There are historic towns, seaside resorts, castles, narrow gauge railways, museums, leisure facilities and much, much more to do and see all year round in Gywnedd.
There are stunning castles and historic places to visit in Snowdonia. The well known ones are Portmeirion, Criccieth Castle, Harlech Castle and Dolwyddelan Castle. Further afield are Penrhyn Castle, Beaumaris Castle, Conwy Castle and Caernarfon Castle.
Bordered by the Irish Sea, with its beautiful coastline and with the stunning Snowdonia National Park at its heart, Gwynedd has some of the most amazing landscapes in the UK.
Visitors return on their holidays year after year, to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life, to relax and enjoy the wonderful vistas around every corner.
A harbour town situated on the Glaslyn Estuary, Porthmadog is rich in maritime history and is an excellent base for touring the surrounding area. It has a number craft shops and restaurants.
The town was named after W.A. Maddocks whose ambitious “Cob” embankment scheme led to the town's name, which translates as “Madog's Port”.
In times gone by, it was a vital, busy shipping port for the international slate trade, brought down from Blaenau Ffestiniog. The maritime history depicts its proud past.
For information about visiting the area during the Welsh school holidays and places to stay, please visit the Snowdonia Mountains and Coast website - www.visitsnowdonia.info
Be warned that if you don't like the weather - wait five minutes or walk a mile. Even in July and August, good rain gear and sweaters are recommended.
So are good hiking boots, especially if you plan on walking in the hills. Renting a car is essential and Americans are advised to choose a major company so as to be sure an automatic vehicle is available.
Most accommodation is in bed and breakfast, guest houses or very small hotels. A bed and breakfast is the best recommendation, allowing a personal touch and saving money on food with filling British breakfasts.
On the topic of food, North Wales proves the myth that you can't get good food in Britain false with excellent ethnic restaurants and some great old pubs offering traditional pies and other 'pub grub'.
Cadair View Lodge Log Cabin and Bunkhouse Accommodation in the Heart of Snowdonia National Park. Cadair View Lodge log cabins are set on the mountainside at Bronaber, near to Trawsfynydd in Gwynedd. They are within the Snowdonia National Park and back onto the Coed y Brenin mountain biking trails.
Most of the cabins have views over the surrounding mountains. This self-catering accommodation provides the ideal base for families, groups and individuals to enjoy and explore all that the area has to offer.
Log Cabins and Holiday Accommodation in Snowdonia - Trawsfynydd holiday village offers Log Cabin Lodges in Wales sleeping 4-8 people and a bunkhouse sleeping 10-20 people. We have a large number of log cabins, making our North Wales accommodation the ideal choice for groups of all sizes looking for accommodation in Snowdonia.
Please be sure to check our availability during the Welsh school holidays.