Updated: Jun 29, 2022
Are You A National Trust Member?
We know that very often it's not the price of accommodation that makes a holiday un-affordable but more what will be spent during the holiday. This is especially true when there are children who need entertaining or who are being tempted by ice creams, attractions and gift shops. In this series of blogs we look at ways to keep the spending down by suggesting things that will help keep what you spend to a reasonable level and things that can be done for FREE.
Although there aren't a huge number of National Trust properties in our area there are still great reasons to bring your National Trust Membership Card (and your parking sticker) with you. These two items will give you free entry into National Trust sites AND free parking in National Trust car parks. National Trust membership for England and Scotland (and several overseas memberships) work in Wales.
Did you know that Barmouth is where it all began?
Strange but true. Many people tend to think of grand houses when we talk about the National Trust, but did you know that the first piece of land donated to the National Trust was on the hillside overlooking Barmouth? Read the story HERE
Places To Visit
Not all of the sites are houses or gardens... there are mountains too!
On the outskirts of Bangor about 60 minutes drive.
The Castle isn't a REAL castle. It was constructed around an old red brick manor house (but you'd never guess that). It was a "pleasure palace" for a very wealthy family who owned the local slate quarries (and lots more besides) and visited the castle for 2 weeks of the year. Walk around and gasp at their wealth.
Not far from Llandudno about 55 minutes drive.
Lots to see. Formal gardens, "skating lake", waterfalls and follys. Dogs are allowed here now but check when. Well worth a visit when the laburnum arch is in flower (end of May beginning of June). The last few years visitors have had to book a time slot to walk through it.
At the end of the Llyn peninsula about 70 minutes drive. This little seaside village has beautiful sands and a lovely outlook. There is a small National Trust visitor centre and the main car park is National Trust. It fills up quickly on nice days and during the holidays.
Again at the end of the Llyn, about 70 minutes drive. A beautiful sandy bay, reminiscent of Cornwall maybe. The car park there is National Trust.
This one is on Anglesey, about 70 minutes drive. A big house set on the Menai Straits. Maybe combine a trip to both this and Penrhyn Castle.
On Your Way To Us
Depending on which route you take to and from our log cabins there are a few National Trust properties along the way. Around Wrexham there is Erddig House and Chirk Castle. If you're coming up through Shropshire and Powys it maybe worth taking a detour into Welshpool to visit Powis Castle.
Cadair View Lodge Accommodation in Snowdonia
We have been managing property in Snowdonia since 2003 so can honestly say that we have lots of experience.
We mostly manage log cabins on Trawsfynydd Holiday Village but we also manage group accommodation in Trawsfynydd village itself.
Take a look at our log cabins in Snowdonia HERE
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