8 Greats things to do in Llanbedrog this Winter
Published: Thursday 14th Feb 2019
Written by: Ginnie James
Llanbedrog isn't just for summer, the winter months present a great opportunity to get to know this pretty village before the Spring and and Summer crowds arrive. Here's our top top 8 ways of how to spend a few days in this warm and friendly village.
- Wrap up warm and don some sensible shoes, take a walk down to the beach and then follow the coastal path up to the 'Tin Man'. The Tin Man stands tall at the top of Llanbedrog headland taking in the fabulous view of the sheltered bay with Pwllheli seafront and the rising mountain of Snowdonia beyond. On a clear day you can see Snowdon and in the winter the snow caps complete this stunning scene.
- Experience formal evening dining or a more relaxed Sunday lunch at the prestigious Tremfan Hall. This country house lies at the top of Llanbedrog offering panoramic views of Llanbedrog and Cardigan Bay. In the winter the roaring fire welcomes you and the à la carte and decadent wine list leaves you spoilt for choice.
- The beautiful St Pedrog's Church which dates back to the 5th century sits at the heart of the village and the heart of the community. With twice weekly services and a host of social and community activities the church welcomes visitors with open arms. Benches in the church yard and at just outside by the flowing brook are perfect spots to rest a while!
- A roaring fire at the Glyn y Weddw pub and a locally brewed pint welcome visitors to this traditional family friendly pub. Enjoy the special Winter Warmers menu, catch up with the rugby (and football!), dive into the fabulous Sunday carvery or join in some of the special events; cheese and wine nights are our favourites! And for the children who like to brave the winter weather there is a large enclosed outdoor play area.
- For the more active visitor take the coastal path to the unspoilt beach to Cerrig y Defaid, around the edge of Pwllheli Golf Course and onto Pwllheli promenade. This is the route of the old Llanbedrog to Pwllheli narrow gauge horse tramway and offers spectacular scenery away from it all and you may spot to odd fisherman. Head into the market town of Pwllheli with its local shops and cafes and thenwalk back Ior jump on the regular public bus service back to Llanbedrog!
- One of the old and beautifully restored narrow gauge trams is on display outside the Plas Glyn y Weddw art gallery and heritage centre in Llanbedrog village. Step inside this impressive grade II Gothic Victorian mansion and you will find a host of contemporary Welsh art including Winter 2019 exhibitions from Jonah Jones, Owain and Lea Sauting and Ruth Gibson. A pretty conservatory extends from the building and houses a cafr serving delicious homemade lunches and an extensive range of indulgent cakes.
- At the top of Llanbedrog village before the road leads further into the Llyn Peninsula lies the ever popular Ship Inn (Y Llong). The Ship Inn is a traditional family friendly pub and offers a calendar of weekly events and special dining evenings throughout the winter; from steak and curry nights to pub quizzes and artisan markets. There is always something on at The Ship but then who needs an excuse to simply enjoy a drink!
- Country sports are popular on the Llŷn Peninsula and whether you are a novice or a more established shot you an enjoy a spot of clay pigeon shooting or the simulated game drives at Bob Valentine's Shooting School.