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Santa's Grotto at the Greenwood Forest park nr Bangor & Caernarfon

This month, Santa has put some of his valuable time aside to go and visit the Greenwood forest park, giving kids the chance to go along and receive a gift, as well as the opportunity to tell him what they would like this Christmas!
Father Christmas will be visiting every weekend from the 8th December, until the 23rd, before he has to fly home to get all the presents ready for Christmas Eve. Kids get the opportunity to meet Santa, as well as play in the new indoor play area – The Enchanted WoodBarn, whilst parents can relax in the GreenOak Café!
Santa is going to be situated in the Greenwood Centre, just a short drive from both Bangor and Caernarfon. If you are staying in Bangor or Caernarfon hotels, like the Tyn Rhos Country House Accommodation, this activity can be the perfect way to get a taste of the rural side of the area, with beautiful woodlands and outdoor activity opportunities. This Centre is perfect for those energetic kids that love exploring and being adventurous. Due to …

Santa Trains at Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways

December brings a visit from Santa and his elves, as they plan to ride the train between Porthmadog and Tan-y-Bwlch on the Ffestiniog Railway, giving presents to those good boys and girls that are on-board  The train trips are perfect for a family day out, as feedback from both adults and children has been of a positive nature throughout past events.

Trains will be departing from Caernarfon at 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30 on 8th/9th, 15th/16th and 22nd/23rd December 2012. Santa and his elves pass through all train journeys giving out presents to the children, along with plenty of jovial fun, laughter and jokes along the way.
When trains reach Tan-y-Bwlch or Waunfawr, there is a chance to take photographs with Santa and his helpers. Not only this, but you are able to stretch your legs and get a breath of fresh air in these wonderful scenic areas. Adults can enjoy a glass of sherry and a mince pie on the ride back.
Visitors will also get the chance to get their hands on some fantastic last minut…

Budget Accommodation in Nottingham

Nottingham is a beautiful city in the south-west part of England, most famous for its relations to the Robin Hood legend. It offers a wide variety of activities to its visitors from theatres and museums, and clubs and gourmet restaurants to sports stadiums and beautiful parks. That is why anyone visiting England (if they have the time) should visit this amazing city and explore its rich history and numerous entertainment options.

But where to stay if we’re on a budget?

The Grantham Hotel

The Grantham Hotel is located on 24-26 Radcliffe Road within walking distance of the Trent Bridge Cricket Grounds, the Nottingham Forest Football Club, the Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre and the City Centre. All rooms are equipped with en-suites, tea and coffee making facilities and colour TVs. The restaurant offers a great atmosphere of contemporary lines and rustic charm combined. There are rooms for parties of up to 4 people, as well as of course, single and double rooms.

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Llandudno in North Wales. The Perfect Holiday Destination

Llandudno is a seaside resort and town that is situated on the North Wales coast, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, due to its stunning location and wealth of activities and attractions. Llandudno is the largest seaside resort in Wales, and is often considered to be ‘Queen of the Welsh Resorts’. Llandudno is very easily accessed, with great transport links by car and rail, making it extremely easy to get to. The crescent shaped ‘front’ shoreline of Llandudno homes a great range of hotels and restaurants, with plenty of great places to stay.

The main shopping town of Llandudno is just behind the hotels on the front, and spread down a main road, all the way to a new shopping complex, which consists of some of the big name department stores you will be very familiar with. The wealth of shops located within Llandudno, North Wales makes it perfect for those of you who love to shop whilst on a trip away. There are various traditional welsh shops, local souvenir shops and book …

The Picturesque Beaches of Anglesey

There is a fascinating and attractive island which lies in the midst of the Irish Sea, just off the North Wales coastline. Anglesey harbours a huge 125 miles of coastline which offers everything a beach lover could ever ask for. If you are staying in any one of the beautiful Anglesey self catering holiday cottages then all of the natural beauty that this island offers is always close to hand.
Many individuals have a favourite Anglesey beach that they’ll continue to visit year in and year out. There are some splendid sandy beaches dotted around the coastline with many of them regularly receiving awards for beach and water quality standards. They have a plethora of Blue Flag rated beaches and the busy portal town of Holyhead has been designated a Blue Flag Marina.
A couple of miles from here is the wonderful Trearddur Bay – it derives its name from Arthur’s Town. This mammoth, south-west facing beach is extremely popular with both swimmers and sailors alike. Due to its cleanliness and…

Airworld Aviation Museum in Dines Dinlle, nr Tyn Rhos Caernarfon Hotel

There is a wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal with a plethora of aircraft at Airworld Aviation Museum in Caernarfon. If you’re looking for a Caernarfon hotel then why not drop in on the delight that is Ty’n Rhos Country House.

