Local Attractions

This area of Wales has many tourist attractions: the castles of Harlech, Criccieth and Caernarfon, slate and copper mines, narrow gauge railways, Portmeirion village,  walking or climbing Cader idris or Snowdon, or for those who like their walks flat  the iconic Barmouth Bridge or  not to mention the flat, sandy beach of Barmouth, , picturesque cycle paths, horse riding, golfing and fishing. We look forward to making your stay as comfortable as possible. 

It's no secret that Snowdonia is a playground of activities, both outdoor and indoor. Here is a selection of our favourite places to visit while staying at the Min Y Mor Hotel.

 

Portmeirion Village 

Possibly the most beautiful place in the world, Portmeirion is in the style of an Italian village and was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis over a period of 50 years. With free parking, complimentary guided tours and audio visual show, six cafes and restaurants, half a dozen shops, gardens and beaches it is the perfect day out for all the family.
Surrounding the village are 70 acres of exotic woodlands with easy to follow woodland trails and coastal walks.

Image with kind permission from Portmeirion Village.

Talyllyn Railway

The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol. Why not come and visit us for a great family day out?

Image with kind permission from Talyllyn Railway.

Coed Y Brenin

Mountain biking heaven, Coed Y Brenin has trails to suit families and beginners as well as professionals and everyone in between. It also boasts a lovely visitor centre, cafe and children's park. 

Image with kind permission from Coed Y Brenin.

The Centre for Alternative Technology

CAT is an interactive and educational visitor centre which is all about sustainability. Children will love the water powered funicular railway use to get up to the visitor centre. CAT cover all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing. And they have a brilliant adventure playground! 

Image with kind permission from CAT.

Children's Farm Park 

Located at the Llanfair Slate Caverns, a 20 minute drive from the hotel, the Children's Farm Park is a lovely place to take little ones. They have loads of animals (which you can feed) and indoor and outdoor play- including crazy golf, sand pits and air cannons- fun for the children and spectacular views of Cardigan Bay for the adults!

Image with kind permission from Children's Farm Park.

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway

The Ffestiniog Railway takes you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The Welsh Highland Railway is Snowdonia’s newest railway- trains start a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon. 

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Spectacular underground tours to explore the underground world of the Victorian Slate Miner. You will go deep inside the Welsh mountains, but the temperature in the mine is about 54F throughout the year, making the caverns ideal for your family day out come rain or shine.

Image with kind permission from Llechwedd Slate Caverns.

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway

The Ffestiniog Railway takes you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The Welsh Highland Railway is Snowdonia’s newest railway- trains start a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon. 

Image with kind permission from Bounce Below.

Fairbourne Railway

Located across the Mawddach Estuary, the best way to get to the Fairbourne Railway from the hotel is via the ferry (weather and season-permitting) from Barmouth Harbour. You can catch the steam train in to the village, which has one of the very best local beaches, as well as a fish and chip shop and an arcade selling ice cream by the sea. 

 

Image with kind permission from Fairbourne Railway.

Image with kind permission from Ffestiniog Railway.

For more information about local attractions, please ask our staff for their recommendations.