Dolgarrog, Snowdonia, North Wales

Dolgarrog sits in the Conwy Valley, halfway between Conwy and Betws y Coed. It is home to Surf Snowdonia, the UK's first Wave Garden surf lagoon, a popular visitor attraction.

Dolgarrog was, according to legend, named after a flying dragon called Y Garrog. The village has an industrial heritage which spans wool, flour and paper production during the 19th century. In more recent times, it was home to a successful aluminium works, fuelled by hydroelectric power from reservoirs on the mountains. The site was bought by Surf Snowdonia who opened the surfing attraction in 2015.

The Conwy Valley is a beautiful, lush valley, with lots of options for walking and exploring. Don't miss the opportunity to explore Bodnant Gardens, one of the National Trust's true gems and visit Zip World's Fforest site for a host of treetop activities.


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