Friday, 3 December 2010

Brightwater Lakes Holiday Park Mid Wales

Have you started thinking about next year’s holiday? Do you find it too stressful going abroad?

If you are like me and prefer to stay in the UK, then what better place to spend you holidays than Brightwater Lakes Holiday Park Mid Wales near the market town of Welshpool.

Brightwater lakes is set in over 30 acres of magnificent valley and country views. The holiday park has numerous facilities and activities to keep the whole family entertained with two fully stocked fishing lakes, indoor heated swimming pool, and outdoor games area with tennis, football and basketball nets. There are numerous play areas around the Holiday Park, putting green and games room.

There are also various activities to keep you and the family entertained throughout your stay with organised games, competitions and organised trips.

Brightwater Lakes is situated on the Powys Shropshire border and within easy reach of the Midlands, Merseyside and Cheshire.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Llandudo Self Catering Accommodation

The Queens Head B&B and Self Catering Storehouse Cottage is unique, quaint and extremely cosy. The Cottage is located on the outskirts of the popular tourist town of Llandudno with its famous sea-side at the foot of The Great Orme, near the stunning Haulfre Gardens.

This lovely llandudno self catering accommodation has fantastic facilities available for its guest, they are ideal for people wanting to stay in Llandudno fora short break, or for a longer holiday in the popular area of Llandudno.

The luxury self catering accommodation is ideal for 2 people and has the following facilities available for your stay.

The lounge has its own flat screen TV, CD player, Real flame, wrought iron, open gas fire, and snug and cosy armchairs to curl up in.

The Bedroom and adjoining dressing room has a gorgeous 6ft romantic king size bed, pure Egyptian cotton sheets and goose down pillows.

The Bathroom is decorated with floor to ceiling mosaic tiles. It has a bath, shower, sink and WC, a heated towel rail and fluffy luxurious towels and robes.

The Kitchen is beautifully designed and has all the facilities you would expect to find along with added extras such as champagne buckets and cafeteria.

The outside area has a private garden with a raised side courtyard, perfect for those sunny afternoons, and to top it all just beyond the gate is the very popular Queens Head country pub, a popular haunt for both tourists and locals.

The Queens Head self catering cottage is ideal for those romantic breaks away. The self catering accommodation in Llandudno offers its guests a fantastic location in which to spend their holidays. There are lots of things to do in Llandudno including the shops, bars &restaurants, two stunning beaches with grade II listed pier, The Great Orme, and also the opportunity to be close to and explore the historical town of Conwy and its castle. The Queens Head storehouse cottage is a fantastic option for your self catering holiday.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Visit North Wales

More and more people are choosing to stay in the UK for their holidays, which is great for the UK economy as it means people are spending their money in this country.

The UK really is a gorgeous county with so much to offer, but obviously the only thing that puts people off is the unpredictable weather. Unfortunatley that is something we really don’t have any control over, but at least holidaying in the UK can eliminate lots of stress such as getting stranded abroad when your travel agent has goes bust, or being stranded the other side of the world because of the black ash.

If you have the right weather in the UK you will be sure to have a great time. We have some great beaches and countryside, numerous outdoor activities for the whole family to partake in, lots of history and some great castles especially in North Wales. In fact North Wales is one of UK's most popular tourist destinations.

There are many places to explore and it really does have it all.

If you fancy visiitng North Wales for your holidays then check out this North Wales Travel Guide for information on some great places to visit and also Wales Live News for up to date Tourism promotions and events.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010


Snowdonia is renowned for being one of the most beautiful areas in Europe with its outstanding rocky mountain range, long coastline of sandy beaches, glorious estuaries and spectacular cliffs, it really is a remarkable place to explore and there are numerous activities for all the family with events, attractions and outdoor activities all set in stunning scenery.

The Snowdonia mountain range is a must to explore for any keen walker. The high peaks offer views over the Llyn Peninsula and the Irish Sea which has various fishing locations scattered around and beautiful sandy and pebble beaches dotted throughout.

