Things to do

Below we have listed our local towns and villages and a few places we recommend to eat or activities of interest

Welsh Highland Railway – the longest narrow gauge railway in the country. Running from Caernarfon down the Gwyrfai valley below the peak of Mount Snowdon to the village of Beddgelert then on down the Aberglaslyn pass to the old flood planes to Portmadoc.

Caernarfon

The Royal town with its historic Castle2013-11-10 14.58.23 draws many visitors to the town. A number of interesting exhibits can be found in the castle and what a view of the Menai Straits and the old town can be seen from its ramparts.

Segontium Roman Fort – yes the Romans got all the way from Italy over 2000 years ago, building a large fort above the town.

Feeling ready for a  nibble? The town has a number of good places from small friendly cafes to restaurants. Try the historic The Black Boy Inn provides some lovely food or The WAL restaurant, the Harbour / Table Table and the Galeri both down by the Victoria Dock area.

Beddgelert

One of the most picturesque villages in Snowdonia. Set around the rivers Glaslyn and Colwyn with an intriguing legend of mans best friend ‘Gelert’.

With lovely walking trails from the village down the Glaslyn Gorge or follow the new cycle and footpath towards Rhyd Ddu through the Beddgelert forest. Below is a local favourite of Llyn Llywelyn.DSCF1084

Llanberis

An old slate village set at the foot of Wales most famous mountain ‘Snowdon‘. Enjoy  the views over Llyn Padarn and explore times gone by in the National Slate Museum – don’t miss the patter from the slate splitting demonstration.

If you don’t fancy trekking to the top of Snowdon on foot you could take the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Yes! a rack and pinion train runs to the top, here the tales of how this great feat of putting a track up a mountain was done while you travel up to the top. Remember to take some extra clothing for the top even if it’s lovely and warm in the village. It’s 1085m in height and the weather differs greatly.

Electric Mountain – spent enough time on the mountains then why not head inside one. Here you will find the biggest Hydro Electric Power station in the country.

North Wales is seen my many as the Heart of Adventure – below we think you will agree is an inspirational video giving you a tiny taste of what you can do up here.

To access a useful map of places to go and things to do click here to visit the OutdoorNorthWales site .

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