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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 (1 miles, 2 km)

Visit Wales VAQAS

 

A delightful ride through the glorious scenery of the Snowdonia National Park along the shore line of Wales' largest natural lake.

Rail Route: Llanuwchllyn - Bala

  • Duration: 1 hour return journey

In or near Bala (5 miles, 7 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 (12 miles, 19 km)

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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

 

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)

 

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)

 

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

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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)

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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 AssociationTripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceVisit Wales Activity Tourism Accreditation

 

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 (14 miles, 23 km)

Visit Wales VAQASNational Trust

 

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)

Eat Out to Help OutAA 1 RosetteFood Standards Hygiene (Good)Self-assessed Accessibility Information

 

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)

 

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)

 

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 (19 miles, 30 km)

 

Majestic medieval abbey was legendary for its lavish feasts Valle Crucis was truly Welsh from the moment it was founded in 1201 by Prince Madog ap Gruffydd and the ‘white monks’ of the Cistercian order.

In or near Llangollen (18 miles, 29 km)

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Walk through the beautiful garden of herbs, roses and lavender towards simple stone Rug Chapel with its little arched doorway – and prepare to be amazed.

In or near Corwen (10 miles, 16 km)

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