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Rhiwgoch – a holiday cottage where you can really let off steam
 

Rhiwgoch – a holiday cottage where you can really let off steam

This handsome Snowdonia farmhouse comes with big mountain views and a steam train running through the garden. It could only be in North Wales

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ENJOY THE FESTIVE SEASON AT NO.1 PORKINGTON TERRACE
 

Enjoy the festive season at No.1 Porkington Terrace

What better way to spend Christmas or New Year than in the beautiful coastal town of Harlech.

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Prosecco and Cake at Cottage within Morfa Harlech Nature Reserve
 

Prosecco and Cake at Cottage within Morfa Harlech Nature Reserve

Enjoy prosecco and cake at this cottage within Morfa Harlech nature reserve when you stay in October half term.

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The Moorings Bistro Voucher at Four Bedroom Holiday Cottage in Harlech
 

The Moorings Bistro Voucher at Four Bedroom Holiday Cottage in Harlech

Stay at this four bedroom holiday cottage in Harlech in September or October and receive a £20 voucher for The Moorings Bistro, Borth y Gest.

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MERIONETH COUNTY SHOW
 

Sioe Sir Meirion | Merioneth County Show

Dioni will be hosting a stand at next weeks Merioneth County Show and it would be lovely if you could pop by to say hi!

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Harlech – home to the world’s steepest street & so much more besides!
 

Harlech – home to the world’s steepest street & so much more besides!

The historic coastal town of Harlech recently won the title for the world’s steepest street – but there’s so much more to explore in this wonderful medieval town.

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Free Ice Cream at Harlech Holiday Cottage with Sea Views
 

Free Ice Cream at Harlech Holiday Cottage

Enjoy a free ice cream each at this Harlech holiday cottage. Stay at Fron Hyfryd during October half term and you will receive a voucher for ice cream at Hufenfa Castell. Fron Hyfryd is situated at the top of Ffordd Pen Llech, recently named The Worlds Steepest Street. Conveniently, the ice cream shop is too and trust me, you’ll be ready for an ice cream after tackling that hill!

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£10 Voucher for Caffi Castell, Harlech Hen Feudy
 

£10 Voucher for Caffi Castell, Harlech | Hen Feudy

Stay at this beautiful barn conversion in January and receive a £10 voucher for Caffi Castell in Harlech! Situated in the perfect location, Hen Feudy enjoys the breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay and the mountains of North Wales. Nip to nearby Harlech to treat yourselves to a warm panad (cuppa) at the cafe by Harlech Castle, Caffi Castell.

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A Welsh Game of Thrones? Our medieval myths are even more captivating
 

A Welsh Game of Thrones? Our medieval myths are even more captivating

Forget the seven kingdoms of Westeros. North Wales has its own set of gutsy fantasy capers: the Mabinogion. This is our guide to where you can find them.

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Secret Beaches In North Wales
 

Secret Beaches In North Wales

North Wales is a haven for some truly stunning beaches, some of which are hard to come by. Here are our favourite secret beaches in North Wales.

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£15 Voucher and Free Bucket and Spade!
 

£15 Voucher and Free Bucket and Spade!

For anyone booking to stay at THE LAUNDRY COTTAGE during May 2018, the owners are offering guests a £15 voucher to spend at the Y MAES CAFE located at Llandanwg Beach along with a free bucket and spade!

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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, it is…

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10% Discount At The Royal St Davids Golf Course
 

10% Discount At The Royal St Davids Golf Course

From now until the end of 2017, The Royal St Davids Golf Course are offering Dioni customers a 10% discount off their green fee. Simply take a copy of your Dioni booking confirmation to claim the discount.

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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 and how it…

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The mountains of Snowdonia
 

New Holiday Cottages In Snowdonia

We have some great new holiday cottages that have come on board recently and incase you missed them, here is a little reminder:   HOLIDAY COTTAGE ON THE GLASLYN RIVER NEAR BEDDGELERT | GLASLYN-HOUSE Glaslyn-House is a beautiful four-bedroom holiday cottage on the Glaslyn River near Beddgelert in North Wales. This beautiful home is set within a large garden in what is a truly unique and wonderful location.   TRADITIONAL STONE HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN CWM NANTCOL | GLANDWR Glandwr is a traditional stone holiday cottage in Cwm Nantcol above the picturesque village of Llanbedr in North Wales. This three-bedroom cottage on the banks of the river Artro is within easy reach of both the mountains and the sea and provides a great base for families wanting to explore this lovely part of Snowdonia.   THREE BEDROOM HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN BETWS-Y-COED | HENDRE-WEN Hendre-Wen is a modern detached three bedroom holiday cottage in Betws-Y-Coed; known as the…

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Top 5 Holiday Cottages in Harlech
 

Holiday Cottage Highlights | Harlech

If you are looking for some inspiration of where to stay in Harlech, here are some Holiday Cottage Highlights | Harlech:   FOUR BEDROOM HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN HARLECH | PORKINGTON-TERRACE No.1 Porkington Terrace is a chic and stylish four bedroom holiday cottage in Harlech. Right in the heart of this picturesque and friendly holiday town, the cottage is in walking distance to a lovely collection of cafes, pubs and shops as well as being within easy reach of a stunning sandy beach and the wild ruggedness of the mountians of Snowdonia.   HARLECH HOLIDAY COTTAGE WITH SEA VIEWS | FRON-HYFRYD This Harlech holiday cottage with sea views is located right in the heart of the famous castle town. Perched between the mountains of Snowdonia and the beautiful sandy coastline of Cardigan Bay, the cottage is walking distance to a lovely selection of shops, cafes, and the all important village pub.   HOLIDAY COTTAGE NEAR HARLECH| LLANFAIR-COTTAGE…

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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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Top 10
 

Top 10 | Landscape Photography Locations in Snowdonia

Whether you are a professional photographer or a mere beginner, the Snowdonia landscape lends itself for those looking to take some great shots! As well as being totally breathtaking, the mountains, lakes and beaches all offer something different to help hone your skills. Here’s our low down on the Top 10 | Landscape Photography Locations In Snowdonia… [mappress mapid=”49″] CREGENNEN LAKES: Latitude, Longitude: 52.710897, -3.987650 Two beautiful lakes between the Mawddach Estury and the slopes of Cader Idris. Chose a calm day, free of any wind so as to give you the opportunity of capturing the reflections of the surrounding mountains in the water. You can get up to the lakes via a very steep road from Arthog or take the longer but more gradual route from Dolgellau town centre. If your legs are up to it, when combined with the Mawddach Trail, this route makes a lovely circular cycle ride from Barmouth. CWM ORDDIN: Latitude,…

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Walking witht he kids
 

What To Do with a Moody Teenager This Summer In Snowdonia

Anyone with teenage children will know the gruelling performance one has to go through when entertaining a ‘teenager’ on holiday. Even though the days of your child enjoying or even wanting to do what you planned are a far distant memory, all is not lost… I am not suggesting the daily fight of getting them up and out will go, but from personal experience, this list of what to do with a moody teenager this summer in Snowdonia has been a life saver…   CLIMB A MOUNTAIN This will be met with untold amount of complaining. However, just choose one of the bigger peaks so it’s a challenge and something they will remember with pride. After the first mile of moaning, they soon get into it and when you reach the more challenging aspects of the summits, they will come into their own. Here is a really A Really Simple Walking Guide Up Snowdon.   ZIPLINING…

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