonal local produce.
An excellent place to enjoy some delicious cuisine at the heart of Wales. Spend an evening relaxing with a bottle of wine and a tasty, home cooked meal, created from locally sourced produce. Try the walnut bread and enjoy some of the best Welsh cheeses around.
A cosy little 19th century village pub with excellent home cooked food in a family atmosphere. With a lovely garden to relax in and a children?s play area, the recently refurbished restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or a Sunday roast.
A 19th century village inn, with a friendly atmosphere. Located in the beautiful village of Tremadog, this little pub is a great place to enjoy some delicious pub grub with all the family. Try some local ale, cosy up in front of a roaring fire or book a table in their more formal dining room.
National Trust licensed tea rooms serving hot meals and light refreshments. All meals made from locally grown and / or sustainably produced ingredients. After a spot to eat, take a trip round the castle and enjoy the spectacular surroundings Bangor has to offer.
This premier activity and adventure centre, located in the heart of the Llyn Peninsula, has plenty to offer visitors. From go karting and quad biking to ten-pin bowling, fishing and archery. Don?t forget your camera to capture those exciting moments!
Enjoy a gentle ride through the Snowdonia countryside, a thorough exploration of the engine sheds, a ride on the miniature railway before the return trip to the station and lunch in the cafe. This child-friendly attraction makes for a great day out.
Ride the 13 mile long journey through scenic countryside and the outstanding natural beauty of Snowdonia. Climbing to over 650ft, it ends at Blaenau Ffestinog and its slate quarries and mines.
A self guided tour of the slate works is both educational and fun. Try your hand at calligraphy and engrave on a piece of slate that you get to keep. You can also view the machines and craftsmen in action. After visiting the geological and historical exhibitions, relax with a drink or some lunch at the Welsh Rock Cafe.
You'll need your binoculars here to watch the only pair of breeding ospreys in Wales. Situated on the Glaslyn Estuary, this public viewing point has four powerful telescopes and a live feed of the nest projected onto a widescreen monitor.
These 100 year old caverns were man made with only a candle for light. Descend Jacob's Ladder and wonder through the tunnels looking for old drilling holes. Afterwards, experience the views of Cardigan Bay from the Preseli Mountains in the south to the Lleyn peninsular.
Caernarfon Airworld is a year round attraction. Explore the aviation museum, home to a vast collection of aircraft, get the chance to sit in a cockpit or simply enjoy the beautiful setting adjacent to a blue flag beach. Better still, see it from the sky! Airworld offers various pleasure flights including one around puffin island.
This old copper mine, now a unique family attraction, is situated in the glorious Gwynant Valley in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. It is a great example of our precious industrial heritage.
Set in 20 acres of outstanding natural beauty, Gypsy Wood Park makes for an enchanting day out for all the family. Take a walk through this fantasy land, find the fairies and make a wish, visit the animals, ride on the miniature railway, enjoy a picnic - so much to do, one day just won't be long enough!
Redline Indoor Karting is a fun and exhilarating experience for all ages, where everyone can get involved. There are a range of modern and up to date karts for children through to adults that range in power. If you are deemed to driving irresponsibly the karts can be controlled by computer and your speed will be reduced so do be considerate and careful. The staff are friendly and helpful and will explain the rules of the track and how the karts operate, along with a comprehensive safety talk. Full equipment is provided here helmets, gloves and overalls. Afterward your race you will get a full printout of lap times and medals for the winners. There is no need to book on most occasions you can arrive and drive so perfect for those spontaneous decisions. With fast karts and a well set out course Redline Indoor Karting offers the ultimate fun day out at a reasonable price and suitable for all over the age of 8.
At Anglesey Sea Zoo you can see tiny lobsters and baby seahorses, octopuses and weaver fish. You can also see a shipwreck with conger eels. Then go to the coffee shop and have tea and cakes or go and have a game of crazy golf.
An estimated half a million people climb to the summit of Snowdon every year, from the inexperienced climbers to some of the most skilled mountaineers. There are 7 main walking routes to the summit and, believe it or not, a 'Halfway Café' on the Llanberis path, which offers light refreshments.
Bardsey Island lies across the Sound about two miles (3km) off Aberdaron at the tip of the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales, and is easily accessible (weather permitting!) by boat. Legend has it that Bardsey was the last resting places for King Arthur and Merlin the magician.
