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10 unusual tours and activities in North Wales in 2022
 

Top 10 unusual tours and activities in North Wales in 2022

If you’re looking for unusual tours and activities in North Wales then we’ve got you covered with everything from beekeeping to yoga amongst wildflowers!

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5 Of The Best Places To Go Mountain Biking In North Wales
 

5 Of The Best Places To Go Mountain Biking In North Wales

There are so many incredible places to go mountain biking in North Wales, whether you’re looking for forest trails, technical turns or adrenaline fuelled descents!

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Things to do in 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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Bucketlist Adventures in North Wales
 

Bucket List Adventures in North Wales

Fancy a bucket list adventure in 2022? No more procrastinating! Get inspired, get booked, and start the year with something amazing to look forward to

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Our Top 7 Picnic Spots in North Wales
 

Our Top 7 Picnic Spots in North Wales

Lockdown has turned thousands of us into avid bird watchers. Are you one of them? Here are some of our favourite places in North Wales to watch birds.

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Rib Ride adventures
 

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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Tickets for Aber Falls Distillery at Large Holiday Cottages near Conwy
 

Tickets for Aber Falls Distillery at Large Holiday Cottages near Conwy

Book to stay at either of these two large holiday cottages near Conwy and you will receive tickets for Aber Falls Distillery.

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Where is the best real ale pub in North Wales?
 

Where is the best real ale pub in North Wales?

Where is the best real ale pub in North Wales? Finding a great pint can be a challenge, but you’re never too far away from a good craft beer in North Wales.

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Glan-Y-Mor
 

£50 Discount at our holiday cottage near Surf Snowdonia

This luxury holiday cottage accommodation near Surf Snowdonia in Conwy is the perfect base from which to enjoy the numerous adventure activities that are so popular here in North Wales.

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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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Surf Snowdonia Competition
 

Surf Snowdonia Competition

The wonderful people at SURF SNOWDONIA are giving Dioni guests a chance to win a beginners surf lesson for two!! Simply click on the following link to enter the competition: ENTER THE SURF SNOWDONIA COMPETITION

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SURF SNOWDONIA'S MUD RUN CHALLENGE EVENT IS BACK FOR ITS SECOND YEAR!
 

SURF SNOWDONIA'S MUD RUN CHALLENGE EVENT IS BACK FOR ITS SECOND YEAR!

If you’re a fan of obstacle course racing – now one of the UK’s fastest growing sports – then Waves, Mud and Mountains at Surf Snowdonia might be just what you are looking for. https://youtu.be/SVQYJIpEzw4 The mud run challenge is back in North Wales for its second year, and organisers promise it is going to be an event longer, harder and muddier than before! It takes place at world-first inland surf lagoon, Surf Snowdonia, on Saturday 24th March 2018. Competitors taking part in the 10k Waves, Mud and Mountains course can expect to find themselves pitted against natural and man-made obstacles, including over-water agility tests, a mud-based assault course, ice bath and barrel carry. They will also take on the might of Surf Snowdonia’s wave pool – the biggest in Europe – by running through its powerful man-made waves. Surf Snowdonia says it is the equivalent of pushing against a colossal 6 million gallons of water…

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Where To Go For A Romantic Weekend In Snowdonia

Valentines Day is on the horizon and if you are thinking about where to go for a romantic weekend in Snowdonia, you are spoilt for choice with all the things you can do here. To help you whittle it down, here are some ideas of what you can do and where to stay to make your holiday a memorable one…   A BIT OF ADVENTURE? SELF CATERING BARN CONVERSION IN THE CONWY VALLEY | CONWY-BARN If your significant other likes a bit of adrenalin-fuelled adventure, then a visit to Zip World Velocity or Surf Snowdonia might be on your list of things to do. Conwy Barn is perfectly situated for an adventure weekend with the mountains in the background and lots on your doorstep to to have a weekend to remember.     A HOT TUB WITH A VIEW? WOOD BURNING HOT TUB AT MELIN BYRDIR A wood-burning hot tub with uninterrupted views out over the…

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NEW DIONI HOLIDAY COTTAGES | NORTH WALES

