Blaenau Ffestiniog is a former slate-mining village that sits right in the middle of the Snowdonia National Park and is well renowned for being a very beautiful and exceptionally situated village. From rugged mountains, magical forests and spectacular slate sites to glorious rivers and lakes, Blaenau Ffestiniog is not only a pleasure to live in, but also to visit.
Slate was how Blaenau Ffestiniog made a name for itself, where it was once a central hub of the areas slate industry. A cluster of farms and quarries helped form the town into an extremely important and productive town with various industries relying on its operations. Nowadays, Blaenau Ffestiniog is a lot quieter and attracts a stream of visitors who want to enjoy the great outdoors, incredible scenery and tours around some of the mighty slate quarries and caverns.
The area has quite an array of attractions; from the well renowned Llechwedd slate mine, to the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway where you can ride over to Porthmadog. Popular activities that can be taken part in include caving, climbing, cycling, fishing, golfing, walking, sailing, canoeing and much more! The landscape of the Snowdonia National Park makes for fantastic opportunities to take part in outdoor pursuits and activities, meaning Blaenau Ffestiniog is perfect for both visitors wanting a scenic and peaceful stay, as well as those after an adrenaline rush!
Just a short drive away from Blaenau Ffestiniog is one of Wales’ premier visitor attraction; Portmeirion. This village has been famously documented and used in hit tv shows such as “The Prisoner”. The village was originally designed to an Italian theme, making it extremely unique. Along with its fantastic location, the village proves to be a tourist attraction that never disappoints. There are a range of cafes, restaurants, hotels and other facilities within the village that mean you can comfortably enjoy a whole day out should you wish.
We hope that you enjoy the Blaenau ffestiniog and its beauty, along with its surrounding areas and Snowdonia National Park! Look for affordable, quality self catering in Blaenau Ffestiniog, then contact the Oakeley Arms Hotel.