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Not only is it a great place to explore in its own right, it’s also a terrific place to start your Snowdonia adventure on the Ffestiniog or Welsh Highland Railway. This historic harbour town has some great shops and cafes, a maritime museum and terrific views. Relax in our award-winning pub and restaurant, or soak up the sunshine on our patio with a cold drink while gleaming steam trains bustle past
Blaenau Ffestiniog is famous as being the town that roofed the world and was once the slate capital of Wales. Just over an hour from Porthmadog, it features some of the best adventure attractions anywhere in the UK – zip wires, mountain bike tracks and even underground trampolines. Also check out the deep mine tour, It’s A Small World and the town walk.
Caernarfon is one of the most historic towns in Wales. With its magnificent castle – right alongside the Welsh Highland station – one of the best-preserved walled towns in the UK and fascinating harbour, it’s the ideal location for a day out. Just over two hours from Porthmadog, this has to be one of the best value days out anywhere in the UK.
Beddgelert could well be the prettiest village in Snowdonia, set in stunning scenery with a wide range of shops, pubs and cafes and is just 40 minutes from Porthmadog. Visit the grave of Gelert, the faithful hound of legend and explore the village that was the inspiration for the adventures of Rupert Bear. As a bonus, your journey takes you through some of the finest scenery anywhere in the world.
A return to beautiful Tan y Bwlch takes roughly 40 minutes in each direction. This tranquil location features woodland and lakeside walks, plus our own café featuring delicious home-made cakes and pastries with a kid’s play area alongside.