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If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Mel Williams on 01678 520036 or 07896634483.

Alternatively send a message directly to Encaustic Art Workshop at the bottom of this page.

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If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Julie on 01678 520256.

Alternatively send a message directly to Stained Glass Workshop at the bottom of this page.

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If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Serenity Reception on 01678 522040.

Alternatively send a message directly to Serenity Therapy Suite Bala at the bottom of this page.

If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Mark Waite on 01654 761244.

Alternatively send a message directly to Corris Mine Explorers at the bottom of this page.

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Adventure Activities Licensing Authority Members of NAMHO

If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Caroline on 01654 761584.

Alternatively send a message directly to King Arthur’s Labyrinth in Corris at the bottom of this page.

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Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Caroline on 01654 761584.

Alternatively send a message directly to Corris Craft Centre at the bottom of this page.

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If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Ray Hind on 01678 521109.

Alternatively send a message directly to Ray Hind Kayak Coach at the bottom of this page.

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Mountain Leader

If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Ray Hind on 01678 521109.

Alternatively send a message directly to Guided Walking with Ray Hind (Mountain Guide) at the bottom of this page.

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Kayak/Canoe Coach

If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Toby and Stephanie Hickish on 01678 530493.

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If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call LANDCRAFT 4x4 on 01678 520820.

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If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Manager on 44 (0)1490 460440.

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If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Centre Manager on (01678) 521222 .

Alternatively send a message directly to Penllyn Leisure Centre at the bottom of this page.

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If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Ian Hughes on 01678 520320.

Alternatively send a message directly to Canolfan y Plase at the bottom of this page.

If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Roger Hine on 01678 540666.

Alternatively send a message directly to Bala Lake Railway - Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid at the bottom of this page.

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If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Tom and Liz Davies on 01678 521 854.

Alternatively send a message directly to Tan yr Hall Gallery at the bottom of this page.

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If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call BGC on 01678 520359.

Alternatively send a message directly to CLWB GOLFF Y BALA GOLF CLUB at the bottom of this page.

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If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Mark on 01678 521059.

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If you have any requirements or if you simply want to ask a few questions call Sales on 01678 521083.

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whitewater rafting/orcas, kayaking/canoeing

Encaustic Art Workshop

Cysgod y Coed, Llanfor, Bala, Gwynedd

Telephone: 01678 520036 or 07896634483

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This type of painting is great fun and is achievable for most people. Painting with hot wax & hot tools.

This type of painting is great fun and is achievable for most people. On my encaustic art course you will learn how to use an iron and stylus - you will be amazed at the pleasure this art form can give. You will not only produce colourful work you will thoroughly enjoy the experience that painting can bring. You will become engrossed in the way the wax flows, the effects you can create. You will go home with unique paintings created by you.

Following the course you may wish to buy a basic starter kit which you can purchase from me. This will consist of an iron and stylus, coloured wax and paper. 

The course will take place in my art studio overlooking the stream.

I only run courses for a maximum of two people in my studio at home. 
Courses can be tailored to your developing skills - just ask.

The course includes coffee and brief introduction to encaustic art on arrival
Use of encaustic art tools, wax and paper
2 hours of tuition
Light lunch tailored to your choice
2 hours of tuition
Any artwork produced by you can be taken home

Cost £70.00

You could also come and stay on a tailor made encaustic painting break at our B&B or one of the self-catering cottages. We can plan the days to suit your wishes. Take advantage of this wonderful area of outstanding natural beauty. Perhaps enjoying a walk in the morning and an afternoon of painting. Our B&B is a great base for all outdoor activities or as a relaxing retreat. Contact me for further details.

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Stained Glass Workshop

Lake Cottage, Llangower, Bala, Gwynedd

Telephone: 01678 520256

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illumin-arte is a small Stained Glass workshop in a beautiful location on the edge of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake)., Situated on the outskirts of Bala Town in North Wales and within the Snowdonia National Park.

