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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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World Heritage Status Given To North Wales Slate Mines
 

World Heritage Status Given To North Wales Slate Mines

North Wales has a rich industrial heritage and the region has been recognised with World Heritage Status given to North Wales Slate Mines

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Secret Mountains Series
 

Secret Mountains Series | Moel Ysgyfarnogod

Step into the wild heart of Snowdonia to explore this hidden gem. Off the beaten track, and a great alternative to Snowdon & the busier peaks of North Wales, Moel Ysgyfarnogod.

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Awe walks – seeking wonder in the landscapes of North Wales
 

Awe walks – seeking wonder in the landscapes of North Wales

Awe walks – seeking wonder in the landscapes of North Wales will boost your happiness and wellbeing, and might just change your selfie habit too

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Explore Snowdonia’s outstanding mountain scenery by heritage railway
 

Explore Snowdonia’s outstanding mountain scenery by heritage railway

Explore Snowdonia’s outstanding mountain scenery by heritage railway. Steam trains and stunning landscape views are a match made in heaven

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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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How North Wales became the adventure capital of Europe
 

How North Wales became the adventure capital of Europe

How North Wales became the adventure capital of Europe: the story behind some of our region’s most exciting attractions.

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Rhiwgoch – a holiday cottage where you can really let off steam
 

Rhiwgoch – a holiday cottage where you can really let off steam

This handsome Snowdonia farmhouse comes with big mountain views and a steam train running through the garden. It could only be in North Wales

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SHOP LOCAL CHRISTMAS 2016
 

SHOP LOCAL CHRISTMAS 2016 | SNOWDONIA

A recent study showed that if every adult living in the Snowdonia area spent £5 a week in a local shop as opposed to the big chain stores, the local economy would benefit by approx £26 million every year. What better way to support the community than to buy local this Christmas. To give you some inspiration as to what’s on offer, here’s our guide to SHOP LOCAL CHRISTMAS 2016 | SNOWDONIA…   HAMPERS There are so many lovely local food and drinks brands and they make for really great presents, especially those who are difficult to buy for. BODNANT WELSH FOOD | CONWY – have a good selection of wine, cheese and condiment hampers using all locally sourced produce. RHUG ESTATE | CORWEN – offer incredible meat hampers; everything you could want for Christmas. KERFOOTS | PORTHMADOG – they have a good selection of ready made hampers or you can create your own if you…

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Criccieth beach and castle
 

SNOWDONIA INFORMATION PACK | CRICCIETH

Criccieth is known as “The Pearl Of Wales On The Shores Of Snowdonia”. Set around the castle, it’s a small town with beautiful beaches. Lots of walking and cycling paths allow you to fully immerse yourself in the Welsh countryside while Porthmadog and Pwllheli are just down the road. Here is our Snowdonia Information Pack | Criccieth

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Walking witht he kids
 

What To Do with a Moody Teenager This Summer In Snowdonia

Anyone with teenage children will know the gruelling performance one has to go through when entertaining a ‘teenager’ on holiday. Even though the days of your child enjoying or even wanting to do what you planned are a far distant memory, all is not lost… I am not suggesting the daily fight of getting them up and out will go, but from personal experience, this list of what to do with a moody teenager this summer in Snowdonia has been a life saver…   CLIMB A MOUNTAIN This will be met with untold amount of complaining. However, just choose one of the bigger peaks so it’s a challenge and something they will remember with pride. After the first mile of moaning, they soon get into it and when you reach the more challenging aspects of the summits, they will come into their own. Here is a really A Really Simple Walking Guide Up Snowdon.   ZIPLINING…

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5 Family Walks For The Easter Holidays
 

5 Family Walks For The Easter Holidays

Walking in Snowdonia is a must when visiting, but not all of us are up for the full mountain experience, especially with children in tow. So we have put together 5 family walks for the Easter holidays that offer beautiful views along with a mix of terrain suitable for all ages and abilities….. BARMOUTH The Panorama Walk: This Barmouth classic that boasts 3 different walks; short (1.7Km), medium (7.1Km) and long (10.2Km). The views are totally breath taking when you look down the Mawddach Estuary from the gardens. You might want to take a picnic to sit and eat here as there is a bench for the adults and great stones that look like chairs for the kids! DOLGELLAU The Precipice Walk A 3 mile walk through the Nannau estate offers great views down the Mawddach Estuary and the principal mountain ranges of Snowdonia; there is not much climbing or descending involved and it is an…

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This Christmas it'll be GRIMM in Blaenau...
 

This Christmas it'll be GRIMM in Blaenau...

Excitingly, the Market Hall In Blaenau Ffestiniog, after 20 years is re-opening and being transformed into a homage to The Brothers Grimm. A German fairy tale inspired Christmas fair will be taking place in the building and car park from 12-14th December. Aimed at children and families and based on the German Fairy tales, there will be story telling in both Welsh and English alongside market stalls selling arts, crafts and food; all in traditional German Christmas style. The market stalls have been created using reclaimed wood from a local chapel adding to the authentic feel of the event. Local artists will be selling jewelery, pottery, Christmas decorations, beauty products and cakes. The food on offer will include one of largest BBQ’s in the country as well as a German swing grill serving German cuisine alongside other options including vegetarian. Drinks will be non alcoholic but again all in line with the theme adding to the…

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Snowdonia Swimming
 

Wild Swimming Snowdonia Style….

Wild Swimming Snowdonia Style, not only enriches the soul and pushes you out of your comfort zone, but quite honestly its really good fun! It always amazes me how many people visit Snowdonia without experiencing it. Snowdonia is full of waterfalls (Rheadar in Welsh) and rivers and its such a unique part of the area that if you come to visit, you really should jump into at least one waterfall pool. Its exciting, its fun, its an adventure, its a challenge and…. its free… There are many ways to enjoy the pleasures of wild swimming; be it getting suited and booted for a 1 mile lake swim with a group, or, like me, grab your kids, the dog and a towel and go forth looking for the waterfalls and river pools for a quick dunk or a swim around if the temperature allows! Yes, it is usually a cold affair jumping into the pools, but that’s…

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