Nestled in the Dyfi Forest, this former slate-mining village is the perfect base from which to explore Snowdonia National Park. It lies on the banks of the River Dulas, which forms the border between the counties of Gwynedd and Merionethshire. On the doorstep of your holiday cottage in Corris, you will discover tumbling rivers, ancient woods and snow-capped mountains. There are many beautiful walks in and around the village, including the path to Braich Goch, where the Hughes Memorial commemorates the famous Welsh surgeon. In the village centre, a stroll from holiday cottages in Corris, there is a gin distillery, former slate mines, Idris Stores, where you can pick up local produce or an excellent cup of coffee, and the Slaters Arms, where delicious food and drink can be enjoyed. Mountain bikes can be rented at Bike Corris, for visitors who want to explore the forest. Landmarks to look out for include the village’s several chapels, the half-timbered Corris Institute, and a unique folly known as Little Italy. Superb fishing can be enjoyed at Llyn Myngul, and hiking at Cader Idris is a short drive away, to the north of the village.

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Set amidst fabulous Welsh countryside along the river AfonDulas, Capel Ebenezer near the village of Corris, Gwynedd, is a former church converted into a gorgeous child-friendly cottage with a games room, split-level interior with striking oak and wrought-iron staircase, and four spacious bedrooms.

Corris Craft CentreA collection of craft studios where you can buy work by local artists, as well as an excellent café, and the enchanting caverns and tunnels of King Arthur’s Labyrinth.

Corris RailwayClimb aboard a beautifully restored carriage on this narrow-gauge railway, dating back to 19th century, when it transported slate from local quarries.

Centre for Alternative TechnologyVisit this ground-breaking facility, where scientists are developing innovative ways to protect the environment.

Corris Mine Explorers Take a tour deep into a former slate mine at this award-winning attraction.

Dyfio Osprey ProjectWitness these spectacular birds of prey in their natural habitat, a scenic drive southward from Corris.