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Situated in Bala, this apartment building is 12.8 mi (20.5 km) from Lake Vyrnwy and within 25 miles (40 km) of Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre and Valle Crucis Abbey. ...
£150 per night for 2 guests
Situated in a national park, this holiday home is 6.8 mi (11 km) from Bala Lake Railway Interpretive Centre.
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Situated in Bala, this holiday home is 14.1 mi (22.7 km) from Lake Vyrnwy and within 25 miles (40 km) of Valle Crucis Abbey and Llangollen Bridge. Llangollen ...
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Situated in Bala, this luxury hotel is within 20 miles (32 km) of Lake Vyrnwy, Valle Crucis Abbey and Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre. Llangollen Bridge and Llanfyllin ...
£275 per night for 2 guests
Situated in Bala, this bed & breakfast is 15.4 mi (24.8 km) from Lake Vyrnwy and within 25 miles (40 km) of Llechwedd Slate Caverns and Snowdonia National Park ...
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Situated in Bala, this inn is within 20 miles (32 km) of Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre, Valle Crucis Abbey and Llanfyllin Workhouse. Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen ...
£95 per night for 2 guests
Situated in Bala, this luxury bed & breakfast is 13 mi (20.9 km) from Lake Vyrnwy and within 25 miles (40 km) of Valle Crucis Abbey and Llechwedd Slate Caverns. ...
£84 per night for 2 guests
No self-respecting Welsh town would be without a rugby team, and Bala’s is Bala RFC, a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and a feeder club for the Llanelli Scarlets, who play at the Maes Gwyniad ground. The town also has a football team, Bala Town FC, who play in the Welsh Premier League at the Maes Tegid Stadium.
The main street in Bala is Y Stryd Fawr, or the High Street, which is where most of the shops are, and where the markets were originally held. Almost all of the shops in the town are independent traders, selling everything from fresh meat and local produce to clothes, hardware, electrical goods, fishing supplies, cards and gifts, confectionery, arts and crafts, and more.
For such a small town, Bala offers plenty of choice when it comes to places to eat and drink. From upmarket restaurants to traditional inns and lakeside cafes, you are sure to find something to excite your taste buds, whether you want to try traditional Welsh dishes, fish and chips, or contemporary cuisine made from fresh local produce.
There are plenty of leisure activities available in Bala and its surroundings. The area is particularly good for walking, with many trails at levels of difficulty to suit everyone from the most casual walker to the most experienced. Other available activities include white-water rafting, kayaking, sailing, fishing, cycling, mountain biking, golf, bowling, go-karting, and off-road driving. The River Tryweryn is world famous for white-water rafting and Bala is home to the National White Water Centre.
There are many nature reserves and woodlands around Bala. Bala Lake is a Ramsar wetlands site of international importance, Penllyn Woods is an area of woodland and moorland around Bala, and Aberhirnant Forest and Penaran Forest can be found to the east and west of Bala respectively. The Migneint-Arenig-Dduallt Special Area of Conservation is an area of mountains and moorland to the west and north-west of Bala, while the Berwyn Mountains, which lie to the east and north-east of Bala, include both a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Lastly, the Cors y Sarnau Nature Reserve, to the north-east of Bala, is an important wetlands habitat.
The Bala Lake Railway is a narrow gauge steam railway that offers a nine-mile return journey alongside Bala Lake through the beautiful scenery of Snowdonia National Park.
Tomen y Bala is an 11th Century Norman earthworks mound or motte, while a similar mound at Pen-y-Bont is the remains of a 13th century motte and bailey castle. Castell Carndochan is a ruined Welsh medieval castle sitting on a rocky crag that can only be visited by a strenuous walk.