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Areas of interest

Within easy driving distance is a wide range of places of interest - on the North coast, Conwy with one of Edward I's great castles and its complete belt of medieval town walls. Nearby is Bodnant Garden, Wales' finest formal garden (over 80 acres) with its famous Laburnum Arch. Just to the South is Llanrwst, a bustling market town with many surprises, and then Betws-y-Coed "the gateway to Snowdonia."

There are two pubs nearby, one of them within easy walking distance (1/4 of a mile) and one a 16th Century village inn only a mile away.

For those of you looking for attractions more on the wild side, North Wales is the home of adventure sports, with some fantastic facilities to enjoy right on our doorstep.

A mere 15 minute drive away near Betws-y-Coed, lies Treetop Adventure, an adevnture course situated well above the trees, that even offers a 100ft plummet for the bravehearted!

One of the newest instalments in the North Wales area is ZipWorld, home to the longest and fastest zipwire in Europe, it is the perfect day out for serious adrenaline junkies, or for families looking for memories to treasure.

In Spring 2015, the Conwy Valley became home to Surf Snowdonia, the world's first publicly accessible Wavegarden - a £7.7 million surf centre, with a 300m lagoon. Situated 2 miles from the Barn in Dolgarogg.

For those interested in history, just overlooking the farm is the iron-age fort of Pen-y-Gaer. Nearby lie the remains of the Roman fort at Caerhun known in Roman times as Canovium, which, through an ancient drove, connected to Caenarfon via Bwlch-y-Ddeufaen, accessed through the picturesque town of Rowen. At the North-East corner of the site is the wonderful 13th century church of St Mary. This ancient Roman road crosses the Carneddau where cromlechs, dolmens, stone circles and waterfalls are to be discovered - over 5,000 years of history to explore, live and breathe.

Cyclists are well served at the Barn, with the close-by Coed-y-Brenin being the spiritual home of the UK's mountain biking scene; or bike through the beautiful Gwydir forest - these being particular highlights for those who love technical and memorable off-road experiences. 

For the touring cyclist, make the Barn your home while you go and explore - Llynnau Mymbyr a relatively not-far-off 15 miles - just one of the many wonders that await you.

Walkers will be delighted with the Wales coast path, the Pilgrim's way and the Welsh 3,000's, more than  enough to occupy any length of stay here.

Kayakers and canoeists regularly base themselves at the barn while they go and explore the caves of Anglesey and the varied lakes and rivers the area is famous for.

If you need a taxi while you are here, call Castle Cabs, telephone number (01492) 593398. Y Bedol inn is a two minute walk away, telephone number (01492) 660164. The Princes Arms in Trefriw can be contacted on telephone number (01492) 640592. Try Marilyn's world famous pies from the butchers in Tal-y-Bont, just a short walk from the farm.

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