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Things to do in Betws y Coed
 

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.

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Things to do in Conwy
 

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.

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Bucketlist Adventures in North Wales
 

Bucket List Adventures in North Wales

Fancy a bucket list adventure in 2022? No more procrastinating! Get inspired, get booked, and start the year with something amazing to look forward to

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A Quick Guide to the Landscapes of Snowdonia
 

A Quick Guide to the Landscapes of Snowdonia

There are few places on earth as stunningly diverse and beautiful as Snowdonia. Check out our guide to some of the landscapes we love most

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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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Snowdonia’s landscapes and the artists it has inspired
 

Snowdonia’s landscapes and the artists it has inspired

There are few places on earth as stunningly diverse and beautiful as Snowdonia. Here are some of our favourite artists who this region has inspired

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Secret Mountains Series. Tryfan
 

Secret Mountains Series. Tryfan

Where hiking meets proper mountaineering and an Everest connection. Tryfan is one of the great peaks of North Wales.

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Secret Castle series. Dolwyddelan.
 

Secret Castle series. Dolwyddelan.

A stone fortress built by Prince Llywelyn the Great. Dolwyddelan Castle is as Welsh as the rugged Snowdonia mountains that surround it.

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Kick Off New Year By Signing Up To A Snowdonia Fitness Challenge.
 

Kick Off New Year By Signing Up To A Snowdonia Fitness Challenge

Kick off the new year by signing up to a Snowdonia fitness challenge – it gets you focused and routine training will help get you to the end of dry January!

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Dog-friendly activities for your next holiday in North Wales
 

Dog-friendly activities for your next holiday in North Wales

Looking for some dog-friendly activities for your next holiday in North Wales? These are some of our dog’s favourites.

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Mothers Day Snowdonia Style
 

Mother’s Day Snowdonia Style

We love to spoil our mums on Mother’s Day. A day to thank her.. and to butter her up for some babysitting! Here’s our guide to Mother’s Day Snowdonia Style.

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Welsh Cakes and Bara Brith at Working Hill Farm Cottages

Stay at Hafod-y-Coed, Stabal-y-Coed or Ysgubor-y-Coed in February, March or April 2019 and you will have some delicious Welsh Cakes and a Bara Brith waiting for you!

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Cefn-Rhyd
 

20% Discount at Cefn Rhyd

Book to stay at this 2 bedroom, Welsh country cottage Cefn Rhyd between now and Christmas for a minimum of 3 nights and receive a fantastic 20% discount!

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Farm Holiday Cottage Near Betws Y Coed
 

Free Breakfast Hamper | Ysgubor-y-Coed

Ysgubor-y-Coed is a traditional farm holiday cottage near Betws-y-Coed in Snowdonia, North Wales. This beautifully presented cottage is the ideal getaway for couples or families

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Holiday Cottage With Fantastic Views Near Fairy Glen
 

TOP 5 RIVERS TO EXPLORE IN NORTH WALES

Here in North Wales our mountains and lakes are known throughout the world but it is the rivers that might be new to many. To give you an idea of what’s on offer, here are the Top 5 Rivers To Explore In North Wales…   AFON GLASLYN The Glaslyn river flows through the village of Beddgelert, one of the most beautiful villages in Snowdonia. The walk along the river is truly stunning, taking you past Gelerts Grave and into the village itself where you will find traditional craft shops, cafes and of course the famous Glaslyn Ices where they offer some of the best ice-cream in Snowdonia. A mile south of Beddgelert in Nantmor is the Aberglaslyn Pass, a narrow gorge in the river known for its outstanding beauty.   AFON TYWERWYN The National Whitewater Centre is based on the River Tywerwyn. As the rapids are damn controlled, you can be ensured of having consistent water…

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10 THINGS TO DO THIS HALF TERM IN NORTH WALES

If you are coming to Snowdonia for February half term, we have lots of great things on offer for all age groups. To give you a bit of inspiration, here are 10 things to do this half term:   GO BELOW Go below is the ultimate underground experience. It’s a journey through the Snowdonia mountains where you zip line through caverns, climb vertical shafts, boat across an underground lake, traverse over an abyss, scale a waterfall and abseil down to the deepest point in the UK.   ZIP WORLD Fforest Coaster (an alpine coaster that runs through the forest at exhilarating speeds) opened last year to a great response at the Zip World Betws-Y-Coed location. A total of 5 activities are located here including Zip Safari (a series of 23 zip lines through the trees), Plummet (jump from a 100ft tower), Skyride (Europe’s highest 5 seater swing), Treetop Nets (nets suspended in trees 60ft above the…

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NEW DIONI HOLIDAY COTTAGES | NORTH WALES

Some beautiful properties have recently joined the Dioni family. Incase you missed them, here is an introduction to the new Dioni holiday cottages:   LARGE HOLIDAY COTTAGE WITH HOT TUB NEAR ABERSOCH | NEIGWL SLEEPS 14 | HOT TUB | WIFI | NR BEACH | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE Located high up on the hills in Rhiw, Neigwl comfortably sleeps fourteen. Stunning views, beautiful interiors and attention to detail describe this large holiday cottage with a hot tub near Abersoch to a capital T. A spacious and modern renovation, this holiday cottage will be on your wishlist.   CUTE STONE COTTAGE IN RURAL NORTH WALES | ELUSENDY SLEEPS 4 | WIFI | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE Set in the small village of Ysbyty Ifan, just outside Betws Y Coed, this cottage is an old Almshouse dating back to the 1880’s. The cottage is everything a cute stone cottage in rural North Wales should be;…

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Merry Christmas Nadolig Llawen
 

SHOP LOCAL FOR CHRISTMAS SNOWDONIA STYLE...

Supporting local businesses is always high up on my list of priorities and you might be surprised by how much ‘local sparkle’ you can add to your Christmas offering. To give you a nudge in the right direction, here is our low down on how to shop local for Christmas Snowdonia style…   EXPERIENCES Gifting someone an experience is great – the long lasting memories and serotonin high that comes with these far out weigh the quick dopamine rush from unwrapping a ‘material’ object. There is alot on offer in Snowdonia, so here are 5 of the best:   ZIP WORLDZip World offer 8 different types of activities from the longest zip line in the world, underground trampolines and a roller coaster in the forest. A great range of prices and something for all the family. MORE INFO SURF SNOWDONIA Surf Snowdonia is perfect for any budding surfing enthusiasts or those pro’s who want to see what the…

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Things To Do In Beddgelert
 

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…

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TOP 5
 

Top 5 | Holiday Cottages For Cycling

There are plenty of cycling opportunities in North Wales, catering for all ages and abilities. From mountain biking trails, downhill trails and designated cycling paths, there is lots on offer and some of our cottages are really well located to enjoy these places. Here are our Top 5 | Holiday Cottages For Cycling.   HOLIDAY COTTAGE ACCOMMODATION NEAR ZIP WORLD | Y-GELLI NR: LON LAS OGWEN CYCLE PATH | BANGOR TO LAKE OGWEN Ysgubor y Gelli is a one bedroom holiday cottage accommodation near Snowdonia and 1 mile from the now famous Zip World. Located in a quiet village but within easy access to nearby mountains, coast, towns, attractions, and activities.   HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN COED Y BRENIN FOREST, NORTH WALES | MAES-Y-COED NR COED Y BRENIN | DOLGELLAU This wonderful Holiday cottage in Coed Y Brenin Forest, North Wales sits in a small clearing and is totally unique! The original brick built cottage has been…

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