Reasons to Visit

Rhinog Park is the ideal base from which to explore Snowdonia National Park, which offers a wealth of attractions to entertain the whole family: 

Rhinog Nature Reserve

  In the mountains near Harlech, this nature reserve is a broad expanse of upland heath of particular importance for birdlife. Requires an energetic walk from the entry points in order to enjoy the fabulous scenery.   Paintballing, Segway and, for the more adventurous, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy!   The home of white water rafting and kayaking in the UK, the National White Water Centre is based on the River Tryweryn, and is dam-controlled so that the rapids still thunder throughout the summer.
Portmeirion   Portmeirion is a beautiful Italianate village offering great scenery, shopping and places to eat.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns   Possibly the most popular visitor attraction in North Wales, the caverns are a great combination of history and adventure!
Ffestiniog Railway   The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest Independent Railway Company in the world, operating two unique narrow gauge railways. A great way to explore the beauty of Snowdonia.
Electric Mountain   One of the world's most imaginative engineering and environmental projects set against a magnificent backdrop of towering mountains,  Electric Mountain offers visitors the chance to tour the Dinorwig Power Station starting from the Visitor Centre in Llanberis, which also boasts a gift shop and café.   Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres of terraced gardens, informal lawns and a wild garden known as the ‘Dell.’
Criccieth Castle   Set on an impressive headland, this formidable Welsh landmark is testimony to the varying fortunes of war.
Harlech Castle   This stunning thirteenth century castle built by Edward I is now a World Heritage Inscribed Site.
Centre for Alternative Technology   With over 7 acres of hands-on displays and gardens and over 40 years of experience in sustainability practice, this inspiring visitor attraction aims to empower people to live a more sustainable life.
Snowdonia National Park   A useful page to visit for an overview of what visitors can expect to find in the beautiful 832-square-mile park.
Welsh Highland Railway   A ride on this 25-mile long restored narrow gauge heritage railway is a great way to experience the beauty of the National Park. Visit their website for more information and details of events.
Sygun Copper Mine   Situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, this exciting underground adventure is open for most of the year.
Madog Quads  

Set in over 30 acres of countryside close to the historic village of Tremadog, this quadtrekking centre offers exhilarating activities tailored to suit all abilities, in all weathers and for all ages (above 6 yrs).


For hiking, biking, magnificent scenery and more, Dolgellau is well worth a visit.

Coed y brenin  

This mountain biking centre is set in a beautiful forest and is home to an ever-increasing network of fantastic all-weather tracks.  

For more places to visit locally.

Visit Wales  

For a great overview of things to do in Wales