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Hotels, Guest Houses & B&Bs near the Cambrian Way (North)

With links for further information on the Internet (Arranged from Cardiff to Conwy)

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Southern Section - Cardiff to Llandovery All Entries Hotels & B&Bs Hostels & Bunkhouses Camping & Bothies Food & Shops
Central Section - Llandovery to Dinas Mawddwy All Entries Hotels & B&Bs Hostels & Bunkhouses Camping & Bothies Food & Shops
Northern Section - Dinas Mawddwy to Conwy All Entries Hotels & B&Bs Hostels & Bunkhouses Camping & Bothies Food & Shops
Name Address Telephone Website Grid Ref (approx)
  DINAS MAWDDWY, Gwynedd Telephone Website Grid Ref
  Please Note: There is now (2017) a new footbridge across the river in Dinas Mawddwy so the temporary diversion is no longer in force.
  Ty Derw Country House B&B Old Road, Dinas Mawddwy. SY20 9LR CALL 01650 531318 www.tyderw.co.uk/ SH857136
Rooms: 3 Double, 1 Twin - Double/Twin £90 B&B 2 Sharing, Single £65 - Directly on route - Evening Meal and Drinks Available - Mair & Nick Godley - Email: tyderw@btinternet.com or via Online Form.
  Buckley Arms Hotel Minllyn, Dinas Mawddwy. SY20 9LP CALL 01650 531261 thebuckleyarms.co.uk/ SH859140
Rooms: 4 Double, 2 Twin - Double/Twin from £80 Room Only 2 Sharing, Single from £60 - Restaurant - Directly on Route - Email: info@thebuckleyarms.co.uk
  Red Lion Inn (Y Llew Coch) Dinas Mawddwy. SY20 9JA CALL 01650 531247 yllewcoch.co.uk/ SH858148
Rooms: 2 Single, 1 Double, 3 Twin - Double/Twin from £65 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £27.50 - Bar Meals & Restaurant - Directly on Route - Contact via Website Form or Phone
  MINFFORDD / DOLFFANOG, Tal-y-llyn, Tywyn, Gwynedd Telephone Website Grid Ref
  Gwesty Minffordd Hotel Minffordd, Tal-y-llyn. LL36 9AJ CALL 01654 761665 minffordd.com/ SH733116
Rooms: 2 Single, 3 Double, 2 Twin - Double/Twin £110 B&B 2 Sharing, Single £55 (Summer Rates) - Online Booking Avaiable - Directly on Alternative Route - Email: hotel@minffordd.com or via Website Form.
  Dolffanog Fawr Dolffanog Tal-y-Llyn. LL36 9AJ CALL 01654 761247 dolffanogfawr.co.uk/ SH729105
Rooms: 4 Double (3 can convert to Twin) - Double/Twin from £110 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £90 - Online Booking Available - Evening Meal Optional - 0.8 miles from Minffordd Alternative Route - Contact via Website Form or Phone.
  Old Rectory Tal-y-Llyn. LL36 9AJ CALL 01654 782225 www.rectoryonthelake.co.uk/ SH711097
Rooms: 3 Double, 1 Family - Double/Twin from £90 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy from £60 - Online Booking Available - Evening Meal Optional or eat at nearby Hotels - 1.8 miles from Minffordd Alternative Route - Email: enquiries@rectoryonthelake.co.uk
  DOLGELLAU, Gwynedd Telephone Website Grid Ref
  Ivy House Finsbury Square, Dolgellau. LL40 1RF CALL 01341 422535 www.ivyhouse-dolgellau.co.uk/ SH728177
Rooms: 3 Double, 2 Twin, 1 Family - Double/Twin from £70 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £50 - Online Booking Available - 3.1 miles from Hostel Variant Route (Bottom of Pony Path) - Email: info@ivyhouse-dolgellau.co.uk
  ISLAW'R DREF, PENMAENPOOL Dolgellau, Gwynedd Telephone Website Grid Ref
  George III Hotel Penmaenpool, Dolgellau. LL40 1YD CALL 01341 422525 www.robinsonsbrewery.com/georgethethird/ SH703154
Rooms from £75 per person B&B - Online Booking Available - Bar and Restaurant - 1.5 miles from King's Hostel on Variant Route - Email: georgeiii@inglenookinns.co.uk
