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Mary Jones World - Visitor Centre & Cafe at Mary Jones World


LL23 7YF

Contact Details

Tel: 0808 1784 909
Mary Jones World in Bala is an award-winning state of the art visitor centre and cafe that tells the story of Mary Jones and Thomas Charles, and the impact of world's best-selling book – on Wales and the world!

Step back in time, follow Mary's journey, and explore what happened next through multi-media and interactive displays, exhibits and activities in our redeveloped Grade 2-listed building.

Set on the edge of Llyn Tegid (Bale Lake), with an on-site cafe, picnic area, facilities and children’s playground, Mary Jones World offers a great time out for children and adults alike.

Café Tegid offers a selection of hot drinks, tasty homemade cakes and light lunches from local suppliers. The café is open to everyone – you can enjoy the cafe without visiting the centre. Group bookings are available on request. For further information visit:


Travel south from Bala on the A494 for a mile; entrance on left, just before the Llanycil village sign.

Prices and opening

Adults: £5.00
Children: £3.00
Concessions: £3.25
Family: £12.75 (Up to 2 adults and 2 children under 16)

Car Park: (fees refunded with any purchase)
Up to 2 hours: £1.00
Over 2 hours: £3.00
Coaches: £3.00

Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
NotesThe centre is open from April 3 – October 31 Tuesday – Sunday plus Bank Holidays between 10am and 5pm (last entry 4pm).

Group Bookings: Mary Jones World opens for Pre-booked Group Bookings throughout the winter.