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Explore Anglesey Series | A Whistle Stop Tour along the Menai Strait
 

Explore Anglesey Series | A Whistle Stop Tour along the Menai Strait

We’re going on a road trip! Come with us on a tour along the beautiful Menai Strait, which runs along the southern shoreline of Ynys Môn

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I’m a Celebrity - Famous North Wales
 

I’m a Celebrity - Famous North Wales

As ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… prepares to return to the North Wales seaside town of Abergele later this month, we ask who’s the most famous North Walian of all?

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Autumn Activities in North Wales
 

Autumn Activities in North Wales

With the summer months behind us, now is the time to look forward to sunny autumn mornings, beautiful forest walks, and snuggling up

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Our Top 6 Places to Cool off in a North Wales Heatwave

It’s that time of year again. The sun has got his hat on and we’re all starting to melt. Here’s our Top 6 Places to Cool off in a North Wales heatwave

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Our Top 7 Picnic Spots in North Wales
 

Our Top 7 Picnic Spots in North Wales

Lockdown has turned thousands of us into avid bird watchers. Are you one of them? Here are some of our favourite places in North Wales to watch birds.

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Dog-friendly beaches in North Wales
 

Dog-friendly beaches in North Wales

If you know North Wales already, you’ll know that there are hundreds of miles of coast to explore with your dog. These are our favourite dog-friendly beaches in North Wales

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Explore Anglesey Series. Cemaes
 

Explore Anglesey Series | Cemaes

Located on the shores of Anglesey’s dramatic north coast, the pretty harbour village of Cemaes is the most northerly village in Wales… lets explore Anglesey, Cemaes….

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A guide to Snowdonia’s Dark Sky Reserve and star gazing in North Wales
 

A guide to Eryri’s Dark Sky Reserve and star gazing in North Wales

Are you a watcher of stars? Awarded Dark Sky Reserve Status in 2015, the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park is one of the best places in the UK to gaze at night skies

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Anglesey, Newborough
 

Explore Anglesey Series. Newborough

Newborough is a village in the southwestern corner of Anglesey. It is home to a spectacular blue flag beach which comes with a stunning mountain backdrop.

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Explore Anglesey Series
 

Explore Anglesey Series | The best beaches on the island

Anglesey boasts more than 125 miles of stunning coast and bucketfuls of beautiful, award-winning beaches. Here are some of our favourites.

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walking, snowdon
 

Free family days out for autumn: the best things to do in North Wales

How to have a great family day out in North Wales without spending any money (if you can resist the ice cream that is).

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Best Family Cycling Routes In Snowdonia
 

Best Family Cycling Routes In Snowdonia

North Wales has lots of traffic free, flat cycling routes. Through forests, around lakes and along rivers, we have it all. Best family cycling routes in Snowdonia.

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The Most Beautiful North Wales Forests To Explore This Autumn
 

The Most Beautiful North Wales Forests To Explore This Autumn

All shades of red, gold and green await you during the autumn months in North Wales forests. It’s a beautiful time of year to book a holiday getaway!

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Watersports Snowdonia Style
 

Watersports Snowdonia Style

With its miles of stunning coastline, beautiful lakes and rivers, there is plenty of opportunity in North Wales to take part in some of the best water sports the UK has to offer. As Wales is celebrating its incredible waters this year with The Year Of The Sea, we thought we would introduce you as to what is available when it comes to Watersports Snowdonia Style…

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starry sky
 

Top 5 Holiday Cottages For Stargazing

Are you a watcher of stars? Awarded Dark Sky Reserve Status in 2015, the Eryri National Park is one of the best places in the UK to gaze at night skies in all their mesmerising glory.

