Self catering holiday cottage in Dolwyddelan,
Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

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Penmacho Area
Ty Mawr Wybrnant (National Trust). The cottage is the birthplace of Bishop Morgan, who translated the Bible into Welsh in 1588, which ensured the future of the language. Open selected days Easter to October.

Pony Trekking  There is a riding centre at Gwydyr Stables, near Penmachno.

Betws-y-Coed Area
Conwy Falls is a spectacular waterfalls situated by A5.

Motor Museum  A unique collection of vintage and post vintage cars.

The Conway Valley Railway Museum in the old goods yard at the Station

The Bridges of Betws-y-Coed - Waterloo Bridge, built the same year as the Battle (1815).

Pont-y-Pair Bridge in the centre of the village.

Miner's Bridge - wooden footbridge over River Llugwy on the outskirts of the village.

Swallow Falls : Famous waterfalls on the River Llugwy, by the A5 between Betws-y-Coed and Capel Curig, particularly impressive after heavy rain!

Fairy Glen: The River Conwy tumbles through an attractive deep wooded glen.  Access is by path from the A470 bridge across the River Conwy.

Ty Hyll (The Ugly House) is half a mile beyond the Swallow Falls.  It is built of huge boulders

Capel Garmon is a Neolithic burial chamber which may be visited at any time.

Blaenau Ffestiniog Area
Llechwedd Slate Caverns: Here one can enter the old mine workings on the miners' tramway or by the incline railway to the deep mine.

Dam & Ffestiniog Power Station: Wales' first hydro-electric pumped storage scheme (1963). Visit the Information Centre and tour the power station or take a trip by bus up the mountain to Stwlan dam for magnificent views, or fish in the lake.

Further Afield
Ffestiniog Railway: Travel from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog on one of the Great Little Trains of Wales.  An unforgettable trip with glorious views.

Castles: North Wales is rightly renowned for its castles, including Harlech, Carnarfon, Beaumaris and Conwy.

Gardens of Wales: The National Trust Bodnant Gardens are particularly famous for their azaleas and laburnum arch.
Seaside: The sandy beaches of the West coast (Shell Island, Harlech, Llandanwg, Black Rock Sands and Criccieth) and the North coast (Colwyn Bay and Rhyl) are accessible within 40-60 minutes car drive.

Towns: Interesting historic towns of Llandudno, Conway, Porthmadog, Dolgellau and Barmouth are worth a visit.

Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula, with their sandy beaches & great coastal path and other attractions, are an hour away.

Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, may be ascended by foot or the famous Snowdon Railway and has marvellous views on a clear day.

Hill-walking The whole of Snowdonia is full of opportunities for the serious and more gentle hill walker.

Snowdonia attractions

Ty Mawr

Ty Mawr

Moel Siabod


Fairy Glen


Bodnant Gardens


Hill walking near Dolwyddelan


Dolwyddelan Castle and Snowdon