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Top things to do in Gwynedd

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Blue Lake (Fairbourne)
Ranked #1 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #2 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
Owner description: The Ffestiniog Railway takes you on a 13 1/2-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of... more » Owner description: The Ffestiniog Railway takes you on a 13 1/2-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. We are recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest railway company in the world, being founded in 1832. We still build steam locomotives and carriages in our own workshops and the world's oldest steam engine, Prince, is still in regular use today - more than 150 years after it was built. Our historic trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round horseshoe bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it. The Welsh Highland is Snowdonia's newest railway. Trains start their spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the historic castle walls at Caernarfon. The trains - hauled by the world's most powerful narrow gauge steam locomotives - climb from sea level to over 650 feet on the foothills of Snowdon, before zig-zagging dramatically down the steep hillside to reach Beddgelert, nestling in the heart of the National Park, then through the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass - voted the most beautiful spot in the UK by the National Trust - and on to Porthmadog. « less
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Llyn Coastal Path (Pwllheli)
Ranked #3 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
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Caernarfon Castle (Caernarfon)
Ranked #4 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Cultural
Wales' most famous and attractive castle, built in 1284.
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GreenWood Forest Park (Y Felinheli)
Ranked #5 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: For family adventure visit GreenWood Forest Park – Snowdonia’s totally unique eco-attraction! Ride the world’s first people... more » Owner description: For family adventure visit GreenWood Forest Park – Snowdonia’s totally unique eco-attraction! Ride the world’s first people powered rollercoaster and zoom down Wales’s longest sledge run. Explore TreeTop Towers, take the Jungle Boats challenge and conquer the Crocodile Maze. Learn something new – Archery, Stilt Walking or Den Building – then stomp along the BareFoot Trail.This multi award-winning attraction promises an unforgettable family day out, whatever the weather. « less
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Barmouth Beach (Barmouth)
Ranked #6 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Owner description: For that vintage seaside atmosphere of candy floss and donkey rides, set up your deckchair in the section closest to the... more » Owner description: For that vintage seaside atmosphere of candy floss and donkey rides, set up your deckchair in the section closest to the town. The Blue Flag beach is never overcrowded and also has trampolines, bouncy castle and pirate ship during the Summer. If you want a quieter space for your picnic and to be closer to the sea, then venture further along the one-mile long promenade perhaps using the land train which runs the length of the promenade. « less
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Black Rock Sands (Porthmadog)
Ranked #7 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
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Barmouth Bridge (Barmouth)
Ranked #9 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
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St Hywyn's Church (Aberdaron)
Ranked #10 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
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Ranked #11 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Forests; National Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #12 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Penrhyn Castle (Bangor)
Ranked #13 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Castles; Museums; Cultural
Owner description: 19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings:This enormous 19th-century neo-Norman castle sits between Snowdonia... more » Owner description: 19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings:This enormous 19th-century neo-Norman castle sits between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait.It's crammed with fascinating items, such as a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria, elaborate carvings, plasterwork and mock-Norman furniture. In addition, it has an outstanding collection of paintings.The restored kitchens are a delight and the stable block houses a fascinating industrial railway museum (open all year), a model railway museum and a superb dolls' museum.The 24.3 hectares (60 acres) of grounds include parkland, an exotic tree and shrub collection as well as a Victorian walled garden. « less
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Ranked #14 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
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Ranked #15 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
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My Town, My Walk (Caernarfon)
Ranked #17 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
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Fairbourne Beach (Fairbourne)
Ranked #18 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #19 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Owner description: The Museum is housed in two towers of Caernarfon Castle. In it you will find a wealth of exhibits, supported by film, sound... more » Owner description: The Museum is housed in two towers of Caernarfon Castle. In it you will find a wealth of exhibits, supported by film, sound and models, telling the story of over 300 years of service by Wales' oldest infantry regiment in peacetime and in war.You can learn how the Regiment won 14 Victoria Crosses and hear the words of the famous writers who served with the Royal Welch Fusiliers. « less
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Barmouth Harbour (Barmouth)
Ranked #20 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Owner description: Barmouth developed as one of the major ship building centres in Wales during the 18th & 19th centuries. The harbour still... more » Owner description: Barmouth developed as one of the major ship building centres in Wales during the 18th & 19th centuries. The harbour still has a small fishing industry but is mainly used by pleasure craft. The estuary is home to Merioneth Yacht Club. Lining the edge of the harbour are cafes, ice-cream parlours and a pub with pleasant gardens to sit out in and watch the world go by. « less
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Plas Glyn y Weddw (Llanbedrog)
Ranked #21 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Art Galleries; Cultural
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Portmeirion Village (Portmeirion)
Ranked #22 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Lloyd George Museum (Llanystumdwy)
Ranked #23 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Lloyd George museum is situated in the heart of Llanystumdwy, the village where Lloyd George was brought up as a child.... more » Owner description: The Lloyd George museum is situated in the heart of Llanystumdwy, the village where Lloyd George was brought up as a child. The museum itself tells the story of his life, from humble beginnings, to becoming one of the greatest British statesmen of the twentieth century. He is known as the man who; taxed the rich to help the poor, gave women the vote, introduced National Insurance and Old Age Pensions, led the country to victory during the First World War, and was instrumental during the peace talks at Versailles.Visitors can also step back in time and visit the Victorian cottage Highgate, his boyhood home, and his Uncle's shoemaker's workshop next door, which is joined to the Museum by a footpath through a Victorian Cottage garden.His grave is also located in the village, just a short walk up the drive from the Museum, he is buried in the woods above the river Dwyfor. We advise visitors that they may need at least an hour and a half for their visit, as there is the Museum itself to see, the cottage Highgate, and also a half hour film summarising his life and achievements. « less
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Bangor Pier (Bangor)
Ranked #24 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Outdoors
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Old Barmouth (Barmouth)
Ranked #25 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Owner description: Climbing haphazardly up the steep slopes at the back of the High Street, the paths and alleys of old Barmouth reveal many... more » Owner description: Climbing haphazardly up the steep slopes at the back of the High Street, the paths and alleys of old Barmouth reveal many quaint and delightful corners. Houses seem to be built almost on top of one another in this fascinating jumble of steps and terraces. « less
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Dinas Dinlle (Caernarfon)
Ranked #26 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Fairbourne Railway (Fairbourne)
Ranked #27 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
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Tywyn Beach (Tywyn)
Ranked #28 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Plas yn Rhiw (Pwllheli)
Ranked #29 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Historic Sites; Outdoors
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Criccieth Castle (Criccieth)
Ranked #30 of 62 attractions in Gwynedd
Category: Castles; Outdoors
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