Great Days Out in North Wales
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Porthmadog is a busy harbour town with a range of shops and attractions. Ride on three narrow-gauge railways - the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (Porthmadog), the Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog to Caernarfon) and the Ffestiniog Railway which runs through the Snowdonia National park to the slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. At Blaenau Ffestiniog visit Llechwedd Slate Caverns and see how slate was extracted and processed and learn about the lives of the miners who once worked there.
Two miles away at Morfa Bychan is Black Rock Sands, a popular wide sandy beach where it's possible to drive right onto the beach - a favourite with wind-surfers and kite buggy enthusiasts.
Between Black Rock Sands and Porthmadog is the small picturesque harbour village of Borth-y-Gest with its beautiful estuary and mountain views.
To the South East of Porthmadog is Penrhyndeudraeth, home to the famous village of Portmeirion, designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and immortalised in the TV series 'The Prisoner'. The unique village is set on its own private peninsula and has 2 hotels, self-catering accommodation, 70 acres of sub-tropical woodland gardens, shops and a childrens play area.