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Dog-friendly activities for your next holiday in North Wales
 

Dog-friendly activities for your next holiday in North Wales

Looking for some dog-friendly activities for your next holiday in North Wales? These are some of our dog’s favourites.

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Bubbles, Mince Pies and Welsh Cheese at Remote Mountain Holiday Cottage
 

Bubbles, Mince Pies and Welsh Cheese at Remote Mountain Holiday Cottage

Stay at this beautiful holiday cottage set in a remote mountain location over Christmas or New Year and enjoy some festive goodies!

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What To Do In Southern Snowdonia
 

What To Do In Southern Snowdonia

Southern Snowdonia has some real hidden gems which can sometimes be overlooked. Here is our guide on what to do in Southern Snowdonia.

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Easter Holidays 2019
 

Easter Holidays 2019 | North Wales

There is lots happening during the Easter Holidays 2019 | North Wales and here is a run down of all our favourite things to do.

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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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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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Romantic One Bedroom Cottage In Dolgellau
 

Things To Do In Dolgellau

Dolgellau is a beautiful market town based in the south of Snowdonia. Set at the foot of Cadr Idris, its natural landscape makes it a perfect place to enjoy the many outdoor activities available.

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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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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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The Most Beautiful North Wales Forests To Explore This Autumn
 

The Most Beautiful North Wales Forests To Explore This Autumn

All shades of red, gold and green await you during the autumn months in North Wales forests. It’s a beautiful time of year to book a holiday getaway!

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Things To Do In Porthmadog
 

Things To Do In Porthmadog

Porthmadog is a bustling harbor town with access to Black Rocks beach only 5 minutes drive away. It is a great location point for exploring the Llyn Peninsula as well as the more mountainous regions in land. A great selection of cafes and restaurants are situated on the high street along with gift shops.

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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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10 THINGS TO DO THIS HALF TERM IN NORTH WALES

If you are coming to Snowdonia for February half term, we have lots of great things on offer for all age groups. To give you a bit of inspiration, here are 10 things to do this half term:   GO BELOW Go below is the ultimate underground experience. It’s a journey through the Snowdonia mountains where you zip line through caverns, climb vertical shafts, boat across an underground lake, traverse over an abyss, scale a waterfall and abseil down to the deepest point in the UK.   ZIP WORLD Fforest Coaster (an alpine coaster that runs through the forest at exhilarating speeds) opened last year to a great response at the Zip World Betws-Y-Coed location. A total of 5 activities are located here including Zip Safari (a series of 23 zip lines through the trees), Plummet (jump from a 100ft tower), Skyride (Europe’s highest 5 seater swing), Treetop Nets (nets suspended in trees 60ft above the…

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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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Getting Fit Snowdonia Style
 

GETTING FIT SNOWDONIA STYLE 2018

So 2018 is here and no doubt the subject of a fitness challenge has come up on more than one occasion over the last few days! Snowdonia is home to some of the best organised marathons, triathlons, swims and walks, giving a very varied offer ensuring that there is something for everyone. To give you some inspiration, here are our top 10 challenges to help with getting fit Snowdonia style…   ANGLESEY HALF MARATHON 4th March Moving away from the epic mountainous runs that the area is known for, the Anglesey Half Marathon is a ‘quick’ run with an undulating course starting from the Menai Suspension bridge. With the stunning Snowdonia mountain range to look at while you run around Anglesey, it is said to be a great course to do in order to get you run ready for a full marathon.   WAVES, MUD AND MOUNTAINS 24th March Following a successful first year, Surf Snowdonia’s…

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TOP 10
 

TOP 10 | THINGS TO DO THIS HALF TERM IN NORTH WALES

October half term is nearly upon us and to make sure you get the most out of your Snowdonia stay, here is a break down of the Top 10 | Things To Do This Half Term in North Wales…. both paid for and free!!!   1 | WALK UP A MOUNTAIN This is absolutely something you should encourage your children to do. It is a unique experience to North Wales and gives them such a sense of achievement once they have done it. Depending on the ages and abilities in your party will determine which peak you decide to go for, but it’s safe to say there is something for everyone!   2 | FFOREST COASTER Zipworld has taken North Wales by storm and now they have a total of 9 adventure activities across 3 different locations around the area. The latest, Fforest Coaster is what I would recommend; a roller coaster in the woods no…

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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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TOP 10 THINGS A CHILD SHOULD DO IN SNOWDONIA
 

TOP 10 THINGS A CHILD SHOULD DO IN SNOWDONIA

The National Trust launched a hugely popular campaign a few years ago listing the top 50 things a child should do before they were 11 and 3/4. It took them away from their screens and encouraged parents to get their children to embrace the great outdoors. Everything on that list can be done in Snowdonia and if you’re here for a couple of weeks, it would be a great thing to do. However, if you just want tick a few things off, here are the top 10 things a child should do in Snowdonia… CLIMB A HUGE HILL You could do a mountain, but if you are looking for a more gentle ascent, the Roman Steps up by Cwm Buchan or Molfre in Dyffryn Ardudwy could be a good choice. GO ON A REALLY LONG BIKE RIDE The Mawddach trail is perfect. A 7 mile flat stretch running from Barmouth to Dolgeallau with a pub at…

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Top 5 | Things To Do With Children Of All Ages In Snowdonia

One of the challenges of planning a trip with children that range in age is finding things that keep everyone happy and interested. With this in mind, here are my Top 5 | Things To Do With Children Of All Ages In Snowdonia:   WALKING Climbing Snowdon or Cadr Idris are my personal favorites, the sense of achievement is second to none and the views are incredible. If you have much smaller ones in tow, the walks around Swallow Falls and upto Fairy Glen in Betws-Y-Coed are fantastic.   ADVENTURE The Fforest Coaster is the most recent attraction under the Zip World umbrella that has recently opened to great response. Zip World has lots on offer, covering all ages; they really do provide something unique.   ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN From an educational point of view, Electric Mountain is one of a kind. It is a hydroelectric power plant built inside a mountain; the tours of its history…

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