Thursday, 19 November 2009

Going On Holiday in Llandudno

Llandudno is an extremely popular tourist destination because there are so many things to do. Llandudno is not only a beautiful town laced with Victorian architecture, it has a stunning beach, unique pier, spectacular Orme, and is situated on the great North Wales coast close to other historical tourist destinations, like Snowdonia National Park, Conwy, and many ancient Welsh castles.

Llandudno has its own Victorian pier built in 1876; this pier is laced with pubs, cafes, shops, and children’s entertainment making it perfect for a family day out. When you are on the pier you will experience fantastic views of the Llandudno shore line, and stunning beach. The shoreline is surrounded by Llandudno hotels which are beautifully Victorian and offer all of its visitors a chance to stay in Llandudno accommodation.

Llandudno also boasts the famous Great Orme, a magnificant rocky headland stretching straight out into the sea. Here you can enjoy the dry ski slope or toboggan, or for the more relaxed visitor visit the summit via the cable cars, or fenicular tramway. At the summit of The Great Orme are the famous the Bronze Age Copper Mines, a tourist information shop, and car park. You will also be able to see the stunning views of Llandudno and the surrounding areas, and on a clear day you will be able to see the North Wales cost right over to Anglesey and beyond, sometimes even to the Isle of Man!

Llandudno is known for its shopping. It has its own Victorian style high street full of unique little boutiques and souvenir shops. Llandudno also has its own retail park, called Parc Llandudno, where the latest high street names can be found and all the latest high street fashion can be bought.

Venue Cymru is situated on the promenade of Llandudno. You can enjoy great performances of pantomime, opera, ice shows, music, and musicals. The Venue Cymru is a fantastic theatre, which the whole family will enjoy, and an experience you will never forget.

While staying in Llandudno it is important to choose your Llandudno hotel carefully, and think about what type of Llandudno accommodation you are looking for. There are so many hotels in Llandudno that you need to narrow down your choice by choosing one which meets your requirements. Think about your budget, as obviously choosing a hotel in Llandudno which is 5* is going to be a lot more expensive than one which is 3*. If you are taking children with you, you might want to think about whether you would like a hotel in Llandudno with evening entertainment. A great way to choose your Llandudno accommodation is to look online at reviews, and to ask other people who have visited the area where they stayed and what their accommodation was like.

Going on holiday in Llandudno is a really exciting experience. You will realise just how beautiful the North Wales coast is, and wonder why you have never visited the area before! You don't have to go far, and there are no airport stresses. But most of all, the memories you will experience in Llandudno will live on forever.

Click on the following link to find out more about Llandudno.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009


Rhyl is a great place for the whole family to go on holiday. Ideally situated close to other tourist destinations in North Wales, there are always lots of things to do.

Rhyl has its own Sea Aquarium where you can visit the animals, enjoy daily live animal shows, and expand your underwater animal knowledge.

Rhyl also has its own nature reserve, where you can spend the day relaxing with your family and take a picnic. Here you can enjoy some bird spotting, or even ride on Britain’s oldest running miniature train, which takes passengers around Brickfields.

Because the town is situated on the coast, the whole family can enjoy a day on the beach when visiting Rhyl. With beautiful sand, sea, peak time donkey rides and refreshments your little ones will have a great time. In fact, Rhyl is often referred to by locals as "Sunny Rhyl" as when the rest of North Wales is cloudy, there is often a golden beam of sunshine glowing down on Rhyl and Rhyl alone.

For the kids, Rhyl has its own children’s complex, which is packed full of children’s rides, restaurants and a large cinema. Located here also is the famous Rhyl sky tower which takes you up high to view the beautiful surroundings of North Wales and the vale of Clwyd.

Rhyl is also within close distance of other famous North Wales tourist towns like Llandudno, Conwy, and Caernarfon; as well as must-do days out such as a tour of Llechwedd slate caverns, or a climb to the summit of Snowdon.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Marine Holiday Park in Rhyl-Fun for all the Family

For a fun and affordable holiday for all the family have you thought about visiting somewhere in the UK? Marine Holiday Park is a great fun park for all the family within an excellent area that offers lots of fun things for all the family.

