Quick Facts on the History and Culture of Scenic Bala

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Quick Facts on the History and Culture of Scenic Bala

Bala Lake is a popular winter spot for sailors, windsurfers and fishermen. It has 14 types of fish and is the largest natural lake in Wales. You probably already know what a wonderful holiday destination Bala is. But if you’re planning a holiday here, this blog post will shed light on more fascinating facts about this destination.

Quick Facts on the History and Culture of Scenic Bala

History of Bala

Bala (or Bala Lake) is a small village in North Wales. It is a popular tourist destination in Wales. Bala Lake is 28 miles (45 km) away from Snowdonia. Bala Lake became a holiday attraction in the early 1900s. It is now a popular tourist attraction for water-based sports, nature and its views. This area is a great holiday destination if you’re looking for family-friendly activities and fun.

The village of Bala is the perfect getaway not only for its beautiful scenery and scenery but also for its cultural and historical values. And its history goes way back to ancient times.

The first inhabitants of Bala were the Celts. Then in the late 11th century, the Normans came to Bala and built the castle of Llangower. It was built in 1094 by Cadwgan ap Bleddfa. Cadwgan was the son of Bleddfa ap Cynan.

Culture of Bala

The culture of Bala is also very rich. It is a mixture of Welsh, English and Irish culture. You can see Welsh culture in the language and in the traditional celebrations.

During the 11th century, the Normans took over the area and introduced their culture. Bala was a very rich area due to its river and its large lake. Great aristocrats came to this area and built castles. They also introduced their culture, customs and beliefs.

The local people offered hospitality to the aristocrats. They taught them the local culture and customs. They also showed them the Welsh language. Many of these customs and traditions are still practised today.

The Welsh and the Normans lived side by side in harmony. They even intermarried. The Welsh and the Normans brought their customs and traditions to Bala.

A third culture was introduced in Bala when the Anglican church was brought here. The Protestants came to Bala during the 17th and 18th centuries, when many Roman Catholics were arrested and punished.

There is a very interesting history behind the naming of Bala. Many historians believe that the name is related to the word Balch (which means shelter). The rich people of the 11th century built a castle to protect themselves against their enemies, marauders and robbers.


There are many reasons to visit Bala. You can see a fun, friendly and relaxing time, discover water-based sports, and enjoy some beautiful scenery. The area is also rich in cultural tourism. You can see many historical sites, enjoy the old buildings and learn about the rich history of Wales.

This destination is perfect for a family holiday or a romantic getaway. It has a large lake, which is a great place to spend time with friends, family or loved ones.

As you plan your holiday, it pays to know about the top places to visit in North Wales! While you travel, visit some of the glampsites Canvas Hamlet has set around the area. We have created three luxury pop up glampsites! Each site has fully kitted out bell tents (and a shepherd’s hut at Forge Farm) available for booking. We have three locations this year, Forge Farm Near Llangollen, Anglesey and Bala!