  Tyddyn Mawr Islawrdref, Cader Road, Dolgellau. LL40 1TL CALL 01341 422331 www.wales-guesthouse.co.uk/ SH703154
Rooms: 2 Double £86 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy £66 - Online Booking Available - 1.0 miles from Hostel Variant Route (Bottom of Pony Path) - Evening Meal at Gwernan Hotel ½mile or Dolgellau 2½mile (taxi), fine views - Olwen Evans - Email: olwen@wales-guesthouse.co.uk
  Gwernan Hotel Islawrdref, Dolgellau. LL40 1TL CALL 01341 422488 www.gwernan.co.uk/ SH704159
Rooms: 1 Single, 3 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Family - Double/Twin from £110 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £85 (2018) - Online Booking Available (Min 2 Nights, may be able to book 1 night by phone when not busy) - 1.1 miles from Hostel Variant Route (Bottom of Pony Path) - Restaurant and Bar - Email: gwernanhotel@btconnect.com
  ARTHOG, Dolgellau, Gwynedd Telephone Website Grid Ref
  The Slate Shed Craig Wen, Arthog. LL39 1YP CALL 01341 250482 www.slateshed.co.uk/ SH655157
Rooms: 4 Double, 1 Twin - Double/Twin from £80 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy from £65 - 1 Mile from Route - Evening Meal at Penmaenpool (3 miles) or Fairbourne (3.7 miles) taxi - Email: hello@slateshed.co.uk
  BARMOUTH, Gwynedd Telephone Website Grid Ref
This a very popular holiday resort having a lot of accommodation, particularly along Marine Parade. However, it can get fully booked, particularly at weekends and main holiday periods, so it may be necessary to try several places. Also, many places have restrictions on single night bookings or charge supplements at these times. As well as the establishments listed here the Barmouth website lists several others.
  Dros Y Dwr 6 Porkington Terrace, Barmouth. LL42 1LX CALL 01341 280284 www.barmouthbandb.co.uk/ SH619156
Rooms: 3 Double £85 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy £65, Extra bed can be added to make twin with prior notice - 0.1 miles from Route - Email: enquiries@barmouthbandb.co.uk
  Lawrenny Lodge Hotel Aberamffra Road Barmouth. LL41 1SU CALL 01341 280466 www.lawrennylodge.co.uk/ SH620156
Rooms: 6 Double, 2 Twin - Double/Twin from £70 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy from £60 - Online Booking Available - At busy times 1 night stays may not be accepted - 0.2 miles from Route - Email: enquiries@lawrennylodge.co.uk
  Môr Wyn Guest House 21 Marine Parade, Barmouth. LL42 1NA CALL 01341 280185 www.barmouthguesthouse.com/ SH610159
Large Number of Rooms: Double/Twin from £66 to £74 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £39 - At busy times 1 night stays may not be accepted - 0.5 miles from Route - Evening meals nearby - Contact by phone (9.30 to 21.00) or by website form.
  Wavecrest Hotel 8 Marine Parade, Barmouth. LL42 1NA CALL 01341 280330 www.barmouthbandb.com/ SH610159
Rooms: 2 Single, 5 Double, 3 Family - Advance bookings not taken for 1 night stay, but there may be late availabilty when not busy - 0.5 miles from Route - Evening Meals Nearby - Email: enquiries@wavecrestbarmouth.co.uk - Note: The Wavecrest Hotel is now under new ownership (July 2016) - contact Chris and Zelanie Hart for prices.
  Min y Mor Hotel Marine Promenade Barmouth. LL42 1HW CALL 01341 280555 www.minymor.com/ SH607162
Rooms: Double/Twin from £86 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £50 - Restaurant - 0.8 miles from route - Email: info@minymor.com or by Website Form.

