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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Bala, Wales your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking to experience the beauty of the Welsh hills should look no further than the town of Bala. Located in North Wales, Bala is a historic and attractive market town within the boundaries of Snowdonia National Park, which is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, caravan parks and camp sites.

Things to do on holiday to Bala, Wales

This part of North Wales is a great spot for hikers, cyclists and horse riders to travel around and take in the wonderful views of and from Snowdonia. Bala is within an hour's drive of most of the coastal resorts of Mid and North Wales, where many sandy beaches can be found and various water sports can be tried. The National Watersports Centre on the banks of the Menai Strait offers courses in sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, cruising and powerboating.

Fishing is a popular activity in the area with Bala Lake, the largest natural lake in Wales, containing pike, European perch, trout and eel. There are a number of places to try rock climbing, abseiling or even head underground with guided tour provided at Betws Y Coed. There are over 60 golf courses in North Wales including world class championship courses at Royal St David’s and the Vale of Llangollen.

Bala features a mix of eateries such as restaurants, cafes, tea and coffee shops and public houses. There are also some very quaint shops selling local produce and arts and crafts. There are more shops, department stores and restaurants in Wrexham, which is about 50 minutes drive from Bala via the A5 road.

Places to visit on holiday to Bala, Wales

There are many interesting places to visit in and around Bala including various national nature reserves located between 8 and 15 miles away. There are many places of outstanding beauty nearby with parks and gardens as well as Conwy Falls, which is just 13 miles from Bala. Holidaymakers can also visit numerous historic buildings, galleries and museums with Conwy Valley Railway Museum a nice place for the family to spend an afternoon at.

Weather in Bala, Wales

The warmest time of the year to visit North Wales is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 19 degrees centigrade. The driest months of the year tend to be May and July while November and January is the wettest time of the year with between 90 and 100mm average rainfall per month.

Travel to Bala, Wales

Manchester Airport is approximately 90 minutes from North Wales and serves more domestic destinations than any other UK airport Domestic flights from London are offered by British Airways and BMI. Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights to Manchester from Ireland, while many of the major European airlines such as Air France, KLM and Lufthansa fly here too. The nearest main railway station to Bala is Bangor, which has services to and from London Euston, Cardiff Central and Birmingham as well as Chester. Bala is about an hour’s drive from Bangor via the A5.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (17 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 4 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    Cottage #8140951
    17
    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #1969354
      1
      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Bungalow #6745041
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6513316
          1
          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #6719931
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Cottage #1965391
              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 2 BR
                • Separate Toilets
                • Sleeps 3
                Cottage #6711040
                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 3 BR
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #1857308
                    • 5 BR
                    • Separate Toilets
                    • Sleeps 9
                    Cottage #1902426
                      avg/night
                      • 5 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 12
                      Cottage #1966717
                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Cottage #1979326
                          • 3 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Bungalow #6480299
                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Cottage #1965109
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Cottage #1969473
                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #8325247
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (29 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Cottage #703118
                                  29
                                  Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (37 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Cottage #8125519
                                    37
                                    Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (38 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #8171280
                                      38
                                      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (17 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Cottage #1781876
                                        17
                                        Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                          (9 reviews)
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          House #1844135
                                          9
                                          Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (8 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Cottage #8152808
                                            8
                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (24 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #6186950
                                              24
                                              Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                (8 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                House #6856169
                                                8
                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (27 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #8165238
                                                  27
                                                  Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                    • 6 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                    House #8037790
                                                    6
                                                    Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (7 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #8019292
                                                      7
                                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (17 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Cottage #8067434
                                                        17
                                                        Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Barn #8154111
                                                          8
                                                          Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                            (11 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Chalet #1603203
                                                            11
                                                            Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Cottage #1806941
                                                              11
                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                (19 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #8145638
                                                                19
                                                                Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (6 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Cottage #8160190
                                                                  6
                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (17 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                    Cottage #1834620
                                                                    17
                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Very Good! 4/5
                                                                      (12 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Cottage #8170493
                                                                      12
                                                                      Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        House #6957840
                                                                        2
                                                                        Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Cottage #8153247
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (8 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            House #6800124
                                                                            8
                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                              (13 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cottage #1838784
                                                                              13
                                                                              Viewed 110 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (15 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #1872127
                                                                                15
                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #6818841
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                    (15 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #8026290
                                                                                    15
                                                                                    Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Cottage #861881
                                                                                      11
                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (7 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Cottage #8145387
                                                                                        7
                                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #1427800
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                            (6 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #8042273
                                                                                            6
                                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (18 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #8129443
                                                                                              18
                                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #1921630
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                  Cottage #6958634
                                                                                                  9
                                                                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (42 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8172822
                                                                                                    42
                                                                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (15 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Cottage #8103293
                                                                                                      15
                                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely house

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We enjoyed our stay we had never been to north wales before but we certainly will go again Dolgellau is a great base lvy cottage is so pretty & comfortable peaceful and quiet we would come to this area again and to this lovely cottage
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Stunning!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A stunning location with walks straight from the door and a swimming lake nearby. A beautiful cottage and a great place to recharge the batteries and totally relax. Truly memorable.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017