Rhyl is a popular tourist destination in North Wales. Rhyl is also a very popular holiday destination due to its local attractions, Rhyl caravan parks, and holiday parks. Rhyl is easily accessible via train, car and even airport. Rhyl is in the county of Denbighshire, and is very popular with people from all over Wales, and people from the north west of England.

Marine Holiday Park in Rhyl is a fantastic holiday park with some of the best facilities around. The accommodation caravans rate from 3* to 5* depending on your preference, which includes a TV, Shower, Toilet, Fridge, Cooker, Microwave, Duvets and pillows, to help make your stay comfortable. Marine Holiday Parks facilities include a swimming pool, playground, sports bar, cabaret and entertainment bar, arcade, café, sports facilities, mini supermarket, and a laundrette. These facilities ensure that as a holiday maker you will have everything you need within a close distance.

Rhyl’s main attraction is its close location to surrounding towns, beautiful walks and nature reserves around North Wales. Rhyl is within close distance of Llandudno a Victorian town which has a Victorian pier, great shopping facilities and the Great Orme which offers a dry ski slope, cable cars, tram ride to the summit, and mines. Rhyl is also close to Snowdon the highest mountain in Wales and England. This offers a visitor beautiful walks, stunning scenery, and a train ride to the summit. Rhyl is also within close distance of North Wales’s historical towns and castles like Conwy Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Dolbadarn, and Dolwyddelan

Within Rhyl town there is loads of things to do. Rhyl has a sea aquarium, where you can visit different types of underwater animals. Rhyl also has beautiful beaches, for a great day out with the whole family. Rhyl has its famous sky tower, which is 180metres high; this will take its rider up high and give a great view of the surrounding area. Rhyl also has a cinema and kids village full of rides, and restaurants. Just next to Rhyl is the nature reserve Brickfields pond, where the whole family can enjoy a relaxing day; here you can go on the sculpture trail, fish, bird watch, or just sit back and relax by the lake.

With marine holiday park offering excellent facilities and a comfortable visit, why not take advantage of their special offers. Rhyl is a fantastic place to stay, with lots of holiday attractions, and surrounding tourist attractions why not take the whole family, and experience a great holiday within the UK.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Airport Transfer- The best way to start and finish a Holiday

If you are travelling away from the UK for your holiday or holidaying in some of the UKs best holiday and seaside resorts, there is only one way to start and finish your trip. This is with an airport transfer. An airport transfer is the best way to start and finish your holiday for two reasons.

Firstly cost. The cost of leaving you car at the airport or local airport transfer car park can be pricey, with them charging a full rate for every day and night that you leave your car there. This may exceed to the amount it would cost you to organise an airport transfer. When you organise an airport transfer the company tend to cut the cost of your journey, if you book both there and back with the same company.

Secondly convenience. The convenience of having someone come and pick you up to take you away on your holiday will cause you less stress, and it’s another part of your holiday that you will not have to worry about. The airport transfer will pick you up at the time you have decided, on time and take you to your destination accurately so there is little chance of getting lost. Also having an airport transfer will save your energy. When you go away on holiday you flight could be early in the morning, having an airport transfer means that you will be able to get to the airport without driving, conserving your energy for the rest of the day. Also the end of the holiday can be tiring, going home back to reality and the exhaustion of your holiday can take its toll. Having an airport transfer to pick you up and drive you home will help you relax, and most importantly it is safer for you and your family, as driving when tired is dangerous.
Castle Mini Coaches offers an affordable airport transfer service taking people to airports from North Wales to airports in Manchester, Liverpool, and east midlands. They also provide for the seaports of Holyhead and Liverpool.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca is a coastal region in the northeast of Spain. The Costa Blanca is very popular among tourists due to its beautiful coastal areas, blue skies and sea.

The main tourist resorts offer great affordable package holidays for families, easily embarked on by families with children. Most holidays also offer airport transfers and a holiday rep, as the high population of tourists and exploitation of apartments and hotels can be too much for some travellers. However, the Costa Blanca also boats many other small seaside resorts and traditional seaside towns. These are ideal for people who want to enjoy a more authentic, Spanish holiday in the lifestyle of the local residents. Many of these towns are impressive, with traditional marinas, museums, and local town architecture.