Enjoy the unrivalled views of Snowdonia on a narrow-gauge steam train journey - perfect for savouring the grandeur of Snowdonia. You'll pass the Welsh Slate Museum and Dolbadarn Castle and be presented with many photo opportunities.
This working slate mine has been open since 1836. It offers two unique underground tours that take you deep into the mountain where the temperature is a pleasant 54F. Visitors can learn all about the life of a slate miner. Enjoy a drink or meal in the Miner's Arms, overlooking the mountainous landscape.
Greenwood Forest Park is a brilliant day out for the whole family. Kids can jump on the giant pillow, pedal away on a moon kart, and slide down from the treetop towers or walk on the netted walkways. Then you can enjoy the jungle boat adventures as well as meeting the bunnies and admiring the peacocks.
At the Henblas Country Park there is something for all the family, no matter the weather. There are superb views of Snowdonia to enjoy from the park. Visitor`s are encouraged to join in bottle feeding baby lambs and shearing sheep.
Corris Craft Centre comprises ten individual and very different craft workshops. Visitors can watch the craftspeople at work and buy unique gifts directly from them. From original Celtic jewellery to handmade cards, the products made here make great souvenirs or gifts for friends and family.
Bards Quest challenges you to find the hidden legends amidst the Maze, beneath moss and rocks, in the trees, in rippling waters and lying in lakes waiting to be discovered. Take your time, why not make a day of it? Tickets are half price when combined with a ticket for the adjacent King Arthur's Labyrinth Underground Adventure. Remember to visit the Corris Craft Centre to pick yourself up a unique hand crafted souvenir of your visit.
An exciting underground adventure unfolds as you sail along a subterranean river, through the great waterfall, deep inside the spectacular Labyrinth and far into the past .... into a world of myths, legends and storytelling. There is a children's outdoor play area and picnic tables to let off some steam. The labyrinth is open daily from Easter to the end of October. This is well worth a visit!
This beach has been awarded the UK award for highest water quality standards by MCS. The nearest town of Wilhelm can be accessed via a long walk on the beach. This beach is also a favorite with windsurfers/kite-surfers.
Pwllheli has two beaches. South Beach is mainly shingle and has been awarded the Blue Flag Award. South beach is almost 3 miles long and is mostly made of sand and shingle.
Tucked away underneath a heather headland, this lovely little beach is reached along a famous, breathtakingly beautiful road. Owned by the National Trust, this sheltered beach is made up of sand and shale and is great for watersports and walking. There is a café/bistro which serves ice creams and there are public toilets located on the road leading down to the beach. Dolphins and Porpoises have been spotted nearby, so keep your spotting eyes on!
With an inheritance of fishing, smuggling and ship building, this little village is now run by the National Trust. At one point poised to become one of the most important ports in Great Britain, it is a great fortune that it was eventually overlooked; leaving a picturesque seaside village to be enjoyed by all.
Nefyn is a small coastal town on the north-west coast of the Lleyn Peninsula and is extremely popular for family holidays. The two mile long sweeping bay here is popular with water-sports enthusiasts.
Abersoch is a long sandy beach, renowned centre for sailing and watersports. Boat trips are available to St Tudwal and Bardsey Island, giving spectacular views and ample opportunity to see the myriad wildlife.
A must for surfers. A south-westerly facing four mile beach framed by some impressive clay cliffs. A great place to bring the family for kite flying, wake-boarding, sailing and many other watersports! The flat sands are also ideal for a cricket tournament or a game of football.
This wide expanse of golden sands stretches for over 2 miles and is one of the few locations where you can drive your car onto the beach. This beach is popular with windsurfers and bathers and the impressive sand dunes are the perfect for a game of hide and seek!
Golden sands and clean waters await you at Harlech beach. Huge sand dunes create an impressive backdrop whilst the 13th century castle looks down over its rocky outcrop. This is a fabulous, safe environment for families. Better still, local amenities are close by.
Dinas Dinlle Beach is located on the northern coast of the Llyn Peninsula between Caernarfon and Pontllynfi in Gwnedd, North Wales. The beach stretches for miles with large areas of sand when the tide recedes, and the beach is back up with natural pebble banks. The excellent water quality makes the beach popular for swimming, fishing, windsurfing, surfing, canoeing, sailing, jet ski-ing and powerboating. Facilities at the beach include toilets including disabled facilities, shops and cafes.
