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Half term discount at holiday cottage at the foot of Cader Idris

A great half term offer for you! 10% discount at this cute holiday cottage at the foot of Cader Idris. Garden-Cottage, sleeps 5 and is pet friendly, is the perfect base for exploring Southern Eryri (Snowdonia)

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Dolgellau
 

Things to do in Dolgellau

With more than 200 listed buildings and a beautiful Snowdonia backdrop, Dolgellau is a handsome market town which has plenty going on all year round. It’s the perfect place to soak up a bit of local culture along with those soaring mountain landscapes. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Dolgellau.

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20% Discount at pet friendly property in Dolgellau

Book to stay in this traditional pet friendly property in Dolgellau over the Winter and receive 20% discount! Glasfryn is situated just minutes walk from the centre of Dolgellau and sleeps 5. Its the perfect base for exploring the local area, walking Cader Idris or perhaps the Mawddach Trail and you can also bring you dogs with you!

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A Welsh Game of Thrones? Our medieval myths are even more captivating
 

A Welsh Game of Thrones? Our medieval myths are even more captivating

Forget the seven kingdoms of Westeros. North Wales has its own set of gutsy fantasy capers: the Mabinogion. This is our guide to where you can find them.

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The Twits by Illyria in Harlech Castle
 

Snowdonia festivals, fairs and summer events

A lot of the larger events like Wakestock, The National Eisteddfod and the Royal Welsh Show already get a lot of attention and publicity. But I though it might be nice to promote some of the smaller more local fun days that we’ve enjoyed in the past. Ffair Criccieth, 29th of June. A summer fair has been held in this pretty seaside town for over 100 years. Winding streets lined with market stalls lead you down to the town car park filled with Ferris wheels and candy floss. Cytser are a theatre and production company based here in Snowdonia, North Wales. Every summer they organize some magical open air events in the grounds of Harlech Castle. They range from Shakespearian plays to musical pageants. This year, we’re particularly looking forward to Illyria Theater Company’s production of Rohl Dahl’s The Twits on the 25th of July. The Sesiwn Fawr music festival began as a small celebration of…

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5 Things To Do in and Around Dolgellau
 

5 Things To Do in and Around Dolgellau

A small and beautiful town, Dolgellau’s story is said to date back to the 11th or early 12th century when it was believed a settlement was created by Cadwgan ap Bleddyn for a town to be created to serve as a ‘serf village’. Later in mid 12th century, Dolgellau was more recognised for its importance when the area was the location of a council of chiefs led by Glyndwr. In the 18th century, the town was recognised for its wool industry, where its output was calculated to be worth 50,000-100,000 annually. More recently, in the 19th century the area experienced decline with the development of wool looms but later, experienced a gold rush with gold being commissioned for the royal family. Today though, Dolgellau’s economy relies on the tourism industry. With the towns stunning surroundings and being set in the southern part of Snowdonia National Park, it provides a brilliant base location for tourists looking to…

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Barmouth Walking Festival 2015
 

Barmouth Walking Festival

The Barmouth Walking Festival is fast approaching once again. It’s a great event organized by the Barmouth Publicity Association and runs from the 18th to the 27th of September. For £7.50 you can join a group of like minded enthusiasts for a guided walk along some fantastic routes. The walk leaders have all been carefully selected and can really add to the experience with their local knowledge of the landscape, history ond nature. There are more than 30 walks to choose from. The price goes down a little if you book 4 days or more. The brochure suggests that there are routes for all abilities. But most of them I would suggest are best suited for people who have done some walking before. 10 miles through the Rhinog Mountains is not for everybody. We’ve had a lot of guests in the past that have really enjoyed the experience despite some sore feet so we highly recommend…

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