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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 (19 miles, 30 km)

Visit Wales VAQAS

 

Situated in a commanding position in the Welsh Marches, the castle's austere exterior contrasts with the elegant state rooms within.

In or near Chirk (6 miles, 9 km)

Visit Wales VAQASNational Trust

 

Explore a much-loved home, garden and 1,200-acre estate filled with the stories of a family and their servants.

In or near Wrexham (8 miles, 13 km)

Visit Wales VAQASNational Trust

 

Why not hire one of our bikes when you visit Lake Vyrnwy? Take a pleasant ride around the lake and experience some of the most beautiful scenery in Mid Wales.

In or near Lake Vyrnwy (19 miles, 31 km)

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This is an ideal place to gather information about the Clwydian Range and buy your countryside essentials. From maps to Nordic Poles and wildlife ID sheets. Open everyday exc Xmas eve/day. Cafe open 10am-5pm 7 days a week Grid Ref:SJ000628

In or near Mold (11 miles, 18 km)

 

Fly fishing at Lake Vyrnwy started in 1818 after the lake was flooded and stocked with 40,000 loch leven brown trout. This reservoir is the world’s second oldest manmade trout fishery.

In or near Lake Vyrnwy (19 miles, 31 km)

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The RSPB welcomes you to our shop by the dam, with its wide range of gifts and books, from where you can access nature trails and information about the surrounding countryside.

In or near Lake Vyrnwy (19 miles, 31 km)

Visit Wales VAQAS

 

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 (20 miles, 32 km)

Adventure Activities Licensing AuthorityWelsh Canoeing AssociationTripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceVisit Wales Activity Tourism Accreditation

 

Haimwood Shooting Ground is situated at the centre of a triangle formed by the market towns of Shrewsbury, Welshpool and Oswestry in the unspoilt Welsh countryside.

In or near Llanymynech (19 miles, 30 km)

 

Alyn Waters is the largest Country Park in the Wrexham area & has waymarked woodland, grassland & riverside trails within the beautiful Alyn Valley.

 

Straddling the border between England and Wales, the reserve lies at the southern end of the carboniferous limestone outcrop that stretches from Anglesey and the Great Orme at Llandudno.

In or near Llanymynech (15 miles, 24 km)

 

Ty Mawr Country Park lies on the banks of the River Dee in the beautiful Vale of Llangollen, part of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area out Outstanding Natural Beauty

 

Majestic sessile oaks have nurtured this quiet corner of Wales for over 400 years providing leafy cover for plants and animals and creating a 'wild wood'.

In or near Welshpool (20 miles, 32 km)

 

A standard gauge heritage railway located beside the historic Dee Bridge in Llangollen that journeys 10 miles through the picturesque Dee Valley to the town of Corwen. Please note that for 2020 we are only running to CARROG.

Rail Route: Llangollen - Carrog

In or near Llangollen (2 miles, 3 km)

 

The Cambrian Heritage Railways operate a 1200 metre section of line from a replica, period station at Llynclys South, to Pen-y-Garreg Lane, Pant. All passenger trains are heritage diesel multiple units.

In or near Oswestry (14 miles, 22 km)

 

The headquarters of the Cambrian Heritage Railways can be found in Oswald Road at Oswestry, next door to the Cambrian Railways museum; a short section of line is in operation here.

Rail Route: From Oswestry Station.

In or near Oswestry (11 miles, 17 km)

 

Ruthin gaol is the only purpose-built Pentonville style prison open to the public as a heritage attraction.

In or near Ruthin (10 miles, 16 km)

Visit Wales VAQAS

 

The earliest and most unusual of Wales’s English-built castles

In or near Flint (18 miles, 29 km)

Cadw Welsh Government