Accommodation Options for the Rhinogs

The section over the Rhinog Mountains is too much for the majority of walkers to undertake in one day. Barmouth to Maentwrog is 24 miles with 8785 ft of ascent and progress is slow in many places. The following are a few options for accommodation:

Camping: The Nantcol Falls Campsite is 4.4 miles to the west of the route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy and there is a basic Camp Site at Cwm Bychan, directly on the route.

Taxi Assisted Option 1: The option suggested by Tony Drake was to stay for two nights at Barmouth. On the first day take a taxi to Maes-y-garnedd (SH642269) 1.5 miles from the route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy, then walk the route in reverse back to Barmouth. On the second day take a taxi to the same place and continue the route from there.

One local taxi firm is A to B Taxis -  CALL 07860 739073 who charged £25 per trip in 2016.

Taxi Assisted Option 2: There are a few places where roads come within reasonable distance of the route where taxis could pick up. The problem with making these arrangements is that the timing may be uncertain. Mobile phone reception is very limited, but there may be places, particularly on mountain tops, where it may be possible to phone. There is a phone box in Cwm Nantcol at SH623263, 2.75 miles from the route, but remote phone boxes are under threat and may well be out of order or removed. This phone box is currently working (July 2017) but takes Phone Cards or Credit/Debit Cards only and has a sign dated 2016 proposing closure subject to public consultation. Arranging a time in advance is more reliable, but there may be problems of either not arriving on time or arriving early and having to wait.

Possible pickup points are Maes-y-garnedd (1.5 miles from route at SH642269) and Cwm Bychan (On Route at SH646315) from the West, and near Graigddu-isaf from the East (2 miles from the Route at SH684302).

On Foot - Option 1: From Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy head west past Maes-y-garnedd and along the road towards Llanbedr. Gwynfryn Farm is 5.1 miles from the route with a further 0.6 miles for an evening meal at Victoria Inn (which also has accommodation). There are a number of footpaths to avoid some of the road walking. Returning to the route it is possible to take a more direct and gentler route to Rhinog Fawr over Mynydd Llanbedr and Foel Ddu (access land beyond the right of way). It is 5.2 miles from Llanbedr to Rhinog Fawr summit.

On Foot - Option 2: From the top of the Pass of Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy SH664282 continue eastward to Grugle and Graigddu-isaf to join a minor road by the car park at SH684302. This road leads to the A470, which is 4.3 miles from the route. From there, you can turn right to Cae Gwyn Farm for B&B (also Camping and Camping Barn), or turn left to reach The Rhiw Goch Inn (Pub with Meals and Bunkhouse) after turning right up the hill through the holiday village. The O.S. map shows several footpaths with right of way in this area, but this is a Site of Special Scientific Interest so grazing has been severely restricted or completely stopped over most of the land in order to revert it back to its natural state, which is long reeds and bog. Hence, many footpaths are badly overgrown and / or boggy. It is, therefore, safer to stick to the roads unless there there is good indication that a path is well trodden. There is some Mobile Phone reception in places on the way.