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Historic Houses of Snowdonia

Snowdonia is home to some beautiful houses. Ambling around, taking in the incredible interiors, stunning gardens and histories are always a great way to while away an afternoon and the tales of romance, bribery and smuggling of contraband are just an added bonus! If you are looking for something different to do while you are here or the weather is getting in the way of your outdoor activities, why not take a day out and visit some of these beautiful homes. Here are four of our favourite historic houses of Snowdonia…   PENRYN CASTLE | BANGOR Home to Dawkins – Pennant’s, this mock castle in Norman style is so impressive with its abundance of intricate plaster and stone carving; especially the stone staircase which is breathtaking. Queen Victoria is one of the more notable guests and the slate bed which was commissioned for her stay in 1859 is still in situ. A walled garden, extensive formal…

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TOP 5 SNOWDONIA SEAFOOD DINING EXPERIENCES
 

Top 5 Snowdonia Seafood Dining Experiences

Being so close to the coast, we do seafood very well in Snowdonia and I’m not talking fish and chips. I’m talking about hidden gems of restaurants that offer incredible seafood in fantastic locations… here are our top 5 Snowdonia seafood dining experiences:   TWNTI SEAFOOD, PWLLHELI Based in-between Pwllheli and Abersoch, this converted barn, off the beaten track really does have a reputation for excellent seafood. It has been running for over 26 years and is a real favourite with those who know of it.   DYLANS, CRICCIETH Following on from its success in Menai Bridge, Dylans opened up their second location in the Maes-Y Mor on the beach fronton Criccieth. A fabulous environment with an extensive fish menu alongside pizza, burgers and pasta. They have a separate bar there too if you just fancy a drink overlooking the sea.   MARRAM GRASS, ANGLESEY Having received great reviews in the national press and Julia Bradbury…

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TOP 5 ROMANTIC HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR TWO
 

Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen - The Welsh Valentines Day

Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen (pronounced Doo-In-Wen) is the Welsh Valentines day and celebrated on the 25th January. Santes Dwynen is the Welsh saint of love and her story is steeped in Celtic folklore… She was the daughter of the king Brychan Brycheiniog and one of 24 siblings all of whom were blessed with beauty; Dwynen however was the most beautiful. During a banquet at court, Dwynwen and a young prince, Maelon Drafodrill, met and fell in love. The following day Maelon rushed to ask Brychan for his daughters hand in marriage, but alas she was betrothed to another. Maelon left the court distraught without even saying goodbye to Dwynwen. Heartbroken, Dwynwen fled to the forest where she prayed to God, asking him to rid her of her love for Maelon. When she eventually fell asleep, Dwynwen had the strangest dream. Maelon was walking towards her through the trees when an angel, sent by God, came down from…

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Buy Things, Not Experiences
 

Buy Experiences, Not Things...

It’s loomimg. That time when we have to decide what to get our loved ones for Christmas. It gets harder and harder every year and I don’t know about you, but in our household we seem to have everything we need. Getting more ‘stuff’ means a) having to make room by discarding perfectly good other ‘stuff’ b) adding to a pile that after a couple of weeks will gather dust and c) also adding to the already fraught management of ‘screen time’! There is a lot of research to support that taking part in an ‘experience’ creates more long term well-being than new material possessions. They tend to be done with others so involves proper social engagement (as apposed to the virtual kind). Accomplishing challenges adds to your personal identity and growth and the memories from an experience create a strong sense of happiness. So taking all of this into consideration and throw in the fact…

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Things to do in Llanberis
 

Rib Rides Diary - Anglesey

After hearing a lot of great reviews on the Rib Ride experience in Anglesey, we went to see what it was all about and it certainly didn’t disappoint… Apart from the obvious thrill of racing down the menai straits at high speed by boat, the trip also includes an insight to a lot of interesting facts about the area; not a dull list of dates, but great stories of the past and all the shenanigans that went on in that neck of the woods. Having gone under Menai bridge, we entered into the swellies, its a section of the straights where the currents are particularly strong where you’ll see whirlpools – don’t worry, they aren’t going to swallow the boat up, but none the less give you an understanding of why Nelson called the Menai Straits the most treacherous stretch of water in the world. Carrying on under Britannia bridge, we then did a fly by…

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