Gwynedd, North Wales
North Wales by the Sea
how to get there
From West London, take the M1 North and exit 19, which joins M6.
Exit 10A to join M54.
Take M54 past Telford, which becomes A5.
Continue on A5 to Shrewsbury.
Continue on A5 passing Llangollen, North Wales
Just after Corwen, take A494 to Bala.
Take A4212 to Trawsfynydd and go north on A470
At Gelilydan, take A487 to Porthmadog.
Then take A497 to Pwllheli.
From town square, drive towards the sea to Churton Street, which is
parallel to south beach and promenade. Churton House is opposite Victoria
Hotel and the post office. It's an unpainted four storey house at a corner.
From Manchester or London, you can take the shorter train ride to Bangor
-where you can take a local bus from the train station to Caernafon and
then another bus to Pwllheli. The longerbut less expensive train ride
requires that you change two or three times, but it takes you to Pwllheli
station itself. Consult thetrainline
for train times and fares. For those under 25, you can get a young person's
railcard, valid for one year, for £18 which entitles you to a third-discount.
Sample fares in August 2001 are £ 56.20 London-Bangor-London without
a railcard, but STG 37.10 with a railcard. London-Pwllheli-London is £
30.30 with card and £ 45.70 without. There are other types of discount
cards you can purchase, such as senior citizen's railcard and family railcard.
The National Express operates a coach from London or other major cities.
It takes the entire day to travel from London Victoria station to Pwllheli.
Consult the web site gobycoach.com
for times and fares. For under 25's, you can purchase a £9.00 coach
card valid for one year which entitles you to discounted tickets. For
example, in August 2001, a London-Pwllheli-London coach ticket would cost
you £32.50 return but only £26.00 with the coach card. A single
ticket without the card is £23.00.