Local things to do

Pwllheli.

Our nearest  town is within a 3 minute drive and has lots to offer   http://www.pwllheli.org.uk/index.html

Glasfryn Park

Go-carting, wakeboarding, bowling, offroading, archery and a local produce shop under two miles from us..   http://www.glasfryn.co.uk/

Dragon Raiders paintball and segway adventures

A fun day of pain and adrenalin for all!!! Just a few minutes down the road near Criccieth  http://www.dragonraiderspaintball.com/

 

Golfing

We have three beautiful 18 hole courses within a 10 minute drive, Pwllheli  http://clwbgolffpwllheli.com/

Abersoch http://www.abersochgolf.co.uk/pages.php/index.html

and the rugged coastal course Nefyn http://www.nefyn-golf-club.co.uk/en/  also a 9 hole course with driving range between Pwllheli and Abersoch http://www.pen-y-berth.co.uk/driving-range.htm

Welsh Highland Railway, Caernarfon

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.

The magnificent scenery of the Snowdonia National Park is best experienced from one of these trains as you sit back and enjoy the view during the 25 mile journey. The railway runs past the foot of Snowdon, to the picture postcard village of Beddgelert, through the beautiful Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog.

Trains operate daily during July and August and most days of the week from April to June and in September and October. A full return trip takes around five hours, but shorter journeys to other stations are also available. Leave the car behind and experience a comfortable ride in high-quality carriages with on-train refreshments and freshly-cooked food served at your seat. All trains also offer luxury first class travel in Pullman carriages at a small supplement.

At Porthmadog, the railway shares its station with the world-famous Ffestiniog Railway with trains to Tan y Bwlch and Blaenau Ffestiniog, where connections can be made with the Conwy Valley line for onward travel to the North Wales coast.

Llyn Adventure Activities

Activities like Coasteering, Canyoning, Climbing and Abseiling are all guaranteed to excite everyone. For those looking for something a little less daring we can guide you on Mountain and Coastal Walks in some of the UK’s most spectacular locations.

Whatever your level of adventure, age or ability we have activities to match.

Bardsey Boat Trips, Aberdaron

Take a trip with us on one of our modern, fast boats around Bardsey Island and the tip of Llyn. We’ll show you the fabulous diversity of seabirds, seals and dolphins, spectacular scenery and give you an insight into the fascinating maritime history of the islands and coast. Wrecks, smugglers’ caves and pilgrims’ routes, no one gets you closer than us.

As the only boat trip service run from Aberdaron by local people, we have over seventy years of experience of boat handling in Bardsey Sound between us. Our family have been lobster fishermen and Bardsey Island farmers for generations, and fishing remains important to us today, though farming has now been replaced by lighthouse keeping and boat trips. We still remain involved with farming the island, carrying sheep, cattle and machinery back and forth….So if you want an informative, friendly trip to remember, we’re the boys!

Shearwater Coastal Cruises, Pwllheli

“Shearwater” is a purpose-built luxury catamaran charter cruiser that operates from Pwllheli Marina, on the beautiful Llyn Peninsula coastline, we cruise in the wonderful maritime scenic aspects of Abersoch, Aberdaron and Snowdonia in North Wales.

We specialise in scenic coastal cruises, visiting off-shore seal and seabird colonies where we usually see and are regularly joined by the resident dolphins. Our nature cruises take us to beautiful coves, spectacular cliffs and around magnificent off-shore islands, including the St Tudwals’, Gwylans and Bardsey.

We also undertake diving charters for clubs and groups along the same coastline.

Cycling on the Llŷn Peninsula

Cycle hire is offered by two local businesses: Llŷn Cycle Hire and Llŷn Walking Holidays.

Glasfryn Parc, nr. Pwllheli

Come and enjoy the many activities we have on offer at our centre located near Pwllheli in the heart of the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales.

Whether you decide to take the challenge of the go-karting circuit or the quad bike safari or try your hand at ten-pin bowling, fishing, or archery, we offer the ideal family day out for everyone aged from three years up, just don’t forget your camera.

Our fantastic new indoor play area and party room is bursting with fun activities and adventure. With ball pools, slides and a toddler section the soft play centre has something for children of all ages and abilities.

We have two dining areas where you can find refreshments, drinks and ice creams as well as freshly prepared meals made using local produce and meat from the farm – JC’s Self Service Cafe open from 10am and a serviced dining area in the bowling alley serving food until 9pm. There are meals for vegetarians and a special Children’s Menu.

We have our own award winning Farm Shop. Siop Fferm Glasfryn sells Welsh Black beef, lamb and game all of which have been reared on the farm at Glasfryn. We also sell our award-winning bacon, Llyn pork and a range of home-made ready meals, burgers and local produce.Farmers markets are held at Glasfryn Parc on the first Sunday of the month during the summer, and other special events are regularly held. Glasfryn Parc is conveniently sited on the A499 just four miles outside of Pwllheli on the way to Caernarfon….just look out for the flags. Free parking and free entry to the Parc. Open every day (apart from Christmas day) from 10am until late.

Offaxis, Abersoch

Visit the Offaxis Pro Shop and browse our extensive range of Ronix, Hyperlite & Gator wakeboards, surfboards from Lost & surtech (Tuflite), Xcel wetsuits, HO water skis and ancillary gear from Dakine & Ocean & Earth to get you out on the water doing your stuff!

The Offaxis Academy is run and managed by wakeboarders. We have the experience, skill and commitment to provide you with practically based coaching guaranteed to improve your riding.