I have been making stained glass and mosaic for over 10 years. Running a small workshop and teaching in South Manchester for the past 6 years before moving to Bala. Besides making/teaching stained glass, I also work on and off premises on mosaic projects with schools. I am also happy to do talks and demonstrations at women’s groups, craft clubs and special interest groups/clubs. Also mosaic workshops with children’s groups such as Rainbows and Brownies.

Whilst designing and making stained glass windows, I also offer a restoration and re-modelling service for encapsulation. Working with clients on their own ideas for indoor/outdoor living spaces, or a bespoke gift for someone special. I also make mirrors, lamps, clocks, picture frames, garden stakes and sculptures. 

illumin-arte also offer Stained Glass Courses, 1 day workshops and simple 2 hour taster sessions.  Mosaic Workshops for children and adults. Mosaic Birthday Parties for children aged 5 to 100! Please visit the web pages for more information.

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Serenity Therapy Suite Bala

Serenity Therapy Suite, Llangower, Bala, Gwynedd.

Telephone: 01678 522040

Serenity Therapy Suite Bala offers a range of well-being treatments.

Serenity Therapy Suite, Bala Lake Hotel

Your journey to total relaxation and wellbeing begins as you enter Serenity. Taking it's inspiration from the natural springs, ancient forests and peaceful energy of the surrounding mountains. Our spa treatments are tailored to your individual needs, whether you choose to relax and indulge or re-energise. You will love our range of massages, face and body treatments that will leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed or just plain good about yourself.

Serenity Spa

  • The purpose built Serenity Spa overlooks the beautiful, unspoilt, Bala Lake and includes: indoor swimming pool, sauna, outdoor hot tub, relaxation room and two luxury therapy and treatment rooms.
  • We offer Half Day and Full Day Spa Packages Monday - Friday (subject to availability)

ESPA    therapy suite products

  • Using only the very purest extracts, ESPA biochemists distil active ingredients into products that keep their promises. For instant, lasting results, every day.
  • ESPA products work with your skin's natural processes to give you immediate, visible results and long term benefits.

Jessica Nail Care

  • Renowned as the world's foremost authority on natural nail care, Jessica products and techniques have been developed with a thorough understanding of what it takes to achieve and maintain naturally beautiful nails.  
  • Jessica GELeration is a hybrid between gel and polish and was created with the health of the natural nail in mind.  Perfect for up to 2 - 3 weeks, with long lasting high gloss shine and a non-chip finish which dries in minutes.

To book an appointment or for further information, please use the form below or telephone on 01678 522040

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Corris Mine Explorers

Corris Mine Explorers, Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys

Telephone: 01654 761244

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A rare opportunity to explore the abandoned workings of an old Welsh slate mine with one of Wales’ top Mine Explorers. 130 years of mining history captured and awaiting discovery.

 

This rare opportunity takes you into the old Braich Goch slate mine, in Mid Wales, which was first worked in 1836 and abandoned by the miners around 40 years ago. More than 130 years of mining history is captured inside waiting to be discovered. It is as if the mine has just closed. Machinery, tools, even the candles and a packet of cigarettes are still in place as the miners left them.

Corris Mine Explorers gives you the opportunity to visit these abandoned slate mine workings, to step into the tough working lives of the miners and of past generations. There are 3 trips to choose from; a 1 hour Taster Trip, a 2 hour Mine Explorer Trip and a Half Day Mine Expedition (4 hours).

This is for the adventurous, the inquisitive and for those with an interest in industrial and social history; a part of our heritage and a truly authentic Welsh experience. Definitely not to be missed.

 

“An excellent adventure, will definitely come again next year” - James and Lesley explored July 2012.

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King Arthur’s Labyrinth in Corris

King Arthur’s Labyrinth Corris Craft Centre Corris Machynlleth SY20 9RF

Telephone: 01654 761584

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Sail with a Dark Age boatman on this Underground Storytelling Adventure. Pass through a waterfall and back across a thousand years into the depths of the Labyrinth.

