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10 Things To Do In Bala

Bala is one of those places that many pass through, without stopping, on the way to somewhere else. It's one of many towns in Wales that have to be passed through (there is no bypass). It is on the main A494 which runs from Deeside down to Dolgellau and many people heading for the Coast also pass through the outskirts before turning off on the A4212 towards Trawsfynydd and beyond.

Find out more about the town by reading its Wikipedia entry HERE

Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) is the largest natural body of water in Wales and is 3.7 miles long. Legend has it that it has it's own monster "Teggy". The lake is apparently 110 feet (35 meters deep) so who knows what could be down there. From experience I can say that being a deep, fresh water lake... the water is cold!

There are plenty of water sports available on the Lake. For equipment hire and tuition see Bala Watersports Centre

Bala is about 25 minutes drive from our log cabin accommodation just outside of Trawsfynydd. Many guests travelling from the North and the East will pass through the town on their way to and from us.

The town has lots of small, independent shops and places to eat plus a small Co-op supermarket. There is some parking along the main street with a car park behind the Co-op. There are also large parking areas down by the Lake.

The main line train used to run through Bala from Ruabon down to Dolgellau, but as with so many places in North Wales, that has long gone. Bala Lake Railway runs a narrow gauge service along the far side of the Lake from Llanuwchllyn, at the far end of the Lake to Bala Pen-y-Bont station, just outside of Bala. There are plans to run the train right into Bala town itself. This is a wonderfully scenic route and there are stations, where travelers can get on and off, along the way.

Find out more about Bala Lake Railway HERE

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