If you need some advice just give us a call, and one of our team will gladly assist in providing no-nonsense practically based advice. We do it, we teach it, and we can supply you with all the gear so you can do it too!

Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog

This dower house was built in 1856/57 for Lady Elizabeth Love Jones Parry of the Madryn Estate. The structure is a superb Victorian Gothic mansion and listed Grade II* by CADW.

Plas Glyn-y-Weddw has long been associated with art as it was purpose built to house the widow’s own art collection. With its magnificent Jacobean staircase, hammer beam roof and 10 airy gallery spaces, it rightly bears the name Gallery in the Vale of the Widow. Indeed Lady Love Jones Parry’s ghost is occasionally seen walking the upper landings.

Plas Glyn-y-Weddw is now host to various exhibitions, a tea room, shop and there is also self catering accommodation available.

Ffestiniog Railway, Porthmadog

The Ffestiniog Railway takes you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Our historic trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round tight bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it. Discover why engineers from around the world visited the Ffestiniog to see how it should be done.

The line is perhaps best-known for its fleet of unique Double Fairlie locomotives, built by the railway’s own engineers in the oldest railway workshops in use anywhere in the world.

Over the last fifty years, the Ffestiniog Railway has become one of Wales’ top tourist attractions. Visitors to the railway can enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of Snowdonia as they pass through areas inaccessible by road and undisturbed by the sights and sounds of modern life. At Porthmadog, the line connects with the Welsh Highland Railway and trains to Beddgelert and Caernarfon

Welsh Highland Railway, Caernarfon

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.

The magnificent scenery of the Snowdonia National Park is best experienced from one of these trains as you sit back and enjoy the view during the 25 mile journey. The railway runs past the foot of Snowdon, to the picture postcard village of Beddgelert, through the beautiful Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog.

Trains operate daily during July and August and most days of the week from April to June and in September and October. A full return trip takes around five hours, but shorter journeys to other stations are also available. Leave the car behind and experience a comfortable ride in high-quality carriages with on-train refreshments and freshly-cooked food served at your seat. All trains also offer luxury first class travel in Pullman carriages at a small supplement. At Porthmadog, the railway shares its station with the world-famous Ffestiniog Railway with trains to Tan y Bwlch and Blaenau Ffestiniog, where connections can be made with the Conwy Valley line for onward travel to the North Wales coast.

Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island)

Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli) lies across the Sound about two miles (about 3km) off the tip of the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. It is 1.5 miles (2.5km) in length and, at its widest point, it is just over half a mile (1km) across.

The mountain, Mynydd Enlli, rises to a height of 167m. It covers an area of 180 hectares, most of which is farmed.

The island was bought by the Bardsey Island Trust in 1979. It is managed by the Trust in conjunction with the Countryside Council for Wales and CADW. Bardsey is a National Nature Reserve, Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of the Llyn Environmentally Sensitive Area.

Bardsey welcomes many hundreds of day visitors during the summer months. Day trips usually start from Porth Meudwy, but sometimes from Pwllheli. As a general rule, you will have 31/2 hours to explore the island.

Y Bryncynan, nr. Morfa Nefyn

Under the care and attention of Gina & Dennis Moore and their team, Y Bryncynan is a thriving local pub as well as an excellent place for families and diners to relax. We also offer B&B accommodation in three attractive letting rooms.

Diners are catered for in our Bar and Restaurant areas, with a choice of popular home made dishes using local produce, complimented by an ever changing specials board.

So why not give our pub a try, have a drink and a meal and soak up the atmosphere. We’re easy to find, on the island of the A497 and B4412.

Tremfan Hall, Llanbedrog

Tremfan Hall is a majestic country house, overlooking Llanbedrog headland, Cardigan Bay and the mountains of Snowdonia. The house is furnished to a very high standard in keeping with its history.

The Restaurant serves an Al a Carte menu prepared by our talented chefs Nigel & Simeon using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Our cuisine is complimented by a carefully selected wine list and well stocked bar.

Luxury en-suite accommodation is offered in the oak-panelled former house of John Gwenogfryn Evans, a minister and editor of Welsh books and letters and founder member of the National Library of Wales at Aberystwyth.

Brynkir Woolen Mill, Garndolbenmaen, Porthmadog.

A genuine working Welsh mill producing wonderful tapestry rugs and throws, clothing and wools. See the wide range of machinery used from carders and spinning mules to hanking machines and bobbin winders. Tel: (01766) 530236

Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog.

A magnificent Victorian gothic manor which is a thriving art centre playing host to a variety of events. It also has beautiful gardens and a tea room with sea views.

The Lloyd George Museum, Llanystumdwy, Criccieth.

Commemorating one of the greatest statesmen of the 20th century.

Parc Glynllifon, Llandwrog, Caernarfon.

Enjoy a leisurely walk through 70 acres of exotic trees and plants, imported and planted over 150 years ago. Visit the craft and design workshops, gallery and shop and enjoy a snack at the Black Cat Cafe.

Inigo Jones Showroom, Y Groeslon, Caernarfon.

Founded in 1861 to produce school writing slates, the company now produces architectural and craft products from Welsh slate. Self-guided tour of the works also available.

Plas yn Rhiw, Rhiw, Pwllheli.

Delightul manor house with ornamental gardens and spectacular views across Cardigan Bay.

Criccieth Castle, Criccieth.

Set on a commanding headland overlooking Tremadog Bay, Criccieth Castle’s history is deeply entwined in the medieval conflict between Wales and England.