Brynteg Coastal & Country Retreat
About the Resort
Brynteg Coastal & Country Retreat offers a range of accommodation, from various grades of caravan to luxury platinum lodges. There’s always something going on in this beautiful place, lying in the foothills of Snowdonia.
Brynteg hosts an incredible range of activities the whole year round, so if you’re hoping to keep active during your time away - or just looking for a way to distract the kids - you won’t be disappointed. The activities schedule caters for all ages and abilities so you’ll be sure to find something that suits you, no matter how much or how little you’d like to do. There’s also an indoor swimming pool, a gym, and a children’s play area. If your idea of fun doesn’t involve a lot of physical activity, you can unwind while being pampered in the luxury spa. And there are a couple of wonderful restaurants for a delicious meal out at day's end.
Things to Try...
Brynteg is perfectly placed for climbing Snowdon. The Snowdon Mountain Railway leaves from Llanberis (just 4 miles away from the resort) and will transport you to the summit visitor centre. For the more adventurous there are several paths up Snowdon that would make a great family adventure. Be sure to be properly dressed and equipped for the mountain, however!
Just 5 miles away is Canaerfon Castle – a World Heritage Site. Created by King Edward I, it is one of Wales’s most impressive castles and has huge polygonal towers, with Eagle Tower the most impressive. A family ticket is just £26.60 or adults £8.95 and children, students and senior citizens £5.80.
Greenwood Forest Park
Greenwood Forest Park at Y Felinheli (5 miles away) was voted Best Family Attraction in North Wales for 7 years so well worth a visit. There’s plenty to keep the children busy including den building, jungle boats, archery and a stack of rides like the Green Dragon Rollercoaster. There are also rabbits, donkeys and birds to see too plus live shows and crafts.
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
Take a nostalgic trip on a steam train through the scenery of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. These amazing narrow-gauge railways will take you over and around some of the most beautiful places in Wales. Lines for the railway run from both Porthmadog and nearby Caernarfon.
Food and Drink...
The White Eagle, at Rhoscolyn
The White Eagle at Rhoscolyn comes highly recommended. A large pub with cosy bar, a modern dining room, a decked terrace and stunning sea views. You can be sure of a great selection of food from pub classics to more sophisticated fare.
Sosban and the Old Butchers
Sosban and the Old Butchers in Menai Bridge was one of only 7 Michelin-starred restaurants in Wales in 2017. Sosban creates dishes using the best of what's available locally on the day. Book well in advance to ensure you get a table.
Ainsworth’s Traditional Fish and Chips
Ainsworth’s Traditional Fish and Chips in Canaerfon is many people’s favourite chippie in North Wales. It offers a choice of crispy cod, plaice and haddock, along with burgers, pies and fried chicken. It’s really a take-away but there’s 4 stools in the window counter.