Some beautiful properties have recently joined the Dioni family. Incase you missed them, here is an introduction to the new Dioni holiday cottages:   LARGE HOLIDAY COTTAGE WITH HOT TUB NEAR ABERSOCH | NEIGWL SLEEPS 14 | HOT TUB | WIFI | NR BEACH | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE Located high up on the hills in Rhiw, Neigwl comfortably sleeps fourteen. Stunning views, beautiful interiors and attention to detail describe this large holiday cottage with a hot tub near Abersoch to a capital T. A spacious and modern renovation, this holiday cottage will be on your wishlist.   CUTE STONE COTTAGE IN RURAL NORTH WALES | ELUSENDY SLEEPS 4 | WIFI | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE Set in the small village of Ysbyty Ifan, just outside Betws Y Coed, this cottage is an old Almshouse dating back to the 1880’s. The cottage is everything a cute stone cottage in rural North Wales should be;…

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Nadolig Llawen / Merry Christmas!
 

CHRISTMAS MARKETS 2017 | NORTH WALES

There is nothing like a good Christmas market to get you into the swing of things for the festive season. Showcasing local arts and crafts they are always great places to pick up some out of the ordinary Christmas presents whilst sipping one or two mulled wines and eating mince pies! Here are the Christmas Markets 2017 not to be missed…   LLANDUDNO CHRISTMAS FAYRE 16 – 19 NOVEMBER 2017 Heralded as the ‘Queen of Welsh resorts’ Llandudno is the biggest Christmas market with over 165 stalls lining the town centre. It’s a Dickensian themed market which adds to the charm of the event and this year the World Bara Brith Championships will be held here!   PORTMIERION FOOD AND CRAFT FAIR 1 – 3 DECEMBER 2017 My personal favourite, set in the stunning Italianate village. Portmeirion hosts a range of exhibitors specialising in local produce, music and cooking demonstrations that will inspire your Christmas feast.…

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LLyn Brenin
 

£15 VOUCHER FOR THE LLYN BRENIG VISITOR CENTRE!

The owners of Alwen, are offering guests booking to stay in January and February 2018* a £15 voucher for the LLyn Brenig Visitor Centre… Llyn Brenig is a forested site with trout fishery and visitor centre and there’s lots to there including fantastic cycling tracks (with bike hire available), beautiful walking routes and of course fishing. A playground and cafe on site makes this a great place for a family day out. BRIGHT AND AIRY HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN THE HILLS | ALWEN Alwen is a bright and airy holiday cottage in the hills of North Wales. This recent barn conversion with a modern open plan layout has been furnished with real style and elegance. The inclusion of a welcoming log fire combined with it’s quiet remote location make this the perfect destination for couples wanting to get away from it all. *minimum stay 4 nights

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RETURN OF THE UK PRO SURF TOUR TO SNOWDONIA | NORTH WALES

The 22nd October 2017 sees the return of the UK Pro Surf Tour to Snowdonia. This is the 3rd year that the event will be taking place at Surf Snowdonia in Conwy and it is a great opportunity for you to see the UK’s most exciting surfers. Drawing a crowd of 2000, it is set to be a great day out; a mini festival vibe with live music, refreshments and food served all day at Surf Snowdonia’s cafés, deli and bar, it is something for all the family with free entry and parking. The UK Pro Surf Tour showcases the best UK surfers in the best surfing spots. You’ll see the UK’s top male, female and junior surfers compete to take the top spots in in their respective categories; competitors qualify on merit with a cash prize in each category. David Reed, the director of the UK Pro Surf Association said of the location; “Surf Snowdonia provides an…

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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 and how it…

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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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What Happens To The Wool When The Sheep Are Sheared?!

I went to see a friend at the weekend and whilst having a cup of tea was entertained by the sheep being sheared in the ‘back garden’. It it did make me chuckle seeing a ‘mobile hairdressers’ set up in the field for the sheep and made me think about “what happens to the wool when the sheep are sheared?”…   STAGE 1 | SHEARING   Sheep shearing is an important and social time in the farming calendar. Here in Snowdonia, the farms still join forces to help one another to shear the flocks. When it comes to the art of shearing, it is preferable to get the fleece off all off in one piece. It makes for a much easier job when sorting at the mills as different parts of the fleece are used for different products e.g. clothing, carpets, blankets etc.   STAGE 2 | SCOURING   Scouring is the the technical term for…

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