  BRONABER, Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd Telephone Website Grid Ref
  Cae Gwyn Farm B&B Bronaber, Trawsfynydd. LL41 4YE CALL 01766 540245 www.caegwynfarm.co.uk/ SH713297
Rooms: - Double/Twin from £68 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy from £44 - 4.7 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy (5.7 miles from Cwm Bychan) - Email: enquiries@caegwynfarm.co.uk - Mobile Phone CALL 07908 277503 (Phone only from 9am to 8pm on either phone). Note, breakfast is from a well stocked buffet but cooked breakfast is not served. Also Camping and Camping Barn. Lift to The Rhiw Goch Inn by arrangement.
  LLANBEDR & HARLECH, Gwynedd Telephone Website Grid Ref
  Maelgwyn House Ffordd Isaf, Harlech. LL46 2SW CALL 01766 780087 www.maelgwynharlech.co.uk/ SH580309
Rooms: 4 Double, 1 Twin - Double/Twin from £70 B&B 2 Sharing (2015 prices) - Online Booking shows no availability through Booking.com so enquire directly by phone or Email - 5.4 miles from route (Cwm Bychan) - Email: Bookings@MaelgwynHarlech.co.uk
  Gwynfryn Farm Llanbedr. LL45 2NY CALL 01341 241381 www.gwynfryncottages.com/ SH594271
Rooms: Double/Twin from £80 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £55 (2011 Prices) Also Holiday Cottages - Evening Meal in Llanbedr (0.6 miles) - 5.1 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy - Evening Phone No: 01341 241642 - Email: clare@gwynfryncottages.com
  Victoria Inn Llanbedr. LL45 2LD CALL 01341 241213 www.vic-inn.co.uk/ SH585268
Rooms: 3 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Family - Double/Twin from £80 B&B 2 Sharing - Pub with Bar Meals - 5.7 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy - Email: vicinn@chessmail.co.uk
  Taxi Service - D Griffiths Bryn Coch, Ardudwy. LL44 2DN CALL 01341 247741    
Ring with credit, debit or chargecard from phone box in Cwm Nantcol at SH623262 (2.9 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy). Prior notice day before of intention to ring is advisable. Phone box takes no coins. There is a move to stop maintaining remote phone boxes, so test availability beforehand by ringing the number of box CALL 01341 241231 to ensure it rings out. Mobile phones are more likely to work on Y Llethr than down in valley.
  TRAWSFYNYDD, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd Telephone Website Grid Ref
  Old Mill Farmhouse B&B Fron Oleu, Trawsfynydd, LL41 4UN CALL 01766 540397 http://oldmillfarmhouse.co.uk/ SH711350
4 Rooms: - Double/Twin from £70 (2017) based on 2 sharing, Single Occupancy £10 extra - minimum 2 night booking at peak times - 0.4 miles from Trawsfynydd Variant Route - Email: stay@oldmillfarmhouse.co.uk
  MAENTWROG, Gwynedd Telephone Website Grid Ref
  Grapes Hotel Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 4HN CALL 01766 590365 http://www.grapeshotelsnowdonia.co.uk/ SH665406
6 Rooms: - Double/Twin from £75, Single Occupancy from £55 - Online booking available - Hotel and Restaurant - Directly on Route - Email: manager@grapeshotelsnowdonia.co.uk
  Glanddwyryd B&B Glan Dwyryd, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 4HN CALL 01766 590288 http://glanddwyryd.weebly.com/ SH665406
1 Double, 1 Twin £60 B&B 2 sharing, Single Occupancy £40 - Directly on Route - Contact by phone or via website form.
  Oakley Arms Hotel Tan-y-Bwlch, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 3YU CALL 01766 590277 www.oakeleyarms.co.uk/ SH660409
Many Rooms: - Double/Twin from £79 B&B 2 Sharing, Single £65 - Online Booking Available - Large Hotel with Bar and Meals - 0.15 miles from route - Email: info@oakeleyarms.co.uk
  Plas Tan-y-Bwlch Maentwrog Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 3YU CALL 01766 590324 http://www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/study-centre SH655406
30 Rooms: From £30 to £40 per person B&B - Evening Meal £17.50 - This is the Snowdonia National Park Study Centre. B&B Accommodation can be booked for people not on courses subject to availability - 0.6 miles from route - Email: plas@snowdonia-npa.gov.uk or via Website Form.
  BLAENAU FFESTINIOG, TANYGRISIAU, Gwynedd Telephone Website Grid Ref
  Dolawel Guest House Rhiwbrydfir Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 3HS CALL 01766 830511 http://www.dolawel.co.uk/ SH697463
Rooms: 2 Double, 2 Twin, 1 Family - Double/Twin from £70 to £76 B&B 2 Sharing (2014 prices) - 2.4 miles from Route - Email: bookings@dolawel.co.uk
  Bryn Elltyd Eco Guest House Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 3TW CALL 01766 831356 www.ecoguesthouse.co.uk/ SH681449
Rooms: 1 Single, 2 Double, 3 Double/Twin (Flexible Rooms), 1 Family - Double/Twin from £80 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £40 - Online Booking Available - 0.8 miles from Route - Email: info@ecoguesthouse.co.uk
  BEDDGELERT, Caernarfon, Gwynedd Telephone Website Grid Ref
  Royal Goat Hotel Beddgelert. LL55 4YE CALL 01766 890224 www.royalgoathotel.co.uk/ SH589481
Many Rooms: Double/Twin from £90 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £60 - Online Booking Available (Late Availability Discounts) - Restaurant & Bar - 0.3 miles from route - Email: info@royalgoathotel.co.uk
