Author Archives: Cai

Foel Ferry Cottages Anglesey – family fun and wonderful scenery
26 May

Foel Ferry Cottages Anglesey – family fun and wonderful scenery

Looking to celebrate a birthday or wedding anniversary? Or needing a venue for a group get together? Foel Ferry Cottages is a complex of three cottages in a garden ‘courtyard’ setting with ample parking for all. Situated on the Anglesey shore of the Menai Strait in a wonderfully scenic location immediately opposite Snowdon with Caernarfon […]

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Castles of North Wales – Penrhyn Castle
16 May

Castles of North Wales – Penrhyn Castle

Overlooking the Menai Straits and Anglesey, Penrhyn Castle, near Bangor in North Wales is an enormous, unashamedly ostentatious and decadent castle, crammed with fascinating items including a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria. It has an outstanding collection of paintings, mock Norman furniture, elaborate carvings and plasterwork. The current Penrhyn Castle was built between […]

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Bird Watching on Anglesey
06 May

Bird Watching on Anglesey

The Isle of Anglesey holds a wealth of sites of natural interest and is one of the most rewarding areas for bird watching in Britain. It has an incredible variety of habitats: sea cliffs, rocky shores, muddy and sandy estuaries, dunes, lagoons, large reservoirs, many small land heaths, coniferous and broad-leaf woods, scrub and mixed […]

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Anglesey’s Wetland Wilderness
26 Feb

Anglesey’s Wetland Wilderness

The UK’s second largest expanse of fens can be found in Wales and includes four National Nature Reserves (NNRs). Cors Erddreiniog on Anglesey is the largest of the three on Anglesey, which also has Cors Bodeilio and Cors Goch; the fourth is Cors Geirch, which is on the Lleyn Peninsula. It is the alkaline water […]

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Where will your next adventure be?
12 Feb

Where will your next adventure be?

Whatever your ability, novice or expert, Snowdonia will have a mountaineering course or activity to suit you. Keen to get started?  For some awesome indoor climbing, get over to Beacon Climbing Centre, Cibyn Estate, Caernarfon, where you’ll find hundreds of different colour coded climbs, from relatively easy challenges for those new to the sport, to […]

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One of the most admired and successful painters of the Welsh landscape, Gwilym Prichard, has died.
09 Jun

One of the most admired and successful painters of the Welsh landscape, Gwilym Prichard, has died.

Born in Gwynedd in 1931, Mr Prichard painted and taught on Anglesey before moving to France, then Pembrokeshire. Following the death of Sir Kyffin Williams in 2006, he was considered by many as the senior figure in Welsh landscape painting. Mr Prichard died on Sunday at the home he shared with wife and fellow artist […]

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Anglesey beaches gain international awards
26 May

Anglesey beaches gain international awards

Six famous Anglesey beaches have gained prestigious Blue Flag awards for 2015 to rank them among the world’s best for water quality and to ensure that they are among the best family-friendly beaches in Britain. The blue flag award is issued by the Foundation for Environmental Education which rates beaches on safety, facilities and environmental […]

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Searching for Llanddona
05 May

Searching for Llanddona

Many people have told us that Llanddona is their favourite beach on Anglesey with spectacular views and vast, unspoilt, golden sands. In many ways it is Anglesey’s most secret beach known only to those intrepid enough to explore the narrow lanes and testing terrain that lie between the well known holiday resorts of Benllech and […]

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Changes at Bodnant Gardens in Snowdonia
09 Apr

Changes at Bodnant Gardens in Snowdonia

After 140 years things are changing at Bodnant. Bodnant is one of the most beautiful gardens in Britain, situated above the River Conwy with views across the valley to the Snowdonia mountain range. There are distinctly different elements of the garden which all add to its appeal. The upper garden around Bodnant Hall consists of […]

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Welsh names rebranded to boost Chinese tourism
02 Mar

Welsh names rebranded to boost Chinese tourism

‘Healthy-lung Village’ is a close translation of the Chinese phrase designed to describe Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllantysiliogogogoch because you need good lung power to say it in one go. ‘Silver Peak’ is a more straightforward depiction of Mount Snowdon. What is it all for? It is part of a campaign devised by Visit Britain to attract more Chinese […]

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Beaumaris Castle – the greatest castle never built?
23 Jan

Beaumaris Castle – the greatest castle never built?

The current BBC4 series ‘Castles: Britain’s Fortified History’ (www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02ddc5y) has recently focused on Beaumaris as ‘the greatest castle never built’. Cadw is the Welsh government’s historic environment service (http://cadw.wales.gov.uk). They describe Beaumaris, on the eastern tip of Anglesey, as the most technically perfect castle in Britain with few equals. With its classic proportions and perfect […]

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Bangor Poetry Season
02 Oct

Bangor Poetry Season

UK National Poetry Day is Thursday 2nd October which coincides with the third annual North Wales International Poetry Festival. The month-long Bangor Poetry Season, a series of readings and performances, runs until October 24th. Poets from China, Cuba, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Serbia are taking part in the event with many of the […]

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Autumn Half Term
30 Sep

Autumn Half Term

The October Half Term is fast approaching. It could be the last hurrah of summery weather before the onset of dark winter days. Autumn shows the natural environment of Anglesey in its full glory with trees displaying the gleaming colours of burnished bronze. The purple heathers on the heathlands compete with the yellow gorse. Mist […]

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