Porthmadog Town Information
- Snowdonia Mountains and Coast, Porthmadog
Gateway to Snowdonia National Park
Quell your retail cravings on the high street then discover the joys of steam and explore Snowdonia aboard a narrow gauge train. There are two to choose from – the Welsh Highland Railway and The Ffestiniog Railway, the oldest independent railway company in the world. Get your binoculars out and spot migrating birds and wildlife on the Glaslyn estuary. Get sand between your toes at Blackrock Sands where kite buggies aren’t the only traffic to watch out for; it’s one of the few beaches to allow cars. For those who get their kicks from going downhill fast on a mountain bike Coed y Brenin’s epic forest trails are just a few pedal spins away. Or go down a gear at Portmeirion, Clough Williams-Ellis’ fantasy Italianate village set in sub-tropical gardens.