Trying to find something to do on a day when perhaps the weather isn't the best (or when it is!) - here are a few local and not so local attractions or places of interest. For more detailed information on some local places of interest - have a look at "interesting places" in our guides section.


Local Walks Including The Wales Coastal Path
The Llyn Peninsula and the Abersoch area have always had some fantastic walks, however, the opening of the Wales Coastal Path in 2012 has made much of the spectacular local coastline very accessible to walkers.
More info can be found by clicking here.

Nant Gwrtheyrn - Welsh Language & Heritage Centre
It is well worth a trip to see this unusual village in a beautiful and spectacular setting, excellent cafe and very interesting museum. Parking at the top of the hill for the energetic ( beware of the hill coming back up!) or there is a car park at the bottom.
The cafe will also supply a map of a circular walk which will take about 3-4 hrs around the headland with some fantastic views over the sea. More info at www.nantgwrtheyrn.org


Wildlife & Fishing Trips From Abersoch
Take a fishing boat and see the wildlife around St' Tudwal's Islands - seals, sea birds and if you are very lucky, the local dolphins. The trips have featured on recent TV advertising for Visit Wales.

Click here for info.


The Orchard , Woodlands Hall Hotel, Edern. LL53 6JB
Restaraunt  for parents with children, outdoor play area and full size indoor play gym (free) where parents can eat and while watching  children. Large restaraunt  adjoining with plenty of tables and large choice of food.


Pwllheli Amusements
There is a small funfair just next to the Maes car park in the centre of Pwllheli with dodgems, ghost train, bouncy castle and inflatable slide. There is also a fairly large indoor arcade with a good value cafe attached to it. Fun for all ages!

A Walk to the Ty Coch Inn at Porthdinllaen

Abersoch Garden Centre & Petal-á-Pot Cafe
Relax in the cosy indoor French style Tea Room or sit outside on the stunning south-facing Mediterranean terrace, which overlooks the Garden Centre.
Morning coffee, all day breakfast, hot/cold lunches, afternoon teas, fine beers & wines, homemade cakes & chocolates.
01758 713098


Ffestiniog Railway & Welsh Highland Railways

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways. Running from Porthmadog and Caernarfon and offering a range of pre-bookable experiences.

See www.festrail.co.uk for more information and to book.

Tel: 01766 516024 for the booking office.



Welsh Highland Heritage Railway.

Based in Porthmadog. A great attraction for families with a short train ride, museum and café.


Tel: 01766 513402.


Dwyfor Rabbit Farm - Criccieth - (01766) 523136
Visitors are welcome to the farm where they will see rabbits of various breeds and meet friendly farm animals such as ponies, lambs and kids. There is ample shelter on a rainy day as a large number of the rabbits are at home in farm buildings. Children are allowed to handle baby rabbits and sheepdog puppies, feed farmyard animals and poultry under supervision. Free pony-and-trap ride. Light refreshments available at the farmyard. Open daily Easter to end of October. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Plas Yn Rhiw
National Trust owned historic house situated in an idyllic setting on Rhiw Mountain, overlooking Porth Neigwl. 01758 780219.

Abersoch Lifeboat Station
Open to the public every Thursday evening from 6.30pm.

Plas Glyn-y-Weddw
Gallery and arts centre in Llanbedrog. 01758 740763.

Caernarvon Castle
An obvious one to visit. 01286 677617.

Glasfryn Go Karts and Quadbikes
Great fun - situated 4 miles from Pwllheli on the Caernarvon road. 01766 810202.

Welsh Mountain Zoo
Situated in Colwyn Bay. 01492 532938.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns
12 miles from Porthmadog - underground rides through the caverns! 01766 830306.

Anglesey Sea Zoo
Brynsiencyn, Anglesey. Showing an abundance of sea water wildlife in specially constructed viewing tanks. 01248 430411.

Portmeirion Village and Gardens
The classic Italianate village and gardens by Clough Williams-Ellis. Setting for "The Prisoner" TV series. 01766 770000.

Lloyd George Museum
Llanstumdwy - Criccieth - discover the life and times of the former British Prime Minister. 01766 522071.

Talhenbont Hall
Criccieth - historic house, gardens and nature trail. 01766 810247.

Criccieth Castle
Great views from the site.

the highest mountain in Wales - not a bad weather option!

Got any other suggestions?...please let us know at info@abersoch.co.uk.