Blaenau-Ffestiniog is a beautiful little Welsh mining town that dates back hundreds of years and has forever been known as ‘the town that roofed the world’ with its industrial heritage of slate mining. Within its midst, many of these cottages have been lovingly restored and are now available as holiday accommodation for visitors wanting somewhere scenic from which to explore North Wales. A visit to the popular Llechwedd Slate Caverns is a must, as is a ride on the narrow-gauge Ffestiniog Railway down to Porthmadog. Blaenau Ffestiniog is a hive for outdoor activities. It’s a great centre for mountain biking Try the lakeside cycle trail along the Tanygrisiau Lake or the recently opened mountain biking downhill route at Llechwedd. For a more white-knuckle experience, visit Zip World to experience the longest zip wire in Europe. Fishing and caving in particular are very popular as is paddling and kayaking which have a certain niche in Blaenau Ffestiniog with its Snowdonian mountain rivers.
Make your visit to magnificent Snowdonia National Park in North Wales complete with a stay at Bodalaw in Trawsfynydd, near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, a countryside cottage built in the early 19th century that retains much of its rustic charm yet comes complete with many modern conveniences.
Being such a stunning area the artwork and culture inspired by its mountain setting it is spectacular, with many galleries and craft shops dotted around the area ready to fill many an afternoon. You can’t visit Wales without a trip to the outstanding village of Portmeirion. Like something from a fairy tale, its coloured roofs and spires rise up from the trees and its seventy acres of surrounding woodland. It truly is a magical day out for all the family.