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Kick Off New Year By Signing Up To A Snowdonia Fitness Challenge.
 

Kick Off New Year By Signing Up To A Snowdonia Fitness Challenge

Kick off the new year by signing up to a Snowdonia fitness challenge – it gets you focused and routine training will help get you to the end of dry January!

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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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Portmeirion voucher at Grade II_ Listed Farmhouse on the Llyn Peninsula
 

Portmeirion voucher at Grade II* Listed Farmhouse on the Llyn Peninsula

Stay at the stunning Grade II* Listed Farmhouse on the Llyn Peninsula in December and receive a voucher for the famous Portmeirion!

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A day out at Portmeirion – the perfect day trip in North Wales
 

A day out at Portmeirion – the perfect day trip in North Wales

A day out at Portmeirion – the perfect day trip in North Wales. Portmeirion is a much-loved Italianate-style fantasy village near Porthmadog, North Wales.

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Shop local for Christmas in Snowdonia
 

Shop Local For Christmas In Snowdonia

Shop local is a subject close to our hearts. We have lots of fantastic local shops and incredible brands to offer. Here is our guide to shop local for Christmas in Snowdonia …

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Exploring Cymru – take a road trip on the Wales Way
 

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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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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Mothers Day Snowdonia Style
 

Mother’s Day Snowdonia Style

We love to spoil our mums on Mother’s Day. A day to thank her.. and to butter her up for some babysitting! Here’s our guide to Mother’s Day Snowdonia Style.

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Down Time in Snowdonia
 

Down Time in Snowdonia

Downtime in Snowdonia. Here are some different ways and new practises that will help you relax and recharge your batteries in beautiful Snowdonia.

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Things To Do In Caernarfon
 

Things To Do In Caernarfon

Caernarfon is a beautiful medieval town set on the north coast of Wales. With miles of sandy beaches and rugged mountains a short drive away, it’s a great central place to enjoy a bit of town life and history whilst being on the door stop to experience the great outdoors. Here’s our quick guide to Things To Do In Caernarfon.

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Things To Do In Harlech
 

Things to do in Harlech

Harlech is a small town along the west coast of North Wales on Cardigan Bay. Its castle, set up high on the rock is the focal point of the town from which there is a small selection of cafes and restaurants. Beautiful sandy beaches, mountains and waterfalls are all within a short drive away. It is a picture perfect place to visit with a variety of activities to do on the doorstep.

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Barmouth, a Traditional Seaside Holiday
 

Things To Do In Barmouth

On the coast of Snowdonia, where the mountains meet the sea, Barmouth is perfect for walking, outdoor activity breaks, or fresh air getaways. The town has gift shops, restaurants, cafes and bars all located within a 5 minute walk from the harbour and promenade running alongside a blue flag beach. Here are the best things to do in Barmouth.

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Things To Do In Anglesey
 

Things To Do In Anglesey

Anglesey is the largest island in Wales. Easily accessed by two bridges, it is an island steeped in history with a wealth of things to do and places to see. The puffins and seals make this a wildlife haven as do the many blue flag beaches. A fantastic selection of shops, cafes and award-winning restaurants combined with the formidable Beaumaris Castle and fantastic legends make it a great holiday destination. Here is our guide on things to do in Anglesey 2018: https://youtu.be/VNL4M0lVT3g   ACTIVITIES BEAUMARIS CASTLE It is said to be the most technically perfect castle in Great Britain and has few that rival it. Set in the town of Beaumaris, it is certainly a must visit when in Anglesey. SOUTH STACK LIGHTHOUSE South Stack Lighthouse is situated on a small island, just off the coast of Holyhead on the North coast of Anglesey. Built in 1809 it is still in use today. Make your way…

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Things To Do In Abersoch 2018
 

Things To Do In Abersoch

Abersoch, situated on the Llyn Peninsula offers great beaches, internationally recognised sailing waters and good surfing. Shops, restaurants, bars and cafes are all plentiful and easily accessible in town. https://youtu.be/FaCpnpe3KFk   ACTIVITIES The Abersoch golf course was designed by Harry Varden and opened in 1908. It is a links and parkland course with stunning views. It has recently been placed 17th best golf course in Wales and has been voted the friendliest!Glasfryn Parc Wakeboarding, karting and quad biking are all on offer as well as bowling, fishing and archery for those who are looking for something a little less intense. Come rain or shine, there is something for each member of the family here.Segway Tours is Probably not the most obvious of activities, but this is off road no less! If you’re not looking for the off road adventure you can always have a more leisurely cruise around the 30 acres of beautiful forest. Based at…

