Bwthyn Llŷs Twrog is centrally located for the many attractions in Snowdonia, the Llŷn Peninsula and Anglesey. We have listed some of the main attractions in the area on this page,  click on the buttons below to check out the list.

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Pant Du Vineyard
 
Penygroes vineyard produces red, white & rose  as well as cider. Has cafe & shop
Bragdy Lleu Brewery
Relatively new Penygroes microbrewery serving local pubs
Purple Moose Brewery
Porthmadog microbrewery serving local pubs. 
Cwrw Llŷn
 
Nefyn microbrewery. Tap room open Monday to Saturday
Cwrw Ogwen
 
New microbrewery just outside Bethesda
Snowdon Craft Beer
 Brewery west of Colwyn Bay formerly Great Orme Brewery in Llandudno
Wild Horse Brewing Co.
 Small Llandudno brewery with shop & tasting room.
Red Wharf Bay Vineyard
Wines, Spanish Olive oil & Ceramics. Tours & tastings by appointment

 

Gwinllan Conwy
 
Vineyard near Llandudno Junction that offers pre booked tours & tastings
Myrddins Brewery & Distillery
Small brewery & distillery with shop open Sunday to Wednesday
Aber Falls Whisky Distillery
Produces Whisky, Gin and Liqueurs, tours available
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Amlwch
 
Anglesey town with a history of copper mining and ship building
Bangor
 
The University City of North Wales also famous for its pier
Beddgelert
 
Picturesque village nestling in the mountains of Snowdonia
Caernarfon
 
Walled town with views across the Menai Straits plus small shops & restaurants
Conwy
 
Walled town with an historic suspension bridge and the smallest house in Britain
Criccieth
 
Seaside town that has retained its Victorian feel. Promenade with views of castle
Llanberis
 
Town at on the shore of Llyn Padarn at the foot of Snowdon
Llandudno
 
Seaside resort beside the Great Orme that is famous for its seafront, shops & pier
Llanfair PG
 
Anglesey town with a name far too long to be shown here
Menai Bridge
 
Town next to the suspension bridge with promenade, small shops & restaurants
Porthmadog
 
Once a major port for shipping slate it is now a railway hub and tourist town
Pwllheli
 
The market town of the Llŷn Peninsula and a sailing centre
Betws-y-Coed
 
Victorian village on the River Conwy. Has miniature railway and museum
Blaenau    Ffestiniog
Historic mining town that ‘roofed the world’, now centre for adventure activities
Aberdaron
 
Village at the tip if the Llŷn Peninsula and gateway to Bardsey Island

 

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Routes up Snowdon
Six routes to walk up Snowdon
Wales Coast Path
 
An 870 mile  (1400 km) walking route along the entire coast of Wales
Marine Drive Toll Road
Scenic drive taking you round and to the summit of the Great Orme

 

Snowdonia Slate Trail
85 mile (137 km) circular walk linking historic slate industry sites
North Wales Pilgrim’s Way
130 mile (210 km) walk from Basingwerk Abbey to Bardsey Island
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Welsh Highland Railway
Rebuilt steam line Caernarfon to Porthmadog passing Snowdon
Llanberis Lake Railway
Steam hauled trips along the shore of
Llyn Padarn
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Rack railway to top of Snowdon. Mainly diesel powered but some steam
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
Short steam hauled trips from Portmadog with tour of engine shed
Ffestiniog Railway
 
Former slate line Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Unusual steam locomotives
Great Orme Tramway
Vintage tram ride from Llandudno up the Great Orme
Bala Lake Railway
 
Steam hauled trips along the shore of Bala Lake
Fairbourne   Railway
Miniature steam railway from Fairbourne to Barmouth Foot Ferry
Corris Railway
 
Museum & steam railway along Dulas Valley
Talyllyn Railway
 
Steam hauled trips Tywyn to Nant Gwernol

 

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Inigo Jones Slateworks
Workshop tours with exhibits on the history of the slate industry
Airworld Aviation Museum
An opportunity to
sit in the cockpits of real vintage aircraft
National Slate Museum
Buildings and artefacts that tell the story of the Welsh Slate industry
Lloyd George Museum
Museum dedicated to the British Prime Minister who lived in the house
Sygun Copper  Mine
Self guided tours of the mine, plus for kids gold panning & adventure playground
Thomas Telford Centre
The stories of Menai Suspension Bridge and  nearby Britannia Railway Bridge
Storiel
 
