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Things to do in Criccieth
 

Things To Do In Criccieth

This beautiful little Welsh coastal village seemingly has it all: ocean rollers, mountain views and an imposing medieval castle to watch over it all. Criccieth lies at the gateway to Pen Llŷn / the Llŷn Peninsula, on the shores of Cardigan Bay. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Criccieth.

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Top tips for hiking up Snowdon
 

Top tips for hiking up Snowdon

Hiking to the summit of Wales’ highest mountain is high on the bucket list for many adventurous travellers. Here are our top tips for hiking up Snowdon!

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Pizza Voucher for Siop y Garreg at Traditional Country Cottage
 

Pizza Voucher for Siop y Garreg at Traditional Country Cottage

Now this is a great foodie offer for one of our favourite places. A pizza voucher for Siop y Garreg, an amazing shop and cafe that make the best pizzas!!

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Secret Mountains Series
 

Secret Mountains Series | Moel Ysgyfarnogod

Step into the wild heart of Snowdonia to explore this hidden gem. Off the beaten track, and a great alternative to Snowdon & the busier peaks of North Wales, Moel Ysgyfarnogod.

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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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Awe walks – seeking wonder in the landscapes of North Wales
 

Awe walks – seeking wonder in the landscapes of North Wales

Awe walks – seeking wonder in the landscapes of North Wales will boost your happiness and wellbeing, and might just change your selfie habit too

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Explore Anglesey Series. Cemaes
 

Explore Anglesey Series | Cemaes

Located on the shores of Anglesey’s dramatic north coast, the pretty harbour village of Cemaes is the most northerly village in Wales… lets explore Anglesey, Cemaes….

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Secret Mountains Series. Rhobell Fawr
 

Secret Mountains Series. Rhobell Fawr

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

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Secret Mountains Series. Yr Eifl
 

Secret Mountains Series. Yr Eifl

A mountain with three summits and stunning, far-reaching sea views. Yr Eifl on the Llyn Peninsula is a must-do mountain for your next holiday in North Wales

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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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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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Romantic One Bedroom Cottage In Dolgellau
 

Things To Do In Dolgellau

Dolgellau is a beautiful market town based in the south of Snowdonia. Set at the foot of Cadr Idris, its natural landscape makes it a perfect place to enjoy the many outdoor activities available.

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BEST WALKS IN SNOWDONIA NORTH WALES FOR BEGINNERS
 

Best Walks in Snowdonia North Wales for Beginners

The walking opportunities in Snowdonia are plentiful – but it can be hard to choose. Here are Dioni’s best walks in Snowdonia North Wales for beginners.

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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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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 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.

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Snowdonia Adventure
 

TOP 5 | THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY IN SNOWDONIA

Never let the rain stop you in Snowdonia. It’s part of the furniture and there are lots of things to do even when it pours down. So if the rain decides to visit when you are staying, here are the top 5 | things to do on a rainy day in Snowdonia.   1 – WATER SPORTS It’s wet anyway so take advantage of all the watersports we have on offer. From canyoning, gorge walking, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking and Sup’ing, it’s all available on the many stunning lakes in the area. Snowdonia Adventure Activities, Adrenalin Addicts and Bala Watersports are some of the providers. Surf Snowdonia should also be on your to-do list in the rain.   2 – STEAM TRAINS The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highlands is a steam train that runs from Caernarfon to Blaenau Ffestiniog over the Snowdonia mountains and around the lakes. Expect stunning scenery in what is a spectacular trip. There…

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Top 5
 

TOP 5 | HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR WALKING

North Wales is famous for its walking. Whether it’s in the mountains, around the lakes or along the beach, there is something for everyone, all with beautiful and breathtaking views. Some of our cottages have incredible walks straight from the door step so you don’t even have step foot in the car. Here are our Top 5 | Holiday Cottages For Walking:   LOVINGLY RENOVATED QUARRYMANS COTTAGE IN RHYD DDU | IORWERTH-HOUSE Set at the foot of Snowdon, Iorwerth House is a lovingly renovated quarrymans cottage in Rhyd Ddu. Being in the heart of Snowdonia, there are incredible views on your doorstep making it the perfect place to explore the region alongside a bit of rest and relaxation.   YR-ODYN | PWLLHELI 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…

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Welsh coastal path on the Llyn Peninsula
 

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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Llyn Gwynant at the foot of Snowdon
 

WINTER LAKE WALKS IN SNOWDONIA

The lakes in Snowdonia are an incredibly beautiful part of the area’s landscape and at this time of year, they come into their own. Walking around the lakes all wrapped up with the crisp cold air and if you’re lucky, the sun shining is incredible. Here are our best winter lake walks…   LLYN TEGID | BALA To make your way around Llyn Tegid will take in the region of 8 hours. However, there are lots of different routes ranging from 1-8 hours; some part walking, part steam train or certain sections that are known for their beauty. For a breakdown of the walks, this is a great information source: Bala Lake Walking Trails.     LLYN PADARN | LLANBERIS A couple of hours allows for a great walk which will include a bit of forest, a bit of industrial archeology an old quarry hospital, not to mention the incredible views of the lake and the…

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