Porthmadog is one of the largest towns in Snowdonia with a population of around 4,200. It is situated on the estuary of the Afon Glaslyn. It is one of the newest towns in Wales as it was only created in 1811 after William Madocks built a sea wall (The Cob) and reclaimed the land from the sea. It became a famous port later in the century exporting slate from the quarries in Ffestiniog and Llanfrothen. This popular town is also the hub of both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, also the smaller Welsh Highland Heritage Railway.
The Ffestiniog Railway was opened in 1836 and runs 13.5 miles to Blaenau Ffestiniog along the Vale of Ffestiniog. The Welsh Highland Railway (WHR) (“Rheilffordd Eryri” in Welsh) runs 25 miles to Caernarfon, passing through Beddgelert and the Aberglaslyn Pass. There is also the 0.75-mile long Welsh Highland Heritage Railway which connects to the WHR main line at the junction at Pen-y-Mount.
Penycoed Hall Guest House is a friendly family run business in a superb position, combining breathtaking mountain views with easy access to Snowdon, Cader Idris and all the activities in the heart of Snowdonia.
A 19th Century, Grade II listed coaching Inn situated in the heart of the old market town of Dolgellau. It’s popular restaurant is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike throughout the year. Cosy bars and lounges have an olde world charm helping our guests to relax with a pint of our excellent cask beer or a glass of wine.
The Royal Ship hotel offers an ideal atmosphere for a memorable stay in our quality accommodation.
Located just a five-minute drive from Dolgellau, Dolgun Uchaf is a farmhouse full of character offering well-equipped bedrooms and free Wi-Fi in the public areas. The bedrooms are spacious and modern, and some retain original features. A full English breakfast is served in the morning.
A former woollen mill, this charming 210+ year-old property is located just off the main town square. It offers three en-suite rooms, a full Welsh breakfast and free bicycle storage, rental and washing facilities.
The family run B&B is filled with original features, including an inglenook fireplace, oak beams and a unique winding stone staircase at the rear.