Travelling around Blaenau Ffestiniog
The national park of Snowdonia is one of the most naturally beautiful places in Wales. Right at the heart of Snowdonia, you’ll find the unspoilt gem that is Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Blaenau Ffestiniog grew from a small gathering of cottages into a vibrant town on the back of the slate mining industry.
It’s well worth visiting the town for the chance to explore Llechwedd quarry and experience the life of a Victorian slate miner. You can also take a trip on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway to Porthmadog and experience Victorian style travel. Arriva buses run from the transport hub in the centre of town to places like Pwllheli and Portmeirion.
The most obvious thing to do when spending time in Blaenau Ffestiniog is to simply strike out and explore the stunning surrounding landscape. There are walks of every kind to explore, from low-level strolls to the dramatic peaks of the Manods.
If you’re looking for more of a challenge than a simple walk, rest assured there are opportunities to sample rock climbing up the cliffs of the Moelwyn, fishing in lakes, such as Ffestiniog, Gammallt and Morwynion, or golfing at the par 68 Clwb Golff Ffestiniog, and all within easy travelling distance.
If that all sounds a bit too exhausting, rest assured you can relax at the ‘It’s a Small World’ indoor activity centre, opposite the train station. Kids of every age will relish the chance to play crazy golf, race Scalextric cars, explore a model railway or sail a remote controlled boat