View Wern y Wylan Cottage in Morfa Nefyn Morfa Nefyn on the Gwynedd coast

Gwynedd

Bordered by the Irish Sea, with its beautiful coastline and the Snowdonia National Park at its heartland Gwynedd has much to offer guests staying in one of its many holiday homes. Gwynedd has some of the most impressive landscapes in the UK. History and tradition fill the county, with medieval fortresses such as Caernarfon and Harlech, or the wonderful architectural village of Port Merion, waiting to be explored. The picturesque Llŷn Peninsula also makes up part of the county of Gwynedd. There, the remoteness from urban life has given the peninsula a culture-rich image, making Llŷn a popular destination for holidays. Gwynedd features some impressive mountains, and the Snowdon Mountain Railway can take you right to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales for breath-taking views of the county and beyond.

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4
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2

The Oakleys enjoys beautiful views of Porthmadog harbour and offers families a modern and spacious apartment in North Wales and Snowdonia. The pet-friendly apartment lies in a quiet residential area close to beaches and features light-filled spaces, modern comforts and an invigorating sea breeze.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Berth is a modern coastal cottage offering a perfect family escape in Afonwen in North Wales and Snowdonia. Set on the Llyn Peninsula, the spacious cottage features a games room and an open fire, as well as two garden areas and space to relax in the sun. Explore the wonders of this beautiful region.

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7
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4

Bryn Awel promises tranquillity and tradition. The pet-friendly cottage in Pengroeslon retains some of its original features and sits on spacious grounds amid the countryside of North Wales and Snowdonia. Ornate fireplaces and an open fire add character to the cottage and combine with modernity.

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Bedrooms
4

Floor to ceiling windows captures the stunning views of the countryside of North Wales and Snowdonia at Cae Mawr, a thoroughly modern coastal cottage in Dinas Dinlle. The pet-friendly cottage promises contemporary décor and furnishings, plus a hot tub, open fire and proximity to sandy beaches.

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8
Bedrooms
4

Set amidst fabulous Welsh countryside along the river AfonDulas, Capel Ebenezer near the village of Corris, Gwynedd, is a former church converted into a gorgeous child-friendly cottage with a games room, split-level interior with striking oak and wrought-iron staircase, and four spacious bedrooms.

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10
Bedrooms
4

Pandy Isaf is a delightful detached rural cottage sitting beside the River Clywedog in Dolgellau, North Wales. The pet-friendly cottage features spacious rooms with exposed beams, a wood burner and stone walls, as well as contemporary elegance, manicured grounds, serenity and proximity to Snowdonia.

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2
Bedrooms
1

1.Snowdonia. Couples are spoilt with sun-trap gardens, an open fire, exposed stone walls, a hot tub, oak floors and furnishings and its position just moments from Nefyn beach. Enjoy seclusion and a sea breeze.

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Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3

Bryndol is a charming Aberdaron holiday cottage. A family and pet-friendly cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it offers comfort, refinement with superb coast and country views. Located just moments from Aberdaron, this rural holiday cottage is a ten-minute walk to the beach.

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5
Bedrooms
3

This 18th century stone built coastal cottage is located in the village of Fairbourne close to Barmouth and Cardigan Bay on the west coast of Wales a the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park. It can sleep five people in three bedrooms.

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Gwynedd is home to many seaside resorts such as Harlech, which lies within the Snowdonia National Park and is best known for the landmark Harlech Castle. Morfa Nefyn, a small village located on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula, contains a host of traditional shops and a sandy beach. There are plenty of hamlets nearby, such as the picturesque fishing hamlet of Porthdinllaen, at which you can experience Welsh culture or just enjoy a drink at the local pubs.

Heritage Steam lovers will be spoilt for choice, as Gwynedd offers visitors a selection of 3 of the 'Little Lines of Wales'. In addition to the Snowdon Mountain Railway, tours on the Welsh Highland Railway from Bangor and, perhaps the most famous of them all, the Ffestiniog Railway, which runs up into Snowdonia from the picturesque seaside town of Porthmadog.

Gwynedd's steep cliffs and craggy mountain ranges make it perfect for outdoor activities such as abseiling and mountain-biking. These can be taken part in safely at various centres across the county. For real white knuckle entertainment, take a ride on Velocity, the fastest and, at over a mile in length, the long longest zip wire in the world.

The varying terrain also means there are plenty of interesting walks, particularly in and around Snowdonia. The popularity of walks in the area means there are often organised walks going on that are ideal for discovering the best routes. Or for something a bit different, head to the museums dotted around Gwynedd that give you an insight into the county's culture and how it came to be. The National Slate Museum is the most popular in Gwynedd. It tells the story of how Wales's famous quarries developed over time.

Gwynedd isn't all rural mountains and sparsely populated villages. Bangor is a popular city in Gwynedd. It is home to a large shopping area with several smaller independent retail outlets scattered around the area. Bangor is known for its arts, and you will often hear classical music being performed or see the striking Pontio arts complex. A walk along Bangor's elegant Victorian Pier, which offers beautiful views across to Anglesey, is also recommended.

At the southern end of Gwynedd is Tywyn is another popular location which is a town and seaside resort, the location of the mystical Cadfan Stone and one of Wale's narrow-gauge steam railways. This stone cross bears the earliest known example of written Welsh. Twyn is also the starting point for another of Wales's narrow-gauge steam railways.