The Llyn Peninsula is a beautiful part of the United Kingdom, and can be clearly identified as the ‘crooked finger’ heading out into the sea from Wales on a map. Here lies some of the most scenic and beautiful areas of the country, along with fantastic attractions and activities. Below are 5 ideas for things to see and do whilst staying at a holiday home North Wales.
This dower house was built in 1856 for Lady Elizabeth Love Jones parry of the Madryn Estate and is now graded as a superb Victorian Gothic mansion, listed as a Grade II building by Cadw. The mansion has been associated with art for a long period of time, and is often opened up for art exhibitions – and has a tea room, shop and also self catering accommodation options for anyone interested I staying. This attraction in Llanbedrog, Llyn Peninsula is perfect for an afternoon out, whereby you’ll enjoy the architecture, history and activity at the mansion.
At this fantastic railway service, you can enjoy a 13 and a half mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog, to the slate quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The historic train’s climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains, through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls to the side of the mountain. Over the last 50 years, the Ffestiniog Railway has become one of Wales’ top attractions. At Porthmadog, the line connects with the Welsh Highland Railway and trains to Beddgelert and Caernarfon can be enjoyed. This attraction is always a fantastic day out – and there is often a range of events taking place throughout the year, perfect for those staying at a holiday home North Wales.
At Galsfryn Park, you will enjoy many activities that range from go carting, quad biking, ten-pin bowling, fishing and archery. The park is a fantastic family attraction that is suitable for absolutely everyone – and with the addition of an indoor play area and party area, this could be the perfect place for a special event – like a birthday. There are two dining areas where you can enjoy food, refreshments and much more which all use local produce. The on-site farm shop supplies welsh black beef, lamb and game – all of which have been reared at Glasfryn Farm. You could also enjoy award winning bacon, pork sausages, burgers and much more. Located just four miles from Pwllheli on the way to Caernarfon, this could be the best day out you have had in ages!
Welsh Highland Railway
Starting from the historic town of Caernarfon, the Welsh Highland Railway is North Wales’ newest narrow-gauge railway and the UK’s longest heritage line, operating the world’s most powerful narrow gauge steam locomotives. Taking you through the majestic scenery of the Snowdonia National Park, this is best enjoyed from these great trains that can take you on a 25 mile journey, running past the foot of Snowdon, through Beddgelert and on to Porthmadog.
Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island)
This mysterious island lies about two miles off the tip of the Llyn Peninsula and is sized at 1.5 miles in length and around half a mile in width. The mountain, Mynydd Enlli, sits at a height of 167m and covers an area of 180 hectares, most of which is farmed. The island was bought by the Bardsey Island Trust in 1979 and is managed by the Trust in conjunction with the Countryside Council for Wales and Cadw. Day trips are available for anybody interested in seeing this fantastic island – which is highly recommended!