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Portmeirion Village

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 (13 miles, 21 km)

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Mermaid Spa Portmeirion

A haven of tranquillity overlooking the Dwyryd Estuary

In or near Portmeirion (13 miles, 21 km)

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Penrhyn Castle

A massive neo-norman fantasy castle crammed with fascinating things including carvings, handmade wallpaper and paintings. With shop, tea rooms and events.

In or near Bangor (15 miles, 25 km)

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Rafting the Graveyard rapid on the Afon Tryweryn

The National White Water Centre has over 30 years of experience in providing white water rafting at the best summer white water facility in the UK.

In or near Bala (12 miles, 19 km)

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Llyn Brenig Lake

Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre is the starting point for a visit to Llyn Brenig - whether you intend to walk or cycle one of the waymarked trails, go fishing, or picnic on the lakeside.

In or near Corwen (14 miles, 23 km)

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Yr Ysgwrn

Yr Ysgwrn is not your typical Welsh farmhouse. By protecting and enhancing the site the aim is to share the story of Hedd Wyn and the universal messages of Yr Ysgwrn to all who visit.

In or near Trawsfynydd (11 miles, 18 km)

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Aberconwy House

National Trust owned 14th-century merchant's house.

In or near Conwy (16 miles, 26 km)

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Coed Y Brenin

Coed y Brenin visitor centre 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.

In or near Dolgellau (16 miles, 26 km)

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Ffestiniog Railway

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 (13 miles, 22 km)

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Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon)

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.

Rail Route: Caernarfon to Porthmadog.

In or near Caernarfon (17 miles, 27 km)

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Ty Mawr Wybrnant

A traditional stone-built upland 16th-century farmhouse, birthplace of Bishop William Morgan, the first translator of the whole bible into Welsh.

In or near Betws-y-Coed (2 miles, 3 km)

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Snowdon Mountain Railway new Heritage Carriage

Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 3,560ft dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.

In or near Llanberis (11 miles, 17 km)

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Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog)

The WHR (Porthmadog) is a small, friendly railway where the train ride is just part of the experience. Free guided tours at the sheds. Vintage train.

In or near Porthmadog (13 miles, 21 km)

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Coedydd Aber National Nature Reserve

The main attraction for visitors to Coedydd Aber has long been the reserve’s spectacular waterfall, but the valley is home to a diverse range of habitats, from mixed woodland to grassland.

In or near Conwy (13 miles, 21 km)

 
Conwy Suspension Bridge & Toll House

Elegant suspension bridge and toll-keeper's house adjacent to Conwy Castle.

In or near Conwy (16 miles, 26 km)

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Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve

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 (7 miles, 12 km)

 
Above Swallow Falls Gwydir Forest

Car park with a view and the gateway to Swallow Falls Ty’n Llwyn means ‘house in the grove’. This is a great place to have a picnic with a view (tables provided) Grid Ref: SH 766 583

In or near Betws-y-Coed (7 miles, 11 km)

 
Mary Jones World

Mary Jones World in Bala is an award-winning state of the art visitor centre & cafe that tells the story of Mary Jones and Thomas Charles, and the impact of world's best-selling book – on Wales and the world!

In or near Bala (15 miles, 25 km)

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