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2 for 1 At Dragon Raiders

For August and September 2017, Dragon Raiders are offering Dioni customers 2 for 1 on paintballing. Simply take a copy of your Dioni booking confirmation with you when you go to claim the offer.

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Bacon Bap for Breakfast
 

Free Bacon and Eggs At Ty-Newydd Near Bala

For those booking to stay at Ty-Newydd in Bala in September and October 2017 will be greeted with 1/2 a dozen rashers of bacon from Bala’s award winning butchers T J Roberts and 1/2 a dozen free range eggs straight from the farm!   ROMANTIC ONE BEDROOM HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN BALA NORTH WALES | TY-NEWYDD Ty Newydd is a romantic one bedroom holiday cottage in Bala North Wales. This simple yet elegant cottage provides self catering holiday accommodation for up to two people in a beautifully tranquil location.

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Slate fence in Cwmorthin Near Blaenau
 

EXPLORING THE SLATE INDUSTRY IN NORTH WALES

Stretching back as far as the Roman times, slate mining has been a core part of the region for so many years. Its hey day saw a workforce of 17000 working the quarries and mines and the biggest mine in the world was located here in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Along with great anecdotes of The National Gallery in London re-locating all of its 2000 works of art to the mines during WW11 for protection, the history of these places is fascintaing. If exploring the slate industry in North Wales is something of interest, then you’ll want to visit these places: THE NATIONAL SLATE MUSEUM | LLANBERIS The most notible place to visit when it comes to the slate industry. Set in the original quarry workshops, the museum re-creates the slate industry showing how the community lived and worked; ‘…it is as though the quarrymen and engineers put down their tools and left the courtyard for home just…

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north wales coast path, pwllheli
 

WALKING THE WALES COAST PATH

The Wales Coast Path is 870 miles in length, running from Chepstow in South Wales to Queensferry in the North. It is split into 8 geographical sections that run along the entire coastline, passing through areas of national importance and outstanding natural beauty. If you are not up for doing the whole 870 miles, there are some beautiful sections on the Llyn Peninsula and down towards Barmouth and Fairborne, taking you through small fishing villages, along estuaries and miles of sandy beaches… NEFYN TO PORTH DINLLAEN4.5km / 2.75 miles From the rocky promontory of Porth Dinllaen you can admire views to the east and west along the Llŷn Peninsula’s northern coast. You have a good chance of seeing seals close to shore. PORTH OER (WHISTLING SANDS) TO ABERDARON15km / 9.25miles As you walk toward Aberdaron you will see Bardsey Island, once a destination for pilgrims. According to legend three visits to Bardsey was equivalent to one…

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Romantic one bedroom barn conversion
 

SUMMER OFFERS AT BYRDIR

SLEEPS 2 | FARM STAY | WIFI | NR BEACH | NR PUB This luxury one bedroom studio cottage on a working farm combines comfortable accommodation with the rural charm of country life. A private patio and lawn has uninterrupted views across the farm down towards the sea.

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In Search of Coffee | The Best Driving Road In The UK

Driving through Snowdonia is part of the adventure. The views and landscape are so awe inspiring and you really can just loose yourself in the wilderness. There are, as you can imagine some routes that are more spectacular than others. The drive from Dolgellau to Aberdovey through Bro-Dysyni, past Tal Y Llyn is just one of those. Here is a birds eye view of what to expect… simply stunning and said to be the best driving road in the UK.     https://youtu.be/xmxfmki7x2A

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NEW HOLIDAY COTTAGES | LLYN PENINSULA

