Riverside is only 7 miles from the foot of Snowdon and the spectacular mountains of Snowdonia National Park. Can you conquer Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), the Glyders or Mynydd Mawr (locally known as Elephant Mountain)? Try and spot it as you head towards Riverside.
We are only 2 miles from the coast and crabbing in Caernarfon. See how many crabs (cranc) you can catch from the Harbour walls, the turrets of Caernarfon Castle towering behind you. The unspoilt coastline of Anglesey and the Llŷn Peninsula boast some of Wales’s best beaches.
A visit to North Wales is not complete without a trip on a steam train. Let Snowdon Mountain Railway do the hard work to Snowdon’s summit (Copa’r Wyddfa), take a trip on the magnificent Welsh Highland Railway with a stop off in a local pub (tafarn), or Llanberis Lake Railway on Tomos Bach, perfect for young families.
There’s so much to do nearby, here are some of our favourites: Greenwood Forest Park (4 miles), Welsh Mountain Zoo at Colwyn Bay, Foel Farm, Anglesey Sea Zoo, Llanberis Slate Museum (free), Hwylfan Soft Play and Bounce Below in Blaenau Ffestiniog is a great wet weather activity.
For adventurous thrill seekers the local area offers mountain biking, kite surfing, rock climbing, high ropes and lots more. With Zip World just 13 miles from Riverside who dares ride the longest zip wire in Europe? Caernarfon Leisure Centre is ideal for families on a rainy day with swimming pool and indoor courts. Horse riding, golf and Beacon indoor climbing centre are all found nearby and Caernarfon cycle track is a flat route perfect for families.
You don’t have to go far to see magnificent birdlife, see if you can spot the heron, nuthatch and grebes here at Riverside. RSPB Conwy is well worth a visit too and South Stack on Anglesey to spot the puffins.
Food & Drink
The Mill Bistro at the heart of Riverside will tempt you with delicious meals using locally sourced ingredients and a full licence means you can enjoy a chilled glass of wine in the sun on the balcony! Caernarfon has a further choice of restaurants and supermarkets and the nearest Spar is just 1 mile away.
A popular spot with local fishermen, the waters of the River Seiont have sea trout, brown trout and salmon. Autumn is a great time to fish, you will need your rod licence, and day permits are available in reception.