Gwynedd Travel Guide

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Llandudno

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252,507,120

Bangor

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90,234,22

Snowdonia

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162,542,1

Conwy

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154,592,27

Caernarfon

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108,424,34

Beaumaris

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66,136,5

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

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32,62,0

Barmouth

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27,148,2

Criccieth

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16,57,9

Bala

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28,131,2

Llanberis

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78,301,11

Harlech

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15,45,3

Portmeirion

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34,153,2

Holyhead

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25,37,14

Beddgelert

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28,81,2

Dolgellau

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33,243,7

Penmaenpool

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7,31,0

Pwllheli

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9,20,2

Porthmadog

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4,20,0

Menai Bridge

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5,35,0

Tal-y-Cafn

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23,38,1

Abersoch

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0,3,1

Amlwch

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0,7,0

Talsarnau

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0,0,3

Rhosneigr

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0,3,0

Capel-Curig

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1,4,0

Abergele

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0,2,2

Llandudno

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  • Never visit #Llandudno

    Llandudno Things to Do

    We been her on 14th February, 2015 for valentines. We travelled from London to Bangor on 13th Feb and lived in at #Travelodge Bangor. We visited #Llandudno beach for celebrate our 1st Valentines after our marriage. We travelled for one hour on local bus no X5 from Bangor to #Llandudno in the afternoon. The bus dropped us about 500M away from shore....

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  • Hen-Dy Hotel

    Llandudno Hotels

    From A @ M Evans Wrexham This is an extremely well run hotel which is done by David an Louise...

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  • Cafe at MOSTYN

    Llandudno Restaurants

    Before we looked round the MOSTYN, my friend and I had lunch at their wonderful Cafe Mostyn which features a mezze of dishes from Mediterranean and North Africa. We enjoyed our catch up in this installed natural lighting environment and ambiance. There are exhibitions by North Wales artists featured in the building. I ordered the vegetable tangine...

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Bangor

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  • Roman Camp

    Bangor Things to Do

    The name ‘Roman Camp’ is somewhat deceiving, in that there is no evidence of a settlement existing there in Roman Times. Archaeological findings tell us that it was in fact the Normans that first settled there. It is believed that Hugh D'Avranches, Earl of Chester, built the fort at the beginning of the 12th Century. Its design is consistent with...

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  • Hotel Clandeboye Lodge

    Bangor Hotels

    10 Estate Road, Bangor, BT19 1UR, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Take care.

    Bangor Warnings and Dangers

    I'm repeating this tip in a number of locations, because people simply don't seem to realise.The mountains of Snowdonia are not high in comparison with others in the world. It's easy to underestimate their danger.Welsh weather can change quickly. Slate and scree are slippery, even when it's not wet. It's easy to fall.If you're walking, dress...

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Snowdonia

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  • Mount Snowden - Yr Wyddfa

    Snowdonia Things to Do

    Mount Snowdon is probably Wales’s top must see place, the view from the 3,560 foot summit is not to be missed, although it is only the UK's third highest peak, its position standing alone means the views in all directions are spectacular.The mountain often cloud capped is shrouded in legend; it is reputed to be the burial place of the giant ogre...

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  • Best Western Waterloo Hotel

    Snowdonia Hotels

    Betws-y-Coed

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Snowdon Mountain Railway

    Snowdonia Transportation

    The Snowden Mountain railway is a narrow gauge rack and pinion mountain railway that runs 4.7 miles from Llanberis to the top of Mount Snowdon. The railway is the only one of its type in the United Kingdom and has been operating since 1896 and remains a popular tourist attraction. At the summit, there is a licensed bar, cafe, souvenir shop and a...

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Conwy

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  • Conwy Castle

    Conwy Things to Do

    Conwy castle was conceived and built in only four years from 1283 to 1287 by the English King Edward I as one of the key fortresses in his 'iron ring' of castles to contain the Welsh. The rectangular castle springs from the rock on which it stands giving it its strength, high walls and the eight large round towers also give the castle an imposing...

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  • Rosedene Hotel (Non Smoking)

    Conwy Hotels

    Not a bad place but considering the jenivore hotel next door, which has rooms from £12.50 pppn, and...

