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places of interest

There are so many things to do in Snowdonia to meet each person's interests, preferences, needs and wishes on any one day. I have grouped the ideas into categories for your convenience and provided an easy link for each. The list is not intended to be exhaustive but does at least make a start:

Category IDEAS LINK - click image
NATURE Glaslyn Osprey Viewing Site
near Prenteg
3 miles Porthmadog

Hide with spotting scopes and live pictures on viewing screens of ospreys fishing and breeding activities in and around nest

Only pair of breeding ospreys in Wales

Operates when the ospreys have returned from their winter migration between April to September
Bardsey island Bardsey Island
The Cob

south end of Porthmadog

Walkway across and around mouth of Glaslyn estuary. Birdlife especailly around low tide. Osprey may be seen fishing between April - September.
View of Snowdon from the Cob, Porthmadog
Ynys headland and island
on Dwyryd estuary

opposite Port Meirion

Superb, quiet spot for viewing sea birds especially at low tide.
Ynys at sunset
Barmouth Toll Bridge

Stunning views of the Mawddach estuary, Barmouth and out to sea. Many sea birds.
Barmouth toll bridge
Ynys Hir Nature Reserve

RSPB bird reserve in sand dunes
on southern mouth of Dyfi estuary

Mixture of Welsh oak woodland with wet grassland and saltmarshes. Seven hides.
ENVIRONMENT Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology

Harlech castle

Harlech castle

Italian quaint village designed and created between 1925-1939 and between 1954-76 by the visionary and somewhat eccentric landowner & architect Clough Williams-Ellis
Plas Brondanw

Sculpted gardens designed by Clough Williams-Ellis in the grounds of the Brondanw Estate which he owned and ived in between 1915 till he died in
Brondanw Gardens with Cnicht
Criccieth Castle Criccieth castle
Neolithic burial chambers

Dyffryn Ardudwy
near/north of Barmouth
Burial chamber Dyffryn Ardudwy
Llandanwg Church

near Harlech
Llandanwg church
ARTS Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw

Visit Wales oldest Art Gallery
Plas Glyn-y-Weddw


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