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Secret Mountains Series. A guide to the lesser known peaks of North Wales.
 

Secret Mountains Series. A guide to the lesser known peaks of North Wales.

There are plenty of places to explore in Snowdonia beyond the mighty colossus that is Snowdon. But how well do you know the lesser known peaks of North Wales?

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Secret Castle series. Dinas Brân.
 

Secret Castle series. Dinas Brân.

A dramatic ruin which keeps watch over the town of Llangollen. Your steep climb up will be rewarded with panoramic views of the beautiful Dee Valley.

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Secret Mountains Series. Moel Hebog
 

Secret Mountains Series. Moel Hebog

It’s Beddgelert’s own mountain: a worthy day of walking that will reward you with superb 360 views of Snowdon, Snowdonia and the North Wales coast.

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Secret Castle series. Castell y Bere.
 

Secret Castle series. Castell y Bere.

It was built by Prince Llywelyn at the start of the 13th century. Eight hundred years on, its remains sit strong and proud under the gaze of Cadair Idris.

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Secret Mountains Series. Tryfan
 

Secret Mountains Series. Tryfan

Where hiking meets proper mountaineering and an Everest connection. Tryfan is one of the great peaks of North Wales.

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Secret Castle series. Dolwyddelan.
 

Secret Castle series. Dolwyddelan.

A stone fortress built by Prince Llywelyn the Great. Dolwyddelan Castle is as Welsh as the rugged Snowdonia mountains that surround it.

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THINGS TO DO WHEN IT RAINS IN SNOWDONIA
 

Things to do when it rains in Snowdonia

Never let the rain put you off having an adventure in Snowdonia. There is lots to do and so much to see even when the wet weather comes to visit. Here are our favourites things to do when it rains in Snowdonia…

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Reasons to Staycation in Snowdonia
 

Reasons to Staycation in Snowdonia

Over a third of Britons are expected to take a staycation this year. Here is why we think you need to make your destination Snowdonia, North Wales.

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Secret Mountains Series. Rhobell Fawr
 

Secret Mountains Series. Rhobell Fawr

Step away from the crowds. This rarely visited summit between Bala and Dolgellau rewards with peace, solitude and some of the finest views in Wales

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Top 5 Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages
 

Top 5 Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages

Taking your dog on holiday is a must for some. Who could deny them the pleasure of joining you on walks in the mountains, along the rivers and on the beaches in beautiful Snowdonia!

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Secret Mountains Series. Cnicht
 

Secret Mountains Series. Cnicht

Take on Cnicht – aka the Welsh Matterhorn – for breathtaking mountain scenery and one of Snowdonia’s best 360-degree summit panoramas

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Top 5 Holiday Cottages For Easter
 

Top 5 Holiday Cottages For Easter

Easter is nearly upon us and if you are considering a holiday away in Snowdonia, we still have some lovely cottages available that might be of interest to you. Located throughout the region, here are top 5 holiday cottages for Easter in North Wales…   Three Bedroom Holiday Cottage in Borth Y Gest | Ty-Gwyn From £58 / night SLEEPS 5 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB | PET-FRIENDLY This three bedroom holiday cottage in Borth Y Gest is the perfect location for anyone looking for that traditional seaside holiday destination. Walking distance to the harbour and cafes, some lovely sandy beaches and only a short drive away from the majestic mountains of Snowdonia.   Seafront Holiday Cottage North Wales | Yr-Odyn From £86 / night SLEEPS 6 | NEAR BEACH | PET FRIENDLY | REAL Renovated and furnished to a very high standard and surrounded by a large lawned garden, this seafront holiday…

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Secret Castle series. Criccieth.
 

Secret Castle series. Criccieth.

A spectacular coastal fortress which stands proud on its own rocky headland. Criccieth Castle is a landmark historic site.

