Mary Jones World

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Visit our award-winning visitor centre and discover how the story of a young Welsh girl changed the lives of millions.

Set on the edge of Llyn Tegid, the centre tells Mary Jones’s story through multimedia and interactive displays in a Grade 2-listed building. Complete with a picnic area, café and children’s playground, Mary Jones Pilgrim Centre offers a great time out for children and adults alike.

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

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed within the centre or graveyard. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the café and other areas of the site.

Opening Hours

7 June – 30 September 2023

Wednesday–Sunday

10 am – 4 pm

Plus Bank Holiday Mondays

Admission

There is no admission fee to the centre, but we do welcome donations. There is a small charge for school groups. Contact us for more information.

Car park

Ample parking is available. There’s no charge for parking, but please note that the car park facilities are for visitors to centre and café only and that the gates will be locked at 4.30 pm.

Mary Jones Pilgrim Centre, Llanycil, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7YF

 

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Guide Prices

There is no admission fee to the centre, but we do welcome donations. There is a small charge for school groups. Contact us for more information.

Facilities

Other

  • Outside Seating

Accessibility

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Changing Places
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Staff are dementia aware
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Free Entry

Catering

  • On-site catering - Café Tegid offers a selection of hot drinks, tasty homemade cakes and light lunches from local suppliers.
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Guided tours for groups
  • Mini Coach Parties Accepted

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Onsite Catering
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Suitability

  • School Trips

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

Mary Jones Pilgrim Centre

Type:Heritage Centre

Llanycil, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7YF

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Tel01678521877

Opening Times

* Visitors are welcome on Wednesdays to Sundays and on Bank Holiday Mondays 10.00 am–4.00 pm.

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

Awards

  • Visit WalesVisit Wales VAQAS Visit Wales VAQAS 2016

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