Things to do in Porthmadog
The enchanting town of Porthmadog offers an array of captivating activities and attractions for visitors staying at our nearby Haven Greenacres Holiday Park. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, Porthmadog has something for everyone.
We’ve put together our list of the top things to do and see within the town itself for an unforgettable experience.
Address: Porthmadog LL49 9AY
No trip to Porthmadog is complete without a leisurely walk along the historic Porthmadog Harbour. While the initial wharves were constructed back in 1825, the present-day harbour has developed gradually across generations, flourishing alongside the growth of the slate industry.
This can all be viewed from the area around the slipway which provides a good vantage point. The bustling atmosphere, flanked by charming boats and coastal views, offers an enchanting experience. Breathe in the salty sea breeze and watch the world go by.
The Maritime Museum
Address: The Harbour, Porthmadog LL49 9LU
Immerse yourself further in Porthmadog's maritime history at The Maritime Museum. Housed within the last remaining slate shed along the harbour, the museum boasts an extensive array of artefacts that serve to illustrate the seafaring endeavours of the region. Learn about the town's past, see the impressive ship models, and listen to the tales of the sea that shaped the community.
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
Address: Harbour Station, Porthmadog LL49 9NF
Hop aboard the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, a gem of Porthmadog's heritage. Stretching over 13-and-a-bit miles of glorious Snowdonian valley, the line will take you from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Enjoy a nostalgic steam train journey through the picturesque surroundings, offering a unique perspective of the area and its natural beauty.
The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
Address: Porthmadog LL49 9DY
Another railway delight in Porthmadog is The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway which offers a journey aboard historic narrow-gauge railway carriages, transporting you to and from Pen-y-Mount station, departing from Porthmadog (WHHR) Station.
On the return trip, you'll have a chance to pause for approximately half an hour, exploring the comprehensive all-weather, interactive railway heritage centre. Additionally, there are opportunities to experience a ride on our miniature railway.
Porthmadog High Street
Address: High St, Porthmadog LL49 9LR
Take a leisurely stroll along Porthmadog High Street, lined with charming shops, cafes, and boutiques. Enjoy some retail therapy, indulge in local treats, and collect unique souvenirs.
From Welsh slate to Anglesey sea salt, and pottery made in Porthmadog to Welsh slogans emblazoned on cushions and bags, there are all manner of souvenirs to cherish your visit or gift to loved ones back home.