Each camping site, caravan park and holiday park is shown on the map below. Click on a pin to see the full information about the site. If there are circles with numbers in them that means there are several sites close together, so zoom in on the map to see the individual pins.
Gold pins represent Premium Listed Parks.
Below the map is the list of the sites and parks. Please click on the names on the individual listings to see a street view map.
Events, Attractions and Places to Visit in Gwynedd
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Here is some useful information with links to activities, attractions and business in the county of Gwynedd from www.ukcampsitefinder.co.uk
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Bala Adventure & Watersports
Bala Lake foreshaw
Tel: 01678 521059
Half Day Raft Build Session
Raft building is an exciting fun activity for groups and families to take part in. This session is a team building excercise as you have to work together to be able to create a raft that won't fall apart on the water. Good design, solid construction, excellent communication skills and an ability to tie knots will all help but at the end of the day you're all getting wet and there's not much you can do to avoid it! You'll laugh until your face aches but you'll also learn to appreciate each other's strengths.
Greenwood Forest Park Snowdonia
GreenWood Forest Park
Adventurous Family Fun at its Best
Situated in the foothills of majestic Snowdonia is GreenWood Forest Park, the family adventure park like no other.
2 Free drinks on production of the discount membership card.
The National White Water Centre
Enquiries and bookings: 01678 521083
Kayaking & Canoeing at The National Whitewater Centre
Canolfan Tryweryn (now officially re-named as the National White Water Centre) was established in 1972 to provide whitewater facilities for kayakers and canoeists. Over the last 20 years the centre has expanded and developed and is now the UK's leading whitewater centre welcoming thousands of canoeists and kayakers every year.
Things to do in & around the area.
See also County of Conwy
More info on adjoining areas
Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse is a left-handed jumps racecourse set in glorious countryside and overlooked by the Welsh hills. Easily accessible via the motorway and trunk road network, the racecourse is situated just 5 minutes from the A483, 10 minutes from Wrexham and 25 minutes south of Chester.
Check website for current information/fixtures.
Llangollen & Dee Valley
Canals were the arteries of the Industrial Revolution throughout England and Wales.
The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal are now a World Heritage site.
Check out the website for current information.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 3,560ft dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.
Check website for opening times.
National Slate Museum
Part of National Museum Wales.
Check on website for exhibitions & opening times.
Open all Year.
See also County of Clwyd
More things to do in adjoining areas
Bach Ventures Ltd
We are a small family run business offering a variety of Adventure outdoor activities for groups,families couples schools and youth groups at competitive rates.
Forestry Commission in Wales
2011 is the International Year of Forests.
Check the website for local activities, events and facilities in the local forest areas.
World famous as the filming location of the cult series,
'The Prisoner' (1967), a series still screened regularly around the world and discussed at length.
Check website for actvities throughout the year.
Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway
The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside.
As the World's first preserved railway, the Talyllyn Railway is celebrating 60 years of preservation in 2011 with a special anniversary gala on 14th/15th May 2011, an all night steam on 4th/5th June and many other special events throughout the year.
Full event information will be up on the website shortly.
Historic Houses Association
Over 315 properties throughout the UK to visit.
Check website for current opening hours and tariff.
Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure
With excellent walking routes and cycke trails, there is no excuse to miss this wonderful place.
National Trust Places to Visit
Check out the website for National Trust places to visit in the area.
Information about Gwynedd
Some information about Gwynedd from Campsite Finder Online, your online guide to camping and caravanning.
Gwynedd is a county in north-west Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. Although one of the biggest in terms of geographical area, it is also one of the most sparsely populated. A large proportion of the population is Welsh-speaking.
Many of the best-known Snowdonia attractions are in the north of the region - Caernarfon, Porthmadog, Conwy and Pwllheli are all popular, for example - but the southern end of Snowdonia also has plenty to offer.
Many notable historic events have taken place in Southern Snowdonia. In Machynlleth Owain Glyndwr reputedly held his parliament in 1404, and from Dolgellau the Quakers took their message to America in the 17th century. In Bala, in the 19th century, plans for a Welsh colony in Patagonia were first discussed; and Harlech Castle surrendering to the besieging parliament forces in 1647 marked the end of the Civil War.
