Contact and Directions
Phone: +44 (0) 1286 882388
Trigonos, Plas Baladeulyn
Wales, LL54 6BW
Travelling to Trigonos
Trigonos is situated in the village of Nantlle on the B4418, between Penygroes and Rhyd Ddu. Caernarfon is the nearest town and Bangor the nearest mainline railway station (West Coast mainline)
We offer some routes for travelling by road because experience of using satnavs is very varied. Often the satnav takes you on a longer and slower route than is necessary and on roads that can be clogged in high summer and difficult in the midst of winter.
From the North
Take the A55 toward Bangor/Holyhead. Ignore the first junction signposted to Bangor and leave at the following junction, signposted Caernarfon & Bangor. Follow signs for A487 to Caernarfon and then Porthmadog. About 5 miles beyond Caernarfon, at a roundabout, take the first exit, signposted Penygroes. In Penygroes, turn left just after the traffic lights at the Co-op, signposted to Nantlle. After 150 yards turn right at the T junction and continue for 1.5 miles. At the next T junction turn right to Nantlle/Beddgelert and carry on for 2 miles into the village of Nantlle. The entrance to Trigonos is on the right and well signposted.
From South & Mid-Wales
Follow the A470 through Dolgellau and then the A487 towards Caernarfon. About 5 miles before Caernarfon take the third exit at a roundabout, signposted Penygroes. After 200 yards, at the next roundabout, take the first exit. After quarter of a mile turn right at the Co-op shop just before a set of pedestrian lights (signposted to Nantlle). Continue as above.
From the Midlands and South of England
There are many possible routes, some more scenic than others.
M54 on to the A5. Follow to Bangor, then join the North route (A487 to Caernrafon) above
M54 on to A5 up to Capel Curig. Left onto A4086 / A498 to Beddgelert. Then A4085 to Rhyd Ddu and left onto the B4418 to Nantlle. Drive through the first part of Nantlle and after 200 yards of open land, turn left into the Trigonos driveway. Please note that this is a scenic but high level route and may be difficult in poor conditions.
By Public Transport
For general information about travelling by public transport in Wales phone 0871 200 22 33 or see Traveline Wales.
Nearest mainline stations are Bangor (West Coast mainline) or if travelling from mid-Wales, Porthmadog. Information from National Rail enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or www.nationalrail.co.uk From Bangor buses or a taxi to Trigonos (see below).
Coach: National Express coaches stop in Caernarfon from where you can get a taxi or local bus (see next section).
Bus: Unfortunately there is no longer a direct bus from Bangor to Nantlle, but there are buses from Bangor to Caernarfon. The 1N from Caernarfon serves Nantlle and connects with other buses running from Bangor, Caernarfon and Porthmadog. N.B. The 1A and 1C have different destinations. The 1A will take you as far as Penygroes before diverting and the 1c to Talysarn, about 2 miles from Nantlle. The bus stop in Nantlle is only a few steps from Trigonos.
For your return journey the 5A bus will take you back to Bangor station from Nantlle, but there is just one early morning bus.
The Gwynedd Council website has all the bus timetables
There is also the T2 bus from Bangor-Aberystwyth which stops at Penygroes (2 miles from Trigonos, see taxi information below)
Bike: Trigonos is an easy 3 mile cycle ride from route 8 (Lôn Eifion) on the Sustrans cycle network. This runs from Cardiff to Holyhead and is used to cycle from Bangor (nearest train station 19 miles) to Penygroes where you can join the B4418 to Nantlle
Air: Nearest international airports – Manchester & Liverpool (2 hours driving or train connections).
Taxis: We recommend booking in advance with Ivan’s Taxis (01286 881 590) firstname.lastname@example.org. For taxis to & from Bangor train station and major airports they have an agreement with Trigonos to collect and deliver our guests at fixed rates:
To or from Bangor Station:
– Car or Minibus with 1 passenger £31
– Car or Minibus with 2 or 3 passengers £35
– Minibus with 4 or more passengers £45. This service is not available from taxis at the station taxi rank. They may charge significantly more.
Ivan’s Taxis will pick you up from the front of the station (adjacent to platform 1) or the rear carpark (adjacent to platform 2) depending on your arrival platform. They cannot collect you from the usual taxi rank adjoining Platform 1. Please check pick-up location when you book with Ivan’s Taxis.
Taxis to and from airports are also bookable with Ivan’s Taxis (01286 881 590) at the following prices:
To or from Manchester or Liverpool Airports:
Car or Minibus with 1, 2 or 3 passengers £105
Minibus with 4 or more passengers £125
All other airport work is subject to quotations
Ivan’s Taxis can cater for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Please advise them at the time of booking.
Trigonos cannot accept any responsibility for changes in travel times, fares, arrangements with taxis, buses and trains. Please check with the travel companies before setting out.