Snowdonia has a range of beautiful towns with various attractions; such as Bangor a lively university city, which is probably one of the smallest cities in Britain, Llanberis is a beautiful small town located on the lakeside at the foot of Snowdon, Bethesda is a former slate village which has some of North Wale’s wildest mountain scenery.
Caernarfon is another popular welsh town which is home to one of the most famous castles built by Edward I during the 13th century, this is also a world heritage site.

Snowdonia also has a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. If you are looking for that added bit of luxury on your break then Snowdonia Hotel is a lovley 5 star hotel set in stunning surroundings.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010


Lovely view of Llandudno from the slopes of the Great Orme.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Getting out and about in Llandudno, North Wales

Llandudno is one of North Wales’s premier tourist destinations. It has so much to offer people of all ages and attracts many of the same people year after year. It is particularly popular with older people as it is a very flat place and easy to walk around.

Looking out over the long promenade that stretches between two magnificent headlands the Little Orme and the Great Orme, you will always see an abundant of people strolling along taking in the magnificent views of the ocean, Great Orme and the long stretch of Victorian buildings that stretch the whole length of the promenade. These Victorian buildings are now predominantly Llandudno hotels.

Llandudno really does have a wide variety of activities for all ages. It has two lovely beaches, the North Shore and the West Shore. The North Shore is an award winning beach, with a delightful crescent shape and golden sands. The grade II listed pier at the end is just magnificent and houses numerous kiosks, souvenir shops and rides. It’s a lovely place to spend an afternoon whilst eating your fish and chips. West Shore has distinctive sand dunes and amazing views over the Conwy Mountains. It faces Anglesey and Snowdonia.

The Great Orme is a must for any visitor to Llandudno, and there are many ways to reach the top. You can travel by cable car which is a distance of one mile each way, the longest aerial cabin lift in the UK, which was build in 1969. Travelling by cable car offers magnificent views over happy valley gardens and the Great Orme Cliffs out to sea.

The Great Orme Tramway is another lovely way to travel to the top. The Tram was opened in 1902, and is the only cable operated street tramway surviving in the UK today, and only 3 of these are left in the world.

You can also drive to the top around Marine Drive which offers amazing views and has numerous places to park on-route so that you can take in the views.

If you are feeling energetic then you can also walk to the summit. There are various routes to the top and as you can imagine the scenery is just superb. You can take the cable car or tram back to the bottom if you wish.

There are many things to do and explore on the Great Orme including the dry ski slopes, the copper mines, and copper miners village, mini golf and there is a large visitor’s centre at the top and also a restaurant and gift shop.

Llandudno has a wide selection of bars, restaurants and shops, with both high street stores and unique boutiques.

You will really be spoilt for choice for things to do in and around Llandudno.

If you are looking for a gorgeous Llandudno Hotel that has maintained its Victorian beauty while still having all the elegance  of a contemporary hotel then visit for a seafront view.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Coach Hire North Wales

If you are going to a family celebration as a group, or a night out on the town with a crowd of friends there is generally a concern about getting to and from the venue. It’s great if there’s a non drinker in the group who is willing to be chauffeur for the evening, however when there are large groups of people there will be the need for a larger vehicle.

To overcome such concerns and to take the stress away, why not leave it in somebody else’s capable hands to chauffeur you and your party around for the evening.

A minibus/coach hire company could be the answer to all your worries and it also keeps the group together to and from the venue, enabling you to have a good old sing song on route.

An experienced driver can chauffer you to your chosen destination, taking out all the stresses of getting you home safe and sound leaving you to enjoy your evening hassle free.

Castle Mini Coach hire North Wales is a well established company that has been in operation for the last 20 years. They have both 16 & 25 seater minibuses that are perfect for tours, nights out, getting to and from the airport and event planning.

What ever the occasion, castle mini coaches will be able to deal with your request at a competitive rate delivering you safely and comfortably to your desired location.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Frers 60 - Have boat will Travel!

Frers 60What could be better than traveling the seven seas in a fully equipped ocean going yacht. This Frers 60 was custom built in 2000 for her current owners by the highly reputable yard Southampton Yacht Services, and was put together by the same team that build Oysters and refit giants such as the infamous ‘Velsheda’.

