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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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Watersports Snowdonia Style
 

Watersports Snowdonia Style

With its miles of stunning coastline, beautiful lakes and rivers, there is plenty of opportunity in North Wales to take part in some of the best water sports the UK has to offer. As Wales is celebrating its incredible waters this year with The Year Of The Sea, we thought we would introduce you as to what is available when it comes to Watersports Snowdonia Style…

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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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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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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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Walking witht he kids
 

What To Do with a Moody Teenager This Summer In Snowdonia

Anyone with teenage children will know the gruelling performance one has to go through when entertaining a ‘teenager’ on holiday. Even though the days of your child enjoying or even wanting to do what you planned are a far distant memory, all is not lost… I am not suggesting the daily fight of getting them up and out will go, but from personal experience, this list of what to do with a moody teenager this summer in Snowdonia has been a life saver…   CLIMB A MOUNTAIN This will be met with untold amount of complaining. However, just choose one of the bigger peaks so it’s a challenge and something they will remember with pride. After the first mile of moaning, they soon get into it and when you reach the more challenging aspects of the summits, they will come into their own. Here is a really A Really Simple Walking Guide Up Snowdon.   ZIPLINING…

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Things to do in Bala

Bala is set right in the heart of Snowdonia amongst mountains, rivers and lakes. Walking, white water rafting, cycling, sailing, canoeing, kayaking are readily available and the town itself has a great range of restaurants, pubs and cafes, catering for all tastes.

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SHOP LOCAL CHRISTMAS 2016
 

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda | Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

2015 has been a fantastic year for Dioni with lots of new additions to the family showcasing how much self catering has changed over the years. Beautiful holiday cottages which offer that home from home feel and in some cases the chance to live in that house you really want for a week of two. So we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests that have come and stayed with us in this beautiful part of the world, the cottage owners who work tirelessly throughout the year offering incredible experiences for those who visit and last but not least the local companies and business who have offered our guests discounts and promotions to make their stay in Snowdonia that little bit more special including: Snowdonia Adventure Activities Pant Du Cider Surf Snowdonia Pormeirion White Water Rafting Caffi Castell Harlech St Davids Golf Course Ski Llandudno Glasfryn park We look forward to…

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Buy Things, Not Experiences
 

Buy Experiences, Not Things...

It’s loomimg. That time when we have to decide what to get our loved ones for Christmas. It gets harder and harder every year and I don’t know about you, but in our household we seem to have everything we need. Getting more ‘stuff’ means a) having to make room by discarding perfectly good other ‘stuff’ b) adding to a pile that after a couple of weeks will gather dust and c) also adding to the already fraught management of ‘screen time’! There is a lot of research to support that taking part in an ‘experience’ creates more long term well-being than new material possessions. They tend to be done with others so involves proper social engagement (as apposed to the virtual kind). Accomplishing challenges adds to your personal identity and growth and the memories from an experience create a strong sense of happiness. So taking all of this into consideration and throw in the fact…

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Top 10
 

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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All I Want For Christmas Is A Snowdonia Adventure
 

All I Want For Christmas Is A Snowdonia Adventure.......

If you’re stuck for Christmas present ideas this year, giving a loved one a Snowdonia Adventure might be the answer to your problems. From climbing Snowdon, white water rafting, bouncing on the UK’s only underground trampolines suspended 180ft off the ground, traveling the worlds fastest zipline, jumping water falls and climbing some of the most beautiful and challenging rock faces in the world, its all here in Snowdonia….. A wonderful adventure will stay with you forever and something you can re-live over and over. So if you are coming on holiday to Snowdonia next year, or you know of someone else coming, why not treat them this Christmas with a voucher for an experience they will remember forever. To help you with your Christmas shopping, we have teamed up with 2 of Snowdonia’s top activities providers to offer Dioni customers exclusive discounts: SNOWDONIA ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES: Toni and her team offer rock climbing, gorge walking, canyoning, kayaking,…

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