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North WAlEs Destination to Discover...

Llandudno Bay

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orth Wales is the destination to visit we have it all, from unparalleled beauty and tranquillity to its range of diverse attractions, good quality hotels and a warm Welsh welcome. From the borderlands of Wrexham and Llangollen in the east to the surf-fringed rocks of Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula in the west, North Wales packs a lot in. The culture and identity of North Wales has been influenced by the legends, myths and magic that are associated with almost every lake, hill, mountain and villages throughout the region.

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Why not choose North Wales as your next destination to visit...

Pontcysyllte aqueduct

We’re large enough for recordbreaking industrial heritage. You can walk or boat across the UKs biggest aqueduct at Pontcysyllte, it carries the Llangollen Canal 126ft above the River Dee. An 11-mile stretch of this wonderful waterway is another of our ‘World Heritage Sites’. We’re big enough to boast the highest mountain in England and Wales too. Snowdon is so large that it has a mountain railway, six major walking routes to its summit, and a cafe at the top.

You can travel from one end to the other in two hours - but why do that and miss so much?

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Contents Discover outdoors 04 05 on location Discover taste of North Wales 06-07 Festivals 08 Choirs 09 out & About 10-11 Accommodation & Attractions 12-22 Meet North Wales 23

refreshments Food & Drink Coach Parking Making the Grade Gardens Golf Passes Walking how to Get here

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Llangollen Eisteddfod

Explore our rich heritage and culture. Immerse yourself in local language, cuisine and custom. see a National Park by train or ascent a limestone headland by tram.

We look forward to welcoming you and your groups to North Wales!

When it comes to accommodation, there’s something for everyone in North Wales with luxury, traditional, seaside and town-centre hotels, perfect for groups of all sizes. Llangollen

Browse independent shops in our towns and villages or climb aboard a steam train for a memorable tranquil, scenic view of the region. Golfers love our links and parkland courses too. And not forgetting our incredible water sports activities where we take full advantage of our sea, lakes & rivers. our fresh air will make you hungry. But that's ok - dining out in our fabulous restaurants and cafes will surprise and delight.

If you’re a group organiser, Groups North Wales can provide free expert advice about travelling to North Wales. Contact a member of our team for information about itineraries, familiarisation visits, or how to get to North Wales.

...So why not take your group on a quest to find out more about our region and choose North Wales as your next Group Travel Destination?

Phone 01492 539058 Email marketing@nwt.co.uk www.groupsnorthwales.com

There really is something for everyone here in North Wales. For information or assistance in arranging your group visit www.groupsnorthwales.com

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DIsCoVEr oUtDoors

With emphasis on well-being and discovering the outdoors, what better place to visit than North Wales - we have it all!

Ogwen Valley

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The mountains, lakes, scenery and the tranquillity.

ust a short journey from the North West and the West Midlands where Wales begins and the gentle Marcher countryside transforms gradually into the dramatic valley and mountain setting of North East Wales.

here, you will experience a gentler landscape of heather moorlands, green vales and the rolling hills of Wales’ Border Counties. here you can visit one of the many interesting market towns, walk the hills of the Clwydian Range and quiet forest trails or soak up the atmosphere of historic stately homes and gardens.

Beyond the mountains of Snowdonia lies two famous historical bridges over the Menai Strait to Ynys Mon, the Isle of Anglesey - with its 125 miles of Coastline, a paradise of wild flowers and birdlife - not to mention all types of watersports.

or why not visit the North Wales Coast, a Welsh riviera of contrast and charm with its wide promenade in the Queen of Welsh resorts, Llandudno, a gentle stroll at the sheltered harbour of Rhos on Sea or a walk along the award winning sandy beach at Colwyn Bay.

The island is famed for its history and outstanding natural beauty. Anglesey offers unparalleled beauty, amazing adventures, serious solitude and a warm welcome. Easily accessible, this unique island, with its coastline, varied beaches and historical towns is a superb base for everyone.

With its breaktaking beauty and fantastic scenery, snowdonia boasts the highest range of mountains in England and Wales. The beautiful National Park

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is fringed by the stunning coastlines of the Llyn Peninsula and Cambrian Coast. An area of outstanding natural beauty, Snowdonia offers much diverse landscapes from the highest mountain ranges, tranquil lakes, fast flowing rivers and a wealth of forest trails to miles of golden sandy beaches on the Llyn Peninsula.

...what more could anyone ask for?

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On location North Wales has grown in its popularity as film and television location destination over the past few years. We hope this map will give you a sample of the variety of films and television programmes shot in our outstandingly beautiful part of the UK, and will tempt you to come and visit the location settings for yourself. Whether you are a first time visitor to our area or have visited before, a member of a fan club or just like to see where something was filmed, the map below offers you the opportunity to find out for yourself why so many location managers choose North Wales as their base.

Lights, Camera, Action... in North Wales!