The Pennarth Properties are two new holiday cottages to the Dioni family. Set within walking distance from Aberdesch beach on the north coast of the Llyn Peninsula, one sleeps 4 and the other 2. You can rent both properties together, offering accomodation for upto 6.   ROMANTIC ONE BEDROOM COTTAGE WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE BEACH | FELIN-PENNARTH £300 – £590 SLEEPS 2 | FARM STAY | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB Felin-Pennarth is a romantic one bedroom cottage walking distance from the beach. The elevated outside space, giving you seclusion and incredible views makes this a very unique property where you feel you have got away from it all.   FARM HOLIDAY COTTAGE WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE BEACH | COETSIWS-PENNARTH £380 – £750 SLEEPS 4 | FARM STAY | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB Coetsiws-Penarth is a two bedroom farm holiday cottage walking distance from the beach. This lovely old stone outbuilding…

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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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starry sky
 

Top 5 Holiday Cottages For Stargazing

In 2016, Snowdonia was granted Dark Skies status which means that we have some some of the best views of the night sky in the world.

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Harlech castle
 

A DAY IN HARLECH | NORTH WALES

In all of our beautiful towns and villages, there are lots of hidden gems of things to do and see that unless you did your research or heard by word of mouth you would miss them. Over the year, we will be doing a quick, easy to refer to guide on the top things to do in each of the towns to enable you to make the most of your time spent there. The first on the list is A Day In Harlech | North Wales…There is alot more to do in Harlech than initially meets the eye and you might find it hard fitting it all in! THE CASTLE The town surrounds the castle , built on a spur of the Harlech dome which is said to be the oldest known geological rock formation in the world. A visit to the castle is a facinating trip back in time the new visitors centre has certainly…

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£20 Voucher For Rhug Estate

The owners of MAERDY-BARN have some great offers in place for those looking to stay in 2017… If you are staying over Valentines week, guests are being treated to a free bottle of sparkling wine and a box of chocolates in addition to the welcome hamper they provide which is packed with local goodies. From April to end of June, for those booking to stay for 7 nights or more, a £20 voucher will be included to spend at THE RHUG ESTATE. LUXURIOUS BARN CONVERSION IN THE FOOTHILLS OF NORTH WALES | MAERDY BARN This luxurious barn conversion in the foothills of North Wales can accommodate up to 8 guests in a quiet corner on the eastern edge of the National Park. Four spacious en-suite bedrooms including a ground floor bedroom and a large living area makes this a great cottage for family get-togethers.

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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 10 | Things To Do This Half Term In Snowdonia

With the choice of things to do in the area, sometimes is hard to know what to do. To help you make the most of your half term, here are our Top 10 | Things To Do This Half Term In Snowdonia:   1. VISIT A SPOOKY CASTLE As Halloween falls over this half term, you can rest assured that the Castles will be putting on lots of spooky entertainment. For a guide as to what’s happening at those closest; Harlech, Criccieth, Caernarfon, and Conwy, check out the CADW website for more details.     2. COED Y BRENIN If you want to get te kids out in the fresh air, COED Y BRENIN is perfect. Mountain biking trails catering for all ages and abilities makes this, in my opinion, one of the best activities the area has to offer. If you don’t have your bikes with you, you can hire on site. There is a…

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Barmouth Walking Festival 2016
 

Barmouth Walking Festival 2016

From 17th – 26th September, The Barmouth Walking Festival 2016 is back in town. Always very popular with nearly 40 walks to choose from and a good selection of evening entertainment, this year looks set to be as good as ever… Set on the coast of Snowdonia, Barmouth is 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 and knowledgable 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. There are varying options available; 1 walk costs £8.50, but if you want to fully immerse yourself into the week, there are various packages available. A number of evening events put on are a great way to meet other walkers and locals who are always keen to tell…

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Snowdonia Style Adventure | Sailing

Sailing in the North Wales doesn’t get as much of the lime light as other adventure activities, but with all of our beautiful coastline and the abundance of lakes it’s a pretty good place to learn and a great activity for the whole family to get involved in. Here are our top 5 places you can learn to sail.   PLAS MENAI | CAERNARFON Located in-between Bangor and Caernarfon, Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales. They offer both beginner and intermediate sailing courses on the sheltered coastal waters of the Menai Strait. Under the guidance of their highly qualified instructors, all the courses are run to the guidelines of the RYA.   BALA SAILING CLUB | BALA Situated at the Bala sailing club on Llyn Tegid and surrounded by the Snowdonia mountains, this is a stunning place to learn to sail. They offer both level 1 and 2 RYA courses which take place…

