Further Afield

Further afield, full day excursions to Snowdonia National Park, the seaside, the many castles of North Wales and the third oldest tree in the world are just a few ‘must do’ places to visit.

The peaks of Snowdonia are easily accessible on a day trip from Parc Grove.  Amongst the first you reach are Tryfan (jump the gap between Adam and Eve) and the Glyders (go to the end of the Cantilever Stone).

Or you can go underground into the Victorian slate and copper mines that fuelled industrial growth in Wales.

Looking along the beach towards The Little Orme, illuminated by the sun setting behind The Great Orme © Copyright David Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

For a relaxing day out, the seaside is not far away … to the north is Llandudno with its famous Great Orme Tramway up the cliffs.  Or head for the west coast and cross a causeway to Shell Island, where over 200 varieties of shells are washed up by the tide (the best selection is between January and June).

The inner keep and courtyard at Harlech castle © Copyright Dave Smethurst and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Parc Grove is a great centre for exploring Welsh castlessuch as Edward I’s Harlech, Conwy, Beamaris and Caernarfon on the coast … or Dolwyddelan and Dolbardan in Snowdonia, strongholds of the Princes of Wales.

Did you know that the third oldest tree in the world is in a North Wales churchyard?

The Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth has practical demonstrations of how to achieve environmentally friendly fuel savings.

Or see how water was used in the past to generate electricity at woollen mills in many parts of Wales.

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