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Films shot around North Wales

LLANDUDNO

HOLYHEAD

Anglesey 29 Airport

Tomb Raider Lara Croft and the Cradle of Life (2013)

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Holiday on the Buses (1995)

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Merlin and the War of the Dragons

The World is Not Enough (1999)

26 Prince Valiant

04 King Arthur -

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ST ASAPH

BETWS Y COED 30

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39

28 03

CAERNARFON

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43 01

RUTHIN 05

Legend of the Sword (2017) (1968)

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LLANBERIS

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25 Mortal Combat Annihilation

03 Clash of the Titans (2010)

06 Cold Feet

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LLANFAIRPWLL

02 James Bond

05 Carry On Up The Khyber

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37

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First Knight

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BEAUMARIS 06

01

RHYL

35 40

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Sherlock Holmes (2010)

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PENTREFOELAS

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28 The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle 38

29 Safe House

Suffragette

07 Free Rein

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Willow

08 The Secret Garden

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Macbeth

09 The Crown

34 Requiem

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Hidden Series One

35 The Card (1952)

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Pitching In

36 The Royale Family

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Dark Signal

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The Library Suicides

38 Hidden Series 2

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The Legend of Tarzan

39 Casualty

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Highlander

40 Hollyoaks

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The Prisoner (1966-1967)

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Half Light (2006)

42 Watchmen (2019)

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The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

43 The Colour Of Magic

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Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast

12 CORWEN

LLANGOLLEN

PORTHMADOG

30 The Last Dragonslayer 31

26 BLAENAU 45 FFESTINIOG

16 34 PWLLHELI

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BARMOUTH

Coronation Street

Vinyl

44 The Retreat (2011) 45 World War Z

ABERYSTWYTH 13

20 The Edge of Love 21

Take Down (2016)

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DIsCoVEr AtAstE

Great Orme

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Takes its name from the Old Norse word for sea serpent, near Llandudno has the longest artificial ski slope in Britain - built in 1987, it’s nearly 1,000ft long.

North Wales

LlanfairPG Aside from being the longest place name in Europe and the longest single word valid internet domain name in the world. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrn drobwllllantysiliogogogoch which means. The Church of St Mary in the hollow of the white hazel near the rapid whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio near a red cave, and it is often shortened to Llanfairpwll or Llanfair PG was used as a secret password in the cult1968 Jane Fonda movie Barbarella.

Seven Wonders of Wales (Saith Rhyfeddod Cymru in Welsh) is a traditional list of notable landmarks in North Wales, commemorated in an anonymously written rhyme in the late 18th or early 19th century by an English Visitor to North Wales: Pistyll Rhaeadr and Wrexham steeple Snowdon's mountain without its people Overton yew trees, St Winefride's well Llangollen bridge and Gresford bells.

South Stack

The historic South Stack Lighthouse is located on a small island reached via a descent of 400 steps down the steep mainland cliffs.

Conwy Quay Measuring in at just 10ft deep, 6 feet wide and 10ft two inches high, there’s a property on the Quayside of Conwy that’s the smallest throughout the whole of Britain. Now a popular tourist attraction and once the home of a 6’3” tall fisherman back in 1900, it’s one of the things that makes North Wales so unique and should be seen by everyone at least once.

Rhos in Sea has, in St Trillo’s, the smallest chapel in Britain, measuring only 11ft by 8ft and seating just six people.

Its history... Wales has a rich heritage of magical and mystical tales including the Mabinogion (a famous collection of stories taken from medieval Welsh manuscripts and were compiled in the 12th and 13th centuries.) They describe the lives and the heroic and magical achievements of a group of interrelated characters and recount the encounters between the mortal and underworlds. These fables embrace aspects of a pagan era and the medieval world of the Arthurian age; there is also the famous myths and legends of Gelert, rhys a Meinir, Prince Madoc and profiles of famous bards and writers to name a few.

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Eisteddfod


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Lawn Tennis It was in the gardens of 17th century Nantclwyd Hall, near Ruthin, that Major Walter Wingfield apparently invented lawn tennis in 1873. He came up with the idea after playing with a new kind ball made from of India rubber which had been designed to bounce on grass. The hall is said to have been the bolthole to which Christine Keeler fled in the wake of the 1963 Profumo affair.

Women’s Institute The first ever meeting of the Women's Institute in the UK, took place in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll in 1915.

Snowdon At 1085 metres (3,560ft) high, Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and it surpasses the heights of any mountain in neighbouring England and Ireland.

Love spoons have long been a traditional romantic gift in Wales, dating back to the seventeenth century. A young man would spend many hours carving a spoon for his sweetheart. He would decorate it with symbols of love, all of which have different meanings. The lucky girl's father would then inspect the spoon to judge whether or not the suitor was a skilled craftsman and capable of providing for the family.

Wrexham Larger In 1881 the first lager brewery in Britain was opened in Wrexham by German immigrants. Wrexham Lager was, for a long time, the only draught beer served on British ships, as, unlike other traditional beers, it was unaffected by the motion of the waves.

Snowdonia National Park Snowdonia National Park is an International Dark Sky reserve, only the tenth place in the World to gain this status

Its Language The native language of Wales, Welsh, is spoken by three-quarters of a million people - most in Wales, but also in England, the UsA, Canada & Argentina.

