Claimed to be one of the prettiest villages in Wales, Maentwrog is located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, North Wales. It is conveniently situated just 4 miles from the slate village of Blaenau Ffestiniog and 7 miles from the cheerful harbour town of Porthmadog, making it a convenient place to visit whilst in Snowdonia.
As an area of outstanding natural beauty, Maentwrog provides plenty of walks where you can take in the breathtaking views of the Welsh countryside, and you can visit the two waterfalls just below the village, known as Raven Falls and Rhaeadr Du (The Black Waterfall), which offer a number of excellent vantage points.
With its close proximity to Snowdon mountain (being just 29 minutes away), visitors can take a railway up to the mountain peak, where you can appreciate the breathtaking views of Snowdonia National Park from the comfort of the café. More daring visitors can however take the hike up the sheer sides of the mountain!
There is also the quirky village of Portmeirion just 5 miles away along the A487, a splendid place mixing both Italian, baroque and Welsh architecture. As well as Portmeirion, there are many more attractions to visit: the Lloyd George Museum in nearby Llanystumdwy, dedicated to the late Prime Minister of Great Britain; the Rhiw Goch ski centre with toboggans, ski slope and shop; and the castles of Criccieth, Harlech and Caernarfon.
Accommodation in Maentwrog consists of the luxurious Grapes Hotel, and plenty of holiday cottages can be found close by or further afield in the villages of Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llan Ffestiniog.