Things to do

Things to do

Outdoor Activities for Walkers, Climbers and Paddlers

Bryn Llys offers a great base for climbers, walkers and paddlers, with easy access into the mountains for rivers and lakes. Situated five minute’s drive from the Ogwen Valley and close to the A5 and A55 expressway, allowing quick access other parts of North Wales and to the coast and island of Anglesey. We are on hand to help you get the most from your time in North Wales, whether it’s some friendly advice on venues or routes, making the best of the weather or if you would like some ideas for future objectives, we are always happy to chat.

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North Wales has it all! Whether you are a mountain biker, roadie or just looking for a quiet place to ride, North Wales is a two-wheeler’s dream. The experienced riders will find plenty of marathon-length road routes, and the adventurous will be treated to world-class mountain bike trails. For a more leisurely experience, riders will delight at the miles and miles of car-free tracks, and everyone will be treated to stunning scenery at every turn. Whatever your cycling preference we have it all on our doorstep and as keen cyclists we would love to help you get the most from being out on two wheels – just ask!

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There are many beautiful historic and modern gardens to visit in North Wales. Frosts are rarely hard and droughts seldom long, and gardens thrive because of their location benefiting from the warmth and moisture of the Gulf Stream making this an ideal place to grow plants from every corner of the world. Here are some of our favourite and all within a short drive from Bryn Llys.

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North Wales has some of the most well-preserved castles in the whole of Europe, with breath taking scenery and fascinating history to discover and we are lucky enough to be located close to a number of truly spectacular ones.

Here is our pick of the top 6 castles in North Wales, all within a short drive from Bryn Llys.

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If you’re planning to play golf during your stay, you’ll find some of the most stunning Welsh golf courses right here in North Wales. From gentle parkland courses to stunning mountain-backed links courses, playing golf in Wales doesn’t get much better than this. Whatever your standard, we will help you find a suitable course to enjoy. With over 20 courses within a short drive, Bryn Llys is an ideal base for a golfing holiday in North Wales. Here are some of our favourite’s.

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If you love beaches – then you’ll love North Wales.

With 250 miles of coastline, there’s a fantastic variety of diverse beaches in North Wales. With so many to choose from here are our top five beaches to give you a flavour!

If you’re a fan of history, then Anglesey’s beaches and coastline will be for you. Anglesey has a rich maritime history, and you’ll find an array of historical buildings including churches and lighthouses dotted around the island.

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Slate Trail

The Snowdonia Slate Trail is a 134km (83 mile) trail which enables walkers to explore the beauty and industrial heritage of the slate quarries and villages of northern Snowdonia. Stay with us at the start and finish of this truly unique trail.

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