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Things to do in Beddgelert

Beddgelert is a gorgeous mountain village towards the west of the 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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Where To Play Golf In North Wales
 

Where To Play Golf In North Wales

There are nine incredible golf courses in and around Snowdonia. All have their individual selling points, however, one element they have in common which sets them apart from other courses in the world are their truly stunning locations. Here is your guide on where to play golf in North Wales:   ABERSOCH The Abersoch Golf Club has been voted the friendliest golf course! It is an 18 hole links and parkland course and has recently been placed 17th best golf course in Wales. It opened in 1908, designed by Harry Varden and has been referred to as a ‘jewel on the Welsh Riviera’.   BALA The Bala Golf Club has a 10 hole course is situated 1000 above sea level, giving incredible views of the surrounding mountains and Llyn Tegid. The current course was designed by local golf pro, Syd Williams from Llandudno and started life in 1928. Don’t be fooled by the length of the course,…

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dragon raiders
 

2 for 1 At Dragon Raiders

For August and September 2017, Dragon Raiders are offering Dioni customers 2 for 1 on paintballing. Simply take a copy of your Dioni booking confirmation with you when you go to claim the offer.

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NEW DIONI HOLIDAY COTTAGES

We have had some great new holiday cottages joining the Dioni family recently. A real mix on offer from smaller cottages next to the beach to larger properties with tennis courts and sleeping upto 21. Beautiful conversions set in great locations with fantastic views. Incase you missed them, here is a run down of the the new Dioni holiday cottages…   LUXURY GROUP ACCOMMODATION WITH SEA VIEWS | GWENLLIAN SLEEPS 21 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB | PET FRIENDLY A truly unique holiday cottage providing luxury group accommodation with sea views on the outskirts of Criccieth. This former boutique hotel has been converted into a spectacular self catering property. Beautiful living rooms, ten gorgeous bedrooms, manicured lawns and a private tennis court will ensure a memorable holiday for you and your friends.   LARGE HOLIDAY COTTAGE WITH FANTASTIC SEA VIEWS | GWASTADCOED-UCHAF SLEEPS 12 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB |…

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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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Snowdonia Information Pack
 

A DAY IN CRICCIETH... WITH MY PARENTS

My parents are staying for the week and Sunday bought us a beautiful day; blue skies and turquoise sea, it was so clear we could see Criccieth from my sitting room window. As it had been 50 years since they last went there, I decided to spend a day in Criccieth… With my parents! With a little bit of planning, there is plenty to keep you occupied in Criciceth for an afternoon and if it’s one of those hot beach days, then a full day and evening would certainly be on the cards. We parked on the prom where it is £1 for 4 hours; this is perfect as it is in easy walking distance to the beach and cafes. We got there for lunch and as it was such a lovely day, we opted for the Swn Y Mor (Sound of The Sea) Cafe; lots of outside seating, sea views and a good selection of…

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Criccieth beach and castle
 

SNOWDONIA INFORMATION PACK | CRICCIETH

Criccieth is known as “The Pearl Of Wales On The Shores Of Snowdonia”. Set around the castle, it’s a small town with beautiful beaches. Lots of walking and cycling paths allow you to fully immerse yourself in the Welsh countryside while Porthmadog and Pwllheli are just down the road. Here is our Snowdonia Information Pack | Criccieth

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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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North Wales Mini Festivals
 

North Wales Mini Festivals

Though out the summer, North Wales plays host to a number of big music festivals. There are however, some smaller, lesser known ones that are just as much fun and definitely worth a visit. Here are some North Wales Mini Festivals that you might not have heard about taking place over the summer:   ROCK ARDUDWY: 10 – 11th June This is the second year that Rock Ardudwy is happening and this time is taking place over 2 days. Starting on the Friday, the entertainment takes place in Harlech Castle itself with a folk inspired evening along with a couple of key local talents. Saturday sees the event move to downtown Harlech by the leisure centre and from 2pm-12pm, there will be local bands, food and drink stalls as well as entertainment for the children.   CRICCIETH FESTIVAL: 18 – 25th June This week long festival is set throughout the beautiful seaside town of Criccieth; home…

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Pwllheli
 

Things to do in Pwllheli

The unofficial ‘capital’ of Pen Llŷn, Pwllheli is a lovely seaside resort with a large marina and sailing community, and some great sandy beaches. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Pwllheli.

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TOP 5 SNOWDONIA SEAFOOD DINING EXPERIENCES
 

Top 5 Snowdonia Seafood Dining Experiences

Being so close to the coast, we do seafood very well in Snowdonia and I’m not talking fish and chips. I’m talking about hidden gems of restaurants that offer incredible seafood in fantastic locations… here are our top 5 Snowdonia seafood dining experiences:   TWNTI SEAFOOD, PWLLHELI Based in-between Pwllheli and Abersoch, this converted barn, off the beaten track really does have a reputation for excellent seafood. It has been running for over 26 years and is a real favourite with those who know of it.   DYLANS, CRICCIETH Following on from its success in Menai Bridge, Dylans opened up their second location in the Maes-Y Mor on the beach fronton Criccieth. A fabulous environment with an extensive fish menu alongside pizza, burgers and pasta. They have a separate bar there too if you just fancy a drink overlooking the sea.   MARRAM GRASS, ANGLESEY Having received great reviews in the national press and Julia Bradbury…

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Dylans Restaurant Opens in Criccieth
 

Dylans Restaurant Opens in Criccieth

North Wales’ top fish restaurant, Dylans opened the doors to its second establishment in May and it hasn’t disappointed. It is set in the stunning beach front Morannedd building, an art deco style building designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis; the visionary of Portmeirion Village. It’s a really beautiful experience; wonderfully cooked and presented fresh fish, incredible views through the surrounding floor to ceiling windows all bought together with a modern, rustic yet traditional interior – we love the menu’s! So what did we have…The Ffrwythau’ R MOR (welsh for Fruit De Mer) was out of this world, the whitebait was the best I’ve ever had, the crab cakes were a real hit and the oysters were so fresh they definitely deserve a mention. The Samphire is amazing – if you haven’t tried it before, this will be a good place to give it a go. All bread is baked daily on the premises and needless to…

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Halloween 2015...
 

Halloween Snowdonia Style .......

If you’re lucky enough to be staying in one of our cottages this half term with children in tow, you’ll be pleased to know that Halloween Snowdonia Style does not involve standing around getting cold and wet watching your kids collect sweets! This is a place steeped in legend and myth so there is lots on offer – we have whittled it down to our top 5 which make for unique and exciting experiences you just won’t get anywhere else…… The Ffestiniog Railway offers twilight railway trips where you board the train in fancy dress at 6pm and are taken into the mountains where you stop off in the dark woods for some fireworks and a little something to eat in the creepy cafe. Prices start from £11.60 for children and £17.50 for adults. Penryhn Castle just outside Bangor offers a range of activities from day time Halloween trails to the very popular Twilight Tours where…

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