Things to do in Bala

Surrounded by mountains, rich in culture, and within easy reach of many of the region’s most popular attractions, beautiful Bala is famously home to Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), the largest natural lake in Wales. Sandwiched between Snowdonia and the Berwyn mountains, the town is watched over by its own mini-massif: the Arenig mountains. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Bala.

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Merry Christmas Nadolig Llawen


Supporting local businesses is always high up on my list of priorities and you might be surprised by how much ‘local sparkle’ you can add to your Christmas offering. To give you a nudge in the right direction, here is our low down on how to shop local for Christmas Snowdonia style…   EXPERIENCES Gifting someone an experience is great – the long lasting memories and serotonin high that comes with these far out weigh the quick dopamine rush from unwrapping a ‘material’ object. There is alot on offer in Snowdonia, so here are 5 of the best:   ZIP WORLDZip World offer 8 different types of activities from the longest zip line in the world, underground trampolines and a roller coaster in the forest. A great range of prices and something for all the family. MORE INFO SURF SNOWDONIA Surf Snowdonia is perfect for any budding surfing enthusiasts or those pro’s who want to see what the…

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Top 5 Farm Shops & Deli's

Top 5 Farm Shops & Delis | North Wales

It is hard not to enjoy a visit to a farm shop or deli. Just being in the presence of homegrown local produce, organic meat and pesticide free everything can make us feel very virtuous. Packed full with things like charcol salt along with delicious cheeses, salamis crackers and condiments galore, they are a great foodie shopping experience… here are our top 5 Farm Shops & Delis | North Wales.   RHUG ESTATE Rhug Estate has is all. Alongside the farmshop, they have a cafe and restaurant and all sell the organic produce they rear and grow on the farm. Their organic meat is well known the world over. The shop come deli offers a great range of cheeses, olives and pies along with a wonderful selection of locally sourced condiments. The Bison Grill is an all day dining area while ‘On The Hoof’ Takeaway offer incredible burgers etc.   BODNANT WELSH FOOD CENTRE With a…

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£20 Voucher For Rhug Estate

The owners of MAERDY-BARN have some great offers in place for those looking to stay in 2017… If you are staying over Valentines week, guests are being treated to a free bottle of sparkling wine and a box of chocolates in addition to the welcome hamper they provide which is packed with local goodies. From April to end of June, for those booking to stay for 7 nights or more, a £20 voucher will be included to spend at THE RHUG ESTATE. LUXURIOUS BARN CONVERSION IN THE FOOTHILLS OF NORTH WALES | MAERDY BARN This luxurious barn conversion in the foothills of North Wales can accommodate up to 8 guests in a quiet corner on the eastern edge of the National Park. Four spacious en-suite bedrooms including a ground floor bedroom and a large living area makes this a great cottage for family get-togethers.

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