and guide during your stay

During the day in Harlech a visit to the Castle is a must, one of the best in the area.

For a coffee or lighter daytime snack Wilderness is located down a little alleyway opposite the castle car park and is super dog friendly both inside and out and is open all year.

On the crossroads in the centre of the village is Y Grocer for local produce and just above is The Lion as the only pub in the village centre.  There are several interesting shops on the highstreet and close by including Two Black Sheep exhibiting local arists with an artist in residence owner and Pwts for interesting small homewares... opposite which is the award winning Ice cream shop!

If you are visiting Barmouth of an evening there is a great Vegan restaurant called Foxglove who are likely to have as many dogs as humans visiting their 4 tables!!

For a coffee in Barmouth try Bradshaws Coffee nearly at the railway viaduct end of the highstreet....and whilst there a walk across the impressive viaduct out over the estuary is a must.

If traveling in the other direction towards Snowdon then Beddgelert is the nicest spot around the bottom of the mountain and the last part of the road to the village from here is up a beautiful valley which could be mistaken for being in the Alps.  There is a path from the village all the way back down this valley alongside the river which is lovely.  If it is wet the copper mines are just outside the village which can be a nice escape on either a rainy day or one that is too hot!

Try to avoid Snowdon itself as this is overcrowded at all times of year with a long que to the summit on any nice days - there are so many other lovely locations, be a bit different and explore some of the quieter areas!!  You can walk for days above Harlech itself in stunning countryside and with lovely views and no other people in sight!

As an alternative you can head toward Blaenau Ffestiniog and turn off about 1 mile before to the left to the lakeside cafe to explore the Moelwynion mountain area and the rich industrial history of the area which was once the world centre of slate production.

If you are going up the coast in the other direction there is a nice coffee shop in the middle of Criccieth high street, No. 46, just do note they only have 1 dog friendly table, so a bit pot luck for it to be free.

Above all work on the basis a trip to Harlech is to relax and chill out and is definately not somewhere to expect a nightlife!!