Contact Us | Search Again | Advertise with Us




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 tourists.
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.    

Holiday Park Holiday Park Hotel, Food & Bar

Pale Wood Holiday Park

Tel: 01678 530212

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.

The 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.

We 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.


Visit website    Email us

Henstent Park

Tel: 01691 860479

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 area.

The 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 all budgets.

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.


Visit website    Email us

White Lion Royal Hotel

Tel: 01678 520314

The 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 memorable one.

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.

We 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. 

Visit website       Email us

Country House B&B Holiday Park Guest House/B&B

Afon Rhaiadr Country House

Tel: 01341 450777

Bed 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 Ryader’.

Visit website      Email us

Pen Y Garth Lodge Park

Tel: 01678 520485/07764 879129

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.

Visit website      Email us


Be the 1st Guest House/B&B to appear in this section.

Click Here


© Copyright