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Cadair View Lodge 30 Minute Ring


Sunset view of Criccieth showing east beach and castle

View of Criccieth

So what is The Cadair View Lodge 30 Minute Ring?  

It’s all of the attractions, activities and tourist focused businesses that can be driven to, from Cadair View Lodge’s accommodation, in roughly 30 minutes.  You can see how much of Snowdonia this takes in by looking on The Map  We’re in the middle and the blue flags are placed in places that Google Maps says are 30 minutes away.  To make it easier we’ve tried to place them in towns and villages so some are a few minutes over the 30 minutes.

Snowy view of Rhinog mountain range

Why 30 minutes?

When we started staying at Trawsfynydd, a long time ago before we started the business we thought that if we drove for more than 30 minutes (certainly back through Bala) we were well on our way home (living in Wrexham).  When you look at how far you can drive in 30 minutes and what is inside of The Ring you’ll see that there is plenty to see and do without driving any further.  We have mountains, forests, waterfalls, coast as well as castles, steam railways, mines plus picturesque towns and villages.  There is also a huge diversity of activities – extreme and not so extreme to be found in the area.

Now that we have Cadair View Lodge we see the importance of supporting our local economy and tourism business community.  Many visitors are attracted to Caernarfon, Snowdon, Llanberis, Conwy, etc. and don’t venture any further south in the Snowdonia National Park.  We are aiming to highlight how much there is to do in our area and encouraging our guests to spend their money HERE.

View showing boats at anchor

Dawn at Borth y Gest

Advantages of staying within The Ring

  • Guests have often come on holiday to relax – why have the stress of hours of driving?
  • Children can get fed up on long car journeys – they’ve probably had a long journey to reach us – keep the journeys short when you’re here
  • Driving less reduces the price of your holiday
  • Using less fuel is better for the environment
  • Generally the places within The Ring are less commercialised and quieter than those further North
  • Staying within The Ring will support businesses and areas that are often overshadowed by the more popular areas within The Snowdonia National Park

We’re not saying that our guests mustn’t drive any further – for many the highlight of their trip is walking up Snowdon.  We’re just saying that there is no need to.

Subscribe to Cadair View Lodge Local a daily e-paper which highlights stories from people on Twitter that are within The Ring.  Or LIKE the 30 Minute Ring Facebook page (link below).  Both will help to inform you about what’s happening within The Ring.

If you are a business, attraction or activity within The Ring and have a Twitter or Facebook presence and would like to included then get in touch with me  – it’s FREE.  We would be very grateful if you’d promote us in return.

We will be creating a further map showing what’s inside of The Ring.  At the moment businesses within The Ring are included on our website http://www.cadairviewlodge

Cadair View Lodge 30 Minute Drive Tourism Ring

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A few of the major attractions within The Ring:

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Fairbourne Railway

Ffestiniog & West Highland Railway


Criccieth Castle

Harlech Castle


Author: Property Manager

Director at Cadair View Lodge Ltd - self catering log cabins in the Snowdonia National Park

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