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Explore Bodnant Garden, One of Wales’ Most Beautiful Gardens

Bodnant Garden, nestled in the Conwy Valley, is one of Wales’ most beautiful gardens, a celebrated horticultural haven and quite simply, a lovely place to visit.

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Visiting Bodnant Garden: A must-see garden during your stay in North Wales

While you’re in North Wales you can’t miss a trip to Bodnant Garden, an incredible National Trust property with awe-inspiring gardens.

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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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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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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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Snowdonia in Winter
 

Tips For Winter Getaways in Snowdonia

Snowdonia in Winter is just as beautiful as in the Summer. Some might argue even more so. Snow capped mountains, rivers full of crisp ice cold water and miles and miles of deserted beaches. The towns also come into their own with festive cobbled streets, cosy cafes and pubs with roaring fires. Here are some of our tips for winter getaways in Snowdonia CONWY CASTLE AND TOWN Conwy Castle and it’s walled town were built under the instruction of Edward I as part of his conquest of the principality of Wales. Its circuit of walls, over three quarters of a mile long and guarded by no less than 22 towers, is one of the finest in the World. Bodnant Gardens, Conwy Mountain and The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art are all near by and well worth a visit. BETWS-Y-COED SWALLOW FALLS The Swallow waterfalls in Betws-y-coed is the highest continuous waterfall in Wales and is one…

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Halloween 2015...
 

Halloween 2015...

If you’re lucky enough to be staying in one of our cottages over Halloween 2015, you’ll be pleased to know that Halloween Snowdonia Style does not have to involve standing around getting cold and wet watching your kids collect sweets! This is a place steeped in legend and myth so there is lots on offer – we have whittled it down to our top 5 which make for unique and exciting experiences you just won’t get anywhere else…… On the 29th, 30th and 31st October, The Ffestiniog Railway is running twilight railway trips where you board the train in fancy dress at 6pm and are taken into the mountains where you stop off in the dark woods for some fireworks and a little something to eat in the creepy cafe. Prices start from £11.60 for children and £17.50 for adults. Penryhn Castle just outside Bangor offers a range of activities including; The Penrhyn Castle Halloween Experience,…

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Halloween 2015...
 

Halloween Snowdonia Style .......

If you’re lucky enough to be staying in one of our cottages this half term with children in tow, you’ll be pleased to know that Halloween Snowdonia Style does not involve standing around getting cold and wet watching your kids collect sweets! This is a place steeped in legend and myth so there is lots on offer – we have whittled it down to our top 5 which make for unique and exciting experiences you just won’t get anywhere else…… The Ffestiniog Railway offers twilight railway trips where you board the train in fancy dress at 6pm and are taken into the mountains where you stop off in the dark woods for some fireworks and a little something to eat in the creepy cafe. Prices start from £11.60 for children and £17.50 for adults. Penryhn Castle just outside Bangor offers a range of activities from day time Halloween trails to the very popular Twilight Tours where…

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Self Catering Barn Near Pwllheli, Llyn Peninsula - Bryncaled Diary

“Despite the inclement weather we all had a fabulous break in a delightful, well appointed cottage. It was close to all amenities and yet remote enough for peace and tranquility. Facilities were spot on, in fact we enjoyed it so much, we considered taking a few extra days onto our fortnight’s holiday, but unfortunately it was booked. It was our granddaughters 1st holiday, 1st time at the beach, 1st tooth, and 1st paddle in the sea, many other 1sts – so memorable we will have to do it again very shortly. Cannot recommend it highly enough.” – Alan Jones, Shropshire As it was such a lovely day, we decided we would spend our first day in Aberdaron so the girls could enjoy the beach. The village of Aberdaron, not too far from where we were staying could only be described as one of the most idyllic little seaside villages we’ve ever come across. Set right next…

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