Places to Visit

"Beddgelert is undoubtedly Snowdonia's loveliest village.

Its stone built dwellings, inns and hotels are surrounded by the finest scenery in North Wales. Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales, dominates the skyline a few miles to the north.

The beautiful Aberglaslyn Pass and the Nant Gwynant valley are near-neighbours. Wooded vales, rocky slopes and mountain lakes fill the surrounding countryside."
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Beddgelert Forest, is set in a stunning location, it was planted by the Forestry commission in 1926, replacing a previous forest in the area. The forest lies about a mile to the north of Beddgelert village and it offers some breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The forest is enjoyed by walkers, cyclists and horse riders like.
Within the forest lies Llyn Llewelyn, a beautiful and peaceful lake which is a great location for an afternoon picnic!!

Beddgelert.
Beddgelert is Snowdonias prettiest village and it nestles at the foot of mount Snowdon. It offers a range of amenities to include a variety of tourist shops, along with pubs, restaurants and cafes.
By the river stands Gelerts grave which lends the village its name. According to a legend tale the stone monument marks the position of the final resting place of Prine Llewelyn's faithful hound GELERT.

Beddgelert is a great starting point for ample walks from relaxing riverside walks to more strenuous hill/mountain walks.

New to the village is a station for The Welsh Highland Railway. You can pop on the train for a day in Porthmadog or to the historic town of Caernarfon.

Betws-y-Coed is the principal village of the Snowdonia National Park. Covering more than 800 square miles, the park is a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild rocky mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests.

North Wales is an old country; geologically old, with some of the most ancient rocks in the world; old in its economy, based still on the immemorial pastoral or sheep-rearing way of life; old in culture, with traditions in poetry and music that may date back to the Bronze Age; and old in language, for the Welsh you will hear spoken everywhere in the mountain villages is Europe's oldest living language.

The village of Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park is a major tourist attraction and is only three miles from Yr Hen Stabl. Here you will find shops and eating places all with their their own individual characters.

The Snowdon Mountain Railway
The Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales.

Snowdon, at 3,560ft dominates the landscape of the Snowdonia National Park and with stunning scenery and awe-inspiring views it's a great day out for you and your family.

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Llanberis Lake Railway
Discover the timeless appeal narrow-gauge steam trains on the Llanberis Lake Railway.

The journey takes you past the 13th century Dolbadarn Castle, and runs non-stop through the Padarn Country Park, joining the 1845 slate railway route to run along the shores of Lake Padarn to Penllyn, and giving stunning views of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales.

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The Snowdon Star
Enjoy a leisurely covered boat trip on The Snowdon Star and enjoy panoramic views of Snowdonia from Padarn Lake.

Take advantage of a perfect photo opportunity and listen to the history of the surrounding area.

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National Slate Museum
The National Slate Museum is sited in the Victorian workshops built in the shadow of Elidir mountain and on the shores of Llyn Padarn.

Here you can see how the people of the area lived and worked when the slate industry was thriving.

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Electric Mountain
Electric Mountain is First Hydro Company's Visitor centre in Llanberis.

Book and underground tour and descend deep inside ancient Elidir mountain's labyrinth of dark and imposing tunnels to experience one of man's greatest engineering achievements.

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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle is one of the most impressive castles in Wales.

Edward 1's men began to build the castle around May 1283 with the material for the building of the castle, town, walls, and gates ferried in by sea. This castle is worth visiting.

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The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum has thousands of stories to tell, from the experience of a single individual to the history of entire battalions.

The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum is located within the Castle in Caernarfon, North Wales.

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Segontium
Visit Segontium in Caernarfon to learn about the Roman conquest and occupation of Wales.

The museum contains fine examples of the finds excavated from the Segontium site.

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Galeri
The Galeri is situated in Caernarfon's Victoria Dock.

The Galeri houses a 400 seat theatre/cinema, as well as art space, a bar, and a cafe.

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The Welsh Highland Railway
The Welsh Highland Railway is North Wales' newest railway where trains run on a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from Caernarfon.

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Llanddwyn on Anglesey is blessed with miles of award winning andy beach.
Read the story of St Dwynwen and Llanddwyn or go on a five-mile walk from Newborough to Llanddwyn and back.

Dinas Dinlle beach stretches for miles with large areas of sand when the tide goes down. The beach is backed up with natural pebble banks.
The beach is popular for swimming, fishing, windsurfing, surfing, canoeing, sailing, jet skiing and power boating. There are cafes and shops to visit.

Portmeirion is an enjoyable place to spend a day amongst the distinctive buildings designed by Clough Williams-Ellis.

The Prisoner, a cult 1960's television series, was filmed here.

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Inigo Jones Slate Works was founded in 1861 primarily to produce school writing slates.

The company produces craft and garden products from natural Welsh slate and they offer guided tours.

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