Places to Visit In and Around Porthmadog

There is plenty to see and do on a trip to the beautiful Porthmadog. This bustling town has something for everyone with enough options to keep you entertained on a short break to our delightful town. We have available sumptuous and affordable accommodation in Porthmadog where you can unwind and look forward to visiting one of the many local attractions.

Purple Moose Brewery

Brewing began in this unique and distinctive brewery in 2005 with pale ale called Number One and the micro-brewery is now a 40-cask hive of activity. Book on to a tour of the brewery and take a look around and talk to the staff who are responsible to making some of the most delicious ales in North Wales. After the tour you will be able to sample some of the ales on offer before heading to the shop to buy you favourites.

The harbour

Porthmadog is a bustling harbour town and there is always plenty to see down at the seafront. Watch the fishing boats come in and out with their catches, browse the independent shop and boutiques or simply sit outside one of the cafes with a drink or an ice cream and watch the world go by. The kids can try and catch a few crabs from the docks or head to the rock pools to explore the wildlife of the harbour.


This welsh mountain offers some of the most scenic views in the entire country and the national park here is open all year round. There are plenty of trails and walks to be explored with a great selection suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Take the kids on a bike ride around the lakes and forests or if you’re up for more of a challenge why not try climbing to the peak. You can’t come to North Wales without seeing the stunning scenery and unique wildlife of Snowdonia.

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway

If you would rather view the picturesque landscape of Snowdonia from a seat of comfort and warmth, then you simply must take a trip on the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway. This stunning steam train is the height of luxury and decadence and it takes you on a 40-mile journey through the heart of Snowdonia National Park. You can enjoy a full buffet service at your seat and even pay a little extra to sit in one of the sumptuous first-class carriages. Shorter trips are available, and you can even take the dog or your bike on board.

With all these ideas, there’s no reason you shouldn’t take a closer look at a visit to Porthmadog this year.