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Celyn Farm Cottage

(Ref. 947964)

Deiniolen near Llanberis, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • friendly (27)
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70 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for a lovely holiday at the cottage and making me feel so welcome there."

    Only thing I can think of was missing there was some small wine/whisky glasses as not find any.

    Hi Jeff, was a pleasure too host you. So glad you had a pleasant week, you left the cottage perfect, which is appreciated, you are a pure gentleman.... I hope our paths cross again someday, I wish you had mentioned the small glass issue, there were some in there but got broken, my over sight not replacing them. Take care, and enjoy your next walking holiday. Nigel and Alice. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.7May 2024

  • "Really cozy little cottage which was perfect for our stay."

    Nigel was really friendly and they had a lovely dog, Luna, whose presence was very much appreciated. Good location for exploring Anglesey and the national park and loads of beautiful walks in close proximity. Would hope to come back here at some point and would recommend to anyone wishing to have a more rural and nature-full stay.

    Hi bryony, thanks for your feedback, was lovely to meet you guys, hope your journey home didn't take too long, so happy you had a fulfilling week, I think you covered all angles and went home with some happy memories, hopefully see u again one day, thanks again. Nigel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bryony5.0Nov 2023

  • "Really nice!"

    went early november so was quite cold but could light the wood burning fire and it kept the place really warm and cosy the owner was really nice and helpful as well. we had some issues and had to come a day late and he was really helpful and accommodating regardless definitely will come again :)

    Hi Lucy, thank u for your lovely feedback, was a pleasure too meet and host u guys, I love happy customers, hopefully see u again soon, thanks.... Nigel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Nov 2023

  • "The owners went above and beyond, so helpful ans friendly."

    So many places to visit with this as a great bolt hole to come back too.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jun 2023

  • "Only personal issue as I bigger built person it was a bit tight to get into shower"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Very cosy and well equipped. It is in a good location, plenty to see and do only a short drive away and the owners were friendly and helpful. Thank you :)

    Hi kerry, thanks for feedback, was great too meet u guys, and omg you win the prize for best left cottage, it was immaculate, all the best... Nigel n crew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely stay and beautiful little cottage in a perfect setting."

    Very welcoming host and will definitely be back soon! Thank you Nigel and family.. and the gorgeous Luna of course

    Hi, thank you for your feedback, so glad you had some great chill time and we're blessed with the weather.... We look forward to next time, take care Nigel, Alice n cre Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jaclyn5.0May 2023

  • "If you're the outdoor type, spending days exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside then this place will be right for you."

    It's basic but very clean, probably better suited to summer than winter. If you want a lazier option, time spent inside reading etc, listening to music then it might not be ideal. Nigel and Alice were more than helpful and very friendly. The cottage is situated down a quiet country lane with incredible views, easy access to both Snowdon and Anglesey and there is a generous and unlimited supply of wood for the stove.

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Mar 2023

  • "Great place to stay with everything you need for your stay provided by the owners."

    They made us feel welcome from beginning to end of the holiday with help and advice and putting themselves out for our late arrival. Will definitely recommend and be staying there again soon.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    It's in a perfect location to access so many great places in North Wales.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days at the cottage."

    It was perfect for the two of us. Nigel was very helpful and friendly.

    Haha, it's great too see my name in print... Thank you so much for your comments, was lovely too meet you guys, I hope our paths cross again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jan 2023

  • "All was perfect!"

    We definitely come back in the late summer :)

    So happy you enjoyed your stay with us, was lovely to meet you and look forward to seeing you guys in the summer, take care. Nigel and Alice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marcin5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week in beautiful Snowdonia."

    The property was just as described. Wouldn't recommend to anyone with major disabilities or very tall as limited height room in bedroom and quite a few stairs . But that was made clear in description and for us was ideal. Friendly owners who were next door. Always there with advice . Brilliant value for money.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2022

  • "Everyone should have the opportunity at least once in their lives to meet hosts as Nigel and Alice."

    They were very helpful and very careful with everything. They have two amazingly well-behaved children. They're very lucky with such parents. They have a dog also which is so friendly. Our accommodation was better because Luna was there. The cottage is lovely, immaculate and has everything you need. The location of the cottage is perfect, close to shops and it is very quiet. One of the best places which we ever stayed. We highly recommended and we look forward to go again. Thank you Alice and Nigel for everything, also for the lovely surprise on arrival, beer, Welsh scones and crisps. We wish you all the best, Raluca & Gabriel

    Reviewed by Raluca-cristina5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was as described."

