List of activities and links around Tudor Cottage

Padarn Adventures

Go and see Gemma for a great day out: High Ropes, Low Ropes kids adventure course. Rock Climbing and Abseiling, Group Kayaking, Gorge Walking and other Navigation Challenges

Chester Zoo & Welsh Mountain Zoo

We have 2 amazing zoos nearby that are highly recommended:

Bodnant Gardens

One of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.

Llangollen Canal & Pontcysyllte Aquaduct

Enjoy a walk along the canal or a ride across the country’s biggest navigable aqueduct at a massive 126ft in a horse drawn boat!

Steam Railways

We are very spoilt when it comes to Steam Trains in North Wales - these two aren’t far away:

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway

Erddig Hall

Explore a much-loved home, garden and 1,200-acre estate filled with the stories of a family and their servants, preserved in the National Trust’s most diverse collection

Conwy Castle

Two barbicans (fortified gateways), eight massive towers and a great bow-shaped hall ensure the castle is amongst the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain.

Harlech Castle

Harlech, a combination of magnificent medieval architecture and breathtaking location, is an unmissable castle, a fact reinforced by its status as a World Heritage site

Slate Mines

History and adventure combine to make a great day out for the whole family and is home to a world famous Victorian themed underground tour


Home to the Snowdonia National Park and the biggest mountain in Wales and England, Snowdon at 3,560ft, where you can visit by foot or train. There’s also a long coastline of sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and glorious estuaries, which along the Ll?n Peninsula is a protected ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.


With almost every kind of terrain to pick from, you can have wild and exciting hill walks or peaceful strolls around lakes - take your pick!

Bounce Below

Imagine giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels all made from netting. Now picture this suspended in a slate cavern hidden underground and you’ll have the right idea.


Fly head-first for just under a mile exceeding speeds of 100mph, down a mountain and then straight over a cliff, 500ft above a quarry lake – what’s not to like!

Get Wet - The Adventure Company

High Ropes (very!) - Gorge Walking - Rafting

White Water Rafting & Canyoning

Loads of amazing activities just outside Bala - only a short drive away

Horse Riding

Our recommended stables near Betws-y-Coed can offer a ½ ride to a full day and everything in between; they even do a ‘pub ride’!

Mountain Biking

We are surrounded by some of the best mountain bike tracks in the UK! We also have a couple of bikes available here if you just want to potter around the country lanes from the doorstep.