Gwynedd is on the West coast of Wales. It has the longest coast line of any of the counties in the country. It can also easily lay claim to being the heart of traditional Welsh culture. With small, native-speaking, grey-stone villages in its centre, the Snowdonia National Park at one side and and epic coastline to the other, it incorporates some of the country's most recognisable features.
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“Excellent choice for those who enjoy nature, sporting activities and the chance to make the most of the Snowdonia National Park. We are set on the edge of the park, close to golfing, rafting and the Welsh Railway. Good standards of service and accommodation.”
High Street, Balarooms from £45.00 View Prices
“Situated just outside the main town of Bangor in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Ideal for nature lovers, walkers, bird watchers and photographers. Enjoy the refreshing air, peace and slower pace of life amongst outstanding beauty.”
Tal-Y-Bont, Talybont, Bangorrooms from £45.00 View Prices
“Overlooking the charming Conwy Estuary and Deganwy Marina. We are set on the North Welsh coastline and recently opened in August 2006. Proud of the unique style we offer you are sure to have a pleasant and relaxing stay with us.”
Deganwy Quay, Conwyrooms from £118.00 View Prices
“Stylish setting in 20 acres of cultivated gardens and parkland. Dating back to the 19th century our country manor house is ideal for those of a discerning nature. Beautiful surroundings where nature lovers can make the most of the great outdoors.”
Penmaenpool, Dolgellaurooms from £130.00 View Prices
“Beautiful location on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. We are set in 15 acres of well kept gardens and countryside. Offering a relaxed solution to your break away. Nature lovers, walkers, photographers and train spotters love to stay with us. ”
Llanwnda, Groeslonrooms from £70.00 View Prices
“Our friendly family run establishment offers a select number of pretty ensuite rooms. Excellent for those who love golfing, the outdoor life and light sports. Families, couples and leisure seekers are all made welcome. Enjoy views of Harlech Castle.”
Fford Newydd, Harlechrooms from £55.00 View Prices
“A pleasant and nature filled option set on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. We are experienced in the care of guests and offer a range of ensuite rooms to couples, families and leisure seekers. Royal Victoria is a classy choice set in 30 acres of woodland.”
Llanberis, Llanberisrooms from £58.00 View Prices
“An Idyllic choice overlooking the Menai Straits. We are set in the peaceful countryside of Snowdonia, enjoying stunning scenery and giving you the chance to relax and regenerate. Everyone is welcomed warmly in true Welsh tradition.”
Llanrug, Caernafon, Llanrug, Llanrugrooms from £83.85 View Prices
No sight is more recognisable than Mount Snowdon, Wales tallest mountain. It reachs a massive 3,560 feet in height. That is so hig, at its summit you'll still get a good view some 10-15 miles further North of two of the county's prime coastal resorts Bangor and Caernarfon.
The latter of those is an attractive seaside destination and also home to one of Wales's most famous castles, Caernarfon Castle. This was flawlessly restored in the 19th century.
More quaint towns by the shore can be found on the Lleyn Peninsula. This land mass stretches out into the Irish Sea from the West coast. It boasts popular sandy beaches at Criccieth and Abersoch. Also its well known for its untamed beauty with vistas stretching out to the mystical pilgrimage island of Bardsey (also known as the Isle of 20,000 Saints).
Further inland lies Wales's largest natural lake, Bala lake (Llyn Tegid in Welsh). It sits on the edges of Snowdonia National Park next to the storybook village of Bala. It is the perfect spot for a range of water-sports. It's also a great fishery and along with the pike, perch, eel and trout, it's the only place you can catch the unique salmon-like breed known as the 'gwyniad'.