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Top 5 North Wales Holiday Cottages Overlooking Castles 

With more castles per square mile than any other country Wales truly is ‘castle country’. Here’s our top 5 North Wales holiday cottages overlooking castles.

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Holiday cottages near steam trains

Full steam ahead! We know that many of our visitors are drawn to the highly evocative experience of exploring our landscapes by heritage railway

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Welsh Ice Cream At Its Best
 

We bring you the scoop on some of our favourite ice cream cafes 

Whether you’re a gelato aficionado, or simply looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, read on for the scoop on some of our favourite ice cream cafes

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Caernarfon Castle – A castle fit for a King

Having been closed for a number of years, the majestic King’s Gate at Caernarfon Castle has recently reopened after a major transformation

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Picture perfect: meet North Wales artist Beth Horrocks

From her studio in Caernarfon, North Wales artist Beth Horrocks uses her skill in graphic design to realise the majesty of the North Wales coastline

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mountain railway, steam train
 

Explore Eryri’s outstanding mountain scenery by heritage railway

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

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beddgelert
 

Things to do in Beddgelert

Beddgelert is a gorgeous mountain village towards the west of the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park. At the confluence of the Afon Colwyn and the Afon Glaslyn, it is surrounded by dramatic landscapes. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Beddgelert.

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Llanberis
 

Things to do in Llanberis

Sitting at the foot of Yr Wyddfa – Snowdon – and with two scenic lakes and an ancient woodland to explore, this beautiful mountain village is the perfect base for an adventure in North Wales. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Llanberis.

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The North Wales villages that were made for winter

The villages that were made for winter: our favourite North Wales places to explore when the temperatures start to drop

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llechwedd
 

Our Top 6 Places to Cool off in a North Wales Heatwave

It’s that time of year again. The sun has got his hat on and we’re all starting to melt. Here’s our Top 6 Places to Cool off in a North Wales heatwave

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rib ride, menai straits
 

Rib Ride adventures

Fancy a wild ride on the world’s fastest RIB? Head to Anglesey and jump on board with Rib Ride Velocity. Boats leave from Menai Bridge all year round

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Secret Mountains Series. Yr Eifl
 

Secret Mountains Series. Yr Eifl

A mountain with three summits and stunning, far-reaching sea views. Yr Eifl on the Llyn Peninsula is a must-do mountain for your next holiday in North Wales

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Top 5 boat trips in North Wales
 

Top 5 Boat Trips In North Wales

Wherever you are in North Wales, you’re never far from the call of the sea. Our Top 5 boat trips in North Wales will help you to explore our magnificent coast.

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Best Family Cycling Routes In Snowdonia
 

Best Family Cycling Routes In Snowdonia

North Wales has lots of traffic free, flat cycling routes. Through forests, around lakes and along rivers, we have it all. Best family cycling routes in Snowdonia.

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Welsh Ice Cream At Its Best
 

Welsh Ice Cream At Its Best

The rise of artisan ice cream makers means an offering of far more exciting and tantalising flavours. Here is Welsh Ice Cream at its best.

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Garden Centres Snowdonia Style
 

Top 5 Garden Centres In North Wales

People love our garden centres in North Wales. A wide variety of plants, gift shops full of local crafts and award-winning restaurants offring home cooked food. Here are the Top 5 Garden Centres in North Wales.

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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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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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5 New Restaurants in North Wales
 

5 NEW RESTAURANTS IN NORTH WALES

Some great new restaurants have opened this year and incase you didn’t get to know about them yet, here are 5 new restaurants in North Wales we think are worth visiting:   PALE HALL | BALA The newly refurbished hotel and restaurant offers fine dining under head chef, Gareth Stevenson. There are 3 dining rooms; The Library, The Venice Room and the Henry Robertson Dining Room. There is a curfew on children in the dining room from 8.30pm. The experience is described as: “Exquisite food, finest fresh local seasonal produce. An exceptional culinary experience’.   DYLANS | LLANDUDNO Following the undisputed success of its restaurants in Menai Bridge and Criccieth, Dylans have opened in the Washington building, Llandudno. Great food, great atmosphere and beautiful buildings are their trade marks and they are all here. They specialise in seafood, but also offer pizza’s and burgers etc.   NORBAR | BARMOUTH Norbar, just outside Barmouth is a 3…

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NEW HOLIDAY COTTAGES | LLYN PENINSULA

The Pennarth Properties are two new holiday cottages to the Dioni family. Set within walking distance from Aberdesch beach on the north coast of the Llyn Peninsula, one sleeps 4 and the other 2. You can rent both properties together, offering accomodation for upto 6.   ROMANTIC ONE BEDROOM COTTAGE WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE BEACH | FELIN-PENNARTH £300 – £590 SLEEPS 2 | FARM STAY | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB Felin-Pennarth is a romantic one bedroom cottage walking distance from the beach. The elevated outside space, giving you seclusion and incredible views makes this a very unique property where you feel you have got away from it all.   FARM HOLIDAY COTTAGE WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE BEACH | COETSIWS-PENNARTH £380 – £750 SLEEPS 4 | FARM STAY | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB Coetsiws-Penarth is a two bedroom farm holiday cottage walking distance from the beach. This lovely old stone outbuilding…

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