Frers 60 for Sale

Load up with food and water and direct this boat in any direction, maybe plan that round the world trip you have always dreamed of. This ample space this Frers 60 yacht will allow you to travel in comfort all the way.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Best of the Bay: Colwyn Bay web directory and facebook community page

Best of the Bay is a fantastic website devoted to supplying information on the local area and what services are available. Colwyn Bay is a small seaside town located between the wonderful seaside and the breath-taking Pwll-y-crochan Woods.

The main town of Colwyn Bay is situated in a stunning location between the sea and Pwll-y-crochan Woods, at just a few minutes distance from other wonderful towns, including Rhos-on-Sea, the famous walled town of Conwy and the very well renowned Llandudno, known as the "Best seaside resort" in the UK.

Best of the Bay offers free listings to any businesses in the Colwyn Bay area under all the categories listed, making it easy for you to find any type of services that you may need or your business that you would like to advertise to the visiting public on the site.

The site lists many useful local business in the area that can be of use to the public after certain services. As a business, this is a great opportunity for you to get some free listings and visibility to quality potential customers in the area.

Feel free to add your relevant listings here:

You can now follow us on Facebook with the introduction of the Best of the Bay facebook community page. This page will help you keep up to date with local news and information, as well as business services, events, notes,video, media and will offer some fantastic photographs and images of Colwyn Bay and it's attractions and the surrounding area. Please "Like" us on Facebook!

My Rhyl Business Web Directory and Facebook community!

My Rhyl is a site devoted to supplying all the best local Rhyl businesses operating and serving the area, making it easier to find local businesses.

Rhyl seaside resort on the north east coast of Wales, with many tourists visiting each meaning there is a wealth of services available to the public. The site lists anything from accomodation listings, to motoring services, food and drink, retailers, tradesman, sports & leisure and many more.

Whilst visiting Rhyl, if you find activities and places to visit online before your next visit, you really won't run out of top quality things to do, with such a great range of choice and quality, you can choose exactly what you want to do with the help of My Rhyl.

It is completely free for a local business in Rhyl to add there business listing to the website, so please feel free to add yours today at:

You can now follow My Rhyl on Facebook with the introduction of the brand new My Rhyl facebook community page, which keeps you up to date with all the latest local news, information, business services, events, notes, videos as well as providing wonderful pictures of the fantastic seaside resort. Please like us!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

My Llandudno Web Directory and Facebook page

My Llandudno is a website aiming to be the top directory on the web for all things in or related to Llandudno that can be incredibly useful, such as hotels, bed and breakfast, budget and quality accomodation, caravan and camp sites, reailers, bars, restaurants and and professional services within the Llandudno town and surrounding area.

If you are a business owner in Llandudno, you can add your listing to the local directory for free in the relevant category, to help build the online community to make everything easy for visitors and locals to find the information they need quickly.

You can now "Like" us on Facebook with the launch of the My Llandudno community page which will post useful information and news on the area, including events, deals, retail, restaurant, bar, pubs, clubs and professional service information that should be found useful, as well as fabulous images, videos, notes of the local area and posts on the wall that you are more than welcome to interact with.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Fabulous Self Catering Accommodation in North Wales

Llandudno has lots of different styles of accommodation available for tourists (or locals) coming to visit, from hotels to campsites, and boutique accommodation to B&BS.

Another very popular style of accommodation is self catering. This is a great way to go on holiday if you’re having a family holiday as it gives you complete privacy. It also gives you the benefit to go in and out as you please as you don’t have to work your holiday around scheduled meal times. Also it gives you the option to eat what you want instead of sticking to a hotels menu. Self Catering accommodation is also cheaper than staying in a hotel, as you don’t have to pay for meals.

An example of a self catering accommodation is The Queens Head and Storehouse Cottage in Glanwydden in Conwy, very close to Llandudno. The Storehouse Cottage, is opposite the Queens Head, a lovely country pub. The cottage dates back to the 18th century, it comprises of one bedroom, bathroom, lounge, kitchen, and a totally private garden.
The price for the Storehouse Cottage ranges from £100 - £600 depending on the time of year you wish to stay.

