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Things to do

The Llyn Peninsula is one of Wales' finest Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers the chance to escape the ever increasing hustle and bustle of modern day life. The rolling and often dramatic landscape of Llyn runs down into sweeping sandy beaches, hidden coves and rocky cliffs along a coastline of nearly 100 miles which has a charm unique to this corner of Wales. A walk up one of the hills of Llyn offers spectacular views across Cardigan Bay to the south, Anglesey to the north and even the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland to the west. Plus there's always a cosy pub or tea shop to relax in afterwards!

To view the stunning scenery of the Llyn Peninsula visit the Llyn Light website - http://www.llynlight.co.uk

Below is a list of just a selection of the places to visit in the area during your stay.

Beaches

We’ve counted 19 sandy beaches along the coast of Llyn, all of which are accessible to families and only one or two require a walk of more than 5 minutes from your car.

Off the beaten track

One of the main attractions of Llyn is the walking and we can recommend a range of walks from an easy track with a pram to the more demanding climbs to seek out amazing views. We can arrange a complete walking service covering the whole Peninsula and Snowdonia including drop off, collection, maps and guides.

Rainy Day activities

The climate is very temperate on Llyn but it can of course rain sometimes, therefore we also supply visitors with a list of ideas for “rainy days out”. From the Ffestiniog Railway to Anglesey Sea Zoo there are thankfully a lot of options to occupy the kids in the rain these days. Gone are the days of sitting around playing scrabble and waiting for the weather to change!

For Children of all ages we recommend Greenwood Forest Park and Anglsey Sea Zoo. For younger children Foel Farm Park, Henblas Parc and Llanystumdwy Rabbit Farm are great fun.

Nant Gwrtheyrn Welsh Language Centre and Glynllifon Park offer local culture and art suitable for a sunny or rainy day. Portmeirion Village is also a favourite.

http://www.angleseyseazoo.co.uk
http://www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk
http://www.foelfarm.co.uk
http://www.parc-henblas-park.co.uk
http://www.rabbitfarm.co.uk
http://www.star-attractions.co.uk/attractions/gwynedd/glynllifon/glynllifon.htm
http://nantgwrtheyrn.org
http://www.portmeirion-village.com
http://www.visitllyn.com

Sport

Among the many reasons for visiting Llyn is the high quality of sporting opportunities. There are several stunningly beautiful golf courses, with the famous Nefyn and District course just 5 minutes drive away. Just remember that the landlady of the pub on the beach half way round the course won’t let you in with your spikes on, so take some shoes in your golf bag!

Other sporting activities in the area include

  • Sailing in Pwllheli and Abersoch
  • Wakeboarding, canoeing, surfing and windsurfing at Pwllheli and Abersoch
  • Boat Trips, both pleasure trips and fishing including a day trip to Bardsey Island
  • Walking, hiking and rock climbing across the Peninsula and in Snowdonia
  • Cycling along our network of gorgeous country lanes marked out by ancient hedgerow
  • Diving at Porth Ysgaden and various other parts of coastline which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • Fishing. There is plenty of advice to be had on where to go fishing, either from the rocky shore for black bream and pollack or on the beach for bass and flatfish
  • Horseriding in Abersoch and Llanistyn
  • Archery in Llanbedrog.

Wildlife and Bird watching

If you value watching wildlife, there is a spectacular amount to see and do in the immediate area around Tan Y Llan. By way of illustration, at Morfa Nefyn you are likely to see stonechat, oystercatcher, cormorant, greater black backed gull and grey seal. At Pwllheli you will see grey heron, curlew, snipe, redshank and other waders. Near Aberdaron you might catch sight of fulmar, manx shearwater and chough. At Abersoch you will often see harbour porpoises and bottlenose dolphins. Venture into Snowdonia and witness the majestic sight of the raven and red kite; and don't forget the Osprey in the Glaslyn Valley, which you can witness bringing fish to the nest via a telescope. You can even see puffins at South Stack and the RSPB is about to open its first venture on the Peninsula with a reserve at nearby Trefor. All in all this really is a spectacular place if you enjoy the natural world.

On top of all this, the coastline of Llyn is so well protected, free from trawlers and maintained by the National Trust in part, that you will see an abundance of life in its thousands of rock pools. Make the most of this by walking all or part of the completed Llyn Coastal path, an adventure for which Tan Y Llan provides an idyllic base.

Heritage and Sightseeing

This part of Wales has a huge amount to see on top of all the naturally occurring attractions. For example, Wales has the highest concentration of castles in Europe and four of them in this part of the country are World Heritage Sites.

Conwy, Caernarfon, Harlech, Criccieth and Penrhyn are just a few of the castles in the area, and Plas Yn Rhiw, Craflwyn, Plas Newydd, and Bodnant Gardens are also unmissable.

Festivals and Special Events

The county of Gwynedd now boasts world class events from the fast growing “Wakestock” weekend of wakeboarding to international sailing regattas at Pwllheli, surfing championships at Porth Neigwl and championship standard golf tournaments at Nefyn and Harlech.

The Abersoch jazz festival and Local and regional farm shows (from the Tudweiliog show to the famous Anglesey show) are also staged in the area.

Snowdonia

827 square miles of glacial landscape, abundant rivers, lakes and waterfalls, flora and fauna, wildlife, pretty villages, welcoming pubs and stunning views. That’s if you can drag yourselves away from the beach.