The beach at Aberdaron is mainly beautiful sands with large rocks dotted about providing much needed shade on summer days. The village is situated at the back of the beach, providing excellent local shops and services.
Cable Bay beach at Llanfaelog has golden sands and clear water and is backed by cliffs. It has had a green coast award and rural seaside award too.
Porth Tyn Tywyn, Llanfaelog is a sandy beach on the Isle of Anglesey with rockpools and sand dunes. This beach has two both green coast and rural seaside awards.
Hire a cycle from Beics Menai and take it with you on the Welsh Highland Railway, a 'narrow gauge' railway that runs from the quay at Caernarfon through the beautiful Welsh countryside to the village of Rhud Ddu in the middle of Snowdonia. It is even possible to stop along the way. When you're ready, cycle back to Caernarfon along 'Lon Eifion', the most well known and used cycle route through the beautiful Nantlle Valley.
If you enjoy walking and cycling then Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park is perfect for you. All clearly marked, the trails and tracks criss-cross the park and are suitable for all abilities whether running, biking or hiking. Rest up at the café and enjoy the breathtaking views.
Get out and about with Bird Rock Cycle Hire. Family groups and individuals can hire bikes from here and go exploring around the dramatic landscape of southern Snowdonia. There are ample facilities to take a break and enjoy some lunch along the way. The beautiful Dysynnii Valley near Tywyn in Snowdonia boasts virtually traffic-free countryside, so there is no need to worry about keeping the kids safe.
Not long by many course standards at 6100yards from the back tees, some might think that this is an easy course, however with the absence of par 5's, and some of the par 4's playing into the prevailing south westerly winds, Pwllheli is a true test of golf for golfers of all handicap levels.
It does more than it says on the tin! Bob Valentine shooting school not only offers clay pigeon shooting lessons but also off road Land Rover driving, archery, falconry and air rifle shooting. Established in 1986, this shooting school is renowned for its high quality and fun days out.
With no fewer than 26 holes, offering two cliff top 18-hole courses set in spectacular coastal scenery, visitors to Nefyn Golf Club are spoilt for choice. After completing the front 10, golfers can opt for the 'new' or 'old' course of entirely different back eights.
Llyn Golf offers a 9 hole 'pay and play' course with holes varying from 131 yards to a mammoth 423 yard par 4 for men or par 5 for ladies and juniors. Try the more challenging 18 hole course or practice your form at the driving range.
This is perfect for all the adrenaline junkies out there! Learn to surf, wakeboard, or waterski this holiday with Offaxis wakeboard and surf academy. This is guaranteed to exhilarate the senses, and is described as 'seriously fun and dangerously addictive'. This school is 'run by boarders for boarders' so you are in the safe hands of those who know the sport best.
This 60 acre golf course, adjoining the beach, is a combination of the best parkland and links golf and is both picturesque and challenging. There's a clubhouse, practice net, putting green and buggies for hire.
Whether you like a relaxing day coarse fishing or the challenge of bigger carp you will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and great views at Eisteddfa Fishery. For the game angler, there's a trout lake and for people looking for variety then the pleasure lake offers a mixed bag.
This course offers a mixture of heath land and linksland for the discerning golfer. The front nine are away from the coast and the back nine heading for the sea. There are 2 bars, a dining room, snooker room and pro shop.
A world renowned golf club, set in some truly spectacular scenery. This championship course has beautiful greens and undulating fairways and is in short what you would expect of a course of this nature.
Snowdonia Riding Stables is in a prime position between Snowdon and the sea, you are therefore, awarded with some of the foremost riding scenery with the rugged mountains to one side and pretty coast lines to the other. There are miles of traffic free bridleways and the region is suited to both beginners and proficient riders. They offer a professional and friendly service and have attentively chosen horses and ponies in a choice of sizes, types and temperaments so there will be a horse to cater to all riders. They provide helmets and safety stirrups are attached to the saddles. The staff are all highly experienced and all rides are accompanied by an experienced trek leader, who will ensure your safety and advise on the history of the area throughout your trek. There are a choice of ride options available from an introductory ride to a full day mountain ride, these take about 5 hours. Snowdonia Riding Stables offer a perfect way to see this stunning countryside and at very reasonable prices and cater to all ages and abilities, definitely worth the experience.
