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Holiday Cottage With Fantastic Views Near Fairy Glen
 

TOP 5 RIVERS TO EXPLORE IN NORTH WALES

Here in North Wales our mountains and lakes are known throughout the world but it is the rivers that might be new to many. To give you an idea of what’s on offer, here are the Top 5 Rivers To Explore In North Wales…   AFON GLASLYN The Glaslyn river flows through the village of Beddgelert, one of the most beautiful villages in Snowdonia. The walk along the river is truly stunning, taking you past Gelerts Grave and into the village itself where you will find traditional craft shops, cafes and of course the famous Glaslyn Ices where they offer some of the best ice-cream in Snowdonia. A mile south of Beddgelert in Nantmor is the Aberglaslyn Pass, a narrow gorge in the river known for its outstanding beauty.   AFON TYWERWYN The National Whitewater Centre is based on the River Tywerwyn. As the rapids are damn controlled, you can be ensured of having consistent water…

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Top 10 Things a Kid should do before they are 11
 

Top 10 Things a Kid should do before they are 11

So the National Trust launched a campaign last Autumn to encourage our ‘cotton wool’ kids out into the great outdoors by listing 50 things a child should do before they are 11 – all back to basics, simple fun with not an electronic gadget in sight – we LOVE this! EVERYTHING on the list can be done in Snowdonia, so if your coming to stay with us this year with younger ones in tow, make the most of it and get them ticking things off the list. To get you started, here are our top 10 things a kid should do before they are 11 that we think are unique to Snowdonia and can be done in that extra special way, creating those memories for life: 1 – SKIM A STONE – whether its by the sea or on the lakes, its so satisfying when you finally get the stone to jump (for adults too!). 2…

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Top 10 Family Holiday Cottages This Easter

Looking for a place to take the family away this Easter? Then we can help. Snowdonia is a wonderful place for families to get away and enjoy and depending on what you are looking for, there is plenty to do….. Adventure activities including climbing, white water rafting, gorge walking and zip-lining are all on your doorstep whilst for those looking for something more low key might be tempted by the high ropes courses, mini theme parks and play centres. For those wanting to inject some culture and history into their offspring will be spoilt for choice by the 600 castles Wales has to offer. However, if its good old fashioned time out in a cottage by the sea or mountains where hot chocolate, walking, log fires and board games are the choice of the day you wont be disappointed; there are miles of sandy beaches (with great sand dunes to run down), loads of stunning mountains…

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SNOWDONIA BUCKET-LIST
 

Snowdonia Bucket List

With so many unique and wonderful things to to see and do, bucket lists were made for Snowdonia! We’ve put together our own lists: one for you adrenalin junkies out there and one more family orientated – that everyday fun that you can only get on a visit to Snowdonia….here’s to Snowdonia bucket lists! ADRENALIN JUNKIE: Climb Snowdon via Crib Goch (it is not for the faint hearted!) Zipworld Velocity at Bethesda (fastest Zipline in the world) Have lunch above the sea in Anglesey on a porteledge with Gaia Adventures Go canyoning with Snowdonia Adventure Activities Surf at Hell’s Mouth, Abersoch Run the half marathon route at the Coed Y Brenin Trail Running Centre. Complete Y- Du (The Black) trail at the Antur Stiniog mountain bike centre. White water raft at the National White Water Centre. Fly from the Llanbedr airfield and see Snowdonia from the skies with Fly Llanbedr Brave the winter nights to see…

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Snowdonia Swimming
 

Wild Swimming Snowdonia Style….

Wild Swimming Snowdonia Style, not only enriches the soul and pushes you out of your comfort zone, but quite honestly its really good fun! It always amazes me how many people visit Snowdonia without experiencing it. Snowdonia is full of waterfalls (Rheadar in Welsh) and rivers and its such a unique part of the area that if you come to visit, you really should jump into at least one waterfall pool. Its exciting, its fun, its an adventure, its a challenge and…. its free… There are many ways to enjoy the pleasures of wild swimming; be it getting suited and booted for a 1 mile lake swim with a group, or, like me, grab your kids, the dog and a towel and go forth looking for the waterfalls and river pools for a quick dunk or a swim around if the temperature allows! Yes, it is usually a cold affair jumping into the pools, but that’s…

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