Plas Tan y Bwlch Japanese Maples
The Snowdonia National Park Centre, Plas Tan y Bwlch occupies a superb position overlooking the valley of the river Dwyryd. Located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, the Centre plays host to a number of public courses, professional training and exhibitions, which are of interest to all lovers of countryside and heritage, and for those who would like to know more about this fascinating part of North Wales.
Plas Tan y Bwlch is a well-appointed country house and has a rich history. It was once the Welsh home of the Oakley family, important quarry and landowners in the area. They were the successors of the Evans and Griffith families who had chosen this beautiful spot to make their home, and who built up a large estate in the area in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The house boasts carefully tended gardens and the well-engineered steps and paths, along which rare trees and shrubs can be found around the 100-acre estate. A new oriental themed area has also been developed in the gardens. The tearooms and gardens are located in the terrace conservatory with stunning views over the Vale of Ffestiniog, and the theatre and meeting rooms are ideal for conferences and events.
For those who enjoy the great outdoors and fancy walking through some of the most scenic parts of Wales, local guided walks run from the centre, taking in the path of the Ffestiniog Railway, from Tan y Bwlch station to Plas Tan y Bwlch station. The walk, which takes about two hours, is suitable for all the family. It starts with the history of the fascinating estate and parkland, and finishes up at the Dwyryd Tea Room.
Start your clients adventure in the Heart of Snowdonia during our Year of Adventure.