Places to visit and things to do when you are staying at Rhyd y Galen Caravan and Camping Park.


Take in the stunning scenery of the mountains of Snowdonia. Climb Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), only 7 miles away.
You may want to take a proffesional bird watching tour with BirdsofSnowdonia 
Try the longest zipwire ride in Europe at Zipworld in Bethesda 9miles.
Enjoy a walk along part of the 870 mile Wales Coastal path which is just over a mile away.
Just down the road is Plas Menai, the National Watersports Centre where you can learn to sail, canoe or windsurf or use the swimming pool.
Access to Lôn Las, the national cycle route and footpath is just over a mile away.
Fish the sea, rivers and lakes in the area. Course fishing is only 3 miles.
There are many castles in the area. Caernarfon castle is only 2.5 miles. Conwy, Beaumaris, Harlech and Dolbadarn are some others.
Explore Caernarfon, a World Heritage Site, and enjoy one of the many bars and cafes within the old historic town walls. From the quayside below the castle, pleasure boat trips run along the Menai Strait. Activities in the town include 18 hole golf course, indoor karting and leisure centre with indoor tennis, squash, swimming pool and gym.
From your base, visit the numerous beaches such as Dinas Dinlle 8 miles or Llanddwyn on Anglesey with its miles of golden sands, 18 miles. At Dinas Dinlle, Caernarfon Airport has an aviation museum and run pleasure flights along the Menai Strait and around Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).
Llanberis is a village nestling at the foot of Snowdon, where the train to the summit starts. Here also is the National Slate Museum which gives an insight into the lives of the quarrymen Snowdon Mountain Railwayand their families. See also the largest working water wheel in Britain. Or try scuba diving in the Vivian Dive Centre. Visit the Electric Mountain, a hydro electric power station. Taking a trip on the lake or using the Padarn Watersport Centre, are other things to do. The Den is a fantastic new soft play area suitable for children age 12 and under.
At the Greenwood forest park you could shoot a Welsh longbow or take a ride on the exciting Green Dragon Family Roller Coaster.
Beddgelert with its legend of the dog is only 14 miles. You can visit the grave of Gelert, walk in the beautiful Glaslyn pass and then visit Sygun copper mine and see the condition the miners worked under in the 19th Century.
Llechwedd slate cavern is another 19th Century mine with a huge underground cavern.
There are numerous National Trust establishments in the area including Penrhyn Castle on the outskirts of Bangor, Plas Newydd, the home of the Marquis of Anglesey and the famous Bodnant Gardens.
Portmeirion is the world famous Italianate village known for “The Prisoner” which was filmed there.
Children and adults will enjoy Pili Palas the butterfly and small beast palace. While still on Anglesey why not visit the Anglesey Sea Zoo or Henblas Farm Park.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch has the James Pringle factory shop.
25 miles away is the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno.  Here you can take the tram or cable car up the Gogarth or have a go on the dry ski slopes.
Some 6 miles further up the coast at Colwyn Bay is the renowned Welsh Mountain Zoo.
Take a drive round the beautiful Llyn Peninsula, see Bardsey Island and from Rhiw look down at Porthneigwl the bay they call Hell’s Mouth. There is a market in Pwllheli every Wednesday.
Bryncir and Trefriw are woollen mills where traditional weaving is still carried out.
There are many more attractions in the area. Then after a hard day of exploring why not sit out in the park, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery around you, or walk 1 mile to the local pub.

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