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Tremadog is often referred to as “the gateway to Snowdonia” due to its location – you can find it right on the outskirts of the picturesque Snowdonia National Park. There are so many fantastic walks to be had and sights to be seen around here; it makes for the perfect base for further explorations, with or without a four legged friend at your side.

Once you’ve spent your day hiking up the sides of mountains and walking alongside tranquil lakes, you’ll be wanting a bit of a sit down, as well as a bite to eat and a little something to quench your thirst. Come back to Tremadog and visit the Union Inn – they have everything you need, and they are happy to let dogs in to enjoy the warmth, provided they’re on their best behaviour!

The Union Inn is a family run establishment, dating back to the 1800s. It is a traditional pub with a roaring fireplace you can enjoy, with a restaurant as well as a bar, serving up hearty classics such as homemade steak and ale pie and Welsh lamb’s liver with bacon. The food is all made using locally-sourced produce, so you can enjoy an authentic taste of Wales. Find them at:



Found on the outskirts of the Snowdonia National Park, this pub is located in the rural town of Tremadog. Parking is available at the pub. 

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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”.

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