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Things To Do In Barmouth | Snowdonia Information Pack

Things To Do In Barmouth | Snowdonia Information Pack

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

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:   ACTIVITIES THE HARBOUR The harbour is a great place to hang out with a collection of restaurants, cafes and ice-cream shops. Crabbing is also popular here if you’re looking for something to do with the little ones. STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING SUP Barmouth offer paddle boarding down the Barmouth Estuary which is something quite special. Great for all age groups, this is something definitely worth doing when in town. SERN WEN FERRY BOAT Taking you across the estuary to Fairborne, this makes for a great day out or morning excursion. ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES Snowdonia Adventures offer a great variety of activities including gorge walking, canyoning, kayaking, climbing etc. George and his team always provide a top class service and definitely one of the best things to do in Barmouth. DRAGON THEATRE Best known for their music nights, the Dragon Theatre puts on some great Jazz nights as well as introducing alternative music from around the world. They also put on film screenings and work shops so make sure you have a look to see what is on. BENDI-GEDIG An indoor soft play centre for kids – perfect for those rainy days! They also have a cafe on site. AMUSEMENT ARCADE As with all great seaside towns, there is an amusement park including all the usual fanfare of rides, soft toys, candy floss and sugar donuts!! SKATE PARK At the very north of the promenade, there is a skate park offering a couple of good ramps and a rail.   BEACHES BARMOUTH Barmouth beach has a great promenade where there are a number of beach front cafes so you dont have to lug a great picnic bag down here if you’re not in the mood! A little train runs up and down the promanade throughout the day and the harbour at...

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Things To Do In Abersoch

Things To Do In Abersoch

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

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.   ACTIVITIES The Abersoch golf course was designed by Harry Varden and opened in 1908. It is a links and parkland course with stunning views. It has recently been placed 17th best golf course in Wales and has been voted the friendliest! Glasfryn Parc Wakeboarding, karting and quad biking are all on offer as well as bowling, fishing and archery for those who are looking for something a little less intense. Come rain or shine, there is something for each member of the family here. Segway Tours is Probably not the most obvious of activities, but this is off road no less! If you’re not looking for the off road adventure you can always have a more leisurely cruise around the 30 acres of beautiful forest. Based at The Dragon Raiders Adventure Park, they also offer paintballing on site. The Bear Grylls Survival Academy offers you a chance to learn survival techniques out in the wilderness – it’s an amazing opportunity for you to learn life skills. You never know when you might need them! Pen Llyn Lusitano Stud and Riding centre offers classic horse riding lessons alongside treks and hacks; they can even cater for taylor made riding holidays. Recognised as the UK’s leading breeder of Lusitano ponies. Plas Glyn Y Weddw A dowager house built in the mid 1800’s is located in LLanbedrog just outside Abersoch. This gothic Victorian mansion was built for Lady Elizabeth Love Joans Parry and is now houses the Oriel Art Gallery offering 10 gallery spaces and a cafe. Abersoch Sailing School offers full courses with the RYA from beginners to advanced. They also offer courses in powerboating. Kayaking and ringo rides are available at the club. The Wales Coast Path circumnavigates the Llyn Peninsula and there are lots of small routes that you can pick up at various points in the area. Great walking for all members of the family with stunning coast live views to take in.     BEACHES Main Beach...

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

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

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

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 are stops along the way and so you can get on and off along the way.   3 – VISIT A CASTLE There are over 600 castle in Wales and we have some of the most spectacular. A visit to Caernarfon, Conwy or Beaumaris will certainly not disappoint and will take you on a memorable trip back through history.   4 – WALKING As long as you have the right clothes, walking in the rain can be a great experience. Get a good pair of waterproof trousers, a waterproof / wind-proof coat and some good walking boots and you will have a ball walking in the rain. It is worth taking a route lower down as opposed to up a mountain due to visibility being worse in the rain.   5 – ZIPWORLD ZipWorld have a couple of great indoor experiences. Bounce Below which is a series of 3 trampolines suspended from the inside of a cave, the highest being 180ft off the ground. Zipworld Caverns is an epic journey through underground caverns on zip lines, rope bridges, via ferrata and...

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TOP 5 | HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR WALKING

TOP 5 | HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR WALKING

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

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 Wales holiday location. Aberdesach is in a tiny little hamlet called on the northern edge of the Llyn Peninsula, about 5 miles south of Caernarfon. The spot is thankfully a bit of a secret hideaway so keep it under your hat for now.   TYN-SIMMDE | DOLGELLAU This two bedroom holiday cottage in the mountains above Dolgellau in North Wales sits in a wonderfully peaceful and tranquil location. A traditional stone cottage with lots of character features, the cottage provides an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.   MELIN BYRDIR | Nr BARMOUTH This romantic one bedroom barn conversion near Barmouth commands stunning sea views over the Cambrian bay coastline. A private patio and garden with a wood buring hot tub provides the perfect platform from which to enjoy the surrounding countryside while a tastefully furnished interior affords all the convenience of a modern holiday cottage.   CWMAIN | BALA Cwmain is an 18th century luxury farmhouse in a mountain location. This traditional stone built welsh cottage has been recently refurbished to a very high standard and sits in an idyllic location high up in the hills of North Wales. Modern facilities such as efficient central heating and fitted...

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WALKING THE WALES COAST PATH

WALKING THE WALES COAST PATH

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

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 visit to Rome. The sands at Porth Oer often ‘whistle’ when you walk on them, one of only two beaches in Europe that does this. CRICCIETH TO PORTHMADOG10.5km / 6.5miles Begin your walk in Criccieth where you can explore the wonderful Criccieth Castle before heading south along this glorious coastline to Porthmadog. Along the way, you’ll find the famous and picturesque Black Rock Sands. HARLECH TO TALYBONT17km / 12miles These two stunning beaches offer miles of walking opportunities, with plenty of chances for refreshments along the way! You can shorten this walk in several places by catching the Cambrian Coast Railway, which has stations at frequent intervals. BARMOUTH TO FAIRBOURNE6km / 3.75miles With spectacular views up the Mawddach Estuary and Cadair Idris looming in the distance, this is an unchallenging walk over the estuary. It is possible to catch the train back for an even more leisurely...

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