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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.    

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Pale Wood Holiday Park

Tel: 01678 530212

Holiday Homes, Caravans and Lodges for Sale in Bala, Snowdonia, North Wales

Palé Wood is one of the premier caravan and lodge holiday home parks in the area.

Here at Palé Wood 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.

Just Imagine… a caravan overlooking the fishing pool or a cabin in the woods that you can escape to whenever you want a weekend away, a few days off or even a long and lazy holiday… the choice is yours.

Finance is available and can be arranged, subject to status, for both new and used holiday homes.

Please note: we are able to supply any brand-new make and model of caravan or lodge you may have seen elsewhere. Please do not hesitate to ask for further information should this be an option for you.

For further details please call 01678 530212 to arrange a visit to Palé Wood where we can discuss your requirements in further detail. We are more than happy to help you choose your dream holiday home.

We look forward to meeting you soon. 

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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.

Touring, we have 25 pitches for tourers, motorhomes or trailer tents – all with electric hook-up and shared water points. We also have a limited number of hard standing pitches.


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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. 

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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’.

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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.

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