Porthmadog

Once outside you can see the Snowdonia mountains or take a short drive, about 5 minutes, to the one of only two beaches in the UK that you can drive your car on this is Black Rock sands. Also just before Black Rock is Borth Y Gest a lovely quiet cove used by local fishermen. Here there is a restaurant and cafe which serve some of the best ice cream around.

Along Porthmadog high street are numerous Pubs but the Australian is supplied by it’s own brewery called Purple Moose which is located in Porthmadog so if you fancy trying local beer this is your place.
There are two Indian restaurants but we have only sampled the Sima which we can recommend especially on Tuesday night when it has a banquet night for £9.95 per person

Snowdon is not far away and is perfect for getting the best views especially on a clear sunny day. If you’re feeling fit then you can walk to the top or you can take a more leisurely train ride to the top.

The Ffestiniog Railway is just a couple of minutes walk away in this short time you will be transported by to the age of steam you can climb aboard and visit Blaenau FFestioniog or go the other route to Beddgelert both journeys are highly recommended you will travel through some of the most stunning scenery anywhere.

Whilst we mention Blaenau Ffestiniog we cannot forget the thrill seeking adventures there which include Zip World travel at speed suspended below a single wire will get your adrenalin pumping, if that is too much excitment you can bounce away on a trampoline placed in one of the many caverns. Or maybe tour the caverns to quote Zip world they say “You will take an epic journey through the underground caverns on zip lines, rope bridges, via ferrata and tunnels. ”

Next door to Zipworld is Antur ‘Stiniog offers seven fantastic downhill mtb trails, graded blue to black and the best mountain bike uplift service in the UK, some even say in the world!

We haven’t started on visiting the historical and legendary sites yet ….. there is just so much to do around Porthmadog