As mentioned earlier the store house cottage is located extremely close to Llandudno. Llandudno is a great place to stay and has lots to offer such as; a variety of entertainment, shopping, sightseeing tours and beach activity. Llandudno is Wales’ largest seaside resort. Llandudno has kept its Victorian elegance whilst modern attractions have been built around it. Some of Llandudno’s attractions are places like, Bodafon Farm Park, The Great Orme, the Grade II listed Pier, and many more.

If you’re not the sightseeing kind of person then maybe you would like the type of leisure and activities that Llandudno provides, places like, John Nike Leisure Sport, John Bright Sport Centre, Victoria Shopping Centre, Venue Cymru to name just a few.

If you wish to stay partake in a Llandudno self catering holiday, check out the link for more information.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

The Departure Lounge

Looking for the perfect place to relax and unwind during the day or a place to meet with family or friends for a coffee or a little tipple in the evening. Well look no further. The Departure Lounge in Abergele, North Wales is a unique coffee shop/wine bar with a relaxed atmosphere and comfy surroundings. They have a rear decked area where you can enjoy the fresh air and catch some sunshine. In the evenings they have a variety of themed events and live acts to keep you entertained. They offer great food at reasonable prices and even offer alcoholic beverages late into the evening.

The Departure Lounge is also available to hire for events.

Adjacent to the coffee shop is Travel Unlimited, a well established Travel Agents with over 25 years experience that can cater for all your travel needs, so whilst enjoying a nice glass of vino or a chilled beer you will be able to ponder over your next vacation.

Travel Unlimited has a fantastic relationship with all the top travel companies and are able to get you exclusive deals and great savings. Just let Travel Unlimited know all about your dream vacation ideas and they will be able to sort it out every step of the way.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Visiting Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Conwy

Conwy County homes several beautiful towns, including Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Conwy, some of the major towns in the area that are very close to one another. These towns are popular amongst tourists due to the natural beauty and features they are lucky enough to hold, making themselves very appealing towards visitors.

Llandudno is a seaside resort located within the Conwy county borough in North Wales, and is the most popular town amongst tourists due to the wealth of attractions and activities, along with the natural beauty and location Llandudno lies on.

Llandudno boasts a brilliant range of activities and attractions including the sweeping promenade next to the stunning sea front, the Victorian buildings – including the wonderful pier, the Great Orme that hosts a wonderful walk, tram climb or cable car facility, with a place to relax at the summit to take in the wonderful views, the North Wales theatre – “Venue Cymru”, which is home to many top and local productions and concerts that are well worth a watch, a great range of shops catering for everyone on the high street and new “Parc Llandudno” shopping centre and so much more.

If you are looking for a lovely Llandudno hotel for a few nights or even longer then Lauriston Court is a popular hotel located on the promenade offering amazing views and is within close proximity to all local amenities.

For those that prefer to stay in Self Catering Llandudno accommodation the storehouse cottage is a lovely venue on the outskirts of Llandudno close adjacent to one of Llandudno most popular country pubs.

Colwyn Bay is another seaside resort town that lies within the Conwy country borough, and is also popular amongst visiting tourists from all over the country, to visit some of the brilliant attractions and range of activities that can be done when in Colwyn Bay.

Colwyn Bay has many activities and attractions to choose from to use up your time on your visit in a fun way. Attractions such as the Victoria Pier by the wonderful beach and promenade that Colwyn Bay claims, Eirias Park; which homes a wonderful play park perfect for children, a lake that is open for peddle boats in the summer months, and several sports facilities for games such as football, tennis and bowls, with lots more sporting activities located in the Leisure Centre within Eirias Park; and the Welsh Mountain Zoo, which is a guaranteed fun day out whether you go alone, with friends or with family.

Conwy is a walled town located within the walls of Conwy Castle, which were built between 1283 and 1289 as part of Edward I of England’s conquest of the principality of Wales. Conwy is very popular amongst visitors as the fabulous history it bares, as well as the wealth of attractions and activities it has within the town.

