Penaber is a distinctive detached residence standing in three quarters of an acre of land. It has...
Welcome to Porthmadog
Porthmadog is one of the largest towns in Snowdonia with a population of around 4,200. This popular town is also the hub of both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, also the smaller Welsh Highland Heritage Railway.
The Ffestiniog Railway was opened in 1836 and runs 13.5 miles to Blaenau Ffestiniog along the Vale of Ffestiniog. It was built to transport slate from various quarries along the route, including Cwmorthin. The whole line was built on a slight incline, so the carriages could travel all the way unpowered. Horses were transported down in special carriages, so they could pull the empty wagons back up. The Welsh Highland Railway (WHR) (“Rheilffordd Eryri” in Welsh) runs 25 miles to Caernarfon, passing through Beddgelert and the Aberglaslyn Pass. There is also the 0.75-mile long Welsh Highland Heritage Railway which connects to the WHR main line at the junction at Pen-y-Mount.
Perched high on a hillside and nestled amongst some 40 acres of ancient woodlands sits the first...
Porthmadog Information Pages
The Snowdonia National Park covers 823 square miles and is the largest and earliest of the three National Parks of Wales.
The UKs longest heritage railway. Running 25 miles from Porthmadog to Caernarfon.
Built originally by Llywelyn the Great, this very Welsh of princes included a very English style of...
Portmeirion is one of Wales’ premier visitor attractions, welcoming 250,000 visitors every year.
The WHR runs an hour-long trip in Porthmadog from March to November.
Beddgelert’s fame and popularity (apart from it’s beautiful location) is a small mound in the...
A family-run, two AA rosette-winning home-from-home and the only hotel in Porthmadog.
Built by a visionary architect in 1925, overlooking the beautiful Dywryd Estuary.
17th-century Bwlch y Fedwen B&B is located two miles from Porthmadog in the small village of...
A 17th-century property set within 200 acres of woodland on an idyllic upmarket static caravan park.