Image of a girl sitting by Bala Lake. Llyn Tegid, on this page you'll find great tourism infomration about Bala. Places to visit, history and great places to stay

Bala | Snowdonia | Accommodation | Things to Do | Events

Bala is a Walkers Welcome market town in the south-east of the Snowdonia National Park. It takes its name from Bala Lake which is the largest lake in Wales and now provides the town with a strong tourist industry.

Despite the rich agricultural history that has allowed Bala to thrive as a market town (it still boasts some excellent delicatessens and award winning butchers), the outstanding natural beauty of the countryside that overlooks the lake cannot be understated. As well as a long agricultural tradition, Bala has a very strong religious heritage, playing host to several important chapters in the history of the Quaker movement, as attested by the numerous statues that adorn the town.

The Berwyn, Aran and Arenig mountain ranges that neighbour the town are exemplary of the landscape of Snowdonia, and Bala provides the perfect base from which to explore all it has to offer. There are a wide range of accommodation services in the town to suit every budget and every taste. Also on offer on the shores of Bala Lake, or Llyn Tegid as it is known, are a wide range of water sports including everything from kayaking to wind-surfing supplied by Bala Adventure & Watersports, whilst September sees the arrival of the annual national triathlon. The unique species of fish that populate the lake attract many anglers, and the rivers that feed the lake provide the opportunity to go white water rafting at the famous National White Water Centre.

Find and book your perfect holiday accommodation in Bala, from romantic breaks to family favourites. Find special offers, pet friendly and family friendly accommodation on Visit Mid Wales.


Introduction to Bala


Bala & Surrounding Area Highlights

Bala Backpackers

Visit Wales 4 Star Hostel £49-£59 prpn, Bala, 01678 521700


Visit Wales 4 Star Bed & Breakfast £29-£33 pppnb, Bala, 01678 521507

Caban y Saer - Carpenter's Cabin

Fair Booking £55-£90 pupn sleeps 2, Bala, 0844 3511286


Events Around Bala

Events from
date event
Sat 8 Apr Race the Train at Bala Lake Railway
Fri 14 - Mon 17 Apr Easter Egg Hunt at Bala Lake Railway
Sat 22 Apr George B's First Passenger Train at Bala Lake Railway
Sat 6 May Maid Marian 50 years in Preservation Celebration at Bala Lake Railway
Sat 6 May The Bala Challenge Charity Walk at Bala & Penllyn
Sat 27 - Sun 28 May Bala Lake Festival of Transport at Bala Lake Railway
Sun 4 Jun Bala Middle Distance Triathlon at Bala & Penllyn
Sat 29 Jul Alice the Little Welsh Engine Day at Bala Lake Railway
Thu 3 Aug Barbeque Specials at Bala Lake Railway
Thu 10 Aug Barbeque Specials at Bala Lake Railway
Thu 17 Aug Barbeque Specials at Bala Lake Railway
Sun 3 Sep Bala Standard Distance Triathlon at Bala & Penllyn
Sun 17 Sep Bala Trail Running Festival 10km & Half Marathon at Bala & Penllyn
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