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Bala Town

Bala Town

Bala Town
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Bala Tourist Information Centre

01676 521021


LL23 7AD

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Bala & Penllyn is situated in the Snowdonia National Park, Wales, in an area known as the Welsh Lake District. The area has dramatic scenery with mountains almost touching 3,000 ft high, deep valleys, fast flowing streams, rivers, waterfalls, forests and many lakes.

Visitors can enjoy the Bala & Penllyn area or use it as an excellent base to explore both Mid-Wales and North Wales including Snowdonia.

Bala is a small, historic, market town that provides all the essential services for visitors including: banks, a post office, supermarkets and shops selling local produce including two traditional butchers and delis with Welsh and international products. Both butchers have won many awards and including the best butcher in Wales. There are, of course, cafes, restaurants, pubs and Inns, catering for a range of tastes, either in Bala or nearby.

Penllyn is the area around Bala with many small towns and villages each with their own character and history.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)



Plan route to Bala and Penllyn using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 926359  Lat: 52.91033 Long: -3.59841

A5 west from Llangollen, then A494.

By Bus: T3 Bus Service: Barmouth-Dolgellau-Llanycil-Bala-Wrexham

Public Transport Information Service:

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 21 miles from Blaenau Ffestiniog station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
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