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Artisans Cycle Hire

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 (12 miles, 19 km)

Food Standards Hygiene (Very Good)

 
Mary Jones World

Mary Jones World is a new state of the art visitor and education centre 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 (1 miles, 2 km)

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Yr Ysgrwn

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 (13 miles, 20 km)

Visit Wales VAQASFood Standards Hygiene (Very Good)

 
The Packhorse Bridge

Melin Meirion Mill Shop and Cafe is on the A470 between Machynlleth and Dolgellau near the village of Dinas Mawddwy.

In or near Dinas-Mawddwy (14 miles, 23 km)

Food Standards Hygiene (Very Good)

 
Bala Lake Railway

One of the Great Little Trains of Wales, the railway offers a delightful 9 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train along the shores of Wales' largest natural lake.

Rail Route: Llanuwchllyn - Bala

In or near Bala (5 miles, 7 km)

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Ystradlyn Centre

Cadair Idris Visitor Centre & Tea Room is 250 metres from the car park and the Minffordd path to the Cadair Idris summit passes by them.

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Carriage driving at Dyfnant Forest

Hendre Car Park is the starting point for the carriage driving routes in the Dyfnant Forest. Experience beautiful countryside and breathtaking views. OS grid Ref: SJ 029148

In or near Lake Vyrnwy (14 miles, 23 km)

 
Whitewater rafting at National White Water Centre

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 (4 miles, 6 km)

Adventure Activities Licensing AuthorityWelsh Canoeing AssociationVisit Wales Activity Tourism Accreditation

 
Encaustic Painting

Art studio open to the public by arrangement. Please contact me to make arrangments to view the artwork.

In or near Bala (1 miles, 1 km)

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

 
 
Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

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 (14 miles, 22 km)

Visit Wales VAQASFood Standards Hygiene (Very Good)

 
RSPB Lake Vyrnwy

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 (12 miles, 19 km)

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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 (18 miles, 28 km)

 
Tower Restaurant

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 (12 miles, 19 km)

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Llangollen Railway Plc

A standard gauge heritage railway located beside the historic Dee Bridge (built in 1345) in Llangollen that journeys 10 miles through the picturesque Dee Valley to the town of Corwen.

Rail Route: Llangollen - Corwen

In or near Llangollen (18 miles, 29 km)

 
Dolwyddelan Castle

Dolwyddelan, a mountain stronghold of the Welsh Princes, stands in a magnificent location deep in Snowdonia. It was built between about 1210 and 1240 by Llywelyn the Great to control a strategic pass through his mountainous kingdom.

In or near Dolwyddelan (16 miles, 26 km)

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Coed Pendugwm

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 (17 miles, 28 km)

 
Nantclwyd y Dre

Take a trip through the seven ages of Nantclwyd y Dre, Wales’s oldest dated timbered town house. The house was started in 1435 and has been added to, updated and upgraded throughout the centuries.

In or near Ruthin (18 miles, 30 km)

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