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Things to do
in North Wales

Explore the local area & attractions

Local attractions near Barmouth Bay

Home to the spectacular Snowdonia National Park, North Wales offers one of the UK’s most dramatic backdrops. From soaring peaks to crystal blue lakes, and rolling hills that stretch all the way to a rugged coastline, there’s no better place to get away from it all.

Between those stunning vistas, you’ll also find a range of pretty towns, mining villages and an impressive lineup of attractions to fill out your holiday itinerary with. Things to do in Snowdonia range from gliding over quarries, sailing through caverns, journeying through forests and ascending some truly monumental mountains.

Attraction Type
Perfect for
Drivetime (mins)
Dog friendly?
Harlech Castle
18 minute drive from park
Harlech LL46 2YH

A Grade I listed fort that has stood tall over the surrounding landscape for some 700 years.

Ffestiniog Railway
41 minute drive from park
12 Cromwell St, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3HG

A 40 mile adventure through the dramatic landscapes of Snowdonia from the comfort of a classic railway carriage.

Corris Craft Centre
43 minute drive from park
Corris, Machynlleth SY20 9RF

A chance to explore local wares, try your hand at crafts and relax with a tea or coffee.

Coed Y Brenin
44 minute drive from park
Dolgefeiliau, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ

A spectacular wild forest home to a selection of walking trails and cycling tracks.

Dolgoch Falls
52 minute drive from park
Tywyn LL36 9UW

A series of wonderful waterfalls near the village of Tywyn, with a magical and other-worldly setting.

Zip World
57 minute drive from park
Bethesda, Bangor LL57 4YG

Soar through the North Wales skies on an exhilarating zip line adventure in the forests of Betws-y-Coed.

Snowdonia National Park
58 minute drive from park
Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd LL48 6LF

With towering peaks, beautiful lakes and lush forests, this is one of the UK’s most unique and inviting national parks.

Llyn Padarn
66 minute drive from park
Llyn Padarn, Llanberis, LL55 4TY.

One of Wales’ largest natural lakes, stretching over two miles in length and lined by beautiful walking trails.

Llanberis Lake Railway
70 minute drive from park
Gilfach Ddu, Padarn Park, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4TY

A five mile adventure along the banks of beautiful Lake Padarn, all from the comfort of a classic stream train.

Dolbadarn Castle
71 minute drive from park
A4086, Caernarfon LL55 4UB

A ruined fortress and former military post which boasts more than 800 years of fascinating history.

National Slate Museum
National Slate Museum
73 minute drive from park
Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4TY

Learn about the history of industry in this corner of Wales, with interactive exhibits keeping things fun for all the family.

Adventure Parc Snowdonia
79 minute drive from park
Conway Rd, Dolgarrog, Conwy LL32 8QE

A high-octane activity park home to the world’s first inland surf lagoon.

 

Where to stay in North Wales

After long days spent exploring these North Wales attractions, you’ll need somewhere comfy and calm to recharge your batteries come the evening. Combining a beautiful beachside setting with a whole host of little luxuries, Barmouth Bay Holiday Park should cover all the bases. Choose between our cabin-style lodges and cosy caravans, while breaking up your time with activities such as our on-site pool and hot tubs.

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