There are many famous tourist attractions to visit on your Welsh holidays: castles, mills, potteries, mines (slate, gold and copper) and narrow gauge railways are all within easy reach of our Welsh holiday cottage near Harlech.
Talsarnau is central for an excellent variety of activities: golf courses, pony trekking, walking and fishing. Snowdonia is less than an hour away and Harlech is only 15 minutes away.
|The Ffestiniog Railway
Narrow gauge steam railway, Portmadog
|Snowdonia Mountain Railway
At Clogwyn station 779 metres above sea level
13th century historic castle and grounds.
|Sygun Copper Mine|
Beautiful Snowdonian mountain village
Unique Italiante village, setting for 1960's TV show “The Prisoner”
|Views of the Snowdonia Mountain Railway at Llanberis.|
Welsh holidays aren't complete without a trip to the seaside and the North Wales coastline has some of the finest blue flag beaches in the country, including 8 in Gwynedd alone.
Victorian seaside holiday resort.
Welsh seaside town
8 minutes drive from the cottage
25 minutes drive just after the village of Dyffryn Ardudwy
There are also beaches at Porthmadog, Dinas Dinlle, Pwllheli, Caernarfon and Tywyn.
Royal St. David's Golf Club - Clwb Golff Brenhinol Dewi Sant
Nationally and internationally renowned, Royal St David's is one of Wales' premier golf courses. It provides a challenging test of golf in a breathtaking setting in the most beautiful and scenic part of the Principality and dominated by the brooding presence of Harlech Castle. Established in 1894, Royal St David's Golf Club is the home of one of the finest traditional links courses in the world. The undulating fairways and fast true greens are all that would be expected of a championship links course. See our Golf Breaks page for more golf courses in the region.
The Snowdonia National Park, which has the evocative Welsh name of 'Eryri' meaning ' the place of the eagles', is an area of outstanding natural beauty covering 838 square miles and containing some of the most magnificent scenery in Wales.
Welcome to Porthmadog, the base from which to explore all of Snowdonia; it is the gateway to the country’s most breathtaking National Park covering 840 square miles with its purple tipped mountains and forests.
The Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit farm and Animal Park is situated in the beautiful village of Llanystumdwy between the busy towns of Porthmadog and Pwllheli.on the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales. For over 30 years the farm has welcomed visitors to interact with a wide range of farm animals including some rare breeds. Under adult supervision, the children are allowed to handle a selection of different types of animals including rabbits, guinea pigs and puppies, as well as hand-feeding many of the larger animals such as pigmy goats, alpacas, rhea, donkeys, ponies, pigs and lambs. You may see a wide variety of newly born animals or be lucky enough to witness a birth!
CHWAREL HÊN, LLANFAIR SLATE CAVERNS - The entry to this old but important slate mine is through the main tunnel, under the twin arches of the crypt, and into the lofty cathedral cavern. Remember that the tunnels and caverns you are about to see are all man made over a 100 years ago with only a candle for lighting.
There's always something to see or do around Harlech: