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Things to do in Beddgelert

Beddgelert is a gorgeous mountain village towards the west of the Eryri (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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NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTIES IN NORTH WALES
 

National Trust Properties In North Wales

It is said that more people visit a National Trust property at the weekend in the UK than attend a football match – that’s quite a feat to be more popular than our national sport. So if you are one of those who isn’t currently gripped by the World Cup, you might be more interested in what the National Trust has on offer here in North Wales, after all, we are a land steeped in myth and legends. Here are our favorite National Trust Properties in North Wales…

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Our Top 6 Places to Cool off in a North Wales Heatwave

It’s that time of year again. The sun has got his hat on and we’re all starting to melt. Here’s our Top 6 Places to Cool off in a North Wales heatwave

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The Year Of Discovery North Wales
 

The Year Of Discovery North Wales

2019 is the Year Of Discovery for Wales. Following on from the Years of Adventure, Legend and Sea, this year is the year to make your own discovery in Wales.

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Historic Houses of Snowdonia

Snowdonia is home to some beautiful houses. Ambling around, taking in the incredible interiors, stunning gardens and histories are always a great way to while away an afternoon and the tales of romance, bribery and smuggling of contraband are just an added bonus! If you are looking for something different to do while you are here or the weather is getting in the way of your outdoor activities, why not take a day out and visit some of these beautiful homes. Here are four of our favourite historic houses of Snowdonia…   PENRYN CASTLE | BANGOR Home to Dawkins – Pennant’s, this mock castle in Norman style is so impressive with its abundance of intricate plaster and stone carving; especially the stone staircase which is breathtaking. Queen Victoria is one of the more notable guests and the slate bed which was commissioned for her stay in 1859 is still in situ. A walled garden, extensive formal…

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Things To Do In Snowdonia When It Rains....
 

Things To Do In Snowdonia When It Rains....

Before we start, it’s only fair to point out that it doesn’t actually rain in Wales as much as you might think. The west coast of Snowdonia in particular, fairs better weather wise, than most of the UK. Met office statistics show that the number of ‘wet days’ during the summer months is less than in England and when comparing ‘hours of sunshine’ the western coast of wales again, tends towards the top of the UK table. But you’re right of course, this isn’t Spain, and yes it might rain. So here is our line up of things to do in Snowdonia when the weather is less than perfect… Underground Adventures Like the treasures of London during the Blitz, you might want to seek refuge in some of the slate caverns of Blaenau Ffestiniog. In 1940, on the orders of Winston Churchill, Manod Quarry was used to store all the pictures from the National and Tate…

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