    The hosts Nigel and Alice were extremely helpful,very friendly and their attention to detail was second to nothing. The property was extremely clean with everything you would need to make your stay as relaxing as possible. The rural location is wonderful with some great views towards Snowdon and also Caernarfon. Caernarfon and Bangor a short drive with good restaurants and supermarkets. Llanberis is close by with the various attractions associated with it. All in all a very comfortable cottage with some great hosts in a beautiful location We would recommend this cottage to any couples looking to escape the rat run and unwind.

    Hi Tim, thank you for the lovely feedback, was great too meet u guys, you left the cottage as if nobody had been there, amazing. Hopefully we'll see you again sometime, all the best Nigel and Alice... Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a great stay at Celyn farm cottage We were meet by both Nigel, Alice and ..."

    Had a great stay at Celyn farm cottage We were meet by both Nigel, Alice and the children on arrival and where all full of information and Guidance Great location for discovering snowdonia National park The cottage was perfectly equipped for 2 and very clean and well presented With a very comfortable bed after a long walk Would highly recommend this cottage

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! We really appreciate it, and are so glad you enjoyed your stay here at Celyn. Wishing you both all the best, N&A Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a little gem of a cottage."

    Comfy, with everything I needed, it was great to come back to a well-stocked log burner after a long day outside. The decor feels rustic but modern and fresh. Ideal as a base for striking out into Snowdonia or for exploring the North Wales coast. As one of the things I wanted to do was ride the Brailsford Way, it was great that there was somewhere to store my bike. The hosts were really friendly and helpful. Couldn't recommend it enough.

    Thank you so much John, was a pleasure to meet you, we're so happy you had a perfect week away from all the hustle n bustle of everyday life. Take care Nigel and Alice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Owners were very welcoming."

    Cottage is lovely and cosy, has everything you need. Close to all amenities. Perfect for hiking which is why we chose this particular location. Would recommend and will return.

    Hi Kerry, thank you for taking the time to write some lovely feedback. I'm so pleased you enjoyed both your stay here at Celyn and everything the area has to offer. Best wishes, Alice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic few days."

    The cottage was perfect we can honestly say we had no issues. The owners Nigel and Alice were welcoming , friendly and left us to get on with things but also made us feel at home , very special people. I can only recommend their beautiful cottage to anybody looking to stay in an excellent location. Hoping to go back there later this year. Oh and Luna the dog will give you a great welcome!!

    Hello Gavin, Thank you so much for such lovely feedback! I'm so glad you both enjoyed your stay and the cottage was perfect for you. All the best, Alice and Nigel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a great location for exploring Snowdonia."

    Perfect base for our walking adventures. Owners were friendly & helpful & the welcome goodies were appreciated. Would recommend

    Hi Sarah, thank you for taking the time to write some positive feedback, it very much appreciated! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Celyn and got lots of adventures packed in too. All the best, Alice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "Only one criticism is that I think it would be nice to have a coffee table In front of the sofa."

    Beautiful place and very clean

    Hi Russell, thank you so much for taking the time to write some great feedback. It's really useful to have little suggestions on how to improve guest experience and comfort so we will definitely be taking your suggestion into consideration. Many Thanks, Alice and Nigel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell4.7Jan 2022

  • "A Lovely Little barn conversion."

    Well placed for some excellent walks in the surrounding area. The owners are both friendly and helpful. Will happily visit again.

    Hello Allan, thank you for your feedback. I'm pleased that the cottage and area offered you a nice break. Best wishes, Alice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Oct 2021

  • "We booked this particular cottage as it looked quirky and were not disappointed."

    Compact/cozy but had everything you needed. Owners very friendly and accommodating. Nice welcome goodies. Peaceful setting, a great base for walking/exploring. Lovely little gem!

    Hi Maxine, reading your feedback makes my heart sing! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it, and I love your description of our little cottage. If I had had a vision of what we were trying to achieve with the barn conversion it would have been this! I hope you're both well, Best wishes, Alice and Nigel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Good communications and great cottage"

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fab, Luverleeeeeeee couple who owned it"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2021

  • "Alice and Nigel made us feel extremely welcome, especially with all the extra precautions due to the covid restrictions."