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  • Conwy Estuary

    Conwy Things to Do

    The estuary is the final stage of the short River Conwy, which rises in the moors of North Wales, some 25 miles further inland. At Conwy the estuary is crossed by three magnificent bridges, strewn with pearls of white sailing boats, and overseen by the fatherly castle.The castle once perched on a rock overhanging the estuary in what must have made...

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Caernarfon

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  • Caernarfon Castle

    Caernarfon Things to Do

    In 1283 King Edward I created what is possibly one of the best known and most impressive of Wales’s castles, it was constructed not only as a military stronghold but also as a seat of government and royal palace. The location had previously been the location of a Norman motte and bailey castle and before that a Roman fort stood nearby. The...

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  • The Black Boy Inn

    Caernarfon Hotels

    The room was excellent, newly renovated and very clean. Bed really comfy. Lovely olde worldly Inn...

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  • Sea Front Promenade

    Caernarfon Things to Do

    Caernarfon doesn't really have a sea front, but the walk in the front of the castle, along the briny waters of the Menai Strait just about counts. The walk from the Swing Bridge to Victoria Docks is pleasant, and should be enjoyed for the views across the strait to Anglesey alone.

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Beaumaris

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  • Cliche Rude Manager!

    Beaumaris Restaurants

    Not dog friendly unless you're part of the cliche....paid for our food but left without eating it as was a very hostile environment. Have written a letter of complaint to the Manager, not heard anything back...AVOID! None

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  • Bishopsgate House Hotel

    Beaumaris Hotels

    54 Castle Street, Beaumaris, LL58 8BB, uk

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Creepy Old Court House and Prison

    Beaumaris Things to Do

    Near the High Street is Britains oldest court house still in use. The huge prison attached to the court house has a human treadmill, demonstrating how roughly they used to treat prisoners. It was, constructed in 1829, and housed men, women and children. Each had separate cells with running water, sound proofed isolation chambers and the whipping...

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Barmouth

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  • BARMOUTH RAIL BRIDGE

    Barmouth Things to Do

    Barmouth bridge was built in 1867 to serve the railway and pedestrians. Trains from Shrewsbury to Pwllheli stop at Barmouth. Coming into the Barmouth on the train, across the bridge, from Shrewsbury gives wonderful views of the esturary. The distance across the bridge is about half a mile. The views of the estuary are amazing. The water area around...

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  • Bae Abermaw

    Barmouth Hotels

    Panorama Road, Barmouth, GW42 1DQ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Barmouth Toll Bridge

    Barmouth Things to Do

    This single-track, mainly wooden railway viaduct crosses the estuary of Afon Mawddach river; incorporated in the structure is a footbridge whereby pedestrians and cyclists can walk/cycle alongside the track across the river for a small toll.At a distance of around 900m, the viaduct carries the Cambrian Line which runs from Shrewsbury to Pwllheli....

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Criccieth

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  • Criccieth Castle

    Criccieth Things to Do

    After visiting Porthmadog we drove for about 10 mins to Criccieth Castle. This is a Welsh Built Castle standing on a headland between two great beaches. There are some really great views from the castle's ruined walls.It was probably built by Llywelyn ap Iowerth who imprisoned his half brother Gruffydd there in 1239. The castles inner ward has two...

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  • The Seabank Hotel

    Criccieth Hotels

    25 Marine Terrace, Criccieth, LL52 0EL, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Great Ice Creams!

    Criccieth Restaurants

    Just down the road from the Castle is this great Ice Cream parlour, they had a large selection of Ice Creams. I had a Turkish Delight ice cream in a chocolate dipped cone and Evan had Mint Choc Chip in a chocolate dipped cone, they were really nice and i would love to try some more.

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Bala

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  • Site of Norman Castle

    Bala Things to Do

    Again, during our walk from Bala train Station to the town centre, Vicki pointed out this place of interest - an old Oak Tree and flag sit on the mound that was the site of an old defence castle, dating back to Norman times.We could see it from the road, but got a better view after turning the corner onto the Bala to Dolgellau road after the old...

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  • White Lion Royal Hotel

    Bala Hotels

    HIGH STREET, Bala, Merionethshire, LL23 7AE, GB

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Site of Bala Eisteddfod

    Bala Things to Do

    On our way to Bala town from the train station, Vicki pointed out this circle of stones behind a chain fence.These mark the site of the Bala Eisteddfod , which was held in 1967. the stones were placed here in 1966 as a sort of advertisement of the following years event.We'd already crossed the road, so didn't get a closer look.The latest Eisteddfod...

