A Snowdonian Holiday Cottage in a superb location

We list below some of the attractions of North Wales. The list is linked to the attraction’s web site, where possible, with more information available.

Within walking distance

Forest, lake and mountain walks

Plas Tan y Bwlch, Garden, Tea Room and Tree Trail

Tan y Bwlch Station (on the Ffestiniog Railway)

Rhyd is on Cycle Route 82

trainAll Wales Coastal Path (joined through the forest where it winds inland above the Traeth Estuary)

Within a 15 minute drive

Aberglaslyn Pass

Beddgelert

Porthmadog (home of the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways)

Borth y Gest (sandy coves and beaches)

The Glaslyn Ospreys (www.glaslynwildlife.co.uk)

Village shop, café, delicatessen

The Brondanw Arms

The Oakeley Arms

Plas Brondanw Garden and Cafe

Portmeirion

Within a 30 minute drive

Harlech Castle

Black Rock sands

Criccieth

Llanstrumdwy (for The Lloyd George Museum)

Blaneau Ffestiniog (for Slate Mines, Zip Wires and Bounce Below)

Snowdon Footpaths

Sygun Copper Mine

Dolwyddelan Castle

Betws y Coed and Swallow Falls

Coed y Brennin

A little further afield

Aberdaron (for trips to Bardsey Island)

Caernarfon Castle

Barmouth (for the Panoramic Walk)

Anglesey for Plas Newydd (National Trust), South Stack Lighthouse, Beaumaris, Plas Cadnant

and Puffin Island

Bodnant Garden

Llandudno

Shell Island

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Zip World at Bethesda

Penrhyn Castle (National Trust)

Plas yn Rhiw (National Trust)

Web Sites

For Tourist Information

www.visitsnowdonia.info

For information on Gardens

www.gardenstovisit.net

For Cycling in North Wales

www.cyclingnorthwales.co.uk

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Snow and Snowdrops in Snowdonia! It has been a fairly cold winter up here on the flanks of the Moelwyns with plenty of snow on the tops for winter walkers to enjoy, or simply to admire and enjoy from the comfort and warmth of the fireside! But the days are lengthening noticeably now and the first signs of spring are appearing with carpets of Snowdrops at Plas yn Rhiw and along David Lloyd George’s walk along the Afon Dwyfor where we also spotted a few early Crocus. The sheep have been brought lower down on the mountains with extra nourishment provided for them and their unborn lambs. Lambing is quite late in this part of Snowdonia and they are probably not due until around Easter, unlike further down Pen Llyn, near Plas yn Rhiw where the first lambs have already arrived. Soon the daffodils will be out and we will know that spring has truly arrived but in the meantime, woolly hats and mitts remain at the ready ...

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