Everybody is intrigued by the magic of aviation. Whether viewing downwards aboard an aircraft or marvelling upwards silver birds piercing the heavens – it really is a sight and an experience to behold.
The Airworld Aviation Museum is located on the grounds of the airfield of former RAF Llandwrog, Caernarfon Airport and it offers a spectacular collection of aviation memorabilia, interactive opportunities and most notably some fantastic aircraft.

Waiting for you inside Caernarfon Airworld Aviation Museum are a mixed bag of aircraft from throughout the ages. This includes a D.H. Vampire, Hawker Hunter T1 and a Hawker Sea Hawk.
They also boast a collection of records which detail virtually every crash site within the Snowdonia Mountain Range. Even if…

Anglesey Show & Local North Wales Holiday Parks

Anglesey show is one of the best and foremost important agricultural events held annually, and takes place at the Mona Showground, Anglesey, North Wales.

Behind the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells, the Anglesey show is the second largest show of its kind in all of Wales, attracting thousands of visitors a year, around 65,000! It's an absolutely fantastic was to spend a few days in August, and if you’re spending August in Anglesey anyway, a visit to the Anglesey show is definitely in order. Rain or shine, the Anglesey show is always a gloriously colourful and fun day out, with so many things to see, do, and buy you wont be disappointed.

The competitions attract people from all over the UK, with varying contests that are a sight to behold indeed. A mouthwatering selection of food is available, with stands everywhere, you’re sure to be well fed, and the wares and goods to purchase you’ll be very tempted to buy absolutely everything. There’s so much to see you’ll probably have to g…
Conwy is a magnificent walled market town which faces the touristy town of Llandudno across the River Conwy. Conwy and its town walls were built by Edward I of England between 1283 and 1289 as part of the conquest of Wales. The historical values of the town make it a popular tourist destination, as there are plenty of interesting activities and attractions within the town and surrounding areas. The Castle is open to public viewing and attracts thousands of tourists every year, offering a fabulous day out for all of the family.

The town itself has a population of 4000, but including the nearby areas, rises to 14,000. Although Conwy Castle is often considered to be the main tourist attraction to the town, the entire town has a friendly traditional feel to it, with many other attractions including the Conwy Morfa, Conwy Quay, Suspension Bridge, the Butterfly Jungle and the Smallest House in Great Britain.

There are plenty of traditional shops and places to eat, with pubs and fish and c…

The Great Orme and Local Llandudno Hotels

The Great Orme is a popular attraction for anyone visiting the Llandudno area, getting its name from the Norse word for ‘sea serpent’ the immense limestone headland stands at nearly 700 ft and referred to in poetry and literature.

The Great Orme is noted for its rich Flora, and is even home to some rare species of butterfly and flowers, while the sheer cliffs provide the perfect home for a variety of seabirds.

The Marine drive encircles the perimeter of the Orme and provides a fantastic view of the Great Orme up close and breath taking views of the ocean. The most notable feature of the Great Orme is probably one of the most significant copper mines of the Bronze Age. The Great Orme mines are the largest pre-historic mines so far discovered in the world, and engineers, cavers and archaeologists have slowly been uncovering even more. Abandoned over 600BC with evidence of Roman influence, the mines have been subsequently reopened and closed a number of times, the mines are currently …

Visiting Llandudno & staying in a local Hotel

Llandudno is Wales’ largest and most popular seaside resort and tourist destination. It is located on the North Wales coastline and has many different attractions and spectacular views of Snowdonia. The Wilton Hotel is located near the pier on the North Shore, over looking the bay.

The town has kept its Victorian and Edwardian style, but has also adjusted to accommodate many modern attractions, such as Parc Lladudno and Venue Cymru. There are many high street favourites in Llandudno, including HMV and Game, as well as many clothes shops, like Newlook and Banc, and plenty of places to get a coffee, such as Caffe Nero and Costa Coffee.

The Llandudno high street is very popular, often full of life, especially during the summer holidays. It offers a step back into a Victorian town and makes a perfect day out; with many Welsh fish and chip shops, small cafes and plenty of local businesses and shops selling souvenirs and welsh rock.

