Cwellyn Arms is situated in the small village of Rhyd Ddu on the A4085 between Beddgelert and Caernarfon, at the foot of Mt. Snowdon within the Snowdonia National Park.

Rhyd Ddu overlooks the sparkling clear waters of Llyn y Gadair, Llyn Cwellyn and the majestic western slopes of Mt. Snowdon, with two main footpaths, from the village to Snowdon summit, the Rhyd Ddu path and Snowdon Ranger path.

There are also several low level woodland and forestry walks within easy reach see ‘local walks’

The village boasts magnificent uninterrupted views towards Mt. Snowdon and is situated right at the start of the Nantlle Ridge and Mynydd Mawr, popular havens for the hillwalkers of Snowdonia.

Lôn Gwyrfai is a low level walk from Rhyd Ddu to nearby Beddgelert. It is a multi-use 4½ mile recreational path created especially for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The path leads through a variety of landscapes offering fantastic views of the Gwyrfai Valley and the surrounding area including stunning views of Snowdon.

There are several trails for mountain bikes and cycles and you can now take your bike on The Welsh Highland Railway train. If, however, you do not wish to bring your bike there are several places to hire bikes for the whole family.

The Welsh Highland Railway, one of ‘the great little trains of Wales, passes through Rhyd Ddu on it’s journey from Caernarfon to Porthmadog. It enables you to journey behind the most powerful 2’ gauge steam locomotives in the world through the most fabulous scenery of the Snowdonia National Park.

We have quality beaches within easy reach and are rich in history with four local Heritage sites in the area i.e. Caernarfon, Conwy, Criccieth and Dolwyddelan.

Our location is ideal for fishing. We sell fishing permits and flies and hire out rods and boats through Seiont Gwyrfai and Llyfni Fishing Society which was formed as far back as 1908. see ‘fishing’ for more details.

We are favourably placed for bird-watching all year round. The watercourses are all part of a Special Area for (Nature ) Conservation see ‘bird watching’ for more details.

The Italianette village of Portmeirion is nearby, (as in ‘The Prisoner’), built by Sir Clough Williams – Ellis in 1925.

Zip world is a unique range of very special adventures, situated in Snowdonia. You will experience Europe’s longest zip lines or massive underground trampolines & high-rope cavern adventures.

Surf Snowdonia is an artificial wave pool at Dolgarrog in the Conwy valley, north Wales. It is the world’s first commercial artificial surfing lake. The artificial wave lagoon is the perfect tool for learning to surf, getting up that wave count and furthering your skills.

Cwellyn Arms is the perfect place to complement your visit to this area of outstanding natural beauty. We are an ideal base for exploring the whole of Snowdonia and North Wales. See our Accommodation pages for more details.