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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3 months ago

Seren Wib Holiday Cottage

Well, after the last posting when we were looking forward to an imminent spring, things took a turn back to winter so it was just as well that gloves and woolly hats were still at the ready! Here in Snowdonia, as well as in many other parts of the British Isles, we have had lots of snow, ice and very cold temperatures, but it hasn’t kept us in as the scenery has been spectacular and there is always a hot fire to come back to. The gardens at Plas Brondanw looked amazing as snow fell silently, earlier in the week but then the wind howled for three days pushing snow in front of it as it blasted through the landscape leaving frozen lakes and waterfalls in its wake. Llyn Hafod y Llyn and Llyn Mair are completely frozen and the waterfalls above Tanygrisiau gradually froze to a standstill. There is a Welsh word for the long, bitter end to winter which is ‘hirlwm’ and this year we have been sensing it. Spring really must be just around the corner now! ...

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