Located 1-mile away, once described as Wales’ best kept secret is Parc Glynllifon. In fact, Glynllifon has been designated Historical Garden (grade 1) status as well as a site of Special Scientific Interest by CADW and the Countryside Council for Wales. Enjoy a leisurely walk through 70 acres of exotic trees and plants, imported and planted over a hundred and fifty years ago. Visit their craft and design workshops, gallery and shop and enjoy a snack at the Black Cat Cafe.
840 square miles (1351 sq. km) stretches from the Conwy River in the north to Machynlleth in the south and eastwards to Bala.
Nearby Penrhyn Castle is a country house pretending to be a castle. It was built for the slate magnate Lord Penrhyn about 1834; yet still remains in-complete.