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Things to do in Bala - The heart of North Wales and Snowdonia
There’s all sorts of things to do in Bala!
If you’re feeling adventurous, take part in some water sports at the National White Water Centre or Surf Snowdonia, reach new heights at Zip World, race family and friends at GYG Karting, or try your hand at mountain biking at Coed y Brenin.
If you fancy a bit of history, take a trip to Bala lake on the Bala Lake Railway, visit one of the many castles in North Wales or discover the story of slate at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns.
Or if you’re looking for a more relaxing break, book a treatment at Bala Lake Hotel and Spa, hit a few holes at Bala Golf Club, do a spot of coarse fishing, enjoy a beach walk or one of the many walking routes in the area, and finish it off with a meal and drink at one of the fantastic bars and restaurants in Bala.
Below is an overview of things to do in Bala (as you enter from the lake).
ON THE RIGHT:
Bala Lakeside Activities: 01678 521615
Bala Leisure Center: Swimming pool, gym, sauna etc. 01678 521222
Capel Clay: Pottery workshop 01678 520984
Aran Ice Cream: Homemade ice cream cafe and takeaway.
Siop Ria: Gifts that include lovely jewellery, bags, and sunglasses etc. 01678 521800
Tan yr Hall: Gallery of work by local artists and gift shop 01678 521854
Post Office and gift shop
Cyfnod Bistro and Cafe: Y Cyfnod Café and Bistro LL23 7AB: 01678 521260 ...never fails! Delicious food, friendly and lively atmosphere, lovely staff and Mehmet, the owner, is a star! Open all day until 10.00pm.
Pharmacy: 01678 520250
Henblas Garage 01678 520237
ON THE LEFT:
Texaco Garage 01678 520210
Stori: (The Tap Room) 01678 520501 - You can take your own takeaway here and buy a lovely Welsh beer to wash it down! Excellent selection of Welsh beers and wines and lovely gifts.
Bala Spice Indian Restaurant 01678 521935 - Award-winning restaurant. Just pop a few doors down to Stori for your wine or beer as they are not licensed but welcome customers to bring their own alcohol. Open all day until 11.00pm.
Gwynedd Confectioners/Cocoa: Local chocolate gifts 01678 521280
White Lion Royal Hotel: Good pub, nice atmosphere 01678 520314
Star Kebab House Takeaway: A very popular takeaway 01678520064
Manna: Christian / Fairtrade Gift Shop
Badell Aur: Traditional Fish and Chips! 01678 520310
Y Gwyniad. For all your fishing information including fishing licences 01678 521654
Capel Hefin: Antiques Shop
Awen Meirion: Welsh books, music and gifts 01678 520658
Plas yn Dre: 01678 521256 - Lovely food and family friendly. Great place to eat outside and watch the world go by. Open all day until 11.00pm.
Ty Coffi: Best paninis and salads in town and a great place to sit outside in the sun. Open all day until 5.00pm.
KPS Hair Lounge: Hair and beauty salon 01678 521684
R.H. Roberts Cycles: Hire mountain bikes. 01678 520252
T J Roberts: Best butcher in North Wales!!
Gorwelion: 01678 530493 / 07894164273 - This is a must for small (and big kids!) It has an indoor play area. There is also a restaurant there offering proper homemade food and they also cater to groups and parties during the day and evening.
Rhos y Gwaliau, Bala,
Gwynedd, LL23 7ES
Gwynedd, LL23 7YG
Gwynedd, LL23 7UF
Bryn Caled, Bala,
Gwynedd, LL23 7SU