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The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the world, established in 1832.

Rail Route: Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

In or near Porthmadog (6 miles, 10 km)

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Plas yn Rhiw is an early 17th-century Manor House in North Wales. The estate consists of a small perfectly formed house of Tudor/Georgian style as well as an ornamental garden superb views of Hell's Mouth Bay and the Llyn Peninsula.

In or near Pwllheli (17 miles, 27 km)

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A traditional stone-built 16th-century farmhouse, the birthplace of the first translator of the whole bible into Welsh, Tudor Bishop William Morgan. The Uplands walk through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

In or near Betws-y-Coed (20 miles, 32 km)

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Set on the shores of the Menai Strait amidst breathtakingly beautiful scenery, this elegant house was redesigned by James Wyatt in the 18th century.

In or near Llanfairpwllgwyngyll (18 miles, 29 km)

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Sea fishing trips depart from Barmouth harbour daily, tides and weather permitting. Local boats cater for parties and details can be obtained from Barmouth TIC. For more information contact the local secretary 01341 422706

In or near Barmouth (18 miles, 29 km)

 

The Golf Club is a Community Project with a 1,000 yard hole par 3 course set in an idyllic location and open to the general public. It is challenging enough for the old hands, but not too daunting for beginners.

 

Britain's only public track and pinion mountain railway runs from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon at 3,560ft, the highest mountain in England and Wales.

In or near Llanberis (14 miles, 22 km)

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A haven of tranquillity overlooking the Dwyryd Estuary

In or near Portmeirion (8 miles, 13 km)

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Ty'n y Groes car park and riverside picnic area is the gateway to three forest walks, from an all ability trail with the tallest trees in Coed y Brenin (and downloadable Ty'n y Groes MP3 audio trail) OS Grid Reference: SH 730 233

 

Cwm Idwal was the first officially recognised National Nature Reserve in Wales; it was given this status by the Nature Conservancy Council in 1954. Along with Cadair Idris, Cwm Idwal was a favourite haunt of Charles Darwin.

In or near Llanberis (16 miles, 26 km)

 

The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is a small, friendly railway where the train ride is just part of the experience. Free guided tours at the heritage centre. Vintage train.

In or near Porthmadog (6 miles, 10 km)

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This is a lovely quiet picnic spot in sheltered woodland and an easily accessible lake rich in birdlife just 100 meters from the car park OS Grid Ref: SH413669

In or near Newborough (15 miles, 25 km)

 

The Welsh Highland Railway is the UK's longest heritage railway and runs for 25 miles from Caernarfon where trains start from beneath the castle walls for the journey to Porthmadog.

Rail Route: Caernarfon to Porthmadog.

In or near Caernarfon (13 miles, 22 km)

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Coed y Brenin visitor centre near Dolgellau, is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.

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This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it.

In or near Minffordd (8 miles, 13 km)

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Gwaith Powdwr is a decommissioned explosive works, which was taken over by the North Wales Wildlife Trust in the late 1990's and is now a flourishing nature reserve.

In or near Penrhyndeudraeth (10 miles, 16 km)

 

Arthog Bog is located between Dolgellau and Fairbourne and is a small wetland and a wonderful place to see weird and wonderful plants, flowers, butterflies and birds.

 

The joy of the 120 acre Crafnant Nature Reserve is its atmosphere. You sense the antiquity of the ancient oaks at the northern (Crafnant) end, encrusted in the greys and greens of lichens, mosses, liverworts and the epiphytic ferns.