If you are planning on visiting Llandudno and looking for …

What to do in Llandudno

Llandudno is a popular seaside resort town on the coast of North Wales. There are many things to do in Llandudno and attractions worth visiting. Llandudno includes many neighbouring townships, including Craig-Y-Don, Llanrhos and Penrhyn Bay. The town is situated between Rhyl and Bangor and is only 15 minutes away from Snowdonia.

One of the main attractions for Llandudno is its Victorian style. Llandudno was originally founded in the Victorian era as a holiday destination situated around the Great Orme, it was during this time that the Llandudno pier was built. There are many other attractions, such as Happy Valley, Venue Cymru, Parc Llandudno, the tram line, indoor skiing centre, high street with many popular outlets and shopping centre and much more.

The Copper Mines are one of the main attractions in Llandudno, located beneath the Great Orme. The Copper Mines tunnels date back to the Bronze Age, up to four thousand years ago, and attract many visitors, from tourists and cavers, to …

Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon

Following a very successful event in 2011, the Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon is back in 2012, and will be even bigger and better. There are two race options; the full Slateman (1000m/51km/11km) or the Slateman sprint (400m/20km/6km).
The races will take place in the picturesque village of Llanberis, at the foot of mount Snowdon. The scenery and routes located within and around Llanberis are second to none and act as an unparallel environment for this type of event to take place.

All swimming events will be taken place at Llyn Padarn, and requires that all participants are to wear a wet suit. This event promises to be brilliant, and whether you want to take part, or simply watch, then get yourself over to Llanberis on 20th May 2012. There are various different race and event packages you can get entry to, which will require visiting the event website.

For those entering the triathlon or supporting participants you may be wondering where to stay. Well you will not be disappointed in th…

Holiday Homes for Sale Snowdonia

Spending some time staying in a holiday home, located within the wonderful views of Snowdonia is a perfect way to relax, in a peaceful, quiet, spectacular environment. There are various locations housing holiday homes within Snowdonia and North Wales, where you can relax, enjoy the views, visit the beach, and enjoy wonderful walks in the surrounding areas.

There are holiday homes for sale in Snowdonia which match all the characteristics making the environment perfect for living within for any duration of time. Morfa Lodge Holiday Park is a wonderful park offering amazing views and only a stone’s throw away from the coast. They have a fantastic range of top quality, dream holiday homes for sale or for rent, and also offer space for people touring to set up and stay in. The holiday park also has on swimming pool and club house and magnificent views of the Snowdonia area, including mountains, the sea, countryside and beaches.

Contact Morfa Lodge Holiday Park to find a wide range of t…

Tyn Rhos Country House Hotel Snowdonia Christmas & NY Offer

Tyn Rhos country house Snowdonia hotel are currently offering some fantastic deals for Christmas and NY 2012.  Also if you book before the end of June you will receive a 10% discount and a complimentary bottle of house wine.

Don't Delay, Book Today to avoid disappointment.

Christmas Package (3 days)
Christmas Eve
Arrive to Festive Cream Tea and Mulled Wine and relax around the cosy Log FiresCanapes, Candlelit dinner, followed by Coffee and ChocolateChristmas Day
Continental Breakfast (time to open Santa's presents)Full Christmas Lunch with all the TrimmingsQueens Speech in the Lounge with a Liqueur & Christmas CakeChristmas Evening BuffetBoxing Day
Full Welsh BreakfastAfternoon free to explore and return to Afternoon TeaEvening Gala Dinner with Musical Entertainment27th December
Leisurely Full Welsh Breakfast11am meet in the Conservatory for a Farewell to New Friendships made
New Year Sparkler (2 Day Package)

New Year's Eve
Arrive to cosy Log Fires, Festive Cream Tea and Mull…

Holiday Parks Snowdonia

Gwydyr View Lodge Park is located on the eastern edge of Snowdonia National Park. The holiday park Snowdonia is a small retreat, with only thirteen lodges; all of luxurious quality.

The park offers some spectacular views of Snowdonia and Gwydyr Forest. The appeal of the park is its remote location, perfect for walking and family holidays away from home life. The location is a breath of fresh air, with a surprising amount on offer.

There are many places to visit while in Snowdonia National Park; including the popular Betws-y-Coed. Many visitors to the area often trip up North to coastal towns of Conwy and Llandudno. The park is accessed by a private entrance which has an automatic gate. Each lodge has its own parking space, digital TV and phone. There’s also a large spacious sundeck allowing you to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and views. The terrain offers a large range of walking and mountain biking opportunities; including eleven lakes, such as Lake Crafnant which offe…

Campervan Hire Snowdonia

Instead of your typical holiday, visiting one location and staying in a static caravan, why not try Campervan Hire Snowdonia? I had the opportunity to rent out a campervan for 7 days last summer and it was certainly worth the money!
something different this year? How about

The appeal of a motorhome holiday is everyone is different. Many people take a motorhome on a holiday trip across Europe.

