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Bala

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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 s…

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

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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, an…

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 hotels.co.uk.

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…

Caernarfon Town

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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 dominanc…

Yacht Charter Spain

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