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Local Attractions


Llanbedr is the nearest village to Shell Island. About 2.5 miles from the Island. Llanbedr is not a big village,- population about 400. It nestles in the valley of the Artro, a smallish spate river, quite good for Salmon when in flood. Llanbedr is a village at the centre of the Ardudwy area. The bounds of the Ardudwy area are Barmouth in the South and Maentwrog in the North. Llanbedr has a number of notable interesting sites that are of particular interest to the visitor.

With the seaside tourist towns of Barmouth and Porthmadog less than 30 minites away, Shell Island is ideally situated as a base for those who wish to explore the local area.

With stunning scenery all around, and a variety of top tourist attraction’s close by, you will always find something to pass the time. The Reception offers a full range of leaflets for all attractions as well as bus and train times. Our staff are always willing to help you with any information during your stay on the Island.

Here are just a few of the local attractions in North/Mid Wales, which get good feedback from our Campers, in no particular order. Remember to check the tide times before you book anything. 

Dragon Raiders Paintball Park, With Bear Grylls Adventure day and Segway Adventures Located 35 minutesaway, with 3 attractions in one location, you will definitely have a day to remember. www.dragonraiders.co.uk

King Arthur's Labyrinth An Underground Storytelling Adventure in Corris, near Machynlleth in Mid Wales

Snowdonia Adventure Activities (Based 2 miles away) From rock climbing high above the Mawddach Estuary to jumping and sliding your way down the canyon, choose Snowdonia Adventure Activities to be your guide to the wildest adventure activities in North Wales. Whatever your age or ability, we can take to you on an adventure you will never forget! www.outdooradventureactivities.com

Childrens Farm Park, Harlech (3 miles away) In spring and early summer you can have a go at bottle-feeding the lambs and calves.

Greenwood Forest Park Situated in the foothills of majestic Snowdonia is GreenWood Forest Park, the family adventure park like no other.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns. A fun & family day out, for all adventurous explorers. A great tourist attraction offering underground mine tours in the heart of Snowdonia.

Snowdon Mountain Railway. Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 3,560ft dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.

Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Dolgellau. It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a ‘high-wire forest adventure’.

Portmeirion. Portmeirion was built to show how you could develop a naturally beautiful setting without spoiling it, and that with sufficient skill and care, architectural good manners can actually enhance the natural environment.

Electric Mountain Set against a magnificent backdrop of the towering mountains and the magnificent scenery of Snowdonia, Electric Mountain is First Hydro Company's Visitor centre in Llanberis.

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