Bore da Good morning Dydd da Good day Prynhawn da Good afternoon Noswaith dda Good evening hwyl Cheers

Diolch Thanks Croeso Welcome Aber Rivermouth Afon River Bryn Hill

Eglwys Church llyn Lake Pont Bridge Môr Sea Pentre Village

The Leek The leek is the national emblem of Wales. According to legend the patron saint of Wales st David on the eve of the battle against the saxons advised Welsh soldiers to wear leeks in their caps so as to easily distinguishfriend from foe. The Harp The harp is the only traditional instrument in Wales with an unbroken history up to the present day. It is also the instrument most often cited in Welsh literature through the ages. Daffodil The daffodil is the national flower of Wales and is a symbol of our patron saint, David, (Dewi sant in Welsh) and of rebirth and faithfulness because they bloom every year even after the harshest winters. st David’s Day is celebrated in Wales on the 1st of March each year.

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Festivals APRIL

MAY

JUNE

Colwyn Bay 1940s Festival

FOCUS Wales

Curtis Cup

A nostalgic mix of music, dance, entertainment, spitfire, military vehicles, battles, skirmishes, food and 40’s epherma can be seen at Colwyn Bay 1940s festival.

When FOCUS Wales is on in Wrexham, North Wales, the town is transformed into a multi-venue showcase of Wales' emerging musical talent and some of the best acts from across the globe. Over 10,000 people come to check out 200 bands scheduled across 20 stages.

Conwy Golf Club is to host the Curtis Cup 12-14th June 2020.

There’s also a full schedule of interactive industry sessions, stand-up comedy, arts events, and film screenings, throughout the festival. FortiesFestival

The Curtis Cup is the best known team trophy for women amateur golfers, awarded in the biennial Curtis Cup Match. It is co-organised by the United States Golf Association and The R&A and is contested by teams representing the United States and "Great Britain and Ireland".

focuswales.com

randa.org/en/championships/curtiscup

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

Llangollen International Eisteddfod

Anglesey Agricultural Show

LLAWN Llandudno Arts Weekend

Six days of the best music and folk dance - and the whole world in one place! Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion.

The Show offers superbly presented animals and livestock, shopping and exhibition pavilion, equestrian events, craft exhibitors, food hall, produce exhibitions, machinery and vehicle stands as well as much more.

LLAWN is MOSTYN’s free multi-arts festival which takes place across the seaside town of Llandudno in North Wales

international-eisteddfod.co.uk

angleseyshow.org.uk

llawn.org

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Gwledd Conwy Feast

North Wales Choral Festival

Portmeirion Food and Crafts Fair

Llandudno’s annual North Wales Choral Festival will return to Venue Cymru in November for a jam packed weekend that any choral lover will not want to miss.

The Italianate Village's annual Christmas event is a showcase of the best local food, drinks, gifts and entertainment. The festival features more than 120 artisan stalls exhibiting the best Welsh produce.

northwaleschoralfestival.com

portmeirion.wales/visit/whats-on/

The medieval walled town of Conwy and the spectacular quayside play host to the largest food festival in North Wales... Food Halls Saturday & Sunday - This foodie’s heaven is packed full of produce from Wales and much further afield.

conwyfeast.co.uk

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Festivals and events in North Wales are varied from traditional to cultural, music to walking festivals, there really is something for everyone.

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Choirs

Colwyn Male Voice Choir

Caernarfon Male Voice Choir

Rhos Male Voice Choir

Llangollen Male Voice Choir

Rehearsals Tuesday from 7.45pm

Rehearsals Monday & Thursday from 7.30pm

Rehearsals Friday from 7.30pm

Venue

Galeri

Venue

Stiwt Theatre, Rhos

Venue

Hand Hotel

Phone

01286 675333

Phone

07811 379291

Phone

01978 861482

Caerwys Male Voice Choir

Denbigh Male Voice Choir

Rehearsals Wednesday from 6.45pm - 8.00pm

Rehearsals Tuesday 7.30pm

Rehearsals Thursday (except August) from 8.00pm

Venue

Bethel Chapel, Caerwys

Venue

Eirianfa, Denbigh

Venue

The Tabernacle Vestry, Well Street

Phone

01745 369094

Phone

01824 703832

Phone

07724 112984

Colwyn Male Voice Choir

Ruthin Choir

Dyffryn Conwy Mixed Voice Choir

The Foel Male Voice Choir

Rehearsals Wednesday & Sunday, 7.30pm - 9.15pm

Rehearsals Tuesday from 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Rehearsals Tuesday from 7.30pm