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CHRISTMAS MARKETS 2017
 

CHRISTMAS MARKETS 2017 | NORTH WALES

There is nothing like a good Christmas market to get you into the swing of things for the festive season. Showcasing local arts and crafts they are always great places to pick up some out of the ordinary Christmas presents whilst sipping one or two mulled wines and eating mince pies! Here are the Christmas Markets 2017 not to be missed…   LLANDUDNO CHRISTMAS FAYRE 16 – 19 NOVEMBER 2017 Heralded as the ‘Queen of Welsh resorts’ Llandudno is the biggest Christmas market with over 165 stalls lining the town centre. It’s a Dickensian themed market which adds to the charm of the event and this year the World Bara Brith Championships will be held here!   PORTMIERION FOOD AND CRAFT FAIR 1 – 3 DECEMBER 2017 My personal favourite, set in the stunning Italianate village. Portmeirion hosts a range of exhibitors specialising in local produce, music and cooking demonstrations that will inspire your Christmas feast.…

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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 CREAM TEAS IN SNOWDONIA
 

TOP 5 CREAM TEAS IN SNOWDONIA

Personally, I think a cream tea in Snowdonia tastes the best for the simple reason, one tends to enjoy them off the back of a long walk or day in the mountains climbing, cycling… you’ve ‘earned it’ and we all know how much better things taste when you’ve earned them! Here are our top 5 cream teas in Snowdonia with a couple of posh ones thrown in for those who simply want a treat… LLEW GLAS CAFE HARLECH This is one of the friendliest places you will go for afternoon tea. Everything is homemade and the scones with jam and cream have certainly earned themselves a reputation as has the cafe which is listed at no 2 in Snowdonia. Sultana and cherry scones are the standard all year round flavours, but the summer sees the likes of the lemon drizzle scone return while the Christmas scone makes an appearance in December. Cream Tea starts from £4.60pp.…

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Criccieth beach and castle
 

SNOWDONIA INFORMATION PACK | CRICCIETH

Criccieth is known as “The Pearl Of Wales On The Shores Of Snowdonia”. Set around the castle, it’s a small town with beautiful beaches. Lots of walking and cycling paths allow you to fully immerse yourself in the Welsh countryside while Porthmadog and Pwllheli are just down the road. Here is our Snowdonia Information Pack | Criccieth

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Christmas Markets In North Wales
 

Christmas Markets In North Wales | 2016

It’s hard to believe that we are only 6 weekends away from Christmas making it time to start putting things in the diary. In my experience, there is nothing better than a Christmas Market to get you into the spirit of things – with all that great food, mulled wine, local crafts and music, you cannot fail to get into the festive swing. Here are my Top Christmas Markets in North Wales | 2016:   LLANDUDNO CHRISTMAS FAYRE 17TH – 20TH NOVEMBER With 165 stalls, this is one of the bigger markets . A Dickensian theme runs throughout the 4-day event held in this quintessential Victorian seaside town. Lots of local crafts, food and drink.   ABERSOCH CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL 25th – 26th NOVEMBER This fair takes place throughout the village of Abersoch and has become quite a big event in the calendar. A very family orientated weekend makes this a really great event.   PORTMEIRION FOOD…

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THINGS TO DO IN LLANBERIS

Known as Snowdon’s village, Llanberis is situated at the foot of Snowdon. Sitting on the twin lakes of Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris, the surrounding scenery is rugged and beautiful. Adventure activities are available near-by and the town has lovely cafes and restaurants. https://youtu.be/VNL4M0lVT3g ACTIVITIES NATIONAL SLATE MUSEUM A look back in history to the workings of the second largest slate quarry in the world. Guided tours show you how the quarry worked and what it would have been like to live and work in this Victorian slate quarry. ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN Is a hydroelectric power plant built inside a mountain. Opened in 1984 by Prince Charles, it is now a critical contributor to the energy supply for the UK. Take a tour and learn the history, how it came about and how it works – fascinating! SURF-LINES Offer great adventures days incorporating canoeing, kayaking, climbing and coasteering. You can pick from either one of their tailor-made…

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