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Celebrate the Year of Outdoors in North Wales
 

Celebrate the Year of Outdoors in North Wales

From outdoor concerts to pioneering water sports, Visit Wales has announced a landmark list of firsts to mark 2020 as the Year of Outdoors.

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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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Things To Do In Caernarfon
 

Things To Do In Caernarfon

Caernarfon is a beautiful medieval town set on the north coast of Wales. With miles of sandy beaches and rugged mountains a short drive away, it’s a great central place to enjoy a bit of town life and history whilst being on the door stop to experience the great outdoors. Here’s our quick guide to Things To Do In Caernarfon.

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Things To Do In Harlech
 

Things to do in Harlech

Harlech is a small town along the west coast of North Wales on Cardigan Bay. Its castle, set up high on the rock is the focal point of the town from which there is a small selection of cafes and restaurants. Beautiful sandy beaches, mountains and waterfalls are all within a short drive away. It is a picture perfect place to visit with a variety of activities to do on the doorstep.

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Barmouth, a Traditional Seaside Holiday
 

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.

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THINGS TO DO IN BETWS-Y-COED

The gateway to Snowdonia, Betws-y-Coed is a wonderful setting surrounded by woodland, mountains and cascading waterfalls. It is ideal for outdoor activity holidays including walking, cycling and water sports with a great selection of shops, restaurants and cafes. Here is our guide on things to do in Betws-Y-Coed 2018: https://youtu.be/VNL4M0lVT3g ACTIVITIES SWALLOW FALLS Swallow Falls is the largest, continuous waterfall in Wales. You can either park up in the Swallow Falls hotel and a short walk will take you to the look out point on the south bank or a walk through Gwydir Forest on the Swallow Falls walking trail will take you to the North Bank which is said to give more spectacular views. ZIP WORLD FFOREST One of three locations run by the Zip World Company, the Zip Safari, Skyride, Treetop Nets, Fforest Coaster and Tree Hoppers are all located in Betws Y Coed. The Fforest coaster is the newest attraction; a roller coaster…

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Things To Do In Abersoch 2018
 

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. https://youtu.be/FaCpnpe3KFk   ACTIVITIES The Abersoch golf course was designed by Harry Varden and opened in 1908. It is a links and parkland course with stunning views. It has recently been placed 17th best golf course in Wales and has been voted the friendliest!Glasfryn Parc Wakeboarding, karting and quad biking are all on offer as well as bowling, fishing and archery for those who are looking for something a little less intense. Come rain or shine, there is something for each member of the family here.Segway Tours is Probably not the most obvious of activities, but this is off road no less! If you’re not looking for the off road adventure you can always have a more leisurely cruise around the 30 acres of beautiful forest. Based at…

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Snowdonia Adventure
 

TOP 5 | THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY IN SNOWDONIA

Never let the rain stop you in Snowdonia. It’s part of the furniture and there are lots of things to do even when it pours down. So if the rain decides to visit when you are staying, here are the top 5 | things to do on a rainy day in Snowdonia.   1 – WATER SPORTS It’s wet anyway so take advantage of all the watersports we have on offer. From canyoning, gorge walking, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking and Sup’ing, it’s all available on the many stunning lakes in the area. Snowdonia Adventure Activities, Adrenalin Addicts and Bala Watersports are some of the providers. Surf Snowdonia should also be on your to-do list in the rain.   2 – STEAM TRAINS The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highlands is a steam train that runs from Caernarfon to Blaenau Ffestiniog over the Snowdonia mountains and around the lakes. Expect stunning scenery in what is a spectacular trip. There…

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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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The New Adventure At Zip World
 

The New Adventure At Zip World

The 10th of May sees the opening of the new adventure at Zip World; The Fforest Coaster… It’s another first of its kind in the UK and again, Snowdonia is the launch pad. Just another feather in the Snowdonia cap when it comes to offering unique and new to market adventure experiences….   Based on the traditional toboggan, the Fforest Coaster runs on rails making it a much faster experience. The ride is over 1000m long (over 1/2 a mile), through the stunning Betws-Y-Coed woodland where you can reach speeds of upto 40km per hour. A 500m uplift takes you to the top and then you decend from there, flying through the forest at exhilarting speeds. Unlike traditional rollercoasters, you can control your speed so for those who want the full thrill, they can go brake free whilst those who are not feeling so brave have the choice to slow things down! Open to all ages,…