Museum & Art Gallery covering the history and art of North Wales
Nant Gwrtheyrn
 
Old mining ghost village restored as a centre for teaching Welsh
Porthmadog Maritime Museum
Portmadog’s Maritime history in last remaining slate shed on the harbour
Llŷn Maritime Museum
Maritime history of Llŷn Peninsula in former St. Mary's Church
Anglesey Transport Museum
Cars, motorbikes & commercial vehicles  from the 1920s on
Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw
Old mining ghost village restored as a centre for teaching Welsh
Llechwedd Slate Mountain
Go underground on a mining cable railway, experience the life of slate miners
Copper Kingdom Centre
Tells the story of the Anglesey copper mining industry
The Sail Loft
 
An exhibition focused on ship building in the Amlwch area
Holyhead Maritime Museum
Maritime history of Holyhead in former lifeboat station
Home Front Experience
Small museum that recreates sights and sounds of World War II life
Great Orme Mines
 
Bronze age copper mine
Anglesey Sea Salt
 
Tours of sea salt making facility & tutored tastings

 

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Parc Glynllifon
 
Follies, cascades, wild gardens, woodland walks and a craft
centre
Penarth Fawr
 
Fifteenth-century hall-house with an impressive timber roof
Plas Newydd
 
Ancestral home of the Marquess of Anglesey. Great paintings and enchanting gardens
Penrhyn Castle
 
19th century mansion in style of a Norman castle, gardens and a railway museum
Plas Brondanw
 
Clough Williams-Ellis’s home now an art gallery. The gardens are open year round.
Portmeirion
 
Italianate village and gardens created by Clough Williams-Ellis
Plas Tan y Bwlch
 
Water garden, Japanese garden, rhododendron and azalea walks plus more
Plas Mawr
 
Elizabethan house in Conwy owned by merchant Robert Wynn
Gwydir Castle
 
Tudor house and garden, ancestral home of the Wynn baronets
Bodnant Garden
 
Gardens renowned for their azaleas, rhododendrons & laburnum arch
Swtan
 
Restored 17th century Welsh stone cottage, thatched roof and crog loft
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens
Recently restored gardens dating back to 1804
Llynon Mill
 
1775 windmill, the only working one in Wales, plus Iron Age Round Houses
Plas yn Rhiw
 
Manor house, ornamental gardens and views across Cardigan Bay
Cae’r Gors
 
Quarryman’s cottage, once home to Welsh author Kate Roberts (exterior only)
Yr Ysgwrn
 
Home of Welsh poet Hedd Wyn (Ellis Humphrey Evans) who died in WW1
Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant
 
Remote 16th-century farmhouse, birthplace of Bishop Morgan who made first Welsh Bible

 

Treborth Botanic Garden
University garden open daily, check web site for glasshouse opening
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Gypsy Wood
 
Attractions include animals, train rides, fairy hunt & mini zip wire
Fun Centre
 
Former church now a play centre where kids can tire themselves out
Piggery Pottery
 
Paint your own pot or try the potters wheel – could be messy!
Greenwood Family Park
Adventure park, with people powered roller coaster, jungle boats plus animals
Pili Palas Nature World
Butterfly Farm with birds, lizards, bugs, meerkats and more
Black Rock Llamas
 
Llama experiences
and treks (must be booked in advance)
Anglesey Sea Zoo
 
Aquarium near the banks of the Menai Straits opposite Caernarfon
Foel Farm
 
Rides around working farm, plus animal feeding & chocolate factory
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Wide range of animals from cute and cuddly to big and fierce
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Anglesey Model Village
Reopened by new owners after 4 years of closure

 

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Caernarfon Castle
 
A spectacular and well preserved castle built by Edward I
Segontium Roman Fort
Remains of the Roman fort that secured the area from the 70’s AD
Tre'r Ceiri
 
One of the best preserved hill forts in Britain dating back to 200BC
Criccieth Castle
 
Built on a headland by Llywelyn the Great then modified by Edward I
Beaumaris Castle
 
Intended to be Edward I’s most secure castle but never finished
Harlech Castle
 
Well preserved Edward I castle looking out over Cardigan Bay
Conwy Castle
 
Well preserved Edward I castle at the mouth of the River Conwy
Dolwyddelan  Castle
Built by Llywelyn the Great, but modified by the English
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Dolbadarn Castle
 
Castle built by Llywelyn the Great sometime before 1230

 

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Anglesey Beaches
 
Details of the beaches around Anglesey & Holy Island (PDF)
South Stack Lighthouse
Island lighthouse
linked to Holy Island
by a footbridge
Breakwater Country Park
Haven for wildlife in
a former Holyhead quarry 
South Stack RSPB Reserve
Centre for watching
the many birds on
the cliffs
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Llŷn Peninsula Beaches
A list of the many beaches around the peninsula

