View Wern y Wylan Cottage in Morfa Nefyn Morfa Nefyn on the Gwynedd coast

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Bordered by the Irish Sea, with its beautiful coastline and the Snowdonia National Park at its heartland Gwynedd has much to offer guests staying in one of its many holiday homes. Gwynedd has some of the most impressive landscapes in the UK. History and tradition fill the county, with medieval fortresses such as Caernarfon and Harlech or the wonderful architectural village of Port Merion, waiting to be explored. The picturesque Llŷn Peninsula also makes up part of the county of Gwynedd. There, the remoteness from urban life has given the peninsula a culture-rich image, making Llŷn a popular destination for holidays. Gwynedd features some impressive mountains, and the Snowdon Mountain Railway can take you to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales for breathtaking views of the county and beyond.

A Welsh stone-built barn conversion surrounded by a low stone wall in a large courtyard.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Cefn-Yr-Efail is a coastal cottage outside Porthmadog, near sandy beaches, mountains and lakes, in Gwynedd, North Wales. This large Snowdonia holiday cottage near Porthmadog sleeps 8, with amazing views of the surrounding countryside, slate floors, a jacuzzi bath and a private garden

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A detached, doubled-froted stone-built house with a slate roof with a slate roof, large lawned garden and views of Snowdonia/
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Ymlch Bach farmhouse, a late 19th-century stone-built semi-detached holiday cottage on a working farm, sleeps 7. It has sympathetically integrated its original character with contemporary style and fittings. The farmhouse in Criccieth is within easy reach of North Wales beaches and Snowdonia.

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Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6

Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts will love the proximity to Snowdonia of this six-bedroom rural holiday cottage near the Conwy village of Pentrefoelas, which boasts views of the stunning countryside as well as wheelchair access, endless entertainment options, cosy open fires and a games room.

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Exterior of a rural holiday cottage in Abersoch surrounded by green fields
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Bwythyn-y-Wennol Cottage keeps alive the tradition of the family seaside holiday. This Welsh coastal cottage on the idyllic Llyn Peninsula in Abersoch sleeps 2-5 guests. The stunning Llyn Coastal Path beckons, as do Snowdonia and many other sights and activities in this beautiful corner of North Wales.

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A white-washed stone cottage overlooks a country lane in North Wales
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Hen Argoed Cottage is a carefully renovated 15th-century holiday cottage on a working farm just outside the small Gwynedd village of Llanfair close to Harlech. This Grade II listed 15th Century cottage has been lovingly refurbished and sleeps six people in its three bedrooms.

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A large L-shaped Gwynedd holiday cottage house with a deck and rockery garden. garden.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages can use Llety’r Bugail, a country cottage with mountain views located in the small market town of Dolgellau, Gwynedd, as their home base to explore scenic Snowdonia National Park by foot or mountain bike or make a day of it at nearby Fairbourne Beach. Sleeps 6.

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A row of terraced houses look down over a flower-filled rockery to a large lawn.
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
4

Glan Y Gors is a stone-built cottage sleeping 6 in North Wales, 5 miles outside Llanberis. This wheelchair-accessible and pet-friendly holiday cottage is situated in an elevated rural location opposite Mount Snowdon in the scattered village of Dinorwic.

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A stone-built barn conversion surrounded by open countryside with a ramp to the front door.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

The Grain Store possesses all the charm of a stone-built 19th-century grain store and offers superb views of the sea and Cader Idris from its lush garden. The pet-friendly property spoils guests with exposed beams and contemporary facilities and lies just moments from lovely Abersoch in North Wales.

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Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5

Bryn Cemllyn is a large rural holiday cottage in Gwynedd that sleeps 12. Located in the Coed-y-Brenin Forest near Dolgellau, it lies inland from the coast at Barmouth and just south of the Snowdonia National Park - a fabulous location for holidays in the Great Outdoors. Pets Welcome.

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Gwynedd is home to many seaside resorts, such as Harlech, which lies within the Snowdonia National Park and is best known for the landmark Harlech Castle. Morfa Nefyn, a small village on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula, contains a host of traditional shops and a sandy beach. There are plenty of hamlets nearby, such as the picturesque fishing hamlet of Porthdinllaen, where you can experience Welsh culture or enjoy a drink at the local pubs.

Heritage Steam lovers will be spoilt for choice, as Gwynedd offers visitors a selection of 3 of the 'Little Lines of Wales'. In addition to the Snowdon Mountain Railway, tours on the Welsh Highland Railway from Bangor and, perhaps the most famous of them all, the Ffestiniog Railway, which runs up into Snowdonia from the picturesque seaside town of Porthmadog.

Gwynedd's cliffs and craggy mountain ranges make it perfect for outdoor activities such as abseiling and mountain biking. These can be taken part in safely at various centres across the county. For real white knuckle entertainment, take a ride on Velocity, the fastest and, at over a mile in length, the longest zip wire in the world.

The varying terrain also means many interesting walks, particularly in and around Snowdonia. The popularity of walks in the area means there are often organised walks ideal for discovering the best routes. Or, for something a bit different, head to the museums dotted around Gwynedd that give you an insight into the country's culture and how it came to be. The National Slate Museum is the most popular in Gwynedd. It tells the story of how Wales's famous quarries developed over time.

Gwynedd isn't all rural mountains and sparsely populated villages. Bangor is a popular city in Gwynedd. It is home to a large shopping area with several smaller independent retail outlets scattered around the area. Bangor is known for its arts, and you will often hear classical music being performed or see the striking Pontio Arts complex. A walk along Bangor's elegant Victorian Pier, which offers beautiful views across to Anglesey, is also recommended.

At the southern end of Gwynedd is Tywyn, another popular location of a town and seaside resort, the location of the mystical Cadfan Stone and one of Wale's narrow-gauge steam railways. This stone cross bears the earliest known example of written Welsh. Twyn is also the starting point for another of Wales's narrow-gauge steam railways.