    Everything was in place with very clear guidelines and all needs met. Their place is cosy, very homely and a perfect retreat for a lovely holiday. Thank you both very much.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2020

  • "Alice and Nigel, made us feel really comfortable."

    We moved the cottage it was perfect for our honeymoon. A short drive from Llanberis and the path up to snowdon. The fire meant that when the weather was wet and windy we could come back and get warm and dry really quick. We will definitely be coming back soon as so much exploring we want to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Sep 2020

  • "Owners of cottage were very friendly and helpful."

    Would not recommend cottage for anyone with mobility problems.

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Aug 2020

  • "Lovely welcoming family and perfect as a base for climbing Snowdon"

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Jul 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage, very clean, cosy and well equipped."

    Hosts are very welcoming but not at all intrusive. Perfect location for a peaceful getaway to the mountains.

    Reviewed by Clemency5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely Cottage with great hosts who were always there if you needed anything."

    Cottage is well stocked with everything you need and great that it’s dog friendly!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jan 2020

  • "A lovely little cottage and perfect for a quiet secluded break."

    The owners Nigel and Alice were amazing and always very helpful if needed. A welcome beer and free wood for the burner are nice touches. The wood burner is the only source of heating so can lead to cold starts in winter until this gets going

    Reviewed by Mike4.1Dec 2019

  • "Loved everything about it, very cosy when the fire is lit."

    Nigel and Alice are good hosts very friendly

    Reviewed by Teige5.0Dec 2019

  • "Great location for exploring Snowdonia."

    Reviewed by Andrea4.1Aug 2019

  • "In our opinion,whilst the cottage was as described, we didn't quite realise it was so small with a lack of windows, making it feel a little claustrophobic."

    The views around are stunning but once in the cottage you can't see a thing. We feel the shower room needs a larger basin with hot water to make shaving/ washing easier. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful but we did feel there was a lack of privacy, cutting both ways. A simple trellis would help this.

    Reviewed by David4.1Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was as expected in a great area for mountain lovers like us."

    It's very close to the owners, but very quiet nonetheless if peace is what you are looking for. Personally, their close proximity is a comfort if anything goes wrong, which it didn't of course. Hope to return when next in the area.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "Alice and Nigel gave us such a lovely warm welcome, the cottage was such a brill find and an excellent base to lots of tourists attractions."

    The cottage was cosy and clean, would 100% recommend!

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time, beautiful traditional cosy barn."

    Very clean and very welcoming owners that lives opposite. Excellent

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely little stone built cottage, 18 minutes from Snowdon, perfect for exploring the area, central to everything."

    Reviewed by Rebekah5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage owners were very helpful We were met at the door with fresh flowers and the log burner had been lit."

    So it was nice and cozy The cottage is not huge and doesn’t have very much hanging space, but everything is fully functional and fitted our needs exactly A few days walking in the hills, such a shame the weather wasn’t on our side high winds zero visibility and driving rain wasn’t part of the plan. We would return to Celyn anytime, as we like remote cottages with log burners in mountainous regions.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2019

  • "This is our second consecutive year at Celyn Farm Cottage and we were welcomed back warmly by the hosts like old friends."

    The fire was lit prior to our arrival and there were fresh flowers and Welsh Cakes waiting for us. The cottage is always so clean and tidy, plenty of wood for the log burner which heats the entire place very efficiently. The peace and quiet is beautiful, as are the surroundings, a great location to be based when exploring and falling in love with Snowdonia and surrounding coastal towns. It really is a slice of perfection. If you work hard, have busy lives and need to switch off, this is definitely the place to do that. We only wish our time here was a bit longer. We will 100% be back for our third visit next year. Thank you for a lovely time Nigel and Alice. See you soon. Steve and Ceri.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful little piece of heaven to stay in!"

    What a cottage! What views! And the owners went above and beyond such a lovely little family to have at hand if needed. We had an amazing Christmas in this beautiful place that feels like it is in the middle of nowhere but has so much on your doorstep. Waking up to those views every morning was a real treat ! We've never visited Wales before but definitely will be going back hopefully to this amazing little cottage with views that leaves lasting memories of a wonderful Christmas, the owners have done an amazing job so comfortable,clean,and cozy!

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had a fantastic long weekend in this cosy and romantic cottage."

    The location is perfect for those wanting a quiet break from the hustle and bustle of city life. The owners were very welcoming and the price even included plenty of logs and kindling for the woodburner! We will be coming back to Celyn Farm Cottage. It is now very special to us as we got engaged during our stay!

