These offices are not solely for the use of visitors to the area, they can be the gateway to range of fun activities and attractions for people who live here all year round.
Councillor Dyfed Edwards, leader of Gwynedd Council, said: “Our Tourist Information Centres are a one-stop-shop for information about local events, festivals, open days, children’s activities and interesting places to go for a day out and advice about the many outdoor activities available in Gwynedd.
“You can also buy maps and guide books at the centres or find out about footpaths and cycle routes – ideal if you’re planning on making the most of the great outdoors here in Gwynedd.
“The friendly staff can also tell customers about public transport links within the county.”
Tourist Information Centre are also useful if you are venturing further afield – staff can book accommodation anywhere in the UK for you and can reserve tickets for National Express coach services.
There is also a wealth of information on the website www.visitsnowdonia.info and Facebook page www.facebook.com/visitingsnowdonia or follow Visit Snowdonia on Twitter @visit_snowdonia
Tourist Information Centres across Gwynedd:
Bala Tourist Information Centre – open 10am-5pm every day except Wednesday and Thursday. As well as regular services, customers can buy fishing licences here.
Address – Bala TIC, Pensarn Road, Bala LL23 7SR.
Tel and fax 01678 521021
Barmouth Tourist Information Centre – open every day 10am-5pm. As well as regular services, customers can buy train tickets here.
Address – Barmouth TIC, Railway Station, Barmouth LL42 1LU.
Tel and fax 01341 280787.
Caernarfon Tourist Information Centre – open every day 9.30am-4.30pm. As well as regular services, customers can reserve Venue Cymru theatre tickets and book RibRide boat trips on the Menai.
Address – Caernarfon TIC, Oriel Pendeitsh, Castle Street, Caernarfon LL55 1ES.
Tel 01286 672232, fax 676476
Llanberis Tourist Information Centre – open every day 9.30am-4.30pm except Thursdays and Fridays.
Address – Llanberis TIC, 41b High Street, Llanberis LL55 4EU
Tel 01286 870765, fax 871924
Porthmadog Tourist Information Centre – open every day 9.30am-5pm. As well as regular services, the office is a ticket agent for the Glass Butter Beach festival.
Address – Porthmadog TIC, High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9LD
Pwllheli Tourist Information Centre – open every day 9.30am-5pm except Fridays and Sundays. As well as regular services, the office is a ticket agent for the Glass Butter Beach festival.
Address – Pwllheli TIC, Min-y-Don, Station Square, Pwllheli LL53 5HG
Tel and fax 01758 613000