Located above Abersoch with fine views across Cardigan Bay, Porth Tocyn is set in its own…
Porth Tocyn Hotel
“Well-established country house with first-class cooking” - AA Inspector
The Fletcher-Brewer family converted a terrace of lead miners' cottages into the comfortable, relaxed and unstuffy place we see today. Inside are antique-filled lounges and a smart restaurant, with spectacular views over Cardigan Bay to Snowdonia. The menu's repertoire combines traditional values and more modern sensibilities.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 50
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: November, 2 weeks before Easter
- Wines under £30: 49
- Wines over £30: 37
- Wines by the glass: 6
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About the area
The county of Gwynedd is home to most of the Snowdonia National Park – including the wettest spot in Britain, an arête running up to Snowdon’s summit that receives an average annual rainfall of 4,473mm. With its mighty peaks, rivers and strong Welsh heritage (it has the highest proportion of Welsh-speakers in all of Wales), it’s always been an extremely popular place to visit and live. The busiest part is around Snowdon; around 750,000 people climb, walk or ride the train to the summit each year.
Also in Gwynedd is the Llyn Peninsula, a remote part of Wales sticking 30 miles out into the Irish Sea. At the base of the peninsula is Porthmadog, a small town linked to Snowdonia by two steam railways – the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway. Other popular places are Criccieth, with a castle on its headland overlooking the beach, Pwllheli, and Abersoch and the St Tudwal Islands. Elsewhere, the peninsula is all about wildlife, tranquillity, and ancient sacred sites. Tre’r Ceiri hill fort is an Iron Age settlement set beside the coastal mountain of Yr Eifl, while Bardsey Island, at the tip of the peninsula, was the site of a fifth-century Celtic monastery.
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