•   The largest Welsh Cake in the World - made in Bala
  •   Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid) the largest natural lake in Wales
  •   The National Whitewater Centre
  •   Bala Lake Railway - The Best Small Railway 2012
  •   Award winning accommodation

Why is Bala Special?

Don’t take our word for it – official recognition by organisations or experts

The largest Welsh Cake in the World, made in Bala - certified by Guinness World Records

Things to do:

Wildlife in abundance:

  • Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid)  is a Ramsar wetlands site of international importance
  • The home of the Gwyniad - a species of whitefish, which is unique to the area
  • The lake shoreline is the only UK location where the glutinous snail is found
  • The River Tryweryn is one of the few places in the UK where freshwater pearl mussels exist.
  • The Lamprey, a rare eel-like fish is also found in the River Tryweryn

Sleep well:

Eat well:

Shop without effort:


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