Anglesey Riding Centre offers beach and grass track horseriding with a number of local instructors to all levels of ability. There are also indoor and outdoor show jumping facilities. In the summer, young people can spend a half day or full day at the riding school riding, grooming and learning about horse care and management.
Looking for some adventure? Boulder adventures offers a great range of mountain sports from canoeing to kayaking, climbing to bouldering and gorge walking and much more. Don't worry if you're a beginner, there are qualified instructors to guide you. On the other hand, if you're experienced, there are great courses for you too!
Surf-Lines is based in picturesque Snowdonia and provides the perfect venue for outdoor adventure. They offer a whole range of products, from adventure days through to expeditions in the UK. If you are an outdoor enthusiast or just introducing yourself to this arena you will not be disappointed by what they offer. Firstly the staff here are all professionally trained and have a real zeal for the outdoors that is contagious. During your time here you will be personally challenged and will be surprised by your actual abilities, as well as having an amazing adventure that is fun and exhilarating. They have many activities available including, canoeing, mountaineering, coasteering, rock climbing, paddle boarding and abseiling and much more. Whatever you do, you will be seeing some stunning scenery along the way. Safety is paramount and the instructors will give a full briefing before you start your adventure, also a run down on the equipment which, is excellent quality, you can rest assured you will be well looked after by the team at Surf-Lines. The facilities here are great, clean changing rooms and lockers and plenty of hot water for showers, a must at the end of the day. Catering to those aged 8 and over to to all levels of fitness, there is an activity to suit everyone. Your time at Surf-Lines will be enjoyable, fun, exhilarating and mostly unforgettable.
Discover adventure high up in the treetops of Padarn Country Park. Defeat the highest outdoor climbing and abseil tower in the UK or speed along on the aerial zip lines through tree canopies. The new children's course allows younger children to have their own adventures.
Plas Menai is an exceptional watersports centre, offering a comprehensive programme of courses in dinghy sailing, windsurfing, powerboating cruising and kayaking, as well as a hectic schedule of outdoor activities. They offer a whole range of courses from 1 day to 1 week and also residential courses, that are all great value for money and are suited to all ages and abilities. The staff are friendly, professional and capable and will immediately put you at ease. There is a huge range of equipment and you won't have to bring anything with you, and the selection, variation and quantity of boats is impressive. There is an energetic and enthusiastic vibe at the centre, and the facilities are first rate, with a lovely cafe and bar area. It is hard work but the rewards are worth it, you come away feeling tired but energised and knowing you have new skills. Plas Menai is a great venue for fun and to learn a new skill, if you have teenagers or young children and take them here they will love you!
Experience the beautiful greenscape that is Fairbourne Golf Club! This gorgeous outdoor space offers a great challenge to sportsmen who want to test their abilities with a club. A comfortable timber covered club house was constructed in 1910 and has since been converted to strong stone. Players can stop by for a break and a meal during their time at Fairbourne.
This golf club has earned a reputation for its friendly and warm welcome. Visitors can play a round of golf, relax afterwards in the newly refurbished clubhouse and take in the beautiful surroundings. Visitors are known to return each year for the top links course at Aberdovey golf club.
Llyn Alaw is one of the best trout fishing lakes in Wales. It is well stocked with both rainbow and brown trout and there is an abundance of wild flowers and butterflies in this lovely setting. Birdwatchers and walkers are also catered for with two bird hides, three picnic sites and some lovely paths connecting the lake to the Sannan and Ceidio Circular walks.
If you are looking for an adrenaline fuelled, fun packed family day, then High Ropes is the place for you. Negotiate tree top obstacles or take ""the plunge"" safe in the knowledge your harness and helmet will protect you. A unique and exhilarating day out!
Angelsey Adventures arrange adventure days out for all the family. Activities on offer include coasteering, gorge scrambling, rock climbing, abseiling, mountain scrambling, sea-level-traversing, kayaking, raft building and canoeing.
With commanding views over the bay at Borth y Gest, this beautiful nature reserve covers about 15 hectares of woodland and wild flower meadows. Follow the paths through the woods to take in the views from the top of the hill. Do a quiz on your way around and learn about the local area. The perfect place to take the kids.
