Useful ResourcesDiscover the Snowdonia National Park and the Llyn Peninsula, a protected ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. There is plenty to do for all the family with events, attractions and outdoor activities all set in stunning scenery. There is also a long coastline of sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and glorious estuaries. Places of interest include Heritage Sites, Castles, Steam Heritage Railways, spectacular views and lakes and walks to suit all. Local businesses including cafes, pubs, restaurants and services such as shops and garages are listed to assist you in planning your visit.
Attractions of Snowdonia
Borth-y-Gest - Friends
Marine Conservation Society
National Coastwatch Institution (North Wales)
North Wales Tourism
Northwales boat sales
Porthmadog Sailing Club
Snowdonia National Park
Things to See & Do
Beaumaris Castle → Begun in 1295, last and largest of the castles to be built by King Edward I in Wales
Bodnant Garden → Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres
Centre for Alternative Technology → A solutions driven organisation, offering practical solutions to environmental problems.
Colwyn Bay Zoo → Set in a lovely location here on the North Wales Coast
Criccieth Castle → The Welsh castle at Criccieth is a marvelous sight to behold.
Electric Mountain → One of the world's most imaginative engineering and environmental projects
Ffestiniog Railway → The Ffestiniog Railway is the Oldest Independent Railway Company in the World
Harlech Castle → A mighty castle superbly situated on a rocky crag
Llechwedd Slate Caverns → Possibly the most popular visitor attraction in North Wales!
Penrhyn Castle → This enormous neo-Norman castle sits between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait
Pili Palas Butterfly World → (Butterfly Palace). Hundreds of butterflies from all over the world can be seen here.
Portmeirion → Official Portmeirion Village website - A must visit local attraction
Snowdonia National Park → The authority homepage - With useful information about Snowdonia
Sygun Copper Mine → Family attraction situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park - Open most of the year.
Welsh Highland Railway → Information about the Welsh Highland Railway - Homepage includes events
Places to Eat
Useful Telephone Numbers
The Ship, Porthmadog Tel: 01766 512990
Borth-y-Gest The Moorings Bistro Tel: 01766 513 500
Porthmadog Hen Ffecws Bistro Tel: 01766 514 625
Tremadog The Square Bistro Tel: 01766 515451
Borth-y-Gest Glan Aber Garage Tel: 01766 512364
Borth Taxis Tel: 01766 513001
Betws y Coed Golf Club Tel 0169071055
Ffestiniog Golf Club Tel 01766 831829
Porthmadog Golf Club Tel: 01766 513828
Royal St David’s Golf Club Tel: 01766 780361
Tai Harbour Restaurant at Madoc Yacht Club Tel: 01766 515230
Spar Shop and Post Office at Morfa Bychan Tel: 01766 514759