 

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Llanddwyn Island
 
Magnificent views, pilot’s cottages, lighthouse and ruined chapel.
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Glaslyn Ospreys
 
Seasonal Visitor Centre providing views and live CCTV of nesting Ospreys.
Caernarfon Golf Club
Golf Club on the shores of the Menai Straits, visitors welcome
Beacon Climbing Centre
Indoor climbing for adults & children from beginner to expert
Snowdonia Riding Stables
Horse riding, pony trekking and riding instruction
Criccieth Multi Golf
 
Pitch & Putt, Frisbee Golf, Football Golf, Croquet & Petanque
Glasfryn Parc
 
Range of activities includes Go Karts, Quad Bikes & Kayak
Porthmadog Golf Club
 Golf Club
visitors welcome
Pwllheli Golf Club
 
 Golf Club
visitors welcome
Zip World Velocity
 
Outdoor Zip Wires, speeds of over 100 mph
Zip World Titan
 
Three consecutive Outdoor Zip Wires, totalling over 2km.
Zip World Caverns
 
 Underground adventure trips via zip lines & rope bridges
Zip World Fforest
Safari through forest canopy, bounce on Treetop Nets or ride
on Toboggan-style coaster.
National White Water Centre
 White water rafting and kayaking down dam controlled rapids
Go Below
 
Underground caving experiences with up
to 9 zip wires
Redline Indoor Karting
Indoor Karting for adults and children over 8 years old
 
Zip World Bounce Below
 Huge trampolines in underground caverns

 

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Penderyn   Distillery
Originally from Brecon Beacons, now also based in Llandudno. Tours available.

Beaches, Coast & Wildlife

Bwthyn Llys Twrog is only 5 miles (8 km) from Dinas Dinlle, a beach with magnificent views to Yr Eifl and over to Anglesey. The top of the beach is mainly pebbles and but there is plenty of sand further down. There are many more beaches around the Llŷn Peninsula and Anglesey plus several Coastal and Wildlife attractions. to visit web sites for further information, click below:

Castles & Forts

North Wales is famous for its castles built by Edward I and there four are within range of the Bwthyn plus one older castle that was adapted by Edward I. There are also ruins of ancient forts and castles built by Welsh Princes and even the remains of a Roman fort.  To visit web sites for further information, click below:

For Kids

Many of the attractions in North Wales will appeal to  youngsters, but these ones are specifically aimed at the younger visitor.  To visit web sites for further information, click below:

Historic Houses & Gardens

There is a lot of variety in North Wales, from the grandeur of Plas Newydd and Penrhyn Castle, to the quirkiness of Portmeirion or a simple stone cottage at Swtan. Add some  spectacular gardens and there is plenty to see. To visit web sites for further information, click below:

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Activities

There are numerous activities available in the area including walking, climbing, horse riding, fishing, mountain biking and golf. Most activities need to be pre booked and please check for any age or weight limits. To visit the web sites of the activity attractions are listed below, click on the links.

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Museums  & Art Galleries

There is a huge variety here, including several museums focused on the unique mining and quarrying history of North Wales. To visit web sites for further information, click below:

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Narrow Gauge Railways

North Wales is renowned for it narrow gauge railways many of which were originally built to transport slate from the quarries to the nearest port.  There is also the only public rack & pinion railway in the UK which will take you to the summit of Snowdon plus a vintage tram service on the Great Orme. To visit web sites for further information, click below:

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Scenery

The Llŷn Peninsula and Anglesey have wonderful coastal scenery and the you can explore the unforgettable mountain scenery of Snowdonia on foot, by car or by train.  Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in Welsh) is 3,560 feet (1085 metres) high, the highest mountain in Wales. If you go up Snowdon in good weather, you will be rewarded with spectacular views.

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Towns & Villages

The magnificent scenery of North Wales is augmented by its historic Towns and Villages, a selection are listed below:

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Vineyards & Breweries

Like the rest of the UK, North Wales has seen a revival of small breweries in recent years and even more recently some vineyards had started up, one less than 3 miles from the Bwthyn.  Visit web sites for further information, by clicking  below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Conwy Brewery
 
  Brewery east of Colwyn Bay. Tours available, check for times  
 
 
 
Gwaith Powdwr Nature Reserve
Former explosives factory now a wildlife preserve.
Cemlyn Nature Reserve
Seabird colony at
the heart of
wildlife haven

 

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