Pen y Banc nature reserve sits on the Glaslyn estuary, an area popular with visitors in the summer for its sandy beaches. You can often spot species such as the curlew, redshank and black-necked grebe during the winter as well as an abundance of plant life. The coastal path winds its way through the nature reserve as well as a number of other paths.
Y Foryd is a partially enclosed intertidal bay on the Menai Strait. The sand and mud are important feeding habitats for a number of native and migratory bird species. In the winter, this becomes a haven for many ducks and waders. Large flocks of over 5,000 widgeons can be seen, along with a number of shell ducks, oyster catchers, curlews and lapwing.
Park Dudley Nature Reserve is a mixed woodland full of wildlife habitats and native species of birds, plants and animals. Some of the more uncommon varieties travel all the way from Africa to nest on the reserve. There is a small walk around the reserve as well as a longer 1 kilometre circular walk for the more adventurous.
In the centre of the historic town of Pwllheli, the Lon Cob Bach Local Nature Reserve is a wonderful green space with an area of interdial mud and multiple species of birds and animals in the area. Explore these fascinating habitats and spend the day enjoying the beautiful scenery.
25 acres of woodland - rich in wildlife such as frogs and newts with lizards in the drier areas. There are also lots of insects, including wasps, bees, hoverflies and butterflies. The waters feature roach, trout and perch and occasionally sea trout and eels.
South Stacks Cliffs RSPB Reserve is an area of stunning beauty where you get to some some amazing scenery and local wildlife, up close. Many birds use the cliffs as a nesting ground and you are likely to see, Peregrine Flacons, Choughs, Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills and lots of smaller birds it is also home to the silver-studded-blue butterfly. In the surrounding seas you will see seals, porpoises and dolphins swimming around the headland. The rangers in the visitor centre area are very friendly and informative and happy to advise about the birds that visit these cliffs. There are binoculars and telescopes available to make it easier to see, also there is a live television feed of various nests, absolutely wonderful. Whilst here it is worth taking a walk down to lighthouse, it is a bit of a trek with steps but not very difficult. If you stay around till later in the evenings you will be rewarded with amazing sunset views over the lighthouse. There is a cafe nearby that serves a selection of hot and cold drinks and delicious cakes. Whether or not you are a bird enthusiast you can't help but be amazed by the birds here, a wonderful and amazing experience to see so many beautiful birds up close.
This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It is surrounded by 70 acres of sub-tropical woodland gardens. Take a stroll around the two lakes and enjoy viewing the gardens.
Pwllheli is the unofficial capital of The Llyn Peninsula, in Northwest Wales. Much of The Llyn Peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Pwllheli is an ideal base to explore this area, as well as nearby Snowdonia, Anglesey and the western coast of Wales.
Built in 1856, this Victorian Gothic mansion was purpose built to house the impressive art collection of Lady Elizabeth Love Jones Parry. The Grade II listed building features a beautiful Jacobean staircase and 10 galleries. The gallery is now an important local Arts Centre and Lady Elizabeth?s ghost is said to still visit her precious collections from time to time!
Plas Glyn y Weddw is a charming and beautiful Grade II listed building that was constructed in 1856/57 for the Madryn Family. It is an excellent example of a Victorian Gothic mansion and enjoys an enviable location on the southern coast of the Llyn Peninsula. The house has an established history with art as it was specifically constructed to house widow Lady Love Jones-Parry personal art collection, therefore, it is not surprising that today it serves as an art gallery as well as a venue for hosting local history exhibits. It provides the perfect environment to showcase art work, its interior itself being a form of art with the stunning Jacobean staircase, hammer beam roof and the ten spacious gallery spaces. The house is also known as Gallery in the Vale of the Widow, and is both the oldest and most picturesque art venue in Wales. Today it houses a fine collection of Swansea and Nantgarw porcelain in a dedicated room, on loan are the Penprys Stones in addition to changing exhibits of Welsh artists or Welsh scenes, the works on display are impressive. There are lovely tea rooms in the Orangery, it is cosy and inviting and serve a good selection of beverages and freshly cooked meals, tasty and very reasonably priced. Outside the grounds are equally beautiful, there are lovely walks that include more art including the "iron man statue", or you can admire the views from the cliff tops, simply stunning especially on a clear day. The gallery is open daily and the staff are wonderful, really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable on the history of the house and various artists on display. Plas Glyn y Weddw is a beautiful venue that will impress you on approach and it just gets better from then on, an unusual but lovely art gallery that provides much more, should not be missed if you are in the area.