But even if history is not your one of your interests, there are still many excellent reasons to visit Southern Snowdonia. We have put together a list of ten fun things to see and do in Southern Snowdonia; but there are many, many more!
1. The Glassblobbery, Bala
The Glassblobbery is a glassblowing workshop, and a gallery of all sorts of crafts from Wales and the UK. Entry to the Glassblobbery is free, and they sell so many beautiful glass statues, jewellery, ceramics and other crafts, you are unlikely to come away empty-handed!
2. Fairbourne Railway
This miniature steam railway will take you on a scenic tour of the stunning countryside of the Mawddach Estuary, from Fairbourne along the beach to the Barmouth Ferry, where you can ride the ferry to the seaside resort of Barmouth. The station at Fairbourne also houses a small museum, tea room and gift shop.
3. Ty Siamas, Dolgellau
Ty Siamas - the National Centre for Welsh Folk Music at Neuadd Idris, Dolgellau - houses interactive exhibitions on Welsh folk music, and plays host to a number of musical performances throughout the year. There is also a cafe and a shop where you can buy a wide selection of Welsh folk CDs, musical instruments and souvenirs.
4. Corris Mine Explorers
Explore the former Welsh slate mine of Braich Goch with Corris Mine Explorers, for a really unusual day out. As you explore the mines you will discover abandoned tools and machinery, and learn about the hardships of the life of a miner and the history of the mine.
5. Parliament House, Machynlleth
This 17th century former townhouse occupies the site of an older building, reputed to have been the site of the parliament of Owain Glyndwr in 1404 to organise his revolt against King Henry IV of England. Inside you will find fascinating displays and exhibitions about Glyndwr and his military campaigns.
6. Coed y Brenin Forest Park
Coed y Brenin, near Dolgellau, is home to some of the finest mountain biking in the UK - and it is also great for woodland walks. You can bring your own bike or hire one once you get there; and for the smallest members of your family there is an exciting tiered childrens play area. Make sure you visit the cafe - as well as offering a wide range of refreshments, the views cannot be beaten!
7. Cader Idris
Everyone has heard of Snowdon, but Snowdonia has another very famous mountain - Cader Idris, or Idris Chair in English, in homage to the giant who once lived there and used the mountain as his seat. The mountain is home to lakes that are, in legend at least, bottomless; and it has also spawned many stories in folklore, such as - if you sleep a night on Cader Idris, you will come down the next morning either a madman or a poet!
8. Shell Island
Shell Island is a peninsula just off Llanbedr, a few miles south of Harlech. It is home to one of the biggest campsites in Europe, and between January and June you will find over 200 varieties of shells washed up on the beach. Shell Island is also home to many varieties of wildflower, growing untouched in their natural habitat. A must-visit if you enjoy solitude, tranquillity and watching nature at work - although there is also a pub, restaurant and snack bar if you are feeling sociable.
Lovers of the good old-fashioned British seaside resort will not be disappointed with Barmouth. As well as stunning beaches, ice creams and a little funfair, Barmouth has plenty of shops, amusement arcades, pubs and picturesque views. There is also a Sailors Institute where you can learn about the history of Barmouth, and a fascinating shipwreck museum.
There are many excellent reasons to visit Harlech, but here are the top three: First, the clifftop medieval castle which dominates the skyline; second, Royal St Davids - one of the top golf courses in Wales; and third, Theatre Harlech, which hosts an eclectic range of events from world cinema and popular music to art exhibitions and dance workshops. Oh go on then - just one more... the views across the dunes are to die for!
Credited to Stephen Jones
Steven Jones is Senior Tourism Services Officer at Cyngor Gwynedd Council, a Welsh local authority whose not-for-profit Snowdonia Mountains and Coast website provides visitors to Snowdonia with a wealth of useful information about the region. Visitors to the website can also find out more about things to do in Snowdonia.