Set in the vast underground caverns and winding tunnels of the Labyrinth you are in the darkest of the Dark Ages, back to a time when the Saxons were invading Britain.  Out of the darkness came Arthur, his feats of bravery, his supernatural powers and his strength of leadership brought defeat to his enemies and peace to the Island of Britain. His fame was sung throughout the land. Come along and enjoy tales of King Arthur, dragons, giants, battles and more as you explore the spectacular underground setting.  The stories are told with dramatic scenes, light and sound; this is a real adventure for all ages in all weathers. Boat seats can be booked on line up to the day before you arrive.  Boat seats can be booked on line

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Corris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre Corris Machynlleth SY20 9RF

Telephone: 01654 761584

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Home to 9 craft studios and the resident designer-makers. See work in progress, meet the designer-makers and buy from their unique range of products. Make your own crafts. Disabled Access.

 

Products hand crafted at the Corris Craft Centre include jewellery, traditional wooden toys, pottery, leather ware, cards and gift bags, candles, glassware, rustic woodland furniture and herbal lotions and remedies. See the craftspeople at work on most days and buy their wares; hand crafted items for your home, garden and great souvenir and gift ideas too. You can also drop in to paint pottery, dip candles and to mix your own herbals.  Book ahead to craft your own piece of rustic woodland furniture or to make cards and giftbags.

 

Make a day of it; Corris Craft Centre is also the starting point for the King Arthur’s Labyrinth underground adventure, the Bards’ Quest, Otherworld Theatre and Corris Mine Explorers.  At the centre of all of these attractions is Y Crochan café serving hot and cold food and drinks throughout the day.

This year, Corris Craft Centre and Y Crochan café celebrate 30 years, look out for our special events and a new menu at Y Crochan which uses lots of tasty local ingredients. Monthly specials are a new feature.

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Ray Hind Kayak Coach

Abercelyn, Llanycil, Bala LL23 7YF

Telephone: 01678 521109

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Ray Hind is a BCU Level 3 Coach, he provides kayaking and canoeing coaching or experience

Canoeing/kayaking experience and coaching sessions are available near Bala, Snowdonia either using closed-cockpit kayaks or open canoes.

Private tuition is available for individuals or small groups. If you are staying at Abercelyn ask about special rates.


Being located near Bala in North Wales gives unrivalled access to lakes, estuaries, rivers and managed white-water sites, e.g.:

  • Lake Bala with magnificent mountain scenery
  • Mile End Mill (Llangollen) managed site for Class II white-water
  • Canolfan Tryweryn (National White-water centre) for Class II-III white-water
  • River Tryweryn for Class II-IV white-water
  • Mawddach and Dwyryd estuaries with fantastic views of Snowdonia
  • The cost of North Wales for memorable sea kayak trips.

Ray Hind has 40-years canoeing experience and is a qualified BCU Level-3 coach. His canoeing experience includes representing GB at international canoe slalom and extensive alpine experience (Austria, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy). Competition experience includes both slalom and white-water racing in all classes, i.e. kayak-single, canadian-single and canadian-double. In addition he has experience of sea-kayaking including circumnavigation of the Isle-of-Wight, Bristol Channel crossing and Pembrokeshire coast, Anglesey and the west coast of Scotland as well as North Wales.

Special needs can be catered for - please discuss when booking.
 

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Guided Walking with Ray Hind (Mountain Guide)

Abercelyn, Llanycil, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7YF

Telephone: 01678 521109

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Guided Walking either scenic walks or high-level mountain walks provided by Ray Hind, who is a qualified guide (Mountain Leader)

Guided walking is available in Snowdonia either on a daily basis or with accommodation. Accommodation is in an interesting country house or traditional cottages - special prices for walking if you stay with us.

Walks are tailored to the specific requirements of the group, e.g.