Venue

Community Centre, Old Colwyn

Venue

Peniel Chapel, Deganwy

Venue

Capel Ifan

phone

01492 548670

Phone

01492 640703

Phone

01407 830815

Cor Meibion Llanddulas

Flint Male Voice Choir

Rehearsals Tuesday (during tourist season) from 8pm

Rehearsals Wednesday & Sunday from 7:15pm to 9:15pm

Rehearsals Tuesdays, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Venue

The Gloddaeth United Church

Venue

Emaus Methodist Church Flint

Venue

Memorial Hall, Trelawnyd

Phone

01745 823791

Phone

01352 711997

Phone

01745 339475

Maelgwyn Male Voice Choir

Hogia’r Ddwylan Male Voice Choir

Rehearsals Monday from 7.30pm - 9pm Venue

Awel y Mynydd School, Llandudno Junction

Rehearsals Thursday from 7.30pm - 9.30pm Venue

Vestry Fawr, Chapel St, Menai Bridge

Phone

01492 534115

Phone

01248 724159

Penrhyn Male Voice Choir

Llandudno Male Voice Choir

Rehearsals Monday from 7.15pm - 9.15pm

Venue

St John’s Methodist Church from 8.00pm – 10pm

Phone

01492 860439

Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir

To listen to the singing of a genuine Welsh choir is a unique and moving experience. Most choirs welcome groups to drop-in on rehearsals. We recommend that you contact the choir before your visit.

Male Voice Choir Concerts St John's Methodist Church, Llandudno (every Tuesday and Thursday from May to mid October). Concerts start at 8pm with doors opening at 7:15pm.

Rehearsals Tuesday & Thursday (May - Oct) Venue

Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda

Phone

01248 680471

St Mary's Church, Betws-y-Coed (every Sunday from July to September). Concerts start at 8pm.

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oUt& ABoUt in

Conwy Castle

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or a small place, North Wales has a big list of things to see and do from activities, wildlife, museums, art galleries and slate caverns.

or why not enjoy the magnificent scenery in comfort whilst savouring the romance of gleaming steam engines and carriages. We’re also big on family attractions from adventure and farm parks and zoo’s and multi activity centres.

North Wales

The mountains, lakes, scenery and the tranquillity.

If these aren’t what you’re looking for why not build your own? Whether it’s for a special occasion, for individuals, groups or trip away with friends you can create your personalised North Wales itinerary. itineraries.gonorth.wales

to help organise your visit to North Wales, we have put together various day out itineraries that you may find useful in helping to plan you stay in the region.

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Great for Groups... Adventure Parc Snowdonia

The adrenaline, activities & adventure.

Industrial Heritage on the Move

Out and About from Llandudno

No heritage tour of North Wales is complete without an insight into the slate mining industry of bygone days.

The 100-year old Great Orme Tramway is the only cable hauled tramway in Britain, and still uses the original Edwardian tramcars. At the halfway station you can tour an exhibition and see the Winding house in action. once at the summit you will be treated to a spectacular view of the snowdonia mountain range. Meet the resident goats who live on the orme and who are descended from the original goats given as a gift to Queen Victoria.

The first is a visit to Llechwedd which offers two underground rides and free surface attractions. Climb aboard Britain’s steepest cable railway taking you 100s of feet underground and hear tales of a miner’s life to the voice of sion Dolgarregddu as he goes down the mine to work aged 12. Continue on the miners trail with a journey on the Ffestiniog Railway, a unique steam hauled narrow gauge railway built to carry slate from Blaenau Ffestiniog to the port of Porthmadog, a 13 ½ mile journey through the scenic Vale of Ffestiniog. Follow the slate route through the most dramatic passes in snowdonia calling at the picturesque mountain village of Beddgelert en-route to llanberis at the foot of Mount Snowdon. The village is the home of the National Slate Museum housing Victorian engineering workshops of the Dinorwig slate Quarry - a living workshops museum with exhibitions and daily slate splitting demonstrations.

Before leaving llandudno a visit to MOSTYN is a must as it is Wales’ foremost contemporary art gallery and visual arts centre in Wales. The six gallery spaces exhibit the best in international contemporary art and craft, showing artists and makers from Wales and beyond. With friendly staff, activities for all ages, a lovely shop and a bright and airy café, there's something for everyone. A full exhibition programme showcases the best contemporary art in Wales and from around the world which change seasonally and vary from large-scale thematic shows to small sitespecific projects.

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North Wales has so much to oer with great accommodation and range of activities and attractions. Why not experience our luxury, traditional, seaside and towncentre hotels - perfect for groups of all sizes. Some of our smaller hotels could be ideal for that special interest group too. Taste our activities and attractions to suit all types of groups. Whether it’s visiting elegant historic houses and gardens, seeking out the best adrenalin activities on offer, visiting industrial sites or simply walking, relaxing and enjoying the flora and fauna in the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There really is something for everyone here in North Wales.

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VALLEY

BETWS-Y-COED

The Valley The Valley aims to offer a very warm croeso / welcome and an authentic Anglesey experience. We are ideally located just off Junction 3 of the main A55 North Wales Highway, in the centre of the village, just 3.6 miles from Holyhead Ferry Terminal. Valley Anglesey has a range of function suites which are ideal for weddings and all types of functions and business meetings, with flexible menus and tariffs to cater from 10 to 120 people. All in all, Valley Anglesey is the place to be and we really look forward to welcoming you to our memorable island.

