Blaenau Ffestiniog,Gwynedd, Wales
Blaenau Ffestiniog is a historical mining town of Whales that has been quite famous for providing roof to the world. Initially there were only small farms in this town but later slate quarries made this town famous. Today visitors can visit Llechwedd to experience the life of Victorian miner or travel like the Victorians on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway to Porthmadog. Apart from rich history, the town also offers a wide choice of attractions for everyone.
Visitors planning to stay for more than a day in the town can choose from the affordable Blaenau Ffestiniog holiday rentals. Once accommodation is settled, you can choose outdoor activities ranging from walking to fishing, kayaking to climbing. Most of these activities enlighten the visitors to the rich history of the town along with uniqueness that Blaenau Ffestiniog has to offer.
One of the rides that you should definitely enjoy is the Ffestiniog Railway. Originally built to carry stone from the mines, today the journey covers breathtaking lakes and waterfalls, beautiful forests. The rough tight bends journey (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain of the train is a delight for world engineers.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns is another important stop for visitors. You can travel underground to the caverns and enjoy a fascinating light and sound tour about the history of quarrying in North Wales. You can also see how slates which made the town famous are actually made. Apart from locations, some of the notable residents of the town who made the town famous include Dave Felgate(footballer), David Nash(artist),Gwyn Thomas(Poet) etc
For walkers, Blaenau Ffestiniog has plenty of options. Quite accessible from Blaenau Ffestiniog holiday rentals, the walks through best footpaths in Snowonia is a delight. The beautiful scenery not only mesmerizes but also gives a feeling of the historical significance of the town. The Antur Stiniog Downhill Trails is also frequently visited. With abundant options to relax, Blaenau Ffestiniog is definitely an ideal choice for vacation.