Many people aren’t aware of some of the features included in a motorhome, including gas, electric blown heating, kitchen with a fridge and hob, oven and grill, access to hot and cold water, shower, hand basin and flushing WC.

Campervan Hire often include many extra features as well, such as TVS, DVD players and freeview. They also include bike rakes, water hoses, hookup cables, leveling ramps and sliver screens – all the necessities for a good holiday!

The luxury of a motorhome is you can pull up anywhere and make a cup of tea and have a nice break from the road; offering the ability to travel in…

Bed and Breakfast Snowdonia

The Groes InnBed and Breakfast Snowdonia is a remarkable establishment and well worth a visit. Set in a prime location overlooking the Conwy Mountains and only a short drive to Snowdonia the Groes Inn is a wonderful example of a traditional British Inn.

A warm welcome awaits you at the Groes, the local pub / restaurant serves delicious food offer excellent service and the rooms are extremely comfortable and offer stunning countryside views. The Inn has fourteen luxurious bedrooms, an award winning menu and really is the perfect place to visit for a week, weekend, special night or even just to enjoy a good meal and a drink.

The Groes Inn is also ideal for a wedding venue or business meeting. Meetings at the Groes can accommodate up to 20 people

The Groes Inn Winter break special offer is still available until the end of March. There are a choice of 3 luxurious rooms available and it includes dinner and breakfast for two people:

Standard rooms, individually furnished with “emperor size…

Victorian Extravaganza - Hotel Llandudno

Every year in May, Llandudno, North Wales, holds the Victorian Extravaganza. The Extravaganza runs over the May bank holiday weekend and this year runs from the 5th to 7th. This is one of the busiest times of the year for Llandudno and usually sets off the summer of tourism in the area, the Wilton Hotel Llandudno is an ideal place to stay – with the Prom Day event also held along the sea front from Colwyn Bay to Llandudno.

There are many great attractions in Llandudno all year round, with the addition of the Extravaganza there’s certainly plenty to do. The event sees Llandudno packed with steam engines, Victorian musical organs, vintage cars and costumes and many stalls and markets. The weekend sees Llandudno sent back in time into its glorious Victorian heritage.

There are a lot of places to stay in Llandudno, with hotels lined up along the coast line. If the weather’s good, the Extravaganza weekend isn’t something to miss. The beautiful scenery of North Wales makes a perfect settin…

Bed and Breakfast Snowdonia

Bed and Breakfast Snowdonia spring break offers.  Stay at the luxurious Groes Inn for two nights or more during April, may or June  and enjoy the best rates available. There are three fantastic room types to choose from, all individually furnished and equipped to 5 star Inn quality.  The rates listed below are per room, per person, per night and include dinner in the bar or dining room and bed and breakfast for two people.

Standard room, individually furnished with "emperor size" beds - £150 per night
Balcony rooms, at the rear of the Inn with a small balcony - £180 per night
Deluxe rooms, larger room with patio overlooking the mountains - £200 per night

For those that like to get out and about in the great outdoors, the Groes Inn is located in a prime location surrounded by the Conwy mountains and only a short drive to the Snowdonia mountain range.

Book now to avoid disappointment. 01492 650545

Mid Wales Holiday Homes

Welshpool is a very popular tourist destination and is a prime location for Mid Wales Holiday Homes. Many people choose to have a holiday home in Mid Wales due to the surrounding scenery and tranquil surroundings it offers, plus the fact it is easy accessible via major motorways.

Welshpool is located within the county of Powys in Mid Wales and has a rich history and charming countryside. The town is along the river Severn, for this reason it’s welsh name is ‘Y Trallwng’ literally meaning ‘The Sinking land’. Originally the English named it Pool, but renamed it Welshpool to disassociate it from the English town with the name of ‘Poole’. South of it lies Powis Castle, a medieval landmark made of sandstone overlooking the Severn valley. The castle is a very impressive sight, a large red structure from the 13th century and lavish gardens. Welshpool is abundant with Georgian architecture. Welshpool was once a borough under the title of Burgus de Pola in 1263, however it has lost its statu…