In 1800, a 15 year-old girl called Mary Jones walked 26 miles from Llanfihangel-y-Pennant to Bala to buy a book.
There’s something for everyone here at Coed y Brenin…
• Visitors Centre with Café open 7 days a week
• Bike Shop, Bike Hire & Bike Wash
• Running Shop & Shoe Hire
Two separate railways, little in gauge, large in appeal. The 13½-mile Ffestiniog Railway from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog one of Wales's best-loved Great Little Trains, was originally built to carry slate.
The Deep Mine tour at Llechwedd tells the story of the men who built this incredible industry which roofed the world. Experienced from the point of view of the mine workers, the tour uses cutting-edge enhanced reality technology to tell the story
Portmeirion was created by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1976. He wanted to show how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it.
A short narrow-gauge rail ride from Porthmadog takes you to a Heritage Centre and Engine Sheds, packed with exhibits and displays on North Wales’s railway and industrial heritage.