  • scenic walks usually of a few hours duration
  • high level walks to the summits of mountains

Walks are available in the Bala area or other parts of Snowdonia, e. g. Snowdon, Cader Idris, Rhinogs, Nantlle ridge, etc.

Private guided walking: £60 for half-day or £100 for a full-day (special rates if you are staying at Abercelyn).

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Caerau Uchaf Gardens

Caerau Uchaf, Sarnau, Bala, Gwynedd

Telephone: 01678 530493

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Caerau Uchaf has the hightest private garden open to the public in North Wales at over 1,000ft.  The Gardens were started in 1994 and are being added to all of the time.  They are owned by Toby and Stephanie Hickish of Summers Gardens Ltd. an award winning Garden Design and Landscaping Company, always happy to give advice or talk to keen gardeners. 

  • plant sales
  • cafe
  • adventure playground
  • pets corner.

he cafe is manned during peak seasons and informally at all other times. We offer teas and excellent homemade cakes but also home cooked meals which we put a lot of effort into doing well! From Soups and Snacks to Steak, Thai Chicken curry, Vegetarian options and a take-away menu to name but a few ideas.

In 2010 we have improved our plant sales area and Adventure Playground. We now have an Aviary and Pets Corner!

* Car Park
* Plant Sales
* Cafe and Shop
* Trampoline
* Main Lawn and borders
* Cup and Saucer Orchard
* Vegetable Garden
* Rose Walk
* Beach Hut and Garden
* Pergola and Croquet Lawn
* Wildlife Garden
* Boncyn Fort and Adventure Playground
* Root Seats
* Adam and Eve
* Rory's Circle
* Willow Maze
* Coed Caerau Isaf

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LANDCRAFT 4x4

LANDCRAFT 4x4 Plas-yn-Dre High Street Bala LL23 7LU

Telephone: 01678 520820

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Off Road Tuition & Driving Centre, Specialists in Off Road & 4 Wheel Drive Equipment

Driving Tuition, Organized Events, Shop for 4x4 models, videos, books, equipment and parts

We at the LANDCRAFT would like to invite you bring your own vehicle and join us on one of our day long Snowdonia 4x4 Adventure Drives through the beautiful mountains and forests of North Wales.

Usually starting in the Bala area, it will take you through stunning scenery with spectacular views along forest tracks and hillsides, all on private land, available only to Landcraft. These Drives will be open to any 4x4 Fully Legal Road Taxed Vehicle, and any drivers with a full license valid in the UK. (No quads, no vehicles on trailers.) We recommend that you should have attended an off road driving course before taking part.

You will need to use four wheel drive, but the tracks chosen will be suitable for all Land Rovers, and all other makes of 4x4s are welcome. There will be alternative routes in places to take into account the differing capabilities of the vehicles and skills of the drivers. Whilst these drives are suitable for all levels of experience, you should be familiar with your vehicle’s controls

All drivers must hold a full driving license and insurance for the vehicle they are driving, and all occupants must be seated on a proper seat and wearing their seat belt, if fitted. They will start at around 9.30 and run till about 4, so you will need lots of fuel and sandwiches. They are not suitable for non-participating spectators.

Dogs must be under control at all times.

You will be travelling with a group of like-minded Land Rover owners led by experienced marshals, and whilst this is not a training day, they will be able to give you advice should you require it.

Snowdonia Adventure Drives will take place on the Second Sunday of every month.

2014 Snowdonia Adventure Drives Dates:

  • 12th January
  • 9th February
  • 9th March
  • 13th April
  • 11th May
  • 8th June
  • 13th July
  • 10th August
  • 14th September
  • 12th October
  • 9th November
  • 14th December

Adventure Plus Days
For those looking for something more challenging we will be running some Adventure Plus Days. These are for people who have already attended several Adventure Drives and are looking to move on. You will need more aggressive off road tyres, substantial recovery points, in fact a vehicle equipped for serious off roading. We will take you to more challenging terrain, and although, as always, the aim is to get as much driving as possible during the day, there is a greater possibility of spending longer periods stuck, or assisting other who are stuck.