  Colwyn Guest House Caernarfon Road, Beddgelert. LL55 4UY CALL 01766 890276 www.beddgelertguesthouse.co.uk/ SH588483
Rooms from £37.50 per person B&B - 0.3 miles from route - Email: colwyn@orangehome.co.uk or via Website Form - Mobile: CALL 07774 002637
  PEN-Y-PASS & PEN-Y-GWRYD, Nant Gwynant, Gwynedd Telephone Website Grid Ref
  Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel Nant Gwynant. LL55 4NT CALL 01286 870211 www.pyg.co.uk/ SH660558
Rooms from £45 per person B&B - Restaurant and Bar - 1.1 miles from route - Email: escape@pyg.co.uk
  LLANBERIS, Caernarfon, Gwynedd Telephone Website Grid Ref
  Llanberis is about five and a half miles from the Route at Pen-y-Pass but can be accessed by the Sherpa Bus S1 or S2 from Pen-y-Pass - See Timetables. On foot, one option is to descend Snowdon by the Llanberis Path for an overnight stay, then rejoin the route by the path up Cwm Cneifio to Glyder Fawr. This could be extended to take in Elidir Fawr and Y Garn (both over 3,000 ft) by taking the path up Cwm Dudodyn. Note: It is not advisable to walk down the busy A4086 road to Llanberis.
  Beech Bank 2 High Street, Llanberis. LL55 4EN CALL 01286 871085 www.beech-bank.co.uk/ SH576605
Rooms: Double from £70 B&B 2 Sharing - 0.3 miles from Bus Stop at Joe Brown's (Use Sherpa Bus from Pen-y-Pass) - Email: info@beech-bank.co.uk
  Mount Pleasant B&B High Street Llanberis. LL55 4HA CALL 01286 870395 www.mountpleasant-llanberis.com/ SH577603
Rooms: 2 Single, Several Double/Twin - Double/Twin from £70 B&B 2 Sharing, Single En-Suite from £55 - Close to Bus Stop at Joe Brown's (Use Sherpa Bus from Pen-y-Pass) - Contact via Website Form or Phone
  Glyn Afon Guesthouse 72 High Street, Llanberis. LL55 4HA CALL 01286 872528 //llanberisbedandbreakfast.co.uk/ SH578602
Rooms: 2 Single, 4 Double, 2 Twin - Double £70, Twin £75 B&B 2 Sharing, Single £50 - Close to Bus Stop at Joe Brown's (Use Sherpa Bus from Pen-y-Pass) - Email: info@glyn-afon.co.uk or via Website Form
  CAPEL CURIG, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy Telephone Website Grid Ref
  There is a limited Bus Service (6B) running on weekends and public holidays between Bethesda and Capel Curig, stopping at Ogwen - See Timetables. There is a footpath running parallel to the main road most of the way to Capel Curig (4.1 miles from Checkpoint 36 - SH66608) for those seeking alternative accommodation on foot. It is also possible to reach Capel Curig for accommodation and food by leaving the route at Bwlch Caseg Fraith (SH667582) after descending from Gylder Fach, without going to Ogwen. Continue along the ridge eastwards over Y Foel Goch then fork right before Gallt yr Ogaf to reach Capel Curig at the junction of the A5 and A4086 (4.1 miles). Next day, return to the route at Checkpoint 36 either by bus or via the footpath.
  St Curig's Church B&B Capel Curig. LL24 0EL CALL 01690 720469 www.stcurigschurch.com/ SH721581
Rooms: 3 Double, 2 Twin - Double/Twin from £80 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy from £60 (Not Fri or Sat) - Bunk Room sleeps 4, £25 per person including Breakfast - 5.1 miles from Route (Checkpoint 36) - Meals at Bryn Tyrch Inn (0.3 miles) - Email: alice@alicedouglas.com
  Bron Eryri Capel Curig. LL24 0EE CALL 01690 720240 www.snowdoniabednbreakfast.com/ SH733572
Rooms: 2 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Double + Single - Double/Twin from £65 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy from £40 - 5.1 miles from Route (Checkpoint 36) - Meals at Tyn-y-Coed Inn (0.1 miles) - Email: cabain06@hotmail.com - Mobile: CALL 07845 364086
  Bryn Tyrch Inn Capel Curig. LL24 0EL CALL 01690 720223 www.bryntyrchinn.co.uk/ SH724579
11 Rooms - Double/Twin from £97 B&B 2 Sharing (Some off-peak special offers available) - Bunk Room Sleeps 4, £35 per person including Breakfast (min 3 people) - Online Booking Available - 4.4 miles from Route (Checkpoint 36) - Restaurant and Bar Meals - Email: info@bryntyrchinn.co.uk
  Tyn-y-Coed Inn Capel Curig. LL24 0EE CALL 01690 720331 www.tyn-y-coed.co.uk/ SH732574
Rooms: 5 Double, 5 Twin/Family from £42.50 B&B Per Person - Bar and Evening Meals - 5.0 miles from route (Checkpoint 36) - Email via Website Form
  CONWY Telephone Website Grid Ref
  Bryn Guest House Sychnant Pass Road, . LL32 8NS CALL 01492 592449 www.bryn.org.uk/ SH779775
Rooms: 1 Single, 3 Double, 1 Twin - Double/Twin £80 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £50, Single Night Supplement £5 - 0.35 miles from Conwy Castle - Meals in Town - Email: stay@bryn.org.uk
  Gwynfryn House B&B 4 York Place, Conwy. LL32 8AB CALL 01492 576733 http://www.bedandbreakfastconwy.co.uk/ SH780775
Rooms: 4 Double, 1 Twin - Double from £65, Twin from £70 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Night Supplement £10 - Online Booking Available - 0.25 miles from Conwy Castle - Email: info@gwynfrynbandb.co.uk
  Castlebank Hotel Mount Pleasant, Conwy. LL32 8NY CALL 01492 593888 www.castlebankhotel.co.uk/ SH778775
9 Rooms: Double/Twin from £80 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £40 - Minimum 2 Night Stay at Bank Holidays - 0.4 miles from Conwy Castle - Email: bookings@castlebankhotel.co.uk

 


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