Between these small seaside resorts lie beautiful secluded beaches and coves to be explored, some of which can only be reached by foot or by boat. These offer seclusion, relaxation, and purity away from others and tourism. As the Costa Blanca is located on the Mediterranean Sea, it offers delightful sparkling bluey-green waters sheltering impressive marine life and unspoilt seabeds. Therefore, the best way to enjoy the Costa Blanca and experience gorgeous coastline, secluded coves and stunning scenery is by boat, or particularly, by yacht.

Along the Costa Blanca there are many yacht charter packages which take you from the Costa Blanca’s best Marinas, with beautiful shops and restaurants, to various locations along the coast, where you can snorkel, dive, or just have a relaxing swim in a beautiful area of sea that will feel entirely yours. If you are looking to start your travels across the Mediterranean Sea from the Costa Blanca, you may want to contact Network Yacht Brokers in Calpe for boat sales in Alicante, which is the principal town along the Costa Blanca. If you are a boat owner, there are a number of marinas in which you can moor, not to forget the hidden lagoons and beaches waiting to be discovered.

When exploring the Costa Blanca, it is best to do so upon a yacht, to escape the tourists, the high-raised apartments and hotels, and go explore secluded little places which you can enjoy on your own, for peace, tranquillity and relaxation.

Thursday, 28 May 2009


Bala is a stunning village situated in Gwynedd North Wales. It’s known for its breathtaking scenery and beautiful lake, which attracts lots of visitors. Bala has a lot to offer including lots of little and interesting shops, accommodation, restaurants, historical walks, Bala Lake, lots of water sports, plus magnificent views of outstanding beauty.

Bala’s most famous attraction is its spectacular lake. It is known as Bala Lake or Llyn Tegid, and It’s Wales’ biggest lake, stretching over four miles long and one mile wide. Bala Lake’s wildlife is protected, and the Lake contains European Perch, Trout, Abundant Pike, Eel, and a rare protected whitefish called the Gwyniad, which is said to be from the last ice age. This fish is no longer found anywhere else in Britain and is becoming increasingly low in numbers, due to its habitat becoming more and more unsuitable.

Bala Lake attracts water sport enthusiast, including kayakers and Sailors.The Lake is popular for its water sports due to the suitable winds which sweep through the mountain valley setting. In the Afon Tryweryn, which joins the River Dee at Bala, white water sports including White Water Kayaking and White water rafting is offered.

Bala Town also holds a popular village market every Monday which has a range of both unique and usual things that you can buy. Bala also has shops, and restaurants surrounding the market, and also offers accommodation. Bala accommodation consists of a wide range of housings both within the village and surrounding areas. Bala Cottages, guest houses, self catering accommodation, hotels, and converted barn houses, are all different types of accommodation which Bala’s visitor can choose from. These offer visitors secluded accommodation, and private areas for quieter recreational activities and peace.

If you really want to see all the beautiful sights of Bala, there are many walking paths, cycling paths, and also a beautiful nine mile train journey alongside Bala Lake and Snowdonia National Park which you can take. This will give you an excellent view of the lake, surrounding woodlands, and historical village. Bala is a highly recommended holiday destination, and is perfect for a weekend getaway for couples, and families.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Bathing Quality at UK Beaches Drops - Where's Safe?

The BBC recently published an article about how in the last year the amount of beaches recommended in "The Good Beach Guide" has fallen.

The amount of beaches recommended by the Good Beach Guide has dropped by 74, the most it has ever dropped in the guide's history.

There are reasons for this, at the time when the study was taken, the UK was in the midst of a very wet summer, which washed pollutants & other undesirables into rivers & streams, which then flowed into the sea.

So what advice does the Marine Conservation Society give?

Mr Bell warned bathers that to avoid health risks, they should pick places to swim in the sea which had a good water quality record.

People are advised to stay out of the water for at least 24 hours after heavy storms and report pollution problems to the MCS.

A full list of beaches and how they scored is available in this PDF, click here to download it.

Of course, the other approach is to take your annual holiday away from the coast, and instead have a holiday within the countryside or a national park. Places like Snowdonia are popular for a idyllic holiday away from the hustle and bustle of normal life - you can check out a Snowdonia Guest House and some Snowdonia Cottages at Bryn Melyn Farm

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Increase in UK Tourism in the past year

This year could be a record year for the UK travel & tourism industry, with the weak pound, credit crunch & less money around, people are opting to holiday in the UK rather than abroad. A number of traditional seaside resorts have seen an increase in popularity, with Torquay & Newquay leading the way with a 160% increase in searches since last year on popular website

Furthermore, there has been an increase in searches in Blackpool (140%), Jersey (120%), Llandudno (130%) and Bournemouth (80%).