• Driver incentives • Commission paid to travel agents Open All year Net Group Rates B&B £49 pp,pn Dinner B&B £65 pp,pn No. of bedrooms 19 Doubles 5, Twins 3 Singles 5, Family 6

Hotel

Waterloo Hotel

• Driver incentives • Evening entertainment on request

An ideal base for discovering the endless array of what beautiful North Wales and its coast has to offer.

Open All year (except Dec 23rd-26th)

Private dining and conferencing available. All guests receive complimentary use of leisure facilities.

Net Group Rates Bed & Breakfast from £57.50 pp,pn Dinner B&B from £77.50 pp,pn

Free onsite coach parking.

No. of bedrooms Ensuite bedrooms 47 24 Double • 23 Double/Twins

London Road, VALLEY, Anglesey, LL65 3DU

Holyhead Road, BETWS Y COED, LL24 0AR

Phone 01407 740203 Email contact@valleyanglesey.co.uk www.valleyanglesey.co.uk

Phone 01690 710411 Email reservations@waterloo-hotel.info www.waterloo-hotel.info

BANGOR

Guest Accommodation

The Management Centre

• Commission to Travel Agents • Driver Incentives • Commission offered to Group Buyers Open All year

Located in the heart of Snowdonia, our unique Grade II Listed Building offers stunning views of the Menai Strait and the perfect location to explore North Wales. Our range of guest bedrooms come equipped with complimentary WIFI, tea and coffee making facilities and free parking.

Net Group Rates B&B from £47.00 pp,pn Dinner B&B from £72.00 pp,pn No. of bedrooms 56 En-suite: Doubles 39; Twins 4; Singles 7; Family 1; Executive 3; Disabled 2

College Road, BANGOR, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG Phone 01248 365900 Email groups@themanagementcentre.co.uk www.themanagementcentre.co.uk

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CAERNARFON

Hotel

Celtic Royal Hotel A historic hotel situated on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, within walking distance of Caernarfon’s walled town and castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The perfect base to explore North Wales, located just 10 minutes from the A55 Expressway; within easy reach to Manchester and Liverpool Airports, Bangor train station and Holyhead ferryport.

Special Breaks offered • Christmas & New Years • Winter Warmers • Dance Groups • Reunions • Team Building Incentives • Easter Packages • Country & Western Packages • Commission to Travel Agent • Driver Incentives • Evening entertainment on request Open All year Net Group Rates B&B from £45 pp,pn Dinner B&B from £53 pp,pn Full Board from £58 pp,pn

This Deluxe Hotel offers 110 chic ensuite bedrooms with complimentary use of the leisure facilities.

No. of bedrooms 110 En-suite: Doubles/Twins 48; Family 62

• Fine-Dining Restaurant and Cosy Bistro Bar • Gym, 16m pool, bubble pool and sauna • Conference Facilities hosting 300 delegates • On-site coach parking • Dance Floor 2100sq ft • Evening Entertainment on request

Bangor Street, CAERNARFON, Gwynedd, LL55 1AY Phone 01286 674477 Email reservations@celtic-royal.co.uk www.celtic-royal.co.uk

LLANBERIS

Hotel

Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia Situated in the Snowdonia National Park, at the foot of Snowdon within 30 acres of gardens and woodlands. We are ideally located for groups to explore Llanberis and North Wales. All bedrooms en-suite with tea/coffee making facilities, television, hairdryer, telephone. • We also welcome meal stops and coffee stops • On-site coach parking for residential groups • No single supplement - first 4 single rooms

Special Breaks offered • Winter Specials • All Inclusive Packages • Christmas Breaks • New Year Breaks • Easter Packages • Dance Groups • Walking Groups • Team Building • Commission paid to travel agents • Driver incentives • Commission offered to Group Buyers • Evening Entertainment Open All year Net Group Rates B&B from £32.50 pp,pn Dinner B&B from £45 pp,pn No. of bedrooms 104 Doubles 45; Twins 35; Singles 14; Family 10

• All inclusive packages - November to March • Evening Entertainment - Monday to Thursday from May to Sept

LLANBERIS, Gwynedd, LL55 4TY Phone 01286 870253 Email sales@theroyalvictoria.co.uk www.theroyalvictoria.co.uk

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PORTHMADOG

MAENTWROG

Royal Sportsman Hotel The ideal base for special interest groups to enjoy the steam railways, golf courses, Snowdonia National Park and the Llyn Peninsula. Conveniently situated in the High Street, close to the mainline train station, we have an excellent restaurant, friendly bar and comfortable lounge, and our staff are welcoming, friendly and efficient.

Special Breaks offered • Christmas Break • New Year Break Open All year No. of bedrooms En-suite 28; Doubles 12; Twins 4; Singles 5; Family 7 Net Group Rates B&B from £40 pp,pn Dinner B&B £70 pp,pn

Guest Accommodation

Snowdonia National Park Centre

Activities & Courses offered Wildlife, Painting, Archaeology, Walking, History, Photography & various Special Interest Courses.

The Snowdonia National Park Centre at Plas Tan y Bwlch, occupying a superb position overlooking the valley of the river Dwyryd in the heart of the National Park.

