Bala

Bala is a stunning village situated in Gwynedd North Wales. It’s known for its breathtaking scenery and beautiful lake, which attracts lots of visitors. Bala has a lot to offer including lots of little and interesting shops, accommodation, restaurants, historical walks, Bala Lake, lots of water sports, plus magnificent views of outstanding beauty.

Bala’s most famous attraction is its spectacular lake. It is known as Bala Lake or Llyn Tegid, and It’s Wales’ biggest lake, stretching over four miles long and one mile wide. Bala Lake’s wildlife is protected, and the Lake contains European Perch, Trout, Abundant Pike, Eel, and a rare protected whitefish called the Gwyniad, which is said to be from the last ice age. This fish is no longer found anywhere else in Britain and is becoming increasingly low in numbers, due to its habitat becoming more and more unsuitable.

Bala Lake attracts water sport enthusiast, including kayakers and Sailors.The Lake is popular for its water sports due to the suitable winds which sweep through the mountain valley setting. In the Afon Tryweryn, which joins the River Dee at Bala, white water sports including White Water Kayaking and White water rafting is offered.

Bala Town also holds a popular village market every Monday which has a range of both unique and usual things that you can buy. Bala also has shops, and restaurants surrounding the market, and also offers accommodation. Bala accommodation consists of a wide range of housings both within the village and surrounding areas. Bala Cottages, guest houses, self catering accommodation, hotels, and converted barn houses, are all different types of accommodation which Bala’s visitor can choose from. These offer visitors secluded accommodation, and private areas for quieter recreational activities and peace.

If you really want to see all the beautiful sights of Bala, there are many walking paths, cycling paths, and also a beautiful nine mile train journey alongside Bala Lake and Snowdonia National Park which you can take. This will give you an excellent view of the lake, surrounding woodlands, and historical village. Bala is a highly recommended holiday destination, and is perfect for a weekend getaway for couples, and families.

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