This is great for the areas mentioned, which has seen a decline in popularity in recent years, with foreign climates proving more appealing. Nevertheless, the hope is that visitors will come and discover these places, find out that they love them, and return year after year.

Furthermore, with the weak pound, tourists from Europe & the United States have been arriving in mass to these destinations. For backpackers especially, now is really the best time to explore the UK.

On a personal note (as a Llandudno resident) I'm glad to see a rise in popularity of Llandudno Hotels & Self Catering Llandudno properies with people having difficult years up to now. Things are looking up!

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Caernarfon Town

The Black Boy inn is a listed building which offers Caernarfon accommodation to visitors. It’s situated within the historic town walls of the castle. This beautiful Caernarfon hotel was built in 1522 and presents its visitors with a modest range of rooms starting from as little as £30 per night. This Caernarfon accommodation is situated near the town centre, which is full of activity and attractions. This hotel is also close to other surrounding attractions such as Snowdonia, Anglesey, and Llandudno.

Caernarfon town is mainly known for its very own impressive Caernarfon Castle built by King Edward I. Why not visit here if staying within The Black Boy Inn? The stunning castle with spectacular towers, stands at the beginning of the Seiont River, and dominates the town, and is also one of Wales’ most famous castles. The impressive architectural castle is not the same as other Castles built by Edward I which where used for defence, it was built to symbolise the power, and English dominance over the Welsh, and made sure that his Son was born here on 1284, as the first English Prince of Wales.

This Caernarfon Hotel is also surrounded by beautiful hand made craft shops, a lively town, swimming and sports facilities, a large golf course, tasty restaurants, and breathtaking walks around visually stunning architectures and landscapes. Caernarfon also has a small harbour and a beach at Victoria Harbour. Caernarfon is a major tourist centre and is one of the only few towns that is mainly welsh speaking. The local residents encourage visitors to enjoy there lasting cultural traditional town, and welcome them to learn and enjoy there rich historical past.

The Black Boy inn is also a great Snowdonia Hotel if you are planning on visiting Snowdonia National Park. The Park covers 2,142 square kilometres and offers 60 kilometres of coastline. The park was established in 1951 as the third national park in England and Wales. The park attracts over 6million visitors a year and offers beautiful natural landscapes, and unspoilt forests. It also has the most beautiful lakes, Snowdon activities, and Snowdon itself, the highest mountain in Wales and England. The Black Boy inn is only seven miles from Snowdon, which makes it ideal accommodation for guests who plan to visit both Snowdonia, and Caernarfon.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Yacht Charter Spain

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Friday, 17 April 2009

Visit Llandudno

I have always loved visiting areas in the UK for short breaks; it’s amazing how visually stunning places in the UK are without even realising it. We are all to busy in our day to day lives to notice just how much enjoyment some of our coastal areas have to offer.

Llandudno is an old Victorian town, and has managed to keep a lot of its attractive Victorian architecture. Llandudno still has its Victorian award winning pier built in 1876 which stretches 1,234 feet. The pier offers entertainment, bars, cafes, souvenir shops, and a break taking view of Llandudno shore line. Next to the pier in Llandudno is The Great Orme. This offers the visitor a beautiful, smooth ride on the tram to the summit; here you can visit the Bronze Age copper mines. Also for the adrenaline seekers The Great Orme offers a dry ski slope, and a toboggan.

Along the North coastline of Llandudno, there are a number of hotels. Most of these beautiful Victorian hotels where built between 1850-1875. These hotels offer tourists comfortable Llandudno self-catering accommodation when visiting the area. Hiding between these Llandudno hotels, is the North Wales Theatre, built in 1994, and extended and renamed Venue Cymru in 2006. Here visitors can enjoy productions of Opera, Ballet, Drama, Pantomimes, Ice Shows, and Orchestral Concerts.

Llandudno is an area that everyone should visit at least once in their life time, as it will create memories that will stay with you forever.