Caernarfon is twenty miles away from Porthmadog by car and the end of the line of the Welsh Highland Railway which starts at Porthmadog (or the start of the line depending on your point of departure). If you take the journey by rail, then it’s slightly longer at twenty-five miles, although you will be glad of the extra five miles of beautiful scenery.
The Wales Coast Path is an 870 mile (1,400 km) walking route that runs the whole length of the Welsh coastline. It’s the world’s first coastal path to cover an entire country.
An introduction to the three heritage railways which start at the town of Porthmadog in Wales. They are The Ffestiniog Railway, The Welsh Highland Railway (WHR) and The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (WHHR).
Located on the edge of The Snowdonia National Park, Porthmadog has a great selection of accommodation, shops and restaurants, making it the perfect base to tour the park and the coastline of the Llŷn Peninsula.
Beddgelert is situated eight miles north of Porthmadog in a secluded valley. It’s a small village with a big tale to tell!
The museum is situated in the last remaining slate shed on the harbour, A large collection of artefacts depicting the seafaring activities of the area are on display.
Portmeirion was created by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1976. He wanted to show how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it.
Criccieth is quite the typical North Wales seaside town with a long beach and a castle to wander around. It’s located just 4.7 miles from Porthmadog.
Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) was born in Snowdon Lodge (Tŷ Lawrence), Tremadog, on 16th August 1888. He gained notoriety leading an Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.
This bronze on slate maquette of Lawrence of Arabia has been created by internationally known sculptor, David Williams-Ellis.