Themed Breaks • Commission to Travel Agents • Driver Incentives • Conference enquiries welcome

The Centre’s aim is to provide activities & courses which are of interest to all lovers of the countryside who would like to know about this fascinating area of Wales. The Stablau Conference and Education Centre is the state of the art 90 seater theatre and two seminar rooms provide ideal facilities for conferences.

No. of bedrooms: 25 En-suite: Doubles 6, Family 4, Twins 6, Singles 9

131 High St, PORTHMADOG, Gwynedd, LL49 9HB

Plas Tan y Bwlch, MAENTWROG, Gwynedd, LL41 3YU

Phone 01766 512015 Email enquiries@royalsportsman.co.uk www.royalsportsman.co.uk

Phone 01766 772600 Email plas@eryri.llyw.cymru www.plastanybwlch.com

LLANDUDNO

Open All year

Net Group Rates: B&B from £42.95pp,pn Dinner B&B from £61.50 pp,pn Full Board from £78.20 pp,pn

Hotel

Dunoon Hotel Best Hotel North Wales, National Tourism Awards 2018. AA Silver Star Hotel, AA Two Rosettes, Visit Wales Gold Award, Great Rail Journeys, Best Food UK and Ireland 2017. Best Service UK and Ireland 2016. The Dunoon is a splendidly oldfashioned Victorian gem awash with period character and elegance, slightly formal but nevertheless intimate and friendly. The hotel is celebrated for personal and attentive service, quietly imaginative and extremely tasty food as well as wonderful attention to detail and appreciation of the understated luxuries that separate the grand from the bland.

Special Breaks offered • Theatre breaks • Winter warmers • Driver Incentives • Commission to Group Organisers • Commission paid to Travel Agents Open February - December Net Group Rates B&B from £57.00 pp,pn; Dinner B&B from £68.00 pp,pn No. of bedrooms 66 En-suite: Doubles 22; Twins 23; Singles 11; Family 10

AA 4 Star, Two Rosette, Evening entertainment

Gloddaeth Street, LLANDUDNO, Conwy, LL30 2DW Phone 01492 860787 Email dunoonhotel@gmail.com www.dunoonhotel.co.uk

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LLANDUDNO

MOLD

Hotel

St George’s Hotel St Georges Hotel offers some of the finest views across the Bay of Llandudno. Within a 2 minute walk of the town centre and stumbling distance of the promenade and beach.

• January - reduced rates • Commission paid to travel agents 10% • Driver Incentives 20 paying rooms • Commission offered to group buyers • Evening Entertainment can be arranged Open All year Net Group Rates B&B £65.00 pp,pn Dinner B&B £90.00 pp,pn Full board £110 pp,pn

Hotel

Beaufort Park Hotel Situated in rural North East Wales yet close to lively Liverpool and Historic Chester and market town of Mold. We offer bespoke themed packages for group holidays including Christmas and New Year. Entertainment is included on our four night packages. We are also able to tailor make packages to suit your holiday requirements.

Special Breaks offered • Turkey & Tinsel • Christmas • New Year • All inclusive • Commission paid to travel agents • Driver incentives • Commission offered to group buyers • Evening entertainment Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Open All year Net Group Rates B&B from £20 pp,pn Dinner B&B from £35 pp,pn Full Board from £65 pp,pn

No. of bedrooms Ensuite bedrooms 81 Doubles 41; Twins 43; Singles 5; Family 6

The Promenade, LLANDUDNO, Conwy, LL30 2LG

New Brighton, MOLD, Flintshire, CH7 6RQ

Phone 01492 877544 Email sales@stgeorgeswales.co.uk www.stgeorgeswales.co.uk

Phone 01352 706677 Email groups@beaufortparkhotel.co.uk www.beaufortparkhotel.co.uk

No. of bedrooms 105 Doubles 30; Twins 56; Singles 2; Family 6

AT VILLAGE HOTEL ST DAVID’S 140 CONTEMPORARY

ROOMS CLUB ROOM

10M PUB & POOL

GRILL

STARBUCKS

U P G R A D E COFFEE SHOP MEETINGS & EVENTS HUB LEISURE PARTY NIGHTS CLUB

VILLAGE HOTEL ST DAVID’S St David’s Park, Ewloe, Deeside, CH5 3YB

01244 560640 | VillageHotels.com

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LLANGOLLEN

Country Hotel

Wild Pheasant Hotel and Spa Located in the magical town of Llangollen overlooked by mystical Dinas Bran Castle. The town is world famous for International Festivals, Welsh Legends, Independent shops, steam trains and outdoor pursuits.

