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A Visitors Guide To Porthmadog

Porthmadog offers visitors many great attractions and our quick guide highlights some of the best including Snowdonia and the Ffestiniog Railway.

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6 Apr 2016

Porthmadog is the perfect place to start your journey of North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park. It's surrounded by mountains to the north and sandy beaches to the south on the Llyn Peninsula.

Getting to Porthmadog from the Midlands is extremely simple either across the country, through Bala or across the top of Wales on the A55. Porthmadog is also served by a great train service that runs on a regular basis. Porthmadog is a bustling town full of shops, bars and great places to eat.

From Aberdunant you can book a taxi for an evening out before returning to your static caravan where you can relax in the tranquil setting the Park has to offer. You can either book a taxi yourself or ask at the Hotel where they will be able to advise of the best service to book.

The town has a strong identity where they are proud of their Welsh heritage and you'll be able to hear Welsh spoken throughout the town and local villages. It always helps to know a little Welsh and it really is appreciated by the local community. Give it a go and if you get it wrong the warm nature of the towns-people will ensure they help you out.

Porthmadog has strong links to the sea with the harbour being a central attraction of the town. Near to the harbour you will also find the Ffestiniog Railway which is world-famous. From here you can catch the train and be taken back in time to when coal was a major export for the region. Whilst on the train you'll be able to explore the majesty of Snowdonia with it's glorious mountains and coastline.

Enjoying your holiday in Porthmadog means you have access to Portmerion which hosts the annual Festival No 6 where you'll experience live music from bands, arts and culture. This is a great place to spend a day and many return year on year to see its wonderful village.

Another great local village to see is Beddgerlet which is just 5 miles from the Holiday Park. This is famous for Gelert's Grave as well as the picturesque location and magnificent river that runs through the heart of it. Porthmadog has a lot to offer visitors as well as those looking at caravan for sale in North Wales.

If you would like to explore to region at a leisurely pace why not enquire about our static caravans for sale or holiday lodges? Just call the team on 01766 512001 or contact us online.

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