The small harbour wall at The Harbour Beach is popular with children looking for crabs and, when the tide is out, there is plenty of sand, ideal for bathing. More and more people are visiting Abersoch ""out of season"" as Abersoch is not just about summertime! More businesses in the village are remaining open longer throughout the year.
This quaint unspoilt village with its cliffs and coves was a regular haunt for smugglers. Just a short walk along the cliff top will lead you to a quaint sandy cove, with views towards Harlech and Cardigan Bay.
Pant Du Vineyard is a thriving family run business that enjoys a lovely location on the slopes of the striking glacial Nantlle Valley, at the bottom of Snowdon. There are amazing views of the impressive Snowdonia mountains and scenic views of the sea from here. They have a vineyard and orchard that enables them to produce a highly regarded range of products including, Wine, Cider, Apple Juice and Spring Water, these are then sold in the onsite shop and are of excellent quality and value. They provide fascinating guided tours of the orchard and vineyard, a power point presentation, history of the area and the opportunity to sample their products. In addition they operate a wine tasting evening that you can add a meal to to finish an evening of fun, meal choices are limited but the dishes are home cooked and delicious. The cafe is open throughout the year and sells hot and cold drinks, and light bites and homemade cakes, that will tempt you. The location is tranquil and serene and the owners are so friendly and welcoming and will ensure your visit is memorable and enjoyable.
Hufenfa'r Castell are located in castle Square, Harlech and is the place to go for the very best ice cream around. They make award winning indulgent artisan ice cream that is sold here in the shop. Using local premium quality milk and cream as well as other premium ingredients together with a large input of passion and devotion they produce some of the finest ice cream about, you will struggle to beat theirs. There is a wonderful variety of flavours from traditional to the more unusual, like wedding cake, but all are delicious. The shop is open daily from 1st April to 30th October, from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Also on sale are coffee, freshly baked bread and cakes as well as delicious pasties. They also stock a good range of Welsh products including, cheese, preserves, honey, confectionery, bara brith and welsh cakes all locally made. Hufenfa'r Castell is a lovely friendly and welcoming shop that has the most fabulous ice cream where you can sit outside and enjoy views of the castle, a must stop when you are in the area.
This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis (1883-1978) to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it. On the main driveway is Castell Deudraeth, a Victorian mansion recently restored as a brasserie style restaurant and hotel.
Beddgelert is Snowdonia's loveliest mountain village. Its stone dwellings, inns and hotels are surrounded by the finest scenery in North Wales. Beddgelert's most famous legend Gelert's Grave, the resting place for Gelert, the faithful hound who belonged to the medieval Welsh prince, Llwelyn the Great, was wrongfully killed by his master.
Moel Siabod is the tallest mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales and from the summit you are rewarded with the most wonderful views, it is said that you can see most of the tallest peaks in Wales on a clear day. This is a classic mountain and there are a number of paths that lead to the summit, that vary in difficulty. The two main ridges are pretty rocky and at certain stages you might need to use your hands. A great place to stop is about a third of the way up where you will find a beautiful pool next to some old slate works, there is some lovely scenery here. It is a beautiful climb and is very popular with walkers, although you can climb this mountain and not encounter anyone, it offers a real sense of solace. It will take you about five hours to climb and ensure you have suitable clothing and footwear. Moel Siabod is definitely worth the climb as the views on a clear day are absolutely spectacular.
Situated at the foot of the Rivals mountain range, this heritage centre houses an exhibition about the Welsh language and culture and Nant Gwrtheyrn's history.
Discover the personal and professional life of the hugely influential statesman. David Lloyd George, was a turn of the century, Liberal politician who became leader of Britain's national government in 1916. As Prime Minister he led the country out of World War One and his government gave women the vote in 1918. A fascinating character who played an important role in shaping the history of Britain and the Liberal Party.
This castle is a marvellous sight to behold; its twin-towered gatehouse sitting high and majestic atop a rocky hill which juts dramatically out into Tremadog Bay. Built in the 13th Century over three phases, speculation still exists as to which areas of the castle belong to which building period.