• Thomas the Tank Engine • Village walks

Special Breaks offered • Yoga • Cookery/Culinary • Walking • Golfing • Local History • Evening entertainment • Driver incentives • Commission offered to group buyers • Ground floor rooms. Open All year Net Group Rates B&B £45 pp,pn Dinner B&B £71 pp,pn Full board £86 pp,pn No. of bedrooms 47 En-suite bedrooms

• Well maintained gardens • River Dee and Canal Boats • Special Diets Catered for

Berwyn Road, LLANGOLLEN, Denbighshire. LL20 8AD Phone 01978 860629 Email reception@wildpheasanthotelandspa.com www.wildpheasanthotel.co.uk

WREXHAM

Country Hotel

Rossett Hall Hotel Located in the beautiful borderland village of Rossett. World heritage site, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, and many of North Wales attractions are within easy traveling as is the historic city of Chester. • Restaurant on site • Free Wifi Access • 50 En-suite Bedrooms • Ground Floor Rooms • Interconnecting Rooms available on request • Accessible Rooms available • Private Room for Dining • Winter Warmers • Coach Parking on site • Evening entertainment can be arranged • Driver incentives • Frequent bus service into Chester Village • Walks • Oscars Brasserie specialising in local produce • Special diets catered for

Special Breaks offered • Yoga • Cooking/Culinary • Walking • Golfing • Local History • Dancing • Evening entertainment can be arranged • Commission paid to travel agent • Driver incentives • Commission offered to group buyers Open All year Net Group Rates B&B £35 pp,pn Dinner B&B £55pp,pn No. of bedrooms 50: Doubles 27; Twins 13; Family 5; En- Suites 4: 1 x Access

Chester Road, ROSSETT, LL12 0DE Phone 01244 571000 Email reservations@rossetthallhotel.co.uk www.rossetthallhotel.co.uk

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BLAENAU FFESTINIOG

The Slate Caverns Slate Mountain adventure is a family friendly (5 years plus) tour which takes you to point of the Llechwedd quarry over 1,500 feet above sea level before descending on Britain’s steepest cable railway into the famous Deep Mine. Starting with an off-road adventure that will take you right into the heart of the quarry’s man-made mountains on an exmilitary truck, you’ll drive into the massive craters that were made by blasting the tops off our hundred-year-old caverns. Following a pitstop in our Caverns Café, the second half of the tour continues 500 feet below the surface. Our friendly and experienced guides will take you on an unforgettable journey through the cathedral sized chambers that were literally dug by hand. On your travels, you’ll learn about how this amazing landscape is integral to the bid to award the slate industry in North Wales UNESCO World Heritage Status, and you’ll even view our custom built Wales Rally GB track ‘Slate Mountain’!

Groups pricing Discounted rates available for group bookings With groups £12.50 each for either the Llechwedd Deep Mine or Quarry Explorer. The Quarry Explorer is reduced to £10 per person should you do the Llechwedd Deep Mine. Discounted special short tours for 20 minutes available Open All year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day Groups The Slate Caverns is an excellent Group attraction. Offering discounted rates and complimentary Welsh Slate Cavern Aged Cheddar samples for our group visitors. For further details contact bookings@llechwedd.co.uk

Both the above and below ground tours are also available individually.

BLAENAU FFESTINIOG, Gwynedd, LL41 3NB Phone 01766 830306 Email bookings@llechwedd.co.uk www.llechwedd.co.uk

Unique group travel experiences 4 star group accommodation Dedicated group visits team Free coach parking Fully accessible attraction Award winning eco conference facilities

www.cat.org.uk enquiries@cat.org.uk +44 (0) 1654 705950 For information or assistance in arranging your group visit www.groupsnorthwales.com

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GATHER YOUR TEAM: IT’S TIME FOR AN ADVENTURE. OUR MAGNIFICENT, AWARD-WINNING ADVENTURE PARC OFFERS A WHOLE BUCKETLOAD OF INDOOR, OUTDOOR, ANY-WEATHER CHALLENGES. Ideal for team away days, show-stopper events, meetings and conferences. Our outstanding natural environment in North Wales will thrill your clients and re-energise your colleagues. Adventure Parc Snowdonia is just 60 minutes from Chester and 90 minutes from Liverpool & Manchester. Eat at our surf side bar & kitchen, and stay in our comfortable woodland glamping pods. A 106-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn coming in 2020. For more information contact Tansy Rogerson on t.rogerson@adventureparcsnowdonia.com or call 01492 35 123

ADVENTUREPARCSNOWDONIA.COM

SURF & RELAX

SURF EXPERIENCES FOR ALL ABILITIES QUALITY HOSPITALITY CORPORATE EVENT SPACES GLAMPING ON SITE

ADRENALINE INDOORS

CLIMBING WALLS ARTIFICIAL CAVING EXTREME SLIDES AERIAL ASSAULT

EXPLORE OUTDOORS

GORGE WALKING COASTEERING MOUNTAIN BIKES ABSEILING


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PORTHMADOG

Ffestiniog Railway

Welsh Highland Railway

Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9NF Central Station, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3ES

St Helens Road, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 2PF Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9NF

Our narrow-gauge steam trains have climbed through the beautiful Vale of Ffestiniog between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog for 150 years - yet have modern, comfortable carriages with light refreshments and on-train toilets for convenience. This scenic railway is ideal as part of a circular coach tour of Snowdonia with one-way trips (taking around 75 minutes) available from either end of the railway.

