AA Hotel of the Year Wales

We are delighted to announce that the Trefeddian has won AA Hotel of the Year for Wales, the ultimate accolade for the hospitality industry.  This prestigious award is the highest accolade that...MORE

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Wales Year of Discovery


In 2019 we celebrate a Year of Discovery and invite visitors to explore what makes us uniquely Wales, the things you won't find anywhere else in the world!

 


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Travel north on the Cambrian Railway while you stay at the Trefeddian.  One of the most scenic railway lines in the whole of Britain, the line is a superb way to explore the stunning scenery of this beautiful coastline. 

The journey runs along the Coast Line as far as Pwllheli taking in beautiful mountain and coastal scenery. 
Our top three things to do off the train;
1.  Alight at Morfa Mawddach and walk to Barmouth across the 150 year old toll bridge taking in the fabulous views of the estuary.
2. Stop at Harlech and visit Harlech Castle a magnificent landmark that is perched high up on the hillside looking out to sea.
3. Visit Porthmadog and take a trip on the Ffestiniog Railway, take in the shops and harbour or walk along the coastline to Criccieth.

Find out more by following our Cambrian Coast Line series throughout the year or check out guide to travelling by train...



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Take a road trip while you stay at the Trefeddian, choose from a variety of drives from the hotel through the beautiful and diverse countryside. 

The hotel offers a comprehensive guide of the best drives to take leading you to lakes and mountains, scenic coastal routes and taking in the best views Wales has to offer. 

Check out our Road Trips or take a look at The Wales Way Coastal Way an epic 180 mile drive taking in the length of the Cambrian Coast


 



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Hop aboard the train south along the stunning Cambrian Line taking in the beautiful scenery as you go.  The journey runs along the Coast Line as far as Aberystwyth taking in beautiful coastal scenery. 
Our top three things to do off the train;
1.  Visit Machynlleth a busy Market town, once the capital of Wales. Visit Owain Glyndwr's Parliament House, MOMA art gallery or take in the busy street market.
2.  Stop at Borth for the chance to catch a glimpse of the ancient woods that grew there about 5,000 years ago.
3. Alight at the University town of Aberyswyth, take a trip on the Vale of Rheidol Railway to Devils Bridge, the Funicular Railway to the top of Constitution Hill for panoramic views across the coast or simply explore the shops!

Find out more by following our Cambrian Coast Line series throughout the year or check out guide to travelling by train...



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For the adrenaline junkies out there a trip to Zip World is a must, just an hours drive from the Trefeddian we highly recommend this thrill seeking adventure.       
Zip World is the largest zip zone in Europe with three individual runs to complete.  Zipping in a seated position the line will take you across mountains and quarries for some amazing views!  Traveling at 70mph along 4 miles of wire at 500ft is not for the faint hearted!
Bounce Below is the first facility of its kind in the world.  Hidden underground in a 176-year old disused cavern, that is twice the size of St Paul’s Cathedral, you will find this subterranean playground, installed with huge ‘bouncy nets’!

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Snowdonia National Park was awarded Dark Sky Reserve status in December 2015. This was in recognition of the significant efforts to reduce light pollution and the wonderful dark skies that are now protected. This region covers 18% of Wales' land area and not only looks stunning during the daytime but at night time too.
One of the best star gazing sites is just a few miles from the Trefeddian.  Cregennen Lakes at the foothills of Cader Idris is 800ft above sea level.   On a clear night you can see the Milky Way, all the major constellations, nebulas (bright clouds of gas and dust) and shooting stars.

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The Trefeddian is situated in the ideal location to explore one of the various nature trails in the area, many of these are listed in the hotels comprehensive walks guide. 
Perfect for exploring the beautiful countryside around us many of these trails are suitable for families with young children the trails having a variety of lengths.
Our top three trails;
1. Dolgoch Falls near Tywyn, three waterfalls provide a beautiful backdrop to this popular trail, with caves and tunnels to explore it is the perfect trail for those with little ones.
2. Nant Gwernol, Abergynolwyn, situated in a natural ravine at the eastern terminus of the Talyllyn railway there are three easy to follow forest walks suitable for everyone.
3. Tan y Coed near Machynlleth, two tranquil woodland walks past old moss-covered trees and along the river. There is also a fun animal puzzle trail for families.