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Dec 2018

  • "Excellent long weekend away, owners were lovely and very helpful."

    Although the cottage was alongside their home we felt comfortable and secluded in our own little space for the weekend. They left welcome gifts, pots, pans and the essentials along with bedding and towels. Cottage is set down a lane that is quiet enough to make you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, but then conveniently you find yourself only a walk from Llanberis or a drive to the many spectaculars of North Wales. The weather was grim which meant the log burner felt extra special and made for an extra cosy weekend. 100% recommend. Not a bad price either, considering the location.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful,very quaint ,comfy and cosy,will definitely rebook,had an amazing holiday,hosts excellent, location, couldn't have been any better,,we loved it ,,thanks to host ,, and exceptional value for money ,had everything you could possibly need ,,,!"


    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable, cosy, clean cottage; very well equipped."

    We loved the wood burner. The owners were friendly and helpful. Great location for Snowdonia and Anglesey.

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Oct 2018

  • "It was a lovely cottage and had everything we needed."

    And as for the family that rented it out they couldn't do enough for us and were so friendly. Even after encountering my brother before we arrived.. so funny lol thank you for a lovely stay. Hope to be back nxt year x

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great place , great location!"

    Made to feel welcome by Alice and Nigel, would definitely stay again .

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent area and accommodation, owners are very kind and helpful and would ..."

    Excellent area and accommodation, owners are very kind and helpful and would highly recommend this place to family and friends

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2018

  • "Will have to come back to Snowdonia, as still haven't seen any views from the top!"

    ! Weather great in the valley, no visibility at the top.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cosy cottage with a lovely wood burning stove!"

    Reviewed by Hugh4.4Jul 2018

  • "The location is stunning and a great base for exploring the area, with plenty of local amenities and lots of things to see and do."

    The hosts were great and very welcoming, the cottage itself a lovely converted outhouse with everything you need for a very enjoyable time away.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage is excellently locates only 7 minute drive from Llanberis!"

    The other to get to it is quite narrow but doable. We liked the remoteness and the fact that only the owner and her family lived next door. They were super friendly and helpful. Responded VERY quickly to questions and had some Welsh cakes for us when we arrived in the cottage! The cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway for two. It has absolutely everything you need, especially in th kitchen. I love cooking and I didn’t miss anything there. There’s no washing machine but we only stayed 3 nights, so it wasn’t. A problem at all. We loved it! We’re already planning to come back for a longer stay some time in the autumn. Excellent property and service. Would highly recommend it! Thanks Sykes Cottages!

    Reviewed by Alejandra5.0Jul 2018

  • "A wonderful cottage with very friendly owners."

    Lovely views, exceptionally nice inside and a wonderful welcome from Nigel and Alice. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2018

  • "I.m telling all my friends that if they want to stay in north wales check this location out or other slkes cottages out"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely wonderful in every way."

    We were welcomed by Alice who showed us around and the cottage has all anyone will need for a break in this beautiful part of Snowdonia. The property was immaculately clean and tidy and the attention to detail was noticed all around. We really did not want to leave, It was like home from home and ticked all the boxes. Alice and Nigel were very pleasant and friendly, a lovely family which added to the relaxed atmosphere. This was a joint birthday break for myself and my partner and we loved it so much that we have already booked again for next year. See you both then. 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2018

  • "Sadly we had to cut it short because of the weather!"

    But we will definitely be back!!! Nigel & Alison are lovely and did as much to help us as they could

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Feb 2018

  • "Very friendly and hospitable hosts"

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Feb 2018

  • "A really nice cottage."

    Great location, would stay again, for sure!

    Reviewed by Jan4.6Dec 2017

  • "What a wonderful little cottage."

    a short drive from many beautiful sites in the area. nigel and alice were very friendly and very helpful. thanks for making our stay cosy and special.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Nov 2017

  • "Absolutely brilliant,Set in a fabulous location,The owners Nigel and Alice were ..."

    Absolutely brilliant,Set in a fabulous location,The owners Nigel and Alice were very helpful and friendly,the cottage was lovely and clean and cosy,Great location for exploring Snowdonia,we would stay here again

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2017

  • "Fantastic will be back"

    Reviewed by Philip4.8Sep 2017

  • "Lovely cozy cottage & lovely hosts."

