Y Felinheli

Y-Felinheli is a pretty village in the county of Gwynedd, North Wales. It lies near the shores of the Menai Strait, which separates the mainland from the Isle of Anglesey. Self-catering holidays in Y-Felinheli are popular among visitors who want to explore the area’s spectacular beaches, countryside and ancient sites. Most of the village’s residents speak Welsh, and it is a great place to experience the country’s rich culture, including a famous annual carnival. The town centre is home to a number of historic landmarks, including St Mary’s Church. There are a number of independent shops and a handful of good places to eat and drink, including the Garddfon Inn, a charming old pub overlooking the Menai Strait. The village’s historic harbour is a popular base for sailing and other water-sports, with a marina, moorings and boatyards.


Savour the spectacular view of Menai Straits from the patio at Penrallt Cottage and delight in the peace and tranquillity of a stone-built conversion on the outskirts of Y Felinheli, in North Wales. Appreciate the combination of contemporary style and traditional charm of this coastal cottage.

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A short drive from your holiday cottage in Y-Felinheli, Bangor is an ancient cathedral city at the foot of Bangor Mountain, with a pair of rivers meandering through its centre. In the bustling streets near the riverfront, you will discover a variety of shops, art galleries, and many of the region’s best restaurants. Pontio is a famous venue with a circus, dance, film and music, while Storiel is an excellent museum and gallery housed in the former Bishop’s Palace. The coast and countryside near holiday cottages in Y-Felinheli is wild and unspoiled. 

Along the Menai Strait, you will find vast, sandy beaches, towering cliffs and secluded, rocky coves. The countryside is crisscrossed by footpaths, providing solitude and breathtaking views across the region. A short drive north, across Britannia Bridge, the Isle of Anglesey is well worth a visit, with an unspoiled coast, dotted with charming villages and historic landmarks, such as Beaumaris Castle. Directly to the south of Y-Felinheli, Snowdonia National Park is home to 823 square miles of mountainous countryside and lakes with some of Wales’ best hiking and wildlife-watching.