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20% Discount at pet friendly property in Dolgellau

Book to stay in this traditional pet friendly property in Dolgellau over the Winter and receive 20% discount! Glasfryn is situated just minutes walk from the centre of Dolgellau and sleeps 5. Its the perfect base for exploring the local area, walking Cader Idris or perhaps the Mawddach Trail and you can also bring you dogs with you!

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Harlech
 

Things to do in Harlech

Harlech is a charming historic Welsh coastal town on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. It is a place of guts, quirk, and rather epic, timeless beauty. Sitting proud on a hillside looking out to sea, Harlech is flanked by the majestic mountains of Snowdonia to the east, with Cardigan Bay and the Irish Sea to the west. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Harlech.

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Bala
 

Things to do in Bala

Surrounded by mountains, rich in culture, and within easy reach of many of the region’s most popular attractions, beautiful Bala is famously home to Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), the largest natural lake in Wales. Sandwiched between Snowdonia and the Berwyn mountains, the town is watched over by its own mini-massif: the Arenig mountains. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Bala.

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walking, snowdon
 

Free family days out for autumn: the best things to do in North Wales

How to have a great family day out in North Wales without spending any money (if you can resist the ice cream that is).

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Barmouth, a Traditional Seaside Holiday
 

Barmouth, a Traditional Seaside Holiday

Barmouth, a traditional seaside holiday destination in Snowdonia, North Wales. Simple old fashioned fun building sandcastles, swimming in the sea and ice cream.

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Famous Authors Inspired by North Wales
 

Exploring Cymru – take a road trip on the Wales Way

Exploring Cymru – take a road trip on the Wales Way to discover magnificent landscapes, friendly locals and some surprising hidden gems.

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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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BARMOUTH WALKING FESTIVAL 2017
 

BARMOUTH WALKING FESTIVAL 2017

It’s that time of year again and we are on count down to the Barmouth Walking Festival 2017. This year, it runs for 10 days from Saturday 16th – 25th September. With nearly 40 walks to choose from, the festival is set on the coastal town of Barmouth in Snowdonia. Perfectly placed to experience the Mawddach Estuary, Rhinog Mountains and the Cadr Idris range, the festival was set up to help those wanting to explore the area in the company of experienced guides. Walks are graded depending on their difficulty, varying between A++ for experienced walkers, A-Hard, B-Moderate and C easier, ensuring there is something for everyone. This year sees the introduction of eleven new walks, including two ‘super walks’ which involve a 21 miles trip along both sides of the mawddach estuary and an 18 mile trip round mawddach. You pay per walk; 1 walk costs £8.50, but if you want to make a week…

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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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Cycling Holiday North Wales
 

Cycling Holiday in North Wales

If, like me, you’ve been inspired by team GB’s performance in the velodrom during the London Olympics, you might want to consider bringing your bikes along when you next visit North Wales. Here’s a couple of places for you to consider. Coed Y Brennin Probably the best mountain biking centre in the UK. Miles and miles of rugged trails with fantastic names like ‘Beast of Brennin’, ‘Dragons Back’ and ‘Minour Tour’. The trails are colour coded according to difficulty similar to ski slopes. So all abilities can be confident of having a great time. All the trails start and finish from the new eco visitor centre just south of Trawsfynydd on the A470. There’s a nice café there, a well stocked spares shop, bike wash facilities and shower cubicles. Bikes can also be hired from the very nice people at Beics Brennin. Mawddach Trail The Mawddach Trail is the perfect choice for a family outing out…

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