Magnificent mountains, deep valleys, stunning white beaches, lakes, quiet estuaries & of course castles. The region of South Snowdonia embodies all that is great about wild and majestic Wales. Children and heritage seekers alike will love discovering the ancient tales and can enjoy walking or riding on the living history that runs throughout this timeless landscape.
Here’s our list of the top things to do and see in South Snowdonia
Best things to do
- Tal-y-llyn Steam Railway
The world’s first preserved railway, museum, café and walks.
- King Arthurs Labyrinth
Travel underground by boat & discover the legend of King Arthur.
- Bala Lake Railway
A lovely journey along Bala Lake through the Snowdonia Park.
- Harlech Castle
Sitting high on a clifftop commanding views over Tremadoc Bay.
Best places to Eat & Stay & Shop
- Hendre Mynach
Caravans, pods & camping next to Barmouth’s blue flag beach.
- Trefeddian Hotel
Where the mountains meet the sea, a luxury coastal hotel.
- The Eagles Inn
Homegrown food, roaring log fires, oak beams and real ales.
- Nantcol Waterfalls Campsite
Award-winning campsite with pods, cottages and bell-tents.
- Old Mill Farmhouse
Characterful farmhouse accommodation on Trawsfynydd lake.