Shopping and Local Produce

Care for ourselves by planning ahead

  • Research and prepare before travelling to avoid disappointment – not everything will be open
  • Consider visiting less popular sites at quieter times
  • Be aware of Covid-19 Regulations in Wales


Our shopping scene prizes the personal over the pre-packaged and the hand-made over the mass-produced. Of course, you’ll find the usual high street names, but they are just a small part of our unique retail landscape.

Shopping is always a pleasure in the friendly, family-run stores populating high streets in places like Bala, Caernarfon, Dolgellau, Llanrwst and Pwllheli. Our shops are vital parts of their communities. Warm welcomes come as standard, whether you’re local or a visitor. For further details on shopping local visit the Buy Local Gwynedd Facebook page and the Keep it Local, Keep it Welsh website.

To find out what’s happening on our creative scene visit for all the up-to-date arts news, plus a comprehensive directory of artists, art associations and art centres. For a closer look at art studios and workshops, check out the Helfa Gelf Arts Trail at