Visit Porthmadog


Porthmadog is a charismatic harbour town on the Glaslyn Estuary. Known as Port by the locals, the harbour boasts beautiful views across the marina as well as a surrounding wilderness and purple-capped mountains. Bustling with both visitors and locals, there are plenty of things for the whole family to do when they visit Porthmadog.


The Harbour

The harbour is the perfect place to enjoy local cuisine with a wealth of excellent restaurants to choose from. This active little harbour welcomes visitors from all over the world each year, and is a charming place to spend the afternoon watching the boats come in and the world go by.

The Railway

A must-see site in Porthmadog is the world’s oldest narrow-gauge railway. As you ride along Ffestiniog Railway you’ll be transported through the beautiful scenery of Snowdonia National Park from the comfort of the carriages. You can enjoy a selection of food and drink, including delicious luxury hampers, and make the most of a fully licensed bar during your journey on this historical steam train ride.


The Museum

Enjoy even more culture in Porthmadog by visiting the Porthmadog Maritime Museum. Steeped in a rich maritime history, the town continues to remember and celebrate its past through this educational museum. Full of historical artefacts, the museum is hosted in the last remaining slate shed on the harbour and is a great way for the whole family to add some Welsh culture to the holiday.



Portmeirion, just a short drive away from Castle View, is a famous tourist village. Well known internationally as a unique filming location, this village is beautiful and most certainly different. The village was intentionally developed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis to demonstrate how nature and buildings can come together as one. The pastel painted buildings are a true marvel, drawing on Italian and Mediterranean inspiration, you feel as though you have been transported into a European piazza when you visit Portmeirion.