Great Days Out in North Wales
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Bala is a small, historic, market town that provides all the essential services for visitors including: banks, a post office, supermarkets and shops selling local produce including two traditional butchers and delis with Welsh and international products. Both butchers have won many awards and including the best butcher in Wales. There are, of course, cafes, restaurants, pubs and Inns, catering for a range of tastes, either in Bala or nearby.
Penllyn is the area around Bala with many small towns and villages each with their own character and history. Officially, Penllyn comprises Bala and the parishes of Llanuwchllyn, Llanycil, Llandderfel and Llangower. But there are many other market towns and villages and hamlets in the area, including Llanfor, Cefnddwysarn, Sarnau, Glanrafon, Llangwm, Cynwyd, Llandrillo, Corwen, Frongoch, Rhyduchaf and Parc. Penllyn is a mountainous, rural area with strong traditions based on the Welsh language and culture.
Bala & Penllyn is an excellent location to experience Welsh culture and for visiting the Snowdonia National Park and both Mid-Wales and North-Wales. There is something for everyone, including families, romantic couples and outdoor enthusiasts. In addition to the unrivalled outdoor facilities there are nearby: beaches, nature reserves, bird sanctuaries, gardens, castles, mines, museums, visitor centres, and several railways.