The Local Area

Organig Parc is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty right in the heart of the Lleyn Peninsula, a special and enchanting part of North Wales.

The Llŷn is blessed with beautiful coves and superb sandy beaches such as Aberdaron, Porth Dinllaen, and Whistling Sands / Porth Oer.  As well as 60 miles of Heritage Coast to explore. The local towns of Pwllheli, Porthmadog and Criccieth have charming shopping streets and the latter also boasts a romantic castle overlooking the sea, whilst other fine castles can be seen at the nearby towns of Caernarfon and Harlech.

Within easy reach are 4 adventure parks, a wealth of heritage attractions including underground slate caverns and copper mines, and the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways providing exciting journeys through the picturesque valleys of Eryri/Snowdonia. Also close by is the unique Portmeirion, an Italianate village designed by the world renowned architect William Clough Ellis and famously used as the backdrop for the cult '60s TV show "The Prisoner".

For the more active there is good walking on the Lleyn, such as the Pilgrim Trail route along the North coast of the peninsula to Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island). Famously known as the " Isle of 20,000 Saints", Ynys Enlli is renowned for its special spiritual ambience and has been the destination of religious pilgrims for hundreds of years; it is now also a National Nature Reserve.

This trail forms about half of the Llŷn Coastal Path, which runs 95 miles around the Heritage Coast from Caernarfon to Porthmadog and takes in beautiful sandy bays, rugged headlands, tiny country churches and interesting historical sites. These include Tre'r Ceiri (Town of the Giants), a hidden wonder that archaelogists believe to be the largest Iron Age hill village in Wales and one of the best preserved in Britain, and the intriguing Nant Gwrtheyrn - a place full of legend and now a Welsh Language and Heritage Centre. The Peninsula also adjoins Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri/Snowdonia National Park, an area where more fine walking, outdoor pursuits and adventure sports are available amongst spectacular mountain scenery.

 For those who prefer life in the saddle there is pony trekking available from four stables in the area, whilst golfers will enjoy the area's fine courses including Morfa Nefyn that was recently voted as one of the top five scenic courses in Britain.

Likewise, yachtsmen will find that the marinas at Abersoch, Porthmadog and Pwllheli offer good access to some of the best sailing in UK waters amidst the stunning setting of Bae Ceredigion/Cardigan Bay.

When the day is done you could be spoilt for choice in deciding where to go out for a meal. There is a wide choice of eating establishments in the area, ranging from Bodegroes, a nearby Michelin starred restaurant, to good pub food to the "best chip shop in Wales 2004" in Pwllheli. Llŷn seafood - such as lobster, crab and sea-bass - is a speciality that is often available on menus and there is an annual culinary "Festival of the Sea", which celebrates the diversity, quality and freshness of this local produce. Visitors should also not forget to take Welsh afternoon tea in one of the local tea rooms, where delicious fare such as bara brith and Welsh cakes can be enjoyed.

The Llŷn Peninsula is a unique part of Wales to experience, and with the places to visit around Organig Parc ranging from beautiful Blue Flag beaches to award winning attractions, you are bound to find something of interest whatever your taste.

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