Below is a list of local amenities, from beaches to castles, providing leisure and educational trips during visits to Gelliwig. For more information on each place, please use the links provided.
Porthmadog Tourist Information Centre
The Porthmadog Tourist Information Centre provides information and assistance to visitors to Porthmadog, including maps and guides, places to visit and booking your accommodation. For more information about the centre and Porthmadog please visit the Visit Snowdonia website.
[Porthmadog Tourist Information Centre, Visit Snowdonia, 2015, © Gwynedd Council](http://www.visitsnowdonia.info/porthmadog_information_centre-111.aspx, accessed 02/04/15)
Voted Best Family Attraction in North Wales for 4 years running, days out dont get much better than this! GreenWood Forest Park is set in 17 magical acres, and it's easy to see why it's a full day out - discovering woodland adventure, awesome attractions and Forest family fun.
Jump aboard the worlds only people powered roller coaster, zoom down Wales longest sledge run or embark on the Jungle Boat Adventure. Discover the Enchanted Wood Barn, full of the latest indoor play. Young explorers will love it! Plus, find extraordinary entertainment in the Forest Theatre or get creative in the craft area and make something unique to take home with you!
For more information call the info line on 01248 670076 or visit the Green Wood Forest Park website.
Information sourced from Green Wood Forest Park.
A brute of a fortress. Caernarfon Castle's pumped-up appearance is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. Picking a fight with this massive structure would have been a daunting prospect. By throwing his weight around in stone, King Edward I created what is surely one of the most impressive of Wales's castles. Worthy of World Heritage status no less.
For more information on Caernarfon castle please visit the Cadw website.
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What a picture, what a view! Perched on a headland with the sea as its constant bedfellow. Its twin-towered gatehouse intimidates prospective attackers. So badly did the native Welsh princes and English monarchs want it, that it changed hands more often than a relay baton.
For more information on Criccieth castle please visit the Cadw website.
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'Men of Harlech.' The nation's unofficial anthem, loved by rugby fans and regimental bands alike, is said to describe the longest siege in British history (1461-1468) which took place here during the War of the Roses. Edward's tried and tested 'walls within walls' model was put together in super-fast time between 1283 and 1295 by an army of nearly a thousand skilled craftsmen and labourers.
For more information on Harlech castle please visit the Cadw website.
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Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Located near the slate mining town of Blaneau Ffestiniog, Llechwed Slate Caverns is perfect for those looking for a unique educational trip or an adventurous day out. Its main attraction, The Victorian Mine Tour, includes a tour around a slate mine almost 50 years old and hearing stories of the miners family life in these caverns. The Slate Workshop, based in an original quarry building, will let you watch slate splitting and the creation of various products, available to purchase during your visit. There is also the opportunity to try slate splitting yourself, with kids able to paint their own slate coaster too.
For the adventurous types, Llechwed Slate Caverns has attractions for the thrill-seekers out there. You can experience downhill mountain-biking nearby at Antur Stiniog or 4 person zip lining at Zip World Titan. For the kids there is Bounce Below, the world's first subterranean playground within the slate caverns, with trampoline like nets to bounce on.
[Image from Zip World Snowdonia website, 2014, © ZipWorld and WebTicketManager] (http://www.zipworld.co.uk/, accessed 08/05/15)
[Image from Bounce Below website, 2014, © BounceBelow and WebTicketManager] (http://www.bouncebelow.net/, accessed 08/05/15)
For more details about the Llechwed Slate Caverns visit the Llechwedd Slate Caverns website.
[Llechwed Slate Caverns, 2014 - 2015, © Quarry Tours Ltd](http://www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk/, accessed 02/04/15)