Things to do in North Wales


Things to do when you are staying at Bryn Gloch Caravan and Camping Park, North Wales


Climb Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), only 2.5miles away.  Walk the mountains, some paths start from our park.
Why not experience the longest man-made surfable waves on the planet at The Surf Snowdonia Wave Garden in Conwy.                                                             Enjoy a walk along part of the 870 mile Wales Coastal path which is 5 miles away.                                                                                                                          From your base in the mountains visit local beaches such as Dinas Dinlle 8 miles away or Black Rock Sands with its miles of golden sands 14 miles away.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fish our river which perimeters the park, or game fish in nearby lakes, one less than 2 miles away.  Course fishing is only 4 miles.
You may want to take a proffesional bird watching tour with BirdsofSnowdonia 
Try the longest zipwire ride in Europe the Velocity at Zipworld in Bethesda 13miles. Bounce below, Junior Bounce and Zip World Caverns are three incredible underground adventures located at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestinog.  From your base in the mountains visit local beaches such as Dinas Dinlle 8 miles away or Black Rock Sands with its miles of golden sands 14 miles away.
There are numerous castles in the area. Caernarfon castle is only 5 miles. Conwy, Beaumaris, Harlech and Dolbadarn are some others.
Bryncir and Trefriw are just 2 of the many woollen mills where traditional weaving is still carried out.
Beddgelert with its legend of the dog is only 7 miles. You can visit the grave of Gelert, walk in the beautiful Glaslyn pass and then visit Sygun copper mine and see the condition the miners worked under in the 19th Century.
Llechwedd slate cavern is another 19th Century mine with a huge underground cavern.
Llanberis is a village nestling at the foot of Snowdon, where the train to the summit starts. Here also is a slate museum where you can see where and how the quarrymen lived and worked. See also the largest working water wheel in Britain. Or try Scuba diving in the Vivian Dive Centre. Visit to the Electric Mountain, taking a trip on the lake or using the Padarn Watersport Centre, are other things to do.
There are numerous National Trust establishments in the area including the famous Bodnant Garden, Penrhyn Castle with its slate bed made for Queen Victoria and Plas Newydd, the home of the Marquis of Anglesey.
Portmeirion is the world famous Italianate village known for “The Prisoner” which was filmed there.Portmeirion
Children and adults will enjoy Pili Palas the butterfly and small beast palace. While still on Anglesey why not visit the Anglesey Sea Zoo or Henblas Farm Park.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch has the James Pringle factory shop.
At the Greenwood forest park you could shoot a Welsh longbow amongst other adventure and educational things.
25 miles away is the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno.  Here you can take the tram or cable car up the Gogarth or have a go on the dry ski slopes.
Some 6 miles further up the coast is Colwyn Bay with its renowned Welsh Mountain Zoo.
Another full day would be driving round the Llŷn Peninsula and see Bardsey Island then drive up to Rhiw and look down at Porthneigwl the bay they call Hell’s Mouth. If you go on a Wednesday, on your way back you can visit the Pwllheli market. Then take in a few laps on a go-kart or quad bike at Y Ffôr, or indoor karting in Caernarfon.
Caernarfon Airport has an aviation museum and run pleasure flights along the Menai Strait and around Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).
From the quayside below the castle in Caernarfon, pleasure boat trips run along the Menai Strait.
There are many more attractions in the area. Then after a hard day of exploring why not sit out in the park, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery around you, or walk 1 mile to the local pub.


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