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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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Holiday Cottage With Fantastic Views Near Fairy Glen
 

TOP 5 RIVERS TO EXPLORE IN NORTH WALES

Here in North Wales our mountains and lakes are known throughout the world but it is the rivers that might be new to many. To give you an idea of what’s on offer, here are the Top 5 Rivers To Explore In North Wales…   AFON GLASLYN The Glaslyn river flows through the village of Beddgelert, one of the most beautiful villages in Snowdonia. The walk along the river is truly stunning, taking you past Gelerts Grave and into the village itself where you will find traditional craft shops, cafes and of course the famous Glaslyn Ices where they offer some of the best ice-cream in Snowdonia. A mile south of Beddgelert in Nantmor is the Aberglaslyn Pass, a narrow gorge in the river known for its outstanding beauty.   AFON TYWERWYN The National Whitewater Centre is based on the River Tywerwyn. As the rapids are damn controlled, you can be ensured of having consistent water…

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TOP 5 HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR HALF TERM
 

TOP 5 HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR HALF TERM | NORTH WALES

Snowdonia is a fantastic place to visit with children. The choice of activities and things to do is vast, catering for all ages which is a godsend when you have a range of age groups in the mix. Whether you are looking to go away as a family or getting together with other families for a week away in the mountains or by the sea, we have some really great places, perfect for creating those childhood memories that will last a lifetime. Here are our top 5 holiday cottages for half term | North Wales…   LUXURY FARMHOUSE IN MOUNTAIN LOCATION | CWMAIN SLEEPS 10 | FARM STAY | WIFI | REAL FIRE Cwmain is the quintessenial country getaway. A 5 bedroom farm house based on a working farm, it offers seclusion whilst being only 20 minutes away from Bala, a big market town. Its playroom is perfect for the kids to get away and do…

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Things To Do In Beddgelert
 

Things To Do In Beddgelert

Beddgelert is Snowdonia’s loveliest village. A place of legend yet rich with adventure, it is small and friendly with a handful of shops, arts and crafts, restaurants, traditional pubs and a fabulous ice cream shop! Here’s a short summary of things to do in Beddgelert, one in our series of Snowdonia Information Packs. https://youtu.be/GEU-00qQKQM   ACTIVITIES Gelerts Grave The grave site of Llewelyn The Great’s faithful hound who was slain in a case of mistaken identity… he is the namesake of the village and to find out the full story, you may want to take a little wander up there. Snowdonia Advenrture Activities offer gorge walking, canyoning, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking and going underground. Sygun Copper Mine Ever fancied panning for fools gold? A unique experience of seeing how a Victorian copper mine used to work where a series of tunnels take you through the mine with magnificent caves and stalactites. Ty Isaf is the oldest…

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Top 5 ice creams in North Wales

Our two girls and I had a fantastic day in Harlech on Sunday and enjoyed sitting on the castle walls eating ice creams whilst watching all the tourists go by. The sun is still out today so I’ve been inspired to write a little article called the Top 5 ice creams in North Wales. No scientific taste tests here unfortunately, just some random recommendations. (Although I do eat a lot of Ice cream, but I’m not sure that makes me an expert.) Cadwaladers Ice Cream The original Cadwaladers Ice Cream palor in Criccieth was a big part of my childhood. I have lots of happy memories of rushing into the shop with my cousins. Buying huge vanilla cones before walking down to the beach and skimming pebbles over the waves with my cousins. They’ve grown much bigger now and have outlets all over North Wales but that first shop in Criccieth which opened in 1927 apparently,…

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