Some of the attractions include the Conwy Castle, which is open to visit, allowing you to walk around the historic walls, the interesting smallest house in Britain – located on the Conwy quay, measuring at just 3.05 metres x 1.8 metres. The Butterfly Jungle is a popular place to visit for families and friends, where you can walk around a haven of butterflies, where some will even land on you. Plas Mawr is another house open to the public, as it Is of Elizabethan origin built in 1576 by the Wynn family, which has of late has been refurbished and is open to visits for the public. The river Conwy offers some lovely walks and is located in close proximity to Deganwy Marina, which is always a stunning sight for any visitor.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Seren Y Dyffryn - Fabulous North Wales Holiday Park

Seren Y Dyffryn is a lovely family run North Wales Holiday Park located in Upper Colwyn Bay, surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside and coast. It is a very tranquil and relaxing place and an ideal location to own your own holiday home or lodge.

Nestled within the North Wales valley, Seren Y Dyffryn offers glorious views of unspoilt Countryside and Coast and amazing views over Snowdonia, Conwy Castle and the Conwy Estuary and is opposite the Welsh Mountain Zoo and Flagstaff Gardens.

Seren Y Dyffryn is easily accessible via the A55 which runs along the North Wales Coast and leads directly to other amazing seaside resorts along the coast such as Llandudno “Queen of the Welsh Resorts”. Llandudno is Wales’s premier seaside town with enough activities and attraction to entertain the whole family. Other popular resorts and attractions close by include Rhyl which has miles and miles of sandy beaches and lots of family activities, Conwy, an attractive historic town is only 10 minutes away and if you fancy exploring Snowdonia National Park this is also only a 10 minute drive away.

For the more adventurous there are some great climbs/walks, water sports, horse riding and golf, all within a short drive.
Seren Y Dryyfryn is truly a great place to invest in a Holiday Home. They have new and pre owned holiday homes and lodges that come in either 2 or 3 bedroom models. These holiday homes are extremely comfortable and spacious and include very modern kitchens with oven & hobs with electric ignition and large sinks. The bedrooms offer home from home comfort and ample storage space.

Find out more about Holiday Parks Conwy, and Caravan Parks Llandudno.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

LLandudno Victorian Extravaganza

Established in 1986 the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza is an annual event which takes place on the May Day Bank holiday weekend.

It brings in an average of 250,000 ranging from locals to tourists and approximately £15million revenue for the local community.

The Victorian Extravaganza is a great day out for all the family, over the years has seen a great array of entertainment such jugglers, stilt walkers, people parading in Victorian costumes as they did in the old days, and town criers. A very important part of the Victorian Extravaganza is the transport festival, which attracts a large range of exhibits including lorries, military and buses, motorcycles, tractors, bicycles, and both vintage and classic cars.

The Great Parade is also incorporated into the Victorian Extravaganza every year, and is wonderful for all to see. The route is approximately ¾ mile and lasts for about 45mins.

This year saw an increase in the amount of people travelling from all over the UK and also an increase in the number of people dressing up in Victorian costumes. This is a great sign of things to come as next year sees the 25th anniversary of the Victorian Extravaganza.

As well as some of the regular acts as mentioned above this year also saw victorian bobbies which towered above people on stilts and interrogated any body not dressed in victorian costumes, victorian wrestlers, magic by Jay Gatling a young magician who performed illusions, magic tricks and stage magic, Harley the clown, Llandudno town band, the North Wales George Formby society, the Wirral pipe band, and Roslyn Walker the brilliant escapologist, to name just a few. There were also live stage performances from some of some of Llandudno’s great talents and some fantastic music by the Rhyl Silver Band and Brazilian Samba Reggae an energetic and exciting group from Barmouth.

The main high street in also packed with entertainment and amenities such as fairground rides, exhibits, and food stalls.

For people visiting the Victorian Extravaganza from out of town there is ample accommodation to suit all kinds of budgets from camp sites to boutique hotels. The long street opposite the promenade on the North shore sees a host of Victorian grade II listed buildings; here you will find some of Llandudno’s finest hotels and B&B’s with fantastic views over the Irish Sea.

Click here to find some fantastic Llandudno Hotels, and some lovely Self catering accommodation, Llandudno.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Lauriston Court - A Fabulous Hotel in the heart of Llandudno

Lauriston Court is a splendid Hotel located opposite the pier in Llandudno, North Wales. This prime location offers outstanding views over the Llandudno bay and the long promenade which stretches between the Little Orme and the Great Orme.

