Canolfan Y Fron

Welcome to the village at the foot of ‘Elephant’ Mountain

The small village of Y Fron is located in the middle of a rugged upland common in Snowdonia, just 6 miles south of Caernarfon. The cuckoo visits every May, the skylarks sing the summer long, and sheep and cattle roam free. Originally founded by slate quarry workers Y Fron is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and perfectly located for a Snowdonia holiday, being close to the mountains, the sea and the centres of Caernarfon, Porthmadog, Pwllheli and Bangor.

About Canolfan Y Fron

Canolfan in the Community -January 2021



Covid-19 restrictions have prevented us from proceeding with a normal AGM this year. Although temporary legislation permits electronic voting at company meetings, it does not open the way to any other Member participation and the Board does not believe that this would be a democratic way to proceed. To allow the Canolfan to be run democratically during Covid-19 and in the future, an updated Memorandum & Articles of Association has been prepared and circulated to Members. Some Members have objected to the updated Memorandum & Articles of Association on the basis that they would like to see changes to them. The Board fully supports the right of Members to put forward such changes, but at present there is no way to democratically make such changes. If the updated Memorandum & Articles of Association is approved we will be able to hold an electronic AGM at which the Board would encourage Members to put forward any amendments that they wish to put to the Membership. Changes supported at the AGM can then be put to all Members in a postal ballot, thereby ensuring that those who lack the technology to join the AGM are not disenfranchised. All Members of Canolfan y Fron should have received a ballot paper to vote on the updated Memorandum & Articles of Association and the Board recommends that Members vote ‘For’ the motions so that Canolfan y Fron can once again properly consult with its Members. The existing Memorandum & Articles of Association is unclear about the notice period for postal ballots, but to comply with the 21 day notice period required in normal times for a special resolution we have extended the deadline for returning ballot papers to the 22nd March 2021.



Siop Fron open 08:30 – 17:30 Daily (Sunday 10:00 – 17:00). 


We are now offering takeaway meals from Cegin Fron. Please place your order by phoning 01286 882048. To minimise contact at Cegin Fron we ask that you pay by card when placing your order. Click here to see menu,

We pride ourselves in providing food that is freshly cooked to order and it will be ready 5-10 minutes after you place your order. We don’t like to see food sitting under the lamps, so when you order please tell us if it will be more than 10 minutes before you will be able to pick it up.

During shop opening hours you can purchase sandwiches and other cold food and drink in Siop Fron. There are four outside tables where you can enjoy your food


The Llety reopened in July with Covid-19 measures accredited to the ‘Good to Go’ standards developed by the British tourist industry. Please note that accommodation in Wales is subject to changing Welsh Government Covid-19 requirements including restrictions on travel from England. 

We regret that due to Welsh Government advice and the Covid-19 limit of six people gathering indoors we have had to close the shared kitchen in the Llety. We have fitted tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms. You can purchase food in Siop Fron and we will soon be stocking breakfast bags for purchase by our guests.

You can make bookings on this web site, by calling 01286 880882 or go to, Expedia or Airbnb where you will find the Llety by searching for accommodation in Upper Llandwrog.    

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    Llety Y Fron

    The new and unique visitor accommodation is suitable for groups of up to 18, or for individuals and families. The accommodation wing has 16 beds sleeping up to 18 guests in four stylish and comfortable en suite rooms, with a shared community area including a kitchen, changing rooms, secure outdoor equipment store and electric car charging points. Free Wi-Fi throughout. The whole Llety can be booked for groups by contacting us direct AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE as these bookings on busy weekends often go many months, or even years in advance. We are in the centre of a quiet rural village so we are not suitable for groups specifically seeking a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, pubs and hostelries. To enquire or book at the cheapest rate contact 01286 880882 or email [email protected]

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    Caffi Yr Eliffant

    Taking its name from Mynydd Mawr, our ‘elephant’ mountain, the Caffi specialises in breakfasts, simple day fare, cakes, teas and coffees. The Caffi is an ideal stop for walkers on the North Wales Pilgrims Way or the Snowdonia Slate Trial or cyclists doing a climb to the village. Dogs on leads are welcome if they are well behaved. The views from the Caffi of the Nantlle Ridge across the valley are ever changing, and worth a visit any time of the year.


    Siop Fron - our local village shop

    Our community shop, the closest in 3 miles, caters for residents and visitors alike with a selection of basic groceries, dairy and eggs, fruit and vegetables, confectionery, drinks, newspapers, and solid fuel supplies. We also sell local produce and crafts, including cards and souvenirs of the area. The friendly staff are mostly local volunteers, who will give you a special welcome and do their very best to make sure you get what you’re looking for.

My Mountain

'Giant Mountain' when winter bites
And 'Heather Mountain' when summer delights
But to a visitor passing by,
It is just an elephant against the sky.

Mei Mac

Y Fron

In Snowdonia’s bosom nestles a village,
Far from the world’s turmoil and madness,
Might, strength and beauty surrounds An everlasting beauty.

E Williams
Former pupil at Ysgol Bronyfoel

T: 01286 880882    E: [email protected]

Canolfan Y Fron, Y Fron, Gwynedd, United Kingdom, LL54 7BB

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