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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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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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TOP 5 HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR HALF TERM
 

TOP 5 HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR HALF TERM | NORTH WALES

Snowdonia is a fantastic place to visit with children. The choice of activities and things to do is vast, catering for all ages which is a godsend when you have a range of age groups in the mix. Whether you are looking to go away as a family or getting together with other families for a week away in the mountains or by the sea, we have some really great places, perfect for creating those childhood memories that will last a lifetime. Here are our top 5 holiday cottages for half term | North Wales…   LUXURY FARMHOUSE IN MOUNTAIN LOCATION | CWMAIN SLEEPS 10 | FARM STAY | WIFI | REAL FIRE Cwmain is the quintessenial country getaway. A 5 bedroom farm house based on a working farm, it offers seclusion whilst being only 20 minutes away from Bala, a big market town. Its playroom is perfect for the kids to get away and do…

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Things To Do In Harlech
 

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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Surf Snowdonia to Open Summer 2015
 

Surf Snowdonia To Open Summer 2015

The latest addition due to launch this summer in the North Wales adventure playground is Surf Snowdonia. Based in the village of Dolgarrog, Conwy, Surf Snowdonia is the first publicly accessible Wavegarden® artificial surfing lagoon. This revolutionary concept, generates powerful and consistent surfing waves, of varying heights up to 6 feet, in a 300m long lagoon. It is ideal for all surfers, from grommets (beginners both young and old) to professional surfers, and will be a fantastic family destination. Surf Snowdonia will also play host to events, competitions and surf demos, giving the public access to the World’s top surfers. Alongside the surfing lagoon will be an activity lagoon for more family based swimming fun as well as a cafe, restaurant, children’s play building and woodland trails…..So whether you are looking to learn to surf, hone your surfing skills or just want a family day out with a difference, Surf Snowdonia has a lot to offer.…

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Cyclists looking down over Barmouth and the Mawddach Estuary
 

Things to do in Barmouth

[youtube]http://youtu.be/M5JuuStzopY[/youtube] I asked our friend Serena, a 19yr student from Barmouth, to write an article entitled ‘Things to do in Barmouth’. This is what she had to say. I live in Barmouth, North Wales. Love traveling, baking and Disney. I’m off to Uni in September.’ Here are my thoughts on the top things to do in the Barmouth. Serena Ice Cream Knickerbockers Ice Cream parlour is my favourite place to go to for a sweet fix in Barmouth. Classic flavours are available but there are also more adventurous choices like ‘bubblegum’ and ‘amaretto & black cherry’. My favourite is the lemon curd, irresistibly scrummy. http://www.fudgeridoo.co.uk/knickerbockers.html Beach We are spoilt for choice for beaches in this area. Barmouth beach is possibly one of the nicest around however. The beach holds the coveted Blue Flag award for cleanliness. http://www.blueflag.org/Menu/Awarded+sites/2012/Northern+Hemisphere/Wales/Wales/Barmouth,Abermaw Fishing The most popular spots around Barmouth for fishing are the harbour at high tide and the railway bridge…

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Things to do when it rains in Snowdonia
 

Snowdonia, Things To Do When it Rains

Facts and figures 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’ (days with rainfall total of 1mm or more) during the summer months averages 25 in Valley on Anglesey compared to an average of 30 days in Upper Castern, the Met Office site in the midlands. When comparing ‘hours of sunshine’ the western coast of wales again, tends towards the top of the UK table. (metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk) But you’re right of course, this isn’t Spain, and yes it might rain. So what to do? 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,…

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