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Harlech Cinema Is Now Open
 

Harlech Cinema Is Now Open

The Harlech cinema is now open and back in town! You’ll find it at Theatre Ardudwy and it’s a film experience with a difference. Due to local funding, the local theatre is now able to show digital screenings of up to date cinema releases and we couldn’t be more excited. For a start it saves a 1.5 hour drive to the local cinema chain, but more than that, it is another great addition to the local town where the castle, swimming pool, climbing wall, golf club, shops and fantastic restaurants and cafes offer offer both local residents and holiday makers plenty do when in Harlech. The cinema is based in the theatre and the tiered seating means no heads in the way when watching the films! Popcorn, sweets and drinks are available from the bar and the quality of the films is great. New releases will be showing throughout the summer including A Regular Little Houdini,…

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North Wales Mini Festivals
 

North Wales Mini Festivals

Though out the summer, North Wales plays host to a number of big music festivals. There are however, some smaller, lesser known ones that are just as much fun and definitely worth a visit. Here are some North Wales Mini Festivals that you might not have heard about taking place over the summer:   ROCK ARDUDWY: 10 – 11th June This is the second year that Rock Ardudwy is happening and this time is taking place over 2 days. Starting on the Friday, the entertainment takes place in Harlech Castle itself with a folk inspired evening along with a couple of key local talents. Saturday sees the event move to downtown Harlech by the leisure centre and from 2pm-12pm, there will be local bands, food and drink stalls as well as entertainment for the children.   CRICCIETH FESTIVAL: 18 – 25th June This week long festival is set throughout the beautiful seaside town of Criccieth; home…

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Pwllheli
 

Things to do in Pwllheli

The unofficial ‘capital’ of Pen Llŷn, Pwllheli is a lovely seaside resort with a large marina and sailing community, and some great sandy beaches. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Pwllheli.

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TOP 5 SNOWDONIA SEAFOOD DINING EXPERIENCES
 

Top 5 Snowdonia Seafood Dining Experiences

Being so close to the coast, we do seafood very well in Snowdonia and I’m not talking fish and chips. I’m talking about hidden gems of restaurants that offer incredible seafood in fantastic locations… here are our top 5 Snowdonia seafood dining experiences:   TWNTI SEAFOOD, PWLLHELI Based in-between Pwllheli and Abersoch, this converted barn, off the beaten track really does have a reputation for excellent seafood. It has been running for over 26 years and is a real favourite with those who know of it.   DYLANS, CRICCIETH Following on from its success in Menai Bridge, Dylans opened up their second location in the Maes-Y Mor on the beach fronton Criccieth. A fabulous environment with an extensive fish menu alongside pizza, burgers and pasta. They have a separate bar there too if you just fancy a drink overlooking the sea.   MARRAM GRASS, ANGLESEY Having received great reviews in the national press and Julia Bradbury…

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Top 5 | Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages In North Wales

With all the mountains, rivers and beaches, your four legged friends enjoy the Snowdonia countryside just as much as you do…. some would say more so! Having them with you to enjoy the family holiday is also important and so to help you find the right place in which to accommodate your pets, here are our top 5 best pet friendly holiday cottages in North Wales…   Unique Self Catering Cottage In North Wales The Gatehouse of Cors Y Gedol Hall is a truly unique self catering cottage in North Wales. Built by the Vaughan family in the 14th century this imposing building now provides self catering accommodation for up to 7 people in one of the nicest parts of the Snowdonia national park. Having driven up the mile long drive from the coast road you cant help but be impressed by the gothic symmetry of the building. It stands of course as the welcome entrance…

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