2014 Adventure Plus Dates:

  • 26th January
  • 23rd February
  • 23rd March
  • 27th April
  • 18th May
  • 22nd June
  • 28th September
  • 26th October
  • 23rd November
  • 28th December

The site is available for private events, please call to discuss.

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The Glassblobbery - Croeso / Welcome

Glan Yr Afon Hall, Glanrafon, Corwen, LL21 0HA

Telephone: 44 (0)1490 460440

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Lamp worked glass sculptures with a quirky sense of humour.  Beware there may be dragons.

Our studio and gallery houses our own hand made glass creations and works made in other media by local and international makers.
We are able to host special glassmaking demonstrations for group visits and liase with other attractions in our area to complete your day out. We can be available evenings for this service.

Our normal opening hours are 10am-5pm.  Closed Tuesday.
Tel. 01490 460440

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Penllyn Leisure Centre

Penllyn Leisure Centre, Pensarn Road, Bala,

Telephone: (01678) 521222

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Swimming pool, with water slide, Sports hall (4 badminton courts), Sauna, Fitness room, Conference room, Cafe.

For a full list of the centre’s activities, or to hire any of the facilities, please contact the centre.

Penllyn Leisure Centre Opening Hours
Monday 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00


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Canolfan y Plase

Canolfan y Plase, Y Bala, Gwynedd

Telephone: 01678 520320

Exhibitions of artistic and historical interest are regularly staged.

Cantref

Presenting, preserving and promoting our heritage

Exhibitions of artistic and historical interest are regularly staged. Music, agriculture, education, culture, sports, famous people, bridges and roads, transport, old industries, religion and architecture.

Llun-Gwener 2-5pm
Sadwrn 10.30-5pm

Mon-Fri 2-5pm
Sat 10.30-5pm



AELODAETH – MEMBERSHIP

Unigol / Individual
£5.00 y flwyddyn / annually. £100 oes / life

Teulu /Family
£4.00 yr un (1 flwyddyn) £4.00 each (1 year)
£80.00 yr un (oes) / each (life)

Aelod Iau / Junior Member
£2.00 y flwyddyn / annually


CYDNABYDDIAETH / ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Mae CANTREF yn ddyledus am help ariannol y canlynol yn 2008 – 09 /
CANTREF is grateful to the following for financial support in 2008 – 09:
Cyngor Gwynedd / Gwynedd Council
Cyngor Tref Y Bala / Bala Town Council
Cronfa Loteri Celfyddyau i Bawb / “Arts for All “ Lottery Fund
Ymddiriedolaeth Dr D. Tecwyn Lloyd / Dr D. Tecwyn Lloyd Trust

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Bala Lake Railway - Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid

Bala Lake Railway Ltd The Station Llanuwchllyn Gwynedd

Telephone: 01678 540666

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Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake Railway) offers a delightful 9-mile return journey alongside Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), through the beautiful and natural Snowdonia National Park. The Bala Lake Railway was named as the 'Best Small Railway 2012’ by the Heritage Railway Association

Steam Railway
The 2ft narrow gauge steam trains give excellent views of the lake amid its surrounding pastoral and woodland scenery, and of the nearby mountains, Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy. Your journey is described here in greater detail.

Start your Visit
Llanuwchllyn (the village above the lake) is the Railway HQ and regular trains link the village with the delightful market town of Bala. At Llanuwchllyn, visitors can see the steam locomotives being serviced prior to coupling onto the train, can view the 1896-built Signal Box in operation and can enjoy light refreshments in the Station Buffet. Often, visitors can visit the railways other engines in their shed.
Perfect Day Out

All trains start and finish their day from Llanuwchllyn and early visitors can see the locomotives being prepared for their days operations. There is free car parking at Llanuwchllyn Station as well as a buffet, souvenir shop, toilets and picnic tables.

