Graianfryn, Penisarwaun, Caernarfon LL55 3NH
Telephone 01286 871007

Guests are welcome to check in early if you want to leave your luggage before going off for a walk but please let us know if you will be arriving before 5pm.
Dinner is served at 7:30.

Getting here by train

The nearest railway station to Graianfryn is Bangor, 7 miles away.
Most trains serving Bangor originate at Cardiff, Birmingham or London Euston.
If you’re coming on the ferry from Ireland you can take the train from Holyhead to Bangor, this takes about half an hour.

For full train details, ferry connections at Holyhead and fares, telephone 0345 484950
Or for travel details only, the National Rail site
Several rail companies offer national online booking.

Taxis wait on the station forecourt for incoming trains.
Alternatively you could catch the 85 bus – download the timetable
You can board at the bus stand just outside the station near the telephone kiosks. The 85 times are displayed here, don’t wait by the bus stops in front of the ticket office.

Ask the driver for Beran garage, it’s a Texaco filling station in open countryside on your left, journey time is about 30 minutes. Opposite Beran, a short distance to the right, is a gate marked “Fron Cwith” with a pedestrian gate beside it. This is the footpath marked in white on the map below, which takes you past a couple of cottages and a farm before you reach Graianfryn, about a ten minute walk. The path is muddy in places after wet weather, an alternative is to walk down the hill along the main road but there is no footpath so you need to walk along the verge.

Train/Cycle

Even better, bring your bike on the train and explore Snowdonia and Anglesey on two wheels. Most trains can carry only two bikes so cycle reservation tickets are recommended. We use this combination whenever we can for longer distance UK travel so ask us if you need some tips.

We have tools at Graianfryn and there are good independent bike shops in Llanberis and Bangor.

Getting here by road

From the North and East
Graianfryn is within five miles of the A55 Expressway which is linked to the motorway network.
From the A55, take the Bangor/Bethesda exit.
At the roundabout at the end of the slip road, turn along the A5 towards Bethesda but immediately move over to the right-hand lane and turn right at another roundabout, signposted A4244 Llanberis, passing the services and petrol station on your right. (If you have an old map, this road may be marked as the B4366).
After 3 miles you will encounter another roundabout – turn left here still along the A4244, again signposted Llanberis.
1.75 miles further on, as you approach the top of a long hill, you will pass the Beran Petrol Station (Texaco).
As you descend the other side of the hill, take the next right turning signposted Penisarwaun and then turn immediately right again down a farm track.
Graianfryn is the house on your left, before the farm gates.

From the South or the Midlands
Take the A5 as far as Capel Curig, then turn left on the A4086, signposted Caernarfon, Llanberis and Beddgelert.
After a few miles, turn right towards Llanberis – this is still the A4086.
This road takes you over the Llanberis pass; at the top of the pass is the Pen y Pass Youth Hostel and the start of the Miners and Pyg Tracks up Snowdon.
Descend the pass and drive through Nant Peris and along the Llanberis by-pass, passing the lake on your right.
A mile or so after Llanberis, turn right along the A4244, signposted Bangor. (If you have an old map, this road may be marked as the B4366). After climbing the hill, ignore the first turning for Penisarwaun (on your left) but take the next turning signposted Penisarwaun and then turn immediately right again down a farm track.
Graianfryn is the house on your left, before the farm gates.

From the West
Follow the A55 east from Holyhead and after crossing the Britannia Bridge which links Anglesey to the mainland, take the first turning on your left, signposted A487 Bangor and Caernarfon. At the roundabout, follow directions to Caernarfon, which will take you over more roundabouts then down a long fairly steep hill with a large roundabout at the bottom.
Take the last exit, signposted B4547 Felinheli and Llanberis. Take the first left, signposted B4547 Llanberis and you will climb a steep wooded hill then proceed until you reach a roundabout – go straight across along the A4244, still signposted Llanberis.
1.75 miles further on, as you approach the top of a long hill, you will pass the Beran Petrol Station (Texaco).
As you descend the other side of the hill, take the next right turning signposted Penisarwaun and then turn immediately right again down a farm track.
Graianfryn is the house on your left, before the farm gates.

From South Wales
From Dolgellau take the A470, signposted Porthmadog and Betws y Coed.
After 16 miles this becomes the A487, signposted Porthmadog. After another 12 miles you will pass through Porthmadog – keep on the A487 towards Caernarfon and head for the town centre. Turn left down the slip road off the elevated by-pass, signposted A4086 Llanberis and turn right at the next two roundabouts, following directions to Llanberis.
Go through Llanrug then turn left along the A4244. (If you have an old map, this road may be marked as the B4366).
After climbing the hill, ignore the first turning for Penisarwaun (on your left) but take the next turning signposted Penisarwaun and then turn immediately right again down a farm track.
Graianfryn is the house on your left, before the farm gates.

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