I’ve just sent out arrival instructions to a returning guest who is coming to stay for 6 nights from Sunday. Had a great chat when she phoned to book and she asked for some suggestions for what to do during her stay. Whilst they’re in my mind I thought that I’d post them here for you all to read too.
Day 1… drive across to Betws y Coed for a potter around the shops
From Cadair View Lodge follow the A470 through Blaenau Ffestiniog and over the Crimea Pass. In Betws-y-Coed Alison Bradley’s Gallery is definitely worth a visit and maybe try the Royal Oak for lunch. Follow the A5 out of Betws-y-Coed towards Capel Curig and then take the A4086 / A498 toward Beddgelert. After the Llanberis turn stop at the lay-by on the right for (hopefully) spectacular views of the Snowdon Horseshoe and an ice cream from the van. Continue down to Beddgelert, through the Aberglasyn Gorge and back towards Cadair View Lodge.
Day 2… trip on the Welsh Highland Railway
This is currently only running from Porthmadog to Caernarfon but another chance to see Mount Snowdon and to travel through the Aberglasyn tunnels – something that I’m waiting to do.
Day 3… a day of birds!
A drive down to Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre to see the red kites being fed. Then, after a walk around the forest there, drive down to Aberystwyth to see the starlings flocking over the Pier. A spectacular sight at this time of the year.
Day 4… more art and the seaside
Today, take a drive down the Llyn Peninsular taking in Porthmadog, Criccieth and Pwllheli. Paying a visit to Plas Glyn-y-Weddw
Day 5… Portmeirion
With free entry into Portmeirion Village (with a voucher) before the end of March this can’t be missed. This is a great time of year to go, no crowds, hopefully cool, clear days with lots of sunshine. Don’t miss a walk in the woods.
Day 6… Time for Home – Sorry!
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