General Things To See & Do

Plas Esgair is well situated in Mid West Wales for discovering this beautiful country, we are a short drive from The Snowdonia National Park, from beautiful coastal towns such as Aberdovey or as a base to explore further North.

Plas Esgair is situated on the well known walking routes of the Glyndwr’ s Way, and the Cambrian Way.  For cyclists the Sustrans Cycle Route 8 known as the Lôn Las Cymru, as well as the Great Dragon Ride, are nearby.  For horse riders the William Morgan Way and the Prince Llewellyn Way are on the doorstep. For fishermen there is trout fishing at Llyn Clywedog and wild trout fishing can be arranged

elsewhere nearby.

There are many beautiful towns and villages to discover as well as many visitor attractions and shops selling all manner of locally made products, from slate object, hand blown glass, food and drink - including a World renowned craft Gin Distillery!

Below are some suggestions and links for things to see and do:-


Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is a living working area, home to over 26,000 people. As well as being the largest National Park in Wales, Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in England and Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales, as well as a wealth of picturesque villages like Betws y Coed and Beddgelert. Snowdonia is an area steeped in culture and local history, where more than half its population speak Welsh.

Snowdonia attracts thousands of visitors each year who enjoy its amazing landscapes and the wealth of outdoor activities on offer. The National Park Authority’s aims are to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area; promote opportunities to understand and enjoy its special qualities; and to foster the economic and social wellbeing of its communities.



Lose yourself in and around Machynlleth, The Medieval Capital of Wales, with Visit Wales' epic list. In Machynlleth, you’ll meet people who are passionate about art, nature, wholesome food and sustainable living. Take a trip to the Owain Glyndŵr Centre or explore the Centre for Alternative Technology. There's just so much to do.


At Corris Craft Centre you’ll find a great collection of shops, attractions and activities to keep the whole family entertained for hours. There's free parking and free WIFI available in the café too.
Situated in Southern Snowdonia in Mid Wales the Corris Craft Centre boasts 9 individual Craft Studios – which are octagonal shaped pods bursting with creativity – where you can meet the talented designer-makers and buy their handmade items. Perfect for finding a special something, inspired by, and handmade in Wales. There’s lots of opportunities for hands-on fun too, a surprisingly great way to unwind and have some fun with your own clever creations to take home.


Premium Welsh Gin from the World Biosphere of Dyfi in Wales

A unique distillery in the UNESCO World Biosphere of Dyfi in Wales.  Influenced by Nature, it's this very place that originally inspired us to create artisan gin, influenced by what nature provides each season, truly reflecting a sensory journey through this remarkable place.


King Arthur’s Labyrinth has been crowned Best Visitor Attraction in Mid Wales 2018 in the National Tourism Awards for Wales! This unique visitor attraction takes you, on a boat, through a magical waterfall and deep into the mountains of Southern Snowdonia. Enjoy the exciting finale - Dragon River!

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A rare opportunity to adventure underground into the abandoned and forgotten world of the slate miner. Tucked away in the hillsides of Corris in Mid Wales you will feel the dark, damp mine workings come alive as your expert Guide shares its stories. An authentic Welsh adventure into an unknown dark world.