PLACES & BEACHES TO VISIT

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Corris Craft Centre & King Arthurs Labyrinth

 

This is on the A487 between Dolgellau & Machynlleth road. There are several craft blocks with different crafts in the workshops, a restaurant  and play area. The King Arthur Labyrinth is great, you get into boats with guides and it takes you into the mountain along a stream whilst they tell you the story of King Arthur.

 

Centre of Alternative Technology

 

This is on the same road as above but closer to Machynlleth. They have children's activities in the holidays but this is a good day out to find out about how to do things the eco way.

 

Tal-y-llyn Railway

 

This is at Wharf Station in Tywyn, just past the Co-op. It is a 7 mile + steam railway where you can get off to look around and then get back on again.

 

The Cregannon Lakes

 

Head towards Arthog from Fairbourne, the Lakes are signposted as you go out of Arthog on the right hand side. This road is steep and winding and single track, but when you get onto the top the walks and sights are wonderful.

 

Dolgoch Falls

 

Go through Llwyngwril and head towards Tywyn. When you get to Bryncrug turn off left before the bridge, this takes you to Dolgoch Falls. You will need good walking boots, something to drink and a bite to eat to keep you going. Some of the route is very steep but well worth it. When you come back down stop at the restaurant and have a cream tea and ice-cream.

 

Lovely Walk to Barmouth

 

Go out of Fairbourne and drive towards Arthog and turn left into Arthog Station. You can park here and there are two walks. One is along the cycle track along the estuary towards Dolgellau. The other one is to go across teh Estuary Bridge and go into Barmouth. There is a small charge for using the bridge but it is a return ticket, and when the person finishes work, it's free.

As you go into Barmouth the first little pub on the right is always busy and sells food, just past Linda's Shop is the best chip shop. Along the harbour front is an ice-cream parlour, pizza place and other eating places. There are more in the town also. We go over for Tea and then walk it off on the return journey.

 

Betws-y-coed

 

This is a lovely place, it has shops, park, walks by the river which is lovely. If you go to the top end of Betws-y-coed and walk up the river you will find a safe area for children to play in the river under your supervision of course.

 

Fairy Glen

 

This is at Betws-y-coed and you will find a path that goes by the Fairy Glen Hotel which is by the A470.

 

Swallow Falls

 

These are wonderful and there is a big Pub/Hotel opposite. It is situated on the A5 between Capel Curig and Betws-y-coed.

 

Llanwrst

 

This has a Church, walks, burial chamber, mountain zoo and lake.

 

Llanberis

 

There is Dolbadon Castle, mountain pass, slate museum, railway, Snowdon Mountain railway which is a wonderful trip and a Church. The drive through Llanberis and the mountains is wonderful.

 

 

Blaenau Ffestiniog

 

This is the main area for slate and has great slate mines to visit. If you have never been in one before then this is the area to visit. There are also slate shops and railway.

 

Porthmadog

 

This has a woollen mill, maritime museum, town and railway.

 

Portmeirion

 

This is not far from Porthmadog and is where "The Prisoner" was filmed. It is very different, but well worth visiting to see the wonderful buildings.

 

Bala

 

This is a fantastic lake with loads of water sports, it also has a railway and a town.

 

Lake Vyrnwy

 

This is a manmade lake with 16000 acres of RSPB reserve to enjoy.

BEACHES TO VISITouble click me.

Fairbourne Beach

 

This is a Blue Flag Beach and is reasonably safe, but please do not go to the top end by the estuary, and always ensure that any children are totally supervised.

 

Llwyngwril Beach

 

Is a pebble and stone beach but has fantastic rock pools for fishing with nets.

 

Tywyn Beach

 

Is a large beach and great for bodyboarding and surfing, usually in windy weather and it is calm in good weather.

 

Aberdovey Beach

 

Is suitable if you go over the sand dunes through the golf course. It is not safe by the estuary, but crab fishing from the pier at full tide is brilliant and it gets busy.

 

Barmouth Beach

 

The middle/top end of the beach is good and blue flag, but do not go near the estuary end.

 

Harlech Beach

 

This beach is great and has loads of sand dunes to explore in and loads of sand.

 

There are lots more places to explore and enjoy around this area. There are brochures in the bungalow about these. Please use them but replace them for other visitors to use.