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Local Area Information

The local area offers many opportunities for sightseeing and all sorts of activities.

Snowdonia national park is literally on the doorstep with its breathtaking scenery, and many opportunities for walking and mountain climbing. Cae Gwyn is situated on the Wales coastal path, again making it an ideal base for walkers visiting the area.

Tremadog cliffs, are only a couple of miles away for those who like climbing.

For bird watchers, being on the estuary, there are many birds of interest to be seen, especially the ospreys in the nearby Glaslyn estuary, where there is  a viewing area. 

For railway enthusiasts the main stations for both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railways are only about 3 miles away in Porthmadog. The Ffestiniog railway actually runs through the village of Penrhyndeudraeth and the train can be heard and seen from Cae Gwyn as it makes its way towards Ffestiniog. There is a station in the village which is just a short walk from Cae Gwyn. The Llanberis lake railway and Snowdon Mountain railway are only a short drive away (21.8 miles)

The fairytale Village of Portmeirion, with its lovely walks, colourful cottages, shops and cafes is only 2.4miles away. www.portmeirion-village.com

Just a few of the attractions that are within easy reach are:

  • Sygun copper mine  8.4 miles.
  • Llechwedd slate caverns  9.5 miles.
  • Inigo Jones slate works 17.3 miles.
  • National slate museum 21.8 miles.
  • Electric mountain 21.5 miles.
  • Tree top adventure 20 miles.
  • Zip world Snowdonia 29 miles

For more information on these and other attractions visit www.attractionsofsnowdonia.com

 Also nearby are a number of castles:

  • Criccieth 8.3 miles.
  • Harlech 13 miles.
  • Caernarfon 22.1 miles.
  • Penrhyn 33miles.

 We are also near many beautiful beaches, Borth y Gest, with its nature reserve, Morfa Bychan, Black rock sands and Criccieth to mention just a few.

There are golf courses in Porthmadog, Criccieth and Harlech, which are all within easy reach of Cae Gwyn.