Things To Do In Criccieth
This beautiful little Welsh coastal village seemingly has it all: ocean rollers, mountain views and an imposing medieval castle to watch over it all. Criccieth lies at the gateway to Pen Llŷn / the Llŷn Peninsula, on the shores of Cardigan Bay. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Criccieth.
THINGS TO DO IN BETWS-Y-COED
The beautiful mountain village of Betws y Coed is the gateway to the mountains, forests and lakes of the Snowdonia National Park. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Betws y Coed.
Things To Do In Caernarfon
Caernarfon is one of the must-see towns of North Wales. Home to the nation’s most magnificent fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the best-preserved medieval castles on the planet, it is perfect for exploring on foot, with its 13th century walls, cobbled streets, and Georgian architecture. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Caernarfon.
Things to do in Conwy
Ah Conwy, you absolute beauty. We will never fail to feel just a little bit star-struck by your rock-solid magnificence. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Conwy.
The rise of the sweaty pound and the best places to spend it
Ironmen, ultrarunners, mountain bikers and plain old marathoners: increasing numbers of us are planning our holidays around what some might consider bloody hard work.
Things To Do In Barmouth
On the coast of Snowdonia, where the mountains meet the sea, Barmouth is perfect for walking, outdoor activity breaks, or fresh air getaways. The town has gift shops, restaurants, cafes and bars all located within a 5 minute walk from the harbour and promenade running alongside a blue flag beach. Here are the best things to do in Barmouth.
Things To Do In Abersoch
Abersoch, situated on the Llyn Peninsula offers great beaches, internationally recognised sailing waters and good surfing. Shops, restaurants, bars and cafes are all plentiful and easily accessible in town.
Things To Do In Beddgelert
Beddgelert is Snowdonia’s loveliest village. A place of legend yet rich with adventure, it is small and friendly with a handful of shops, arts and crafts, restaurants, traditional pubs and a fabulous ice cream shop! Here’s a short summary of things to do in Beddgelert, one in our series of Snowdonia Information Packs. https://youtu.be/GEU-00qQKQM ACTIVITIES Gelerts Grave The grave site of Llewelyn The Great’s faithful hound who was slain in a case of mistaken identity… he is the namesake of the village and to find out the full story, you may want to take a little wander up there. Snowdonia Advenrture Activities offer gorge walking, canyoning, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking and going underground. Sygun Copper Mine Ever fancied panning for fools gold? A unique experience of seeing how a Victorian copper mine used to work where a series of tunnels take you through the mine with magnificent caves and stalactites. Ty Isaf is the oldest…
SNOWDONIA STYLE ADVENTURE | MOUNTAIN BIKING
Snowdonia is mountain biking mecca, so when you are here, unless you have a severe aversion to bikes, you should make the effort to give it a go. There are trails for all abilities from beginner to advanced and makes for an amazing day out. Here are the best places to go for that Snowdonia style adventure | mountain biking… COED Y BRENIN | DOLGELLAU Set in the most beautiful forest just outside Dolgellau, there are 8 trails in total ranging from a simple forest road, a blue trail perfect for children and families and a series of 6 red and black trails to keep even the most experienced of riders going. Alongside the mountain biking trails, they have great walking and running trails too. The on site cafe and shop provide great home cooked food and cakes. There is a bike hire shop at the centre. ANTUR STINIOG | BLAENAU FFESTINIOG Set in…
Things to do in Pwllheli
Pwllheli, is the main market town and unofficial capital of the Llyn Peninsula. The town is full of character with its narrow streets which have many independent shops, traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants. Its award winning marina is host to a number of sailing events.
Things to do in Bala
Bala is set right in the heart of Snowdonia amongst mountains, rivers and lakes. Walking, white water rafting, cycling, sailing, canoeing, kayaking are readily available and the town itself has a great range of restaurants, pubs and cafes, catering for all tastes.
Top 5 Mountain Biking in North Wales
Nothing comes close to the feel of a rugged tread plunging into the fresh soil of an undiscovered path, rushing through undergrowth, scaling up a rocky trail and emerging, triumphant, to be greeted by a breathtaking vista of endless coastlines and rugged, forested mountains – unless you have found your way to cosy pub at the end of it all as well, of course. With some of the world’s most beautiful untouched territory at hand, the North Wales has just about everything that an avid mountain biking enthusiast can possibly thirst for – and we’ve got five fantastic routes that you’ll just have to put on that 2014 itinerary. Coed y Brenin Meaning “King’s Wood” in Welsh, this spectacular piece of land rolls out in true Welsh regal style, imposing and supernatural in its scale and presence. Part of Snowdonia National Park, it features several single-track courses as well as a dual-slalom course, and is a…
Cycling Holiday in North Wales
If, like me, you’ve been inspired by team GB’s performance in the velodrom during the London Olympics, you might want to consider bringing your bikes along when you next visit North Wales. Here’s a couple of places for you to consider. Coed Y Brennin Probably the best mountain biking centre in the UK. Miles and miles of rugged trails with fantastic names like ‘Beast of Brennin’, ‘Dragons Back’ and ‘Minour Tour’. The trails are colour coded according to difficulty similar to ski slopes. So all abilities can be confident of having a great time. All the trails start and finish from the new eco visitor centre just south of Trawsfynydd on the A470. There’s a nice café there, a well stocked spares shop, bike wash facilities and shower cubicles. Bikes can also be hired from the very nice people at Beics Brennin. Mawddach Trail The Mawddach Trail is the perfect choice for a family outing out…