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Local attractions

Portmeirion
With only being a 20 minute drive from the campsite, visiting the picturesque village of Portmeirion is a must. Built by Clough Williams Ellis between 1925 and 1975, the Italian inspired village attracts thousands of tourists every year, with its colourful buildings and breathtaking views it’s not hard to tell why. With restaurants, cafes, shops, woodland walks and even free guided tours, it’s the perfect day out for the whole family.

Approx 9 miles, about a 20 minute drive from the campsite.
www.portmeirion.wales

Zip World Llechwedd
Home to a wealth of North Wales slate mining history, Slate Caverns now houses world-first underground and above-ground adventures. With views across Snowdonia from the top of Titan 2, where you can zip 1080m from half the height of Snowdon to the world’s only subterranean playground of its kind, Bounce Below, and Caverns, the most incredible underground adventure zip line and adventure course – there is something for everyone in all weathers.
Bounce Below is the first facility of its kind in the world, located at the Zip World Titan site near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales. Hidden underground in a 176-year old disused cavern, that is twice the size of St Paul's Cathedral, you will find this subterranean playground, installed with huge 'bouncy nets'!

Approx 18 miles, about a 30 minute drive from the campsite.
www.zipworld.co.uk

Adventure Parc Snowdonia
Home to a world-first inland surf lagoon, indoor and outdoor adventures, the Hilton Garden Inn Snowdonia and the Wave Garden Spa. Award-winning year-round adventure and hospitality, in Conwy, North Wales.

Approx 37 miles, about an hours drive from the campsite.
www.adventureparcsnowdonia.com

Llanystumdwy
Small village near Cricieth, childhood home of David Lloyd George. Village has a museum dedicated to one of the greatest statesmen of the 20th century – he introduced the old-age pension, led the country as Prime Minister during World War One, and gave women the vote. Also home to Tŷ Newydd National Writers’ Centre for Wales. Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm/Animal Park and Dragon Raiders Paintball, segways and Bear Grylls Survival Academy both close by.
Approx 8 miles, about a 15 minute drive from the campsite.

Cricieth
Victorian charm comes to the seaside – with a medieval castle thrown in for good measure. Cricieth’s two beaches are separated by a headland fortress with a fascinating, eventful history. The little resort is full of Victorian character – and flowers. Numerous restaurants and quality hotels, many with dreamy views across Cardigan Bay. Perfect spot for exploring Snowdonia’s mountains and the Llŷn Peninsula. Excellent coarse fishing nearby at Bron Eifion’s six-acre lake.

Llanystumdwy
Small village near Cricieth, boyhood home of David Lloyd George. Village has a museum dedicated to one of the greatest statesmen of the 20th century – he introduced the old-age pension, led the country as Prime Minister during World War One, and gave women the vote. Also home to Tŷ Newydd National Writers’ Centre for Wales. Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm/Animal Park and Dragon Raiders Paintball, segways and Bear Grylls Survival Academy both close by.

Porthmadog
Busy harbour town with a good range of shops and attractions, including nearby Portmeirion. You can’t keep narrow-gauge railway enthusiasts away. Porthmadog is a major hub, with no less than three lines - the Ffestiniog (running to Blaenau Ffestiniog), the shorter Welsh Highland Heritage (with its excellent hands-on railway museum) and the similarly named but separate Welsh Highland (all the way to Caernarfon). Actually, there are four, for the Welsh Highland Heritage also has a tiny miniature line which uses coal from its bigger brother broken down into smaller lumps! Trains were not the only mode of transport in Porthmadog’s history as an important hub based on the slate industry. The town’s Maritime Museum tells the story of how the town grew rapidly in the 19th century from open fields to a thriving slate exporting and shipbuilding port for handsome three-masted schooners known as Western Ocean Yachts. Porthmadog’s best-loved landmark is The Cob, a mile-long embankment across the estuary that shaped the destiny of the town. Porthmadog is a good base for walkers and cyclists – follow the Wales Coast Path and Lôn Ardudwy bike route.

Trawsfynydd
Another well-located walking and cycling base close to mountains and the trails in the Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Since 2013 a new building and jetty is in place for users of the lake, including anglers, kayakers, cyclists, walkers and birdwatchers. Visit Llys Ednowain Hostel and Heritage Centre which gives a glimpse into the local culture and history of Trawsfynydd and Yr Ysgwrn, home of Hedd Wyn, Poet of Y Gadair Ddu (‘The Black Chair').

Tremadog
Architecturally pleasing village with elegant, spacious town square, created by 19th-century entrepreneur William Madocks (who also built The Cob at Porthmadog). Birthplace of TE Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia).