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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.

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    • 3 BR
    • 1 BA
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    Bungalow #6745041
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Cottage #6513316
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        • 1 BA
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        Cottage #1969354
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Cottage #6719931
          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #1857308
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Cottage #1965391
              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #1965109
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Cottage #1979326
                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 3
                    Cottage #6711040
                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #6534463
                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Bungalow #6480299
                          • 5 BR
                          • 3 BA
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                          Cottage #1902426
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Cottage #1969473
                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                              (21 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Cottage #8125519
                              21
                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                (6 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #1844135
                                6
                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
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                                  Cottage #1787130
                                  9
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #8145638
                                    17
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Cottage #1781876
                                      11
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #1838784
                                        12
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (40 reviews)
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cottage #8106063
                                          40
                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Cottage #8153247
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                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (12 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 3
                                              Cottage #1834620
                                              12
                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                House #6856169
                                                4
                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Cottage #8152808
                                                  3
                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Cottage #6513355
                                                    4
                                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Cottage #1807558
                                                      5
                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Chalet #1603203
                                                        8
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (14 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Cottage #1996865
                                                          14
                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Cottage #1806941
                                                            7
                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #1872127
                                                              11
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Cottage #8103293
                                                                10
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Barn #8154111
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                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                    Cottage #1367095
                                                                    15
                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Farmhouse #8072380
                                                                      4
                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Cottage #8076553
                                                                        3
                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                          House #8037790
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                                                                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Cottage #8042273
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                                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #1890468
                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #1894245
                                                                                6
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #6099086
                                                                                  7
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    House #6800124
                                                                                    4
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Cottage #8026290
                                                                                      14
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Farmhouse #1947720
                                                                                        15
                                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                                          House #489624
                                                                                          17
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #8143694
                                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #1921630
                                                                                              1
                                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Cottage #8067434
                                                                                                10
                                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1606511
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Cottage #8152967
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Cottage #1947716
                                                                                                      5
                                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely cost cottage. A home from home

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely and relaxing stay at this cottage. We felt at home as soon as we arrived. The cottage is very well equipped and cosy. We'd definitely recommend and stay again. Thanks
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Gorgeous Cottage, Perfect location, everything you need is there!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a fantastic 3 nights stay, very comfortable cottage for 2 of us and has everything you need. Location in the National Park is perfect. Gorgeous local walks along with excellent restaurants and cafes. We recommend visiting the Ugly House Tea Room.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Absolutely brilliant

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived in the evening, after a long day in the cold st the Wales rally, to a lovely cottage, very well presented, with lots of logs to get the fire lit, complementary milk and bread and they owners could not have been more helpful from booking to arriving and leaving. They were happy to fit everything around us. We had a great stay and will hopefully come back one day. Thanks
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016