Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
Travel on the glorious line from Caernarfon through Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog – some 40 miles of narrow-gauge steam! These are 2 separate railways which meet at the central station of Portmadog.
What makes it special
- Outstanding scenery
- Comfortable carriages
- Historic steam engines
Other things to do nearby
A unique range of very special adventures. Experience Europe's longest Ziplines, or massive underground trampolines and high-rope cavern adventures called Bounce Below. See the Zip
There are many local crags within easy walking distance in the area, so you won’t have to walk far before you can start climbing.
A wonderful location for horse riding, pony trekking or extended day trail rides with breathtaking views across the Snowdonia Mountains. A variety of routes and options cater for all types of rider
Tour the large colourful chambers, magnificent stalactite and stalagmites and copper ore veins with traces of gold and silver. Visit the website
From the front door of all our Snowdonia hostels you will be treated to unrivalled access to some of the UK's finest walking and hiking territory. From YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass: There are three route
Try the brilliant tracks directly across the road from the hostel. Crib Goch offers grade 1 scrambling opportunities, with lots of famous climbing crags available in the immediate area.
Bike hire for all ages so you can have a memorable day out in Snowdonia. Set off to explore Beddgelert Forest and get away from it all. Visit the website
The Mawddach trail between Dolgellau and Barmouth is ideal for families who enjoy gentler cycling. Running alongside the estuary, following the route of the old railway, it is totally flat and o
Mount Snowdon is the ultimate climbers dream in North Wales. You'll get a real sense of achievement once you've accomplished this climb.
The Fairy Glen is a secluded and enchanting gorge carved by the river Conwy.
The Queen of Welsh Resorts
The Marin Trail is a world famous downhill trail, just 5 minutes ride from the hostel.
Bike hire is available in the village but we can arrange for bikes to be collected and returned at the hostel.
We have several forestry routes leading from the hostel grounds to go off and explore on foot - just ask at reception! Discovering Britain walk with the Royal Geographical Society: The Qu
Swallow Falls Waterfall is the highest continuous waterfall in Wales. The falls are set on the River Llugwy in the beautiful Gwydir Forest. Visit the website.
Portmeirion, the setting for the cult 60s series The Prisoner – 'I am not a number. I am a free man.