This fabulous Llandudno hotel is edged between numerous Victorian and Edwardian buildings and offers gorgeous rooms to suit all tastes. It is a family owned business offering outstanding customer service and cleanliness.

The accommodating includes Breakfast and offers a selection of rooms comprising of doubles, twins and family rooms.

All rooms have en-suite and are all tastefully decorated. They also include 22 inch LCD TV’s with DVD players, and individual toiletries and hospitality trays. All the superior rooms offer stunning views over Llandudno.

Llandudno is a fabulous place to visit and offers various attractions to suit all the family. The Great Orme is a great place to start your holiday adventure take a ride to the top, on the UK’s longest cable car, or glide to the summit on the Victorian tram where you will be able to take in the wonderful views over the Irish Sea and Puffin Island, and visit the Great Orme Bronze Age Copper Mines.

A stroll down the Wonderful Grade II listed Pier is a must for any visitor to Llandudno. The longest Pier in Wales stretching 2295ft in length and packed with an assortment of amenities that include; Bar, Café, Fish and Chip shop, Rides and attractions, Gift shops and Ice Cream kiosks.

Lauriston Court a fabulous 4 star accommodation located right in the heart of Llandudno.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Anglessey Taxi Hire

Anglesey Taxi Hire is located in the coastal town of Conwy, North Wales. They have been established for the last 15 years. All their rates are very competitive and you can trust them to get you to your destination on time, in safety and comfort.

Their 16 and 25 seater Minibuses are perfect for Nights Out, Day Trips, Airport Runs, School Contracts, Weddings, Tours and all other special occasions.

Take a tour through the Beautiful Snowdonia National Park or a “Great Orme Tour” of Llandudno. A day out to the Chester Races or Aintree, Chester Zoo, Blue Planet or even a Premiership Match including Liverpool, Manchester United and Everton and a popular one with the ladies, a Pre Christmas shopping trip.

Take the stress out of organising your transport for a night out and let somebody else do the driving. From trips to the Theatre, Private Parties, Restaurants, to Hen and Stag Nights. Castle Mini Coaches is your No 1 transportation Taxi for a stress free evening.

Don’t get stung with huge airport parking charges. Castle Mini Coaches operate an airport service between the North Wales Coast and the airports in Manchester, Liverpool and East Midlands. Also the Seaports of Holyhead and Liverpool.

Call us now to begin planning your coach trip. We cover the whole North Wales area including Bangor, Rhyl, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Anglesey and beyond.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Colwyn Bay, North Wales

Colwyn Bay is a seaside town located on the North Wales coast. It is easily accessible via the A55 North Wales Expressway which runs from the North West of England through to Holyhead on the West coast of Wales. Colwyn Bay is on a mainline rail route and is also serviced by National coaches.

Colwyn Bay is an ideal location for a short break or longer stay and is within close proximity to other popular seaside resorts and attractions, such as Llandudno, Conwy, Rhos-on-sea and Snowdonia National Park.

Colwyn Bay has an award winning beach that stretches for 3 miles from Rhos Point to Penmaenhead and offers a variety of attractions. To the west of the beach is Rhos-on-Sea, a quaint little coastal town which has numerous cafes, seaside kiosks and quality restaurants. It also has a very picturesque Harbour that offers pleasure boat trips to the Irish Sea. The Colwyn Bay section of the beach also offers seaside kiosks and the Victoria Pier which dates back to the early 19th century. The beach then extends to Old Colwyn where it transforms into a pebbled beach which is very popular with Anglers. The Beach is easily accessible via the promenade which runs parallel to the beach and there is also a cycle track for the more energetic.

The Welsh Mountain Zoo is a must for any visitor and offers panoramic views, amazing scenery, beautiful gardens and many rare and endangered species from all over the world.

There are shopping areas in both Rhos-on-Sea and Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay also offers a street market twice a week.

A wide range of accommodation can be found in Colwyn Bay that caters for everyone’s budget and tastes.