Llanystumdwy is the village in which David Lloyd George spent his early years; in fact, you can visit his childhood home. If you do end up in Llanystumdwy, you should make sure to also find the time to pop into Tafarn y Plu.
Tafarn y Plu is a traditional family run inn, set in a Grade II listed building. The pub has been chosen as one of a hundred pubs to be listed in CAMRA’s Real Heritage Pubs of Wales publication. Originally known as The Feathers Inn, Tafarn y Plu has been serving up pints for more than 200 years.
It is in the perfect location for a quick pint or two after a long walk, found just 200 yards from the popular Wales Coastal Path. Take the dog for a pleasant stroll; afterwards, the two of you can relax here in the warmth.
The range of beers is fantastic – each being brewed in Wales. Real ales come from acclaimed microbreweries such as Great Orme and Cwrw Llyn, and even the ciders are Welsh, not to mention the Welsh whisky, gin and even vodka.
Oh, and they do food, too! http://www.tafarnyplu.com/english/home.html
Tafarn Y Plu can be found just off the A497, between Porthmadog and Pwllheli. There is a public car park a minutes walk away.
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Conwy Morfa Beach is a large expanse of golden sands, a big, sandy bay that becomes larger and larger as the tide goes out, until it links up with the rest of the beaches around Conwy Bay. It is one of the many beaches of Clwyd that are completely dog friendly – that is, you and your dogs can enjoy the entirety of the beach, at all times of the year.
This little walk won’t take you very long at all, coming in at a leisurely two miles in length. What it lacks in duration, however, it more than makes up for in the views department, taking you through a lovely part of the country.
Sometimes called the Welsh Riviera, the village was designed and built by the famed architect, Sir Bertram Clough Williams-Ellis. The design was reportedly based on the Italian fishing village of Portofino, which Williams-Ellis had visited and fallen in love with, saying “its image remained with me as an almost perfect example of the man-made adornment and use of an exquisite site”.
All of these cottages accept pets so all the family can come on holiday together. North Wales is a great place for dogs with plenty of open space if needed. There's no extra charge either!
Base yourself in a holiday cottage in the Porthmadog area and you can easily explore the surrounding area of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula. There's plenty to do and see in every direction from beautiful scenery to famous attractions and activities including Port Meirion and the Welsh & Highland steam Railways.
Explore the most Westerly part of North Wales with its many beaches and green rolling countryside. A cottage in the Lleyn Peninsula is the perfect way to explore the area - visit Whistling Sands Beach, the spectacular golf course in Nefyn with its picturesque fishing village, a boat trip to Bardsey Island or spend time in one of the local towns such as Abardaron, Abersoch, Pwllehli or Criccieth.