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Snowdonia & the Llŷn Wales
This part of Wales really packs it in, from rugged mountain trails to coastal paths, old industrial sites and heritage train lines. The gem in this diadem is Snowdonia National Park, where the mightiest peaks south of Scotland scrape glowering skies. With such a formidable mountain shield, it's little wonder that the northwestern county of Gwynedd has held tightly to Cymraeg language and culture. More than 65% speak the ancient mother tongue here – the highest proportion in the country.
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Stay in this gorgeous converted church near Mount Snowdon in Wales
Oct 28, 2019 • 2 Min read
St Curig’s Church is located in Capel Curig in the north of Snowdonia National Park in Wales and it can accommodate up to 16 guests.
Give teens a taste of adventure in North Wales
Oct 8, 2019 • 5 Min read
The adventures abound in North Wales with epic landscapes, surfing, biking and caving.
Wales in spring – the best of Cymru when the weather warms up
Mar 13, 2019 • 4 Min read
St David’s Day, the annual celebration of Wales’ patron saint, falls on 1 March and tends to denote the start of spring. As if like clockwork, carpets of…
Wildlife & Nature
Follow in the footsteps of Wales' myths and legends
Feb 7, 2019 • 7 Min read
Wales’ history is packed full of legends, both fictional and factual, and despite the years that have passed, they are not out of reach for modern…
First time Wales: dragons, castles and breath-taking scenery
Jun 25, 2018 • 8 Min read
Wales, though one of the four constituent countries of the UK, has its own rhythm, its own culture and its own reasons to be visited. It's a land of…
King Arthur in Britain: where to find the truth behind the legend
Feb 7, 2017 • 5 Min read
The story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is one of Britain’s most enduring myths. Whether you seek the Round Table in Cumbria,…
Peak practice: walking in Snowdonia
Jan 16, 2017 • 10 Min read
Head to Snowdonia in the footsteps of heroic mountaineers, for whom Welsh hills were the training ground for the ultimate adventure.
Wildlife & Nature
Mountains, quarries and surf lagoons: adventures in North Wales
Oct 5, 2016 • 5 Min read
With its grand mountains, rolling hills and stunning coastline, the castle-packed, Welsh-speaking heartland of North Wales has always been an epic place…
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