Offering an idyllic all year round retreat amid the striking surroundings of Snowdonia National Park, Y Branwen Hotel blends history and elegance in a warm and welcoming Welsh country hotel situated on the west coast of Wales in Harlech, Gwynedd. Named after a princess whose tales are found in the collection of Welsh myths ‘Mabinogion’, Y Branwen offers eight newly refurbished and individually designed en-suite bedrooms, complemented with luxurious soft furnishings, and boasts dramatic views towards 700 year old Harlech Castle and the beautiful sandy beaches of Tremadog Bay.
Adding splendour to your stay at every opportunity, guests are invited to dine within the naturally lit dining room by day and by candle light in the evening. Highly experienced chefs prepare sumptuous and innovative breakfasts, lunches and evening meals using locally sourced seasonal produce – including Welsh Black Beef and cheese, and freshly caught fish from Cardigan Bay and Cornwall – for a mouth-watering taste sensation
.Merging history, relaxation and excitement, Y Branwen is perfectly positioned to suit a range of tastes, whether it be taking leisurely walks along miles of sandy beaches, exploring history at Harlech Castle, Port Merion and local slate mines, or testing your adventurous nature with white-water rafting, Go Ape activity centre and Snowdon, all found locally.
Perfect for discovering the natural beauty of Snowdonia National Park, Ffestiniog Railway – the oldest independent railway company in the world – offers a unique steam-powered journey through dramatic and magnificent scenery. After a thrilling day out exploring the Welsh countryside and historic castles, guests can relax in the hotel’s popular and elegant Lounge Bar where a variety of beverages are served, including an extensive wine list.
Often described as a golfer’s paradise, Y Branwen provides a perfect based for a golfing holiday with inspirational links, parkland courses with mountain backdrops and championship courses lying in the shadow of grand medieval castles. From the world renowned Royal St David’s Links Golf Course and Porthmadog Golf Club to both Pwllheli and Aberdovey golf clubs, numerous championship courses are easily accessible in the locality.
Y Branwen is currently offering an ideal way to kick-start and complete 2011. Available throughout November and December 2011, when staying for two nights you’ll receive a third night’s bed and breakfast for free!