This small manor house has exceptional views towards Abersoch and Pwllheli, over a 4 mile stretch of beach called Hell's Mouth Bay. Visitors can wander around the ornamental garden or woodland walks, the perfect place for a picnic.
Y Lasynys Fawr is located in an isolated and unusual position and enjoys the shelter of the hills, it would have taken some effort to build the house here. Much of the remaining external stone walls were constructed around the 16th century, there is a panel from the 17th century that indicates that internal upgrades were made at this time. There is a stone staircase that takes you from the Great Hall up to the bedrooms and this is considered to date to the 15th century, so this implies that there was a structure here prior to this. Further work was undertaken in the 18th century with the property being extended and remodelled internally and these works contrast with the earlier building. This heritage house was home to the poet Ellis Wynne and is a great example of a bygone era. The emphasis here is on the structure and history of the house as opposed to the furnishings as it is sparsely furnished with a few period items. It has been well restored and preserved and consists of a maze of rooms that offers an insight into life at this time. The guides who show you around are volunteers, you will find them to be friendly, knowledgeable and most helpful. They give a interesting and informative history of the house and as well as lots of interesting facts on Ellis Wynne. The house is open from the 1st April until 31st October from 1.00pm to 4.00pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, there is a nominal charge to view the property. Y Lasynys Fawr is a beautiful property with many interesting features and gives a wonderful insight into how people used to live, as well as having lovely views of the local countryside.
Caernarfon Castle is an imposing structure that dominates the town, it is most certainly one of the most remarkable of Wales's castles, and it is not surprising it has World Heritage prominence. Built in 1824 it has a long and interesting history and has played an important role in shaping the town and surrounding areas, there are interpretation panels to tell the story of the castle. In a lovely location on the banks of the river Seiont stands this majestic building complete with Polygonal towers, the Eagle Tower being the most remarkable of these, and providing the most astounding views out over the town and surrounding countryside. Another feature of this castle are the colour coded stones that are strategically organised in bands. The castle houses the Royal Welsh Fusiliers museum that holds artefacts both old and new relating to the military, a full history of the Welsh Fusiliers, medals, guns, uniforms, pictures, weapons and much more. Be prepared touring the castle does involve a lot of stairs so may not be suitable for everyone. The staff are friendly and informative and the admission charge is very reasonable. Caernarfon Castle is an amazing and interesting historic monument that will provide many hours of enjoyment.
Amgueddfa Llechi Welsh Slate Museum celebrates the North Wales slate industry which roofed the industrial revolution. This popular tourist attraction is a pocket of history for locals living in North Wales. Visitors can enjoy slate splitting demonstrations by craftsmen and a close up exploration of the largest working water wheel in mainland Britain.
The Welsh Slate Museum is much more interesting than the name suggests, it is an industrial museum housed in an old slate works, located in the scenic and lovely countryside of Llyn Padarn. Taking a step back in time you get to see first hand how these buildings were actually used, as workshops and how they were an integral part of the local industry. The museum has been staged so it looks like the workers have just stopped working, there are talks, demonstrations and video presentations to give an actual perspective of quarry life. There is a row of quarry men houses onsite so you can see how these workers lived, as well as the Chief Engineer's House, see the differences. Craftsmen give demonstrations on slate-splitting, who make it look so easy but it is really a skilled job. Blacksmiths also demonstrate their craft as they create a range of objects. Take an intriguing tour of the workshops, forges, iron and brass foundry, see a functional steam locomotive and the majestic Waterwheel that provided the power for the machinery needed to make the tools. The staff are friendly and helpful and will answer any questions you might have. There is a playground for the children complete with a zip wire where they can expel the last of that energy, a popular stop. The Welsh Slate Museum is free and makes for an interesting day out for all the family regardless of the weather. The cafe onsite offers a choice of hot and cold drinks and serves a nice selection of refreshments.
When visiting Wales why not catch up on some fascinating history when viewing exhibitions in the art gallery? The gallery includes paintings, photography and sculptures. Take a few moments to browse through the museum shop and maybe take home a beautiful souvenir.
Situated near Bangor this neo-Norman 19th Century castle lies between Snowdonia and the Menai Straits. Tour the inside of the castle not forgetting the one ton slate bed made especially for Queen Victoria. On leaving the house, be sure to visit the National Trust shop, cafe and local art exhibitions.