Being centrally located between Snowdonia, Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula, there are numerous and varied activities and attractions.

Be busy doing nothing or nothing but busy, the choice is yours!


A lively university town. Bangor may be one of the smallest cities in Britain, but that doesn’t prevent it from having what is said to be the longest High Street in Wales.

Bangor Garth Pier - click here

Penrhyn Castle - click here



Gwynedd’s County town, home to Wales’ most famous Castle built by Edward I (also a World Heritage Site). Plenty of attractions, places to eat and shops selling local produce

Caernarfon Castle - click here

The Welsh Highland Railway starts by Caernarfon Castle - click here

Menai Straits Pleasure Cruises - click here



CricciethCharming seaside town with two beaches separated by a spectacular headland castle, chosen as the cover of a new calendar to mark the 25th anniversary of Cadw, the organisation that cares for Wales’s historic sites. 

Criccieth Castle - click here



Village blessed with superb lakeside location at the foot of Snowdon – and an exceptional range of things to see and do.

National Slate Museum - click here

Llanberis Lake Railway - click here

Snowdon Mountain Railway - click here

Snowdon Star, Llanberis Lake Cruises - click here

Dolbadarn Castle - click here

Electric Mountain - click here




Flourishing harbour town ideally located as a gateway to the Snowdonia National Park. There are hills and mountains above (including Moel y Gest at 860ft/262m) and the lovely Glaslyn Estuary to the east.

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway - click here



If you are feeling energetic then there are unrivalled facilities to go walking, climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding, cycling, windsurfing, diving, white water rafting, running, or sailing….. the list is endless!
However if you prefer doing something a little more relaxing, such as painting, photography, golf or fishing, then this is also the place for you.


Beacon Climbing for beginners or experts - click here

Coasteering - click here

Horse Riding - click here

TrainsThe Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you right to the top of Mount Snowdon – all 3,560 ft of it! Enjoy the stunning scenery as you sip a coffee in brand new Hafod Eryri visitor centre.

Snowdon Mountain Railway - click here

The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways narrow-gauge steam railway link between Caernarfon and Beddgelert is now open and travels through beautiful countryside.

The Welsh Highland Railway - click here

The Cambrian Coast railway will give you the opportunity to see the wonderful coastline from Pwllheli to Aberystwyth.

Cambrian Railway - click here

BeachesPorthdinllaen, like Whistling Sands, is a National Trust beach. It’s a fabulous spot, with a snug headland, lifeboat station, cluster of cottages and famous pub – the Tŷ Coch Inn – overlooking a perfect crescent of sand. Neighbouring Nefyn has more of the same – two miles of curving, broad and gently shelving sands ideal for beach games, sheltered by a headland at its western corner.

From here, the mountains of Yr Eifl plunge into the sea in a curtain of cliffs. The next time you’re likely to take a paddle is at Trefor, a former quarrying village with a quiet beach of sand and shingle, a little quay and pier.

Nant Gwrtheyrn is a former granite quarrying village that lies in splendid isolation - click here

In contrast, Dinas Dinlle at the mouth of the Menai Strait is on a grand scale – miles of superb sands, easy parking, attractive promenade and play areas.

Caernarfon Airport with pleasure flights over Snowdonia is based at Dinas Dinlle - click here

On our north coast, the small, mountain-backed seaside resort of Llanfairfechan remains faithful to its Victorian roots. It’s one of the North Wales coast’s quieter beaches, with a pretty promenade, amusements and beautiful sunsets with views across Conwy Bay to Anglesey. Penmaenmawr, a few miles further along, is cast in the same mould – and it’s also popular with sailing enthusiasts.

PortmeirionThere are many lovely gardens to visit in the surrounding area – Portmeirion and Plas Brondanw were created by Sir Clough William-Ellis and the gardens at Plas Newydd and Plas-yn-Rhiw have marvellous colours for you to enjoy.

Portmeirion - click here

Plas Brondanw - click here

Plas Newydd - click here

Plas yn Rhiw - click here

CaernarfonVisit the castles at Caernarfon, Conway or Harlech to sample some authentic medieval atmosphere.

Caernarfon Castle - click here

Conway Castle - click here

Harlech Castle - click here

In addition to the glorious beaches, youngsters in your party might enjoy visiting Greenwood Forest Park or the Glasfryn Activity Park and Bowling Centre.


Greenwood Forest Park - click here

Glasfryn Activity Park - click here

Redline Indoor Karting - click here

Dwyfor Rabbit Farm - click here

The Play Centre at Bangor - click here

Gypsy Wood - click here

Pili Palas - click here

Sea Zoo - click here

Piggery Pottery - click here

The Fun Centre at Caernarfon - click here

"We have travelled far and wide over the years, but our week here at the Fox’s-Lair, scenery, weather and your hospitality, just wonderful."

E&M J. Cambs.

"Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, good weather, comfortable accommodation and the sunsets were “out of this world”. Very welcoming hosts. "

Family E-------- Tyne&Wear.




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