    Great location to explore Snowdonia and Anglesey. Would gladly return , Thank you Nigel and Alice for making our stay such a pleasant one.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Aug 2017

  • "The holiday was great and Nigel and Alice made us very welcome, we would highly recommend the cottage and Jessie had a great time."

    [ the dog ] woof woof

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2017

  • "A Superb location and the friendliest hosts we have ever met!"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2017

  • "Had a wonderful week away exploring the snowdonia mountain ranges."

    Cottage wonderful, snug and cosy. The owners are a lovely family very welcoming. Excellent views. Definitely be returning soon. Thank you for a lovely weeks break.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Mar 2017

  • "Nice cottage could do with a few more creature comforts like a comfy sofa and potato masher."

    ..minor issues...lovely hosts...cottage was great for 3 nights...could do with some wardrobes if on a 7 night stay

    Reviewed by Niall4.4Mar 2017

  • "The cottage was gorgeous."

    The little extra touches that Alison and Nigel did made the holiday all the more perfect. Very friendly and welcoming. We will be returning no doubt.

    Reviewed by Kat5.0Jan 2017

  • "Friendly & helpful hosts; lovely location & cottage."

    The extra little touches were thoughtful & welcome.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • First floor crog loft double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Crog loft is accessed by steep stairs and is open at the top with sloping ceilings, very low head height and the bed is a low level double, care to be taken
  • Check in time is 4pm

The property

This cosy and pretty stone-built, detached barn conversion is situated next to the owners’ home, near the small hamlet of Deiniolen, four miles from Llanberis.

Surrounded by some wonderful scenic countryside on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, this delightful cottage offers an ideal base for couples who love the outdoors with walks in abundance.

Celyn Farm Cottage has wonderful charm and appeal combined with character attributes, such as whitewashed stone walls and exposed beams.

The living accommodation is open plan with the sitting area enjoying a high-pitched ceiling with exposed purlins and timbers extenuating the feeling of space.

The warm and welcoming woodburning stove, with a most unusual log basket, provides a relaxing atmosphere in cooler months and is a perfect place to curl up together and watch a favourite film.

There is also the useful added benefit of a pulleymaid above the woodburner where you can dry ample amounts of clothing after days out and about.

The kitchen is fresh and modern with and a Belfast sink and there is small but functional shower room tucked in just off the kitchen.

Upstairs the crog loft provides you with a quirky bedroom with sloping ceilings, restricted head height, low level double bed and a great view over the sitting area.

Outside there is a courtyard with seating to take in the wonderful views where you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee.

There are superb walks and cycle trails all around, which offer stunning mountain and coastal views, including those that lead to the Marchlyn Mawr Reservoir and the northern slopes of Elidir Fawr.

Lanberis is four miles away where you can enjoy the Lake Railway which runs alongside the banks of Llyn Padarn, whilst Llanberis itself has shops, pubs and restaurants, and is the gateway to the stunning Mount Snowdon.

This lovely cottage is an ideal base for exploring the Snowdonia National Park and beyond all year round.

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About the location


Llanberis 4 miles; Caernarfon 8 miles; Bangor 8 miles.

The village of Deiniolen, housing a village pub and shop, is 4 miles north of Llanberis, on the border of the Snowdonia National Park, making it an ideal base to explore the National Park. The Llanberis Railway runs nearby along the banks of Lake Padarn, whilst the ruins of Dolbadarn Castle are 2 miles away, or visit Ceunant Mawr, a cascading waterfall just outside Llanberis. Local walks lead to the Marchlyn Mawr Reservoir on the northern slopes of Elidir Fawr. Llanberis is 4 miles away and is flanked by two lakes, Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris and is one of the most popular mountain tourist centres in the Snowdonia National Park. In fact, Llanberis is something of a “mecca” for walkers and climbers, being the starting point for the ascent of Snowdon - the highest mountain in England and Wales. The ascent can be made either by train, on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, or on foot along one of the many routes to the summit. Each year, major racing events attract thousands to the area: The fast Snowdon Race to the summit, held in July every year and The Snowdonia Marathon, held in October - a gruelling 26 mile course that starts and finishes in Llanberis, circumnavigating the Snowdon Massif. Within Llanberis itself there are excellent places to eat and drink and a great choice of shopping. On the coast is Caernarfon with its magnificent castle and town walls and close by are National Trust properties at Penrhyn and Plas Newydd.