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THINGS TO DO IN LLANBERIS

Known as Snowdon’s village, Llanberis is situated at the foot of Snowdon. Sitting on the twin lakes of Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris, the surrounding scenery is rugged and beautiful. Adventure activities are available near-by and the town has lovely cafes and restaurants. https://youtu.be/VNL4M0lVT3g ACTIVITIES NATIONAL SLATE MUSEUM A look back in history to the workings of the second largest slate quarry in the world. Guided tours show you how the quarry worked and what it would have been like to live and work in this Victorian slate quarry. ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN Is a hydroelectric power plant built inside a mountain. Opened in 1984 by Prince Charles, it is now a critical contributor to the energy supply for the UK. Take a tour and learn the history, how it came about and how it works – fascinating! SURF-LINES Offer great adventures days incorporating canoeing, kayaking, climbing and coasteering. You can pick from either one of their tailor-made…

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Conwy Castle
 

Things to do in Conwy

With a foreboding castle set against a mountainous backdrop, the medieval walled town of Conwy has everything on offer: beaches, mountains and bustling villages alongside festivals, art galleries, restaurants and excellent shopping making a great holiday location. https://youtu.be/VNL4M0lVT3g ACTIVITIES SURF SNOWDONIA This man-made wave garden creates the perfect waves time after time. A great place to learn to surf or hone your skills. With an additional water climbing wall, onsite cafe, swimming pool, soft play centre, there is plenty to do. CONWY CASTLE No trip to Conwy is complete without a visit to the castle – its impressive structure is sure to keep you and the family entertained going around and immersing yourself in the history that comes with it. CONWY VALLEY MAZE The worlds largest garden maze will keep you and the family entertained for hours! £5 per person. GREENWOOD FOREST PARK< Voted the best family attraction North Wales it offers a great day out…

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Things to do in Pwllheli
 

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. https://youtu.be/VNL4M0lVT3g ACTIVITIES SNOWDONIA ADVENTURE ACTIVITIESOffer gorge walking, canyoning, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking and going underground.SAILINGPwllheli Sailing Club holds the status of a Volvo Champion Club, so if you want to enjoy a bit of sailing while you are in the area, we would recommend you visit here.GOLFThe Pwllheli Golf Course was founded in 1900 and is a unique course offering both tree lined parkland and a links golfing experience. The golf club has fabulous views including those of the Cambrian Coast, Snowdonia Mountains and the Llyn Peninsula.WAKEBOARDINGGlasfryn Parc is 5 miles from Pwllheli and a must if you’re looking for a little adrenaline infused activity. Wakeboarding, karting and quad biking are…

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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.

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Things To Do In Snowdonia During Half Term
 

Things To Do In Snowdonia During Half Term

If you are here during half term, there are no end of things to do for kids entertainment. To help you make the most of your time, here is our list of things to do in Snowdonia during half term… 1: SNOWBOARDING / SKIING The Llandudno Ski Centre is great value for money and a really great afternoon out. Choose from skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing or sno-tubing and they have an onsite restaurant in the style of an alpine cabin just to add to ambience! 2: CLIMB A MOUNTAIN We obviously have Snowdon in the mix, but you might want to consider something a little less full on with children in tow. Moelfre nr Barmouth, Moel Shabod in Capel Curig or Moel Eilio nr Snowdon are all good to venture up. 3: CASTLES There are over 600 castles in Wales and up here in the North we have some pretty spectacular ones. Even for those hard to…

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Things To Do In Snowdonia When It Rains....
 

Things To Do In Snowdonia When It Rains....

Before we start, it’s only fair to point out that it doesn’t actually rain in Wales as much as you might think. The west coast of Snowdonia in particular, fairs better weather wise, than most of the UK. Met office statistics show that the number of ‘wet days’ during the summer months is less than in England and when comparing ‘hours of sunshine’ the western coast of wales again, tends towards the top of the UK table. But you’re right of course, this isn’t Spain, and yes it might rain. So here is our line up of things to do in Snowdonia when the weather is less than perfect… Underground Adventures Like the treasures of London during the Blitz, you might want to seek refuge in some of the slate caverns of Blaenau Ffestiniog. In 1940, on the orders of Winston Churchill, Manod Quarry was used to store all the pictures from the National and Tate…

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Snowdonia Adventure
 

All I Want For Christmas Is A Snowdonia Adventure.......

If you’re stuck for Christmas present ideas this year, giving a loved one a Snowdonia Adventure might be the answer to your problems. From climbing Snowdon, white water rafting, bouncing on the UK’s only underground trampolines suspended 180ft off the ground, traveling the worlds fastest zipline, jumping water falls and climbing some of the most beautiful and challenging rock faces in the world, its all here in Snowdonia….. A wonderful adventure will stay with you forever and something you can re-live over and over. So if you are coming on holiday to Snowdonia next year, or you know of someone else coming, why not treat them this Christmas with a voucher for an experience they will remember forever. To help you with your Christmas shopping, we have teamed up with 2 of Snowdonia’s top activities providers to offer Dioni customers exclusive discounts: SNOWDONIA ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES: Toni and her team offer rock climbing, gorge walking, canyoning, kayaking,…

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