Tourism information for Bala & Penllyn, in the Welsh Lake District, Snowdonia, Wales

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Welcome to "Visit Bala", the official website of Bala & Penllyn Tourism Association. Bala & Penllyn is a perfect holiday destination to visit throughout the year.

Accommodation in the area caters for all needs, from camp-sites and self-catering cottages to bed and breakfast accommodation, budget accommodation and hotels. There's also plenty to do for all the family, couples, outdoor enthusiasts - with events, attractions and outdoor activities all set in stunning mountain and lake scenery. Be inspired for the great outdoors, family fun, romance and indulgence or preserving the planet. There are also a wide range of facilities available, including: shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs and Inns. There are traditional shops in the High Street including gifts, an art gallery and the "Best Butcher in Wales".

If you are looking for somewhere special there are Gold Award Country Houses, the Welsh Guest House of the year (the Good Hotel Guide) and excellent restaurants.

This website will help you plan your visit with information on travel, accommodation, eating out, activities, attractions and events. You will be able to organise your perfect stay in Bala & Penllyn in the Welsh Lake District, Snowdonia.

The Tourism Information Centre in Bala, is run by Gwynedd Council, not the Bala & Penllyn Tourism Association who provide this website.

For tourism information, go to Obtain Brochures and Information or link directly to the Visit Bala Brochure and Visit Bala Map Leaflet.

Wecome to the Eisteddfod yr Urdd (Youth National Eisteddfod) in Bala, 26 - 31 May

Official World Record for Bala:
the largest Welsh Cake in the World

On St David's Day the largest Welsh Cake in the World was made and consumed in Bala. The Welsh Cake was over 21 kg in weight and approximately 5 ft in diameter. "Guiness World Records" have confirmed that its a official World Record. St David's Day was a fantastic day out for visitors and locals with Bala High Street buzzing with the many activities offered form story telling for children to the internationally known local choir Côr Godre'r Aran. Funds were raised for local charities and good causes.

More information: St David's Day and largest Welsh Cake in the World including video (preperation) and Smilebox (the event)

GoBala for Trails - walk, bike, canoe, car and more including Trails for children

Go Bala for Trails



Bala is a Walkers are Welcome townBala is a "Walkers are Welcome" town and this applies to the surrounding area as well. For walking routes and ideas try our walking section. For more details of the award, go to the "Walkers are Welcome" website.


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