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Rediscover history by visiting one of the many castles close to the Trefeddian.  Wales has more castles per square miles than any other country in Europe with an impressive 600 scattered across the country.  Wales’ history has a landscape dotted with Iron Age hill forts, Roman ruins and Medieval Castles. 
1. Castell Y Bere located in the stunning Dysynni Valley, this castle remains, built in the 12th century are a great place for a gentle stroll or picnic.
2. Aberystwyth Castle has magnificent views over Cardigan Bay making it a perfect vantage point.  Set in its grounds are a children’s playground, picnic area, putting green and crazy golf.
3. Harlech Castle gazes out across land and sea, keeping a watchful eye over Snowdonia. A combination of magnificent medieval architecture and the breath-taking location makes this an unmissable castle.  For more information visit...


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Food and drink is a big part of the Welsh culture, which the Trefeddian reflects in its menus.  From award winning Edwards of Conwy Pork Sausages and local free range eggs on our Cooked Welsh Breakfast, homemade Bara Brith or Welsh Cakes for afternoon tea and a diversity of Welsh and local products on our daily changing dinner menu.
This month Aberdyfi hosts a Food Festival which features cookery demonstrations by leading local chefs as well as the opportunity to sample and purchase a wide range of Welsh produce including sea food, award winning cheeses, locally reared meat, preserves & jams, Welsh wine, beer and cider.
Welsh food is a glorious combination of tradition and diversity and is well renowned for award winning food and drink many of which will appear on our menus or in the bar.  Follow our Welsh Wednesday series throughout the year to find out more.



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Myths and legends are a big part of the culture in Wales.  Here on the Trefeddian’s door step is an infamous legend about a submerged forest beneath the sea. Clychau Aberdyfi “The Bells of Aberdovey” is a well-known folk song referring to the bells ringing from the lost kingdom of Cantre’r Gwaleod which legend says was lost beneath the sea.  
There are many versions of the story, the most renowned is that Cantre’s Gwaleod, the most fertile land in Wales was  protected from the sea by a series of dykes.  Two princes of the realm held charge over the dyke. One of these princes, is described as a notorious drunkard, and it was through his negligence that the sea swept through the open floodgates, ruining the land.  Installed in 2011 Aberdyfi’s Time and Tide bell was installed to signify the legend.  At low tide sometimes the tree stumps of ancient forests are revealed dating to around 3500 BC.



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There are 398 natural and 90 man-made lakes in Wales.  Take a road trip while you stay at the Trefeddian and to discover three of the most beautiful lakes in the area.   Our Three Lakes Drive takes in three of the most magnificent lakes in the area.  The trip takes you alongside Talyllyn Lake nestling in the shadows on Cadair Idris across beautiful countryside to the impressive four mile long Bala Lake then over spectacular minor roads to the majestic Lake Vyrnwy.    
Talyllyn is a large glacial ribbon lake at the foot of Cadair Idris famous for its wild brown trout.  This is also a good place for wildlife watching.  The largest natural lake in Wales is Bala, known as Llyn Tegid in Welsh.  It is four miles long and over 140 feet deep in places.  
Built in the 1880’s Lake Vyrnwy was the largest masonry dam in Britain at that time.  The lake holds 13 thousand million gallons of water and is 12 miles around.  


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Travelling by foot or by bicycle is the perfect way to discover some of the beauty this area has to offer off the beaten track.  The Trefeddian offers a comprehensive Walking and Cycling guide to all customers, listing some of the wonderful routes and tracks in the area.  There are walks and cycle routes for all, from gentle strolls and rides to mountain adventures. 
The Wales Coast Path runs parallel to the hotel, a golden opportunity to experience the intricate coastline.  By following the path you can enjoy the splendour of the areas diverse landscape, there are small coves and long sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and wild heath land. 


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The Welsh mountains are what make our landscapes so distinctive.  Snowdonia boasts an impressive 124  peaks the highest being Snowdon.  
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and England. It's one of our most famous and recognisable landmarks and is well worth a visit.  A climb to the summit will provide views over Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and Ireland on a clear day. 
The closest mountain to the Trefeddian is Cadair Idris, lying at the most southern end of Snowdonia.  It is the second most popular mountain in Snowdonia.  Standing at 2927 ft, local people claim that Cadair Idris is haunted.  It is said that anyone who spends the night on the top of the mountain will wake either as a mad man or a poet!  

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For special occasions...

...we have a special superior room which features a four-poster bed and panoramic views from the private balcony!  
Treat your loved one and pre order a bottle of champagne or prosecco to be put in your room for arrival.
Unwind with a treatment at our in house Salon with a massage, manicure, facial and other pampering treatments.
 Call 01654 767 213 for more details
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