Local Area of Criccieth - Shores of Snowdonia
Local Area of Criccieth - Shores of Snowdonia
Local Area of Criccieth - Shores of Snowdonia
Local Area of Criccieth - Shores of Snowdonia

Walks and places to visit when enjoying your stay with us


Walks, too many to mention but below a few favourites;

  • The coastal path from Criccieth to Borth y gest village is stunning!Follow the headland round over to Black Rock Sands* (quite possibly our favourite place with superb views across Tremadoc Bay to Harlech) where you can happily spend the day on the beach or if feeling really adventurous walk to Borth y gest, have lunch and then return the same way back to Criccieth.
  • Moel y gest – is the table top little mountain to your left of Aeolian looking out. Information and maps of the walk can be found online.On a clear day the view is spectacular from the top.
  • The Cob, Porthmadog – An easy walk.The Cob is the flat stretch of road that runs beside the steam Railway Line.Its 1 mile to the end where you can cross the road and walk back beside the nature reserve.

Places to Visit

Criccieth Castle and Town * www.cadw.gov.wales/daysout/criccieth-castle/?land=en
In fact any of the CADW castles in the area are well worth a visit and inspire awe at their design and place in history.  Favourites are situated at Harlech, Caernarfon, Beaumaris and Conwy.

Cadwaladers * - just the best ice cream in town, shops throughout North Wales.

Porth Neigwl * (or Hell’s Mouth as it is known) is a south west facing rural beach near Abersoch frequented by surfers and kayakers because of the relatively large waves.

Snowdonia www.visitsnowdonia.info

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway, Porthmadog  - www.festrail.co.uk

Portmeirion, Porthmadog * www.portmeirion.wales/visit

Harlech Beach, Harlech – www.visitsnowdonia.info/harlech_beach-136.aspx

Zip World, Penryn Quarry *www.zipworld.co.uk

Sygun Copper Mine, Beddgelert – www.syguncoppermine.co.uk

Llanbedrog – beach, headland walk, Plas Glyn y Weddw Gallery and tea rooms – www.oriel.org.uk
Beddgelert – pretty village with great walks – www.beddgelerttourism.com

Betws y Coed – Small town with interesting local shops, great walks and eating places. – www.visitbetwsycoed.co.uk

Llanberis – Take Snowdon Railway train from here up to Snowdon or visit Electric Mountain – www.visitsnowdonia.info/llanberis-50.aspx

Aberdaron – Westerly tip of the peninsula - you can visit Bardsey Island from here (crossings are subject to weather conditions so check on line) – www.bardsey.org

Bodnant Gardens – National Trust property near Conway.  80 acres of magnificent gardens – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden.

Adventure Parc Snowdonia *www.adventureparcsnowdonia.com a world-first inland surf lagoon

Beaumaris, Anglesey * - well worth the drive there which takes about an hour.  Fine shops, a castle, restaurants, cafes, an ice cream parlour and a day’s crab fishing off the pier definitely not to be missed – buy crabbing buckets, lines and bait at the shop by the pier. Our record is 71 crabs caught!!

Recommended *
NB  Please check online guidelines before visiting any of the above due to the current restrictions.