Gwynedd - Bala
Bala is a market town and community in Gwynedd, Wales. Formerly
anurban district, Bala lies within the historic county of
Merionethshire. It lies at the north end of Bala Lake (Welsh: Llyn
Tegid), 17 miles (27 km) north-east of Dolgellau, with a population
(2001 census) of 1,980. It is little more than one wide street,
Stryd Fawr(High Street, literally "Great Street"). The High Street
and its shops can be quite busy in the summer months with many
Bala is ranked 11th in the list of the highest percentages of Welsh
language speakers in Wales. According to the (2011 census), 78.5% of
Bala's population can speak Welshfluently, with the highest
percentage in the 5-9 age group, 95.7%.
In the 18th century, the town was well known for the manufacture of
flannel, stockings,gloves and hosiery. The Tower of Bala (Welsh:
Tomen) (30 ft. (9 m) high by 50 ft (15 m) diameter) is a tumulus or
"moat-hill", formerly thought to mark the site of a Romancamp.
Pale Wood Holiday Park
Holiday Park in Bala, Snowdonia, explore the beauty of North Wales.
Relax in our 5 star Snowdonia holiday park…
Palé Wood Holiday Home & Caravan Park in Bala, North Wales, sits on
the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. Set in 43 acres of private
woodland with spectacular views of the Dee Valley and Snowdonia,
Pale Wood is one of the premier caravan and lodge holiday home parks
in the area.
park is open from the 1st March until the 14th of January every
year, and is teeming with a variety of wildlife. Many great walks
are on offer from your door, as well as throughout the local area.
have a superb selection of holiday homes situated on spacious plots.
Choose from a selection of new luxury models or quality pre-owned
homes with something to suit all budgets.
Palé Wood Holds a Five Star Wales Tourist Board Rating. Palé Wood
have been committed to improving our local environment for many
years and to this end have been awarded the prestigious David
Bellamy Gold Award for conservation for over two decades.
Henstent Holiday park lies on the edge of Shropshire/Welsh border
and Snowdonia National Park.
Henstent Holiday Park is on the fringe of the Berwyn mountain range
in a spectacular elevated position nestled in the Tanat Valley which
provides a stunning backdrop and truly superb views. Henstent
holiday park is one of the premier holiday parks in the mid-Wales
park is open for 11 months of the year from 4th of February until
the 2nd of January every year. Henstent is teeming with a variety of
wildlife and many great walks are on offer in the local area.
Holiday Homes, we have a superb selection of holiday homes situated
on spacious plots throughout the park. Choose from a selection of
new luxury models or quality pre-loved homes with something to suit
Camping and Glamping pods. In a small secluded corner with the river
Tenant bubbling and rushing past is our pretty camping dell. It is
particularly suited to host small tents and has our glamping pods
which overlook the river. Our camping lounge offers a complementary
fridge/freezer and microwave as well as a sofa, table, chairs and TV
are also provided for your enjoyment.
White Lion Royal Hotel
Tel: 01678 520314
White Lion Royal Hotel is ideally situated for anyone travelling in
north and mid Wales. One would have difficulty finding a location as
well situated as the Bala area.
With local amenities such as the white water rafting centre, lakes,
and fabulous walks, please be sure to ask us about the best things
to see and do. Our eager staff are proud to be able to give you the
best advice about the local area to ensure that your stay is a
There are a variety of rooms available from singles to four posters
all offering high levels of style and comfort, but with value for
money rates. All rooms have ensuite facilities & TV, and many have
DVD players with a free selection of films available in reception.
If you need to be up early, there are also alarm clocks and we have
tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms as standard.
offer a varied bar menu, featuring some locally sourced pub
classics. All food is cooked from fresh, so please come and sample
our quality for yourself! Be careful though, we get pretty busy
during the summer months so booking a table is advised.
Afon Rhaiadr Country House
Tel: 01341 450777
and Breakfast accommodation with a warm welcome at Afon Rhaiadr
Country House, Dolgellau, at the foot of Cader Idris, on the
outskirts of Dolgellau. Luxury boutique B and B in Dolgellau,
within the Snowdonia National Park. Visit Wales 5 star award.
This lovely Victorian house has recently been refurbished and is
stylishly decorated throughout with chandeliers and luxurious soft
furnishings. A candle-lit dining room
(advance booking required),
elegant cosy drawing room with doors to the gardens and
conservatory, furnished with an eclectic mix including Victorian and
Edwardian antiques. All bedrooms are sumptuously decorated and have
luxury bathrooms. There is ample seating around the gardens for
you to enjoy and a woodland walk over the waterfall bridge and
Victorian pool for the more adventurous. The popular area of Coed y
Brenin is only a short distance away, which is a great example of
the natural wonders of Snowdon.
Afon Rhaiadr Country House – loosely translates to ‘house by the
river and waterfall’ and uses an old spelling of Rhaeadr
(waterfall). You may find it easier to pronounce it as ‘Avon
Garth Lodge Park
Tel: 01678 520485/07764
Pen-y-Garth Lodge Park is superbly situated within the Snowdonia
National Park, in beautiful, peaceful surroundings, only a short
walk from Bala Lake and approximately one mile from the historic
town of Bala.
Pen-y-Garth Park is set in 24 acres of parkland and is home to 42
holiday homes. The Park is landscaped in order to allow each
holiday home to be set on a generous plot to enable privacy and a
sense space and tranquility.
Known as the Welsh Lake District, the area surrounding Pen-y-Garth
Lodge has dramatic scenery with mountains almost touching 3,000 ft
high, deep valleys, fast flowing streams, rivers, waterfalls,
forests and many lakes. The mountains rival those of other parts of
Snowdonia but are not as crowded, enabling visitors to enjoy the
lakes and mountain experience. Pen-y-Garth is able to offer an
intriguing combination of experiences locally to suit the tastes of
adventure mad groups, exciting days out and adventures for all
members of the family and also a beautiful tranquil retreat to get
away from the world and relax surrounded by beautiful views - no
need to go anywhere!
Bala Lake is within walking distance of Pen-y-Garth and is perfect
for long walks, early morning jogs, or lazy family days by the
water and every sort of water sport you could want, including
sailing, surfing, wake boarding and sail boarding.
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