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Llanberis

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  • Llanberis Lake Railway

    Llanberis Things to Do

    The railway by the lakeside was built to carry slate from the quarries to a port on the Menai Straits.narrow-gauge steam tr ain, vintage steam engines from the former Dinorwic slate quarriesThe start of the train is at Gilfach Ddu, next to the National Slate Museum. It then goes to Llanberis and from there non-stop to Penllyn, passing again the...

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  • Lake View

    Llanberis Hotels

    Llanberis, LL55 4EL, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Padarn Country Park

    Llanberis Things to Do

    The Padarn Country Park is a nice area east of the Padarn Lake (Llyn Padarn), near the old Dinorwig Quarry. It's a great place for walking; besides the Lake Walk (see other tip), there are several signposted trails:Vivian Trail (blue): this one passes the Vivian Quarry, which now is filled with water. You can walk directly to the border of that...

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Harlech

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  • Parking

    Harlech Warnings and Dangers

    Parking could be a problem in the busy season, there is a smallish carpark just near the castle and a larger one at sea level below the castle, but beware!! the locals park where they want.

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  • Y Branwen Hotel

    Harlech Hotels

    Fford Newydd, Harlech, LL46 2UB, gb

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Great for Gifts!

    Harlech Shopping

    The Castle Gift Shop is situated on Castle Square at the entrance to the Car park, It's a great shop to buy fridge magnets, coasters, tshirts, lighters, badges, stickers and other gifts and souvenirs I bought a fridge magnet, Model of the Castle and a slate coaster from here!

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Portmeirion

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  • Dwyryd Estuary

    Portmeirion Things to Do

    The Village is built to overlook the stunning estuary of the River Dwyryd. The estuary is noticeably long and sandy, making Portmeirion almost a beach resort. There's also an emerald green island sitting out in the sands of the estuary, although it might be risky to try and walk to it, due to the deadly quicksand.

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  • Hotel Portmeirion

    Portmeirion Hotels

    The first question to ask when you book is...am I actually staying at this hotel? No, it doesn't...

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  • Steam Train

    Portmeirion Transportation

    You can ride the Ffestioniog narrow-gauge railway from nearby Porthmadog, crossing the historic Cob. If you are staying on the other side of Snowdonia, you can even take the train all the way from Blaenau Ffestiniog deep in the mountains. The ride from Blaenau Ffestiniog, through Snowdonia National Park, is stunning and shouldn't be missed.To get...

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Holyhead

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  • A good sports bar.

    Holyhead Things to Do

    I have described elsewhere on this page how I literally only spent a couple of hours in Holyhead whilst going to and coming from Dublin on the ferry. Having sampled two other hostelries in the town, one pretty good and one simply awful, I decided to visit a separate place on the return journey, purely in the interests of VT research you...

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  • Hotel Cymyran

    Holyhead Hotels

    Llanfair yn Neubwll, Holyhead, LL65 3LD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Getting To and From Holyhead by Train

    Holyhead Transportation

    Holyhead's railway station is located next to the ferry port, which is its whole "raison d'etre". The station itself has very basic facilities but usefully does have an ATM and a cafe. The main train service is the hourly Arriva Wales weekday connection to Shrewsbury, and from there to points beyond, and the Virgin Intercity West Coast to London...

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Beddgelert

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  • Oldest House in Beddgelert

    Beddgelert Things to Do

    Ty Isaf is the oldest house in Beddgelert, dating back to the 1600s and still retains many of its oak beams, floors and period furniture. It was once the village inn and farm but today it is owned by the National Trust and houses a shop and exhibition on local produce and how diets have changed since the 19th century. Admission is free.

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  • Prince Llywelyn Hotel

    Beddgelert Hotels

    Don't eat or stay here unless you want bad food, curfews (yes, curfews!) and offensive attitudes...

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  • Overated and overpriced!

    Beddgelert Restaurants

    My wife and I had the misfortune to eat at this place on our last evening in Beddgelert. The food was very poor and extremely overpriced.I had the Mushroom and Peppers stroganoff. The peppers were sliced with a razor blade and the mushrooms were small and overcooked. I had only a few strands of thinly sliced red pepper. I chose it because it was on...

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Llandudno Hotels
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Beaumaris Hotels
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