Bala (Pont) Station
At Bala Station there is limited roadside car parking with large Car Parks in the town centre, about half a mile walk away.

Bala Lake
The railway provides an ideal centrepiece for a days visit to Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid). A round trip of about 1 hour can be broken at any of the stations to enjoy other activities - a pleasant 10 minutes walk into Bala town for shopping or merely browsing. Access is available to the lake shore at various points for swimming, fishing or simply lazing by the waterside.

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Tan yr Hall Gallery

58 High Street, Bala, Gwynedd

Telephone: 01678 521 854

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From wonderful original works of art to the smallest print, oriel Tan yr Hall gallery in Bala, Gwynedd, aims to have something for everyone's taste and pocket.

The gallery has a wide selection of work - oils and watercolours - by the best of contemporary Welsh artists like Malcolm Edwards, Gareth Parry, Owen Meilir, Glen Seldon, David Shanahan and Barbara Goolden and a great selection of prints from William Selwyn, Keith Bowen, Elaine Jeffreys and Stephen Jones and many more. Some pieces of work are exclusive to Tan yr Hall.

The gallery also prides itself on nurturing local artists like Gareth Wyn Jones, Melanie Williams, Lily Hickish, Ken Bridges, Glenys Lawson and Alwyn Dempster-Jones. An exhibition featuring the work of Gareth Wyn Jones will be opened on July 17, 2009.

We also feature exceptional photographers like Andrew Kime, Tony Boydon and John Hodder, plus local photographers who know their patch well. Our reasonably-priced selection of canvases show breathtaking photography of Snowdonia.

And if you're looking for a good read, we have thousands of good quality new and second-hand paperbacks and hardbacks covering every subject under the sun.

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CLWB GOLFF Y BALA GOLF CLUB

Penlan, Bala, Gwynedd,

Telephone: 01678 520359

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We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful corner of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales for great views, atmosphere and of course great Golf!

This 10-hole course is laid out on a plateau nearly 1000 feet above sea level. As a result, the least impressionable of players will be enthusiastic about the view obtained from various parts of the course, as it commands wide sweeps of picturesque countryside embracing the Arenig Range to the North, the Aran Range to the South West with the Berwyn Range running West to East. Immediately below the course is the famed and beautiful Llyn Tegid, the largest natural lake in the Principality like a jewel in the Valley from which emerges the famous River Dee.

  • Full playing membership available
  • 4-month summer membership
  • S.S.S. 64
  • Pay and Play
  • Special Rates
  • Putting Green
  • Equipment available for hire
  • Open Week during summer
  • Golf Shop
  • Bar
  • Regular social functions
  • Snooker and Pool tables
  • Light refreshments available
  • Large Car Park

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Bala Adventure and Water Sports Centre

Bala Lake Foreshore, Bala, Gwynedd

Telephone: 01678 521059

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We have some of the most qualified and experienced coaches in Britain, with all the latest equipment for courses and hire to make your time with us both enjoyable and unforgettable. Great people, great location, great kit.


 

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The National Whitewater Centre

Frongoch Bala LL23 7NU

Telephone: 01678 521083

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Based near Bala, North Wales, we developed the first commercial white water rafting operation in the UK in 1986, Special Offer 10% off via accommodation providers

Based near Bala, North Wales, we developed the first commercial white water rafting operation in the UK in 1986, and since then we have grown to become the largest and most well-respected whitewater rafting organisation in the UK.

The Tryweryn is a dam released river so water is often flowing when other British rivers are dry, thus producing a unique year round white water venue.

Whitewater Rafting

Come and raft our steep and rocky river whose continuous fast flowing whitewater leave no time for preparation! Set in the unspoilt natural environment of the Snowdonia National Park, Canolfan Tryweryn will take your breath away.

Don’t forget to ask at your accommodation for a promotional postcard to receive 10% off white water rafting, canyoning and food at the Rhug Riverside Cafe!


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