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SHOP LOCAL CHRISTMAS 2016
 

TOP 5 | HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR CHRISTMAS

Snowdonia is the perfect back drop for a perfect Christmas…. log fires, winter wonderland walks in the mountains, by the lakes and along the beaches. Beautifully located holiday cottages that will have everything you need for your Snowdonia Christmas, including, of course, a better selection of boards games than you’ll have at home! To give you a bit of inspiration, here are our top 5 | holiday cottages for Christmas….   CONTEMPORARY HOLIDAY COTTAGE WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OVER BALA | RHOS-Y-GWALIAU This contemporary holiday cottage with panoramic views over Bala is in a truly idyllic location. The front veranda looks out over fields of green pasture that roll down to the lake synonymous with this popular market town. A modern well thought layout and spacious comfortable bedrooms make the cottage a perfect base for a family-break in the country.   TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE ACCOMMODATION IN SNOWDONIA | BRYN-WEIRGLODD Traditional farmhouse accommodation in one of the most beautiful…

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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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Farm Holiday Cottage Walking Distance From The Beach
 

Top 5 Holiday Cottages Near The Beach

Snowdonia is so well known for its mountains and lakes that sometimes the miles of sandy beaches are forgotten about. A real mix of beaches are available here; from the long sandy stretches to the stone ones and the beautiful hidden coves with waterfalls. They are all here and a really perfect part of a holiday in Snowdonia. If being by the sea is something you like, then here are our top 5 holiday cottages near the beach:   SEAFRONT HOLIDAY COTTAGE NORTH WALES | YR-ODYN SLEEPS 6 | NEAR BEACH | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE Renovated and furnished to a very high standard and surrounded by a large lawned garden, this seafront holiday cottage North Wales provides the perfect base from which to enjoy this unique and idyllic North Wales holiday location. Aberdesach is in a tiny little hamlet called on the northern edge of the Llyn Peninsula, about 5 miles south of Caernarfon.…

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Romantic One Bedroom Barn Conversion Near Barmouth
 

WOOD BURNING HOT TUB AT MELIN BYRDIR

Our guests love the joys of a hot tub when on holiday in beautiful Snowdonia. Gwion and Louise have just installed a wood burning hot tub at Melin Byrdir and we love it!

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TOP 5
 

TOP 5 | PET FRIENDLY HOLIDAY COTTAGES

A holiday in Snowdonia is the perfect place to come if you have four legged members in the family. Endless mountain walks, miles of sandy beaches, lakes and seas to swim in…it’s exhausting just thinking about all the options on offer for them! We have some lovely holiday cottages that also cater for pets and here are our Top 5 | Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages:   TWO BEDROOM HOLIDAY COTTAGE NEAR BEDDGELERT | GLASLYN-LODGE Glaslyn-Lodge is a two bedroom holiday cottage near Beddgelert in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Tucked away on the grounds of a large formal garden on the banks of the river Glaslyn the lodge is the perfect base for walkers or outdoor enthusiasts.   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…

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TOP 5 ROMANTIC HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR TWO
 

Top 5 Romantic Holiday Cottages for Two

It’s that time of year when love is in the air and taking your loved one on a romantic trip to Snowdonia could serioulsy rack up some brownie points. Log fires, crisp blue skies, lakes, mountains and beaches are up there on the romantic check list, however, there are a few hidden gems you might not know about… Dolgellau has been voted the most romantic town to visit by Trip Advisor, the famous Llanddwyn Island of The Welsh Saint of Love, St Dwynwen is on our door step and having been awarded dark sky status, the chances of seeing the cluster of stars called the Diamond Ring that surround the North Star is pretty high. To help you plan a weekend to remember, here are our top 5 romantic holiday cottages for two:   PICTURESQUE HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN DINAS MAWDDWY|LLWYNCELYN Near Pub | Pet Friendly |Real Fire The renovation of Llwyncelyn, a picturesque holiday cottage in…

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Top 5
 

Top 5 | New Year Holiday Cottages

New Year is on the horizon and I don’t know about you, but the idea of getting together a group of friends to rent a holiday cottage with log fires and views of the Snowdonia mountains, lakes or beaches sounds like heaven. Whether you’re a group of adults or a group with young families, we have a number of really great properties that will ensure you bring in a very memorable 2017. Here are our Top 5 | New Year Holiday Cottages…   TALHENBONT HALL SLEEPS 10 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE This historic 17th Century Country House in North Wales offers a truly unique holiday destination for our guests. The magnificent formal grounds surrounded by ancient woodland provide the perfect backdrop for this notable stately home.   TAN-Y-WENALLT SLEEPS 8 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE Tan-Y-Wenallt is a ‘ty unnos’…

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