This spectacular railway runs for 25 miles from coast to coast across the foothills of Snowdon - between Caernarfon on the banks of the Menai Strait and Porthmadog in Cardigan Bay. On-train refreshments enable (pre-booked) morning coffee, a light lunch or afternoon tea to be included in your itinerary. A one-way trip takes two and a half hours, with shorter journeys available.

Nearest Mainline Railway Station

Nearest Mainline Railway Station

Porthmadog 0.5 miles Blaenau Ffestiniog 0 miles

Bangor 9 miles Porthmadog 0.5 miles

Both railways have ‘at your seat’ on-train catering with special pre-booked catering menus with for groups.

Net Group Rates Please visit our website or contact us on the details below.

There are shops at all main stations and there are cafes at Porthmadog and Caernarfon – see Refreshment Stops.

Opening Times Daily April to October plus selected days during the winter period. See timetable for full details of train times and services.

Charter trains and Team Building packages are available on request. Harbour Station, PORTHMADOG, Gwynedd, LL49 9NF Phone 01766 516024 Email groups@ffwhr.com www.festrail.co.uk

LLANBERIS

National Slate Museum Situated under towering slate mountains in the Victorian Engineering workshops of Dinorwig Slate Quarry the museum tells the story of the slate industry in Wales. Groups can see an introductory film before enjoying a live slate-splitting demonstration with our quarry craftsmen. Also Quarrymen’s Houses, Waterwheel, shop and café. Guided Walks and talks available for groups. Conference/meeting rooms available for small groups of 10 – 30 people.

• Driver Incentive • Complimentary refreshments available Open All year Opening Times Easter – October: daily 10am – 5pm November – Mar; Sunday – Friday, 10am – 4pm Last admission 1 hour before closing Booking essential for Groups Free Admission Costs apply for additional guided walks and talks Nearest Railway Station: Bangor (9 mile)

LLANBERIS, Gwynedd, LL55 4TY Phone 02920 573700 Email slate@museumwales.ac.uk www.museum.wales

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COLWYN BAY

LLANDUDNO

MOSTYN MOSTYN is Wales’ foremost contemporary art gallery, situated in the traditional seaside town of Llandudno. Six galleries, merging traditional and modern architecture, present exhibitions by artists and makers from Wales and around the world. With friendly staff, activities for all ages, and a lovely shop and cafÊ, there's something for everyone. We offer free short and informal tours for groups. Please book ahead for groups of 10 or more. All spaces are fully accessible for wheelchairs or buggies.

Open Tuesday - Sunday all year round, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Opening Times 10.30am - 4.00pm Admission is free For exhibitions and events see website for details www.mostyn.org

12 Vaughan Street, LLANDUDNO, Conwy LL30 1AB Phone 01492 879201 Email post@mostyn.org www.mostyn.org

Welsh Mountain Zoo

Open All year except Christmas Day

Go Wild in Wales for a great day out in a friendly caring conservation zoo in lovely garden surroundings.

Opening Times Open Daily from 9.30am. Please see website for last admission and closing times.

Spend a perfect day at the National Zoo of Wales in the company of rare and endangered animals from around the world including Snow Leopards, Sumatran Tigers and California Sea Lions.

Net Groups Rates*

Special Events: See website for details

Adults ÂŁ11.35; Children ÂŁ8.15; Seniors ÂŁ8.15 Prices apply for groups over 15+. *Please see website for further details Driver incentive

Old Highway, COLWYN BAY, Conwy, LL28 5UY Phone 01492 532938 Email info@welshmountainzoo.org www.welshmountainzoo.org

Llangollen Wharf Aqueduct Boat Cruises Visit us for an exciting 2 hour cruise across Telford’s mighty aqueduct at PontcysyllUe. For your comfort and safety our motor trip boat is weatherproof and heated. Snacks available and a full bar on board Commentary throughout the trip. Lunches and Welsh Cream Teas can be provided either on board the trip or in our 5earoomBUUIF 8IBSGGroup rates available for parties of 0 or more on both our ARueduct cruises or our Horsedrawn boats,

Home of the famous Horse Drawn Boats

Boat trips from Llangollen Wharf Hercules Llangollen Wharf 22

Experience 45 minutes of peace and tranquility on a horse drawn boat trip along the beautiful Llangollen Canal with the oldest horse drawn passFnger boat company still operating in the UK and possibly the world. Watch the fish swim lazily in the crystal water as the boat glides silently, pulled by one of our gorgeous heavy horses. As well as the 45 minute trip, we operate a 2 hour public trip UPthe famous HorTeshoe Falls every Saturday and Sunday

01978 860 702 | www.horsedrawnboats.co.uk

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MEEt North WAlEs

Portmeirion

Conferences Meetings Incentives

T

ry to imagine the perfect conference country. Naturally it would have to be easy to reach by road and rail and air. Next it would need to offer the widest choice of venues – from the ancient and historic to the luxury and modern purpose- built with its range of hotels, academic conference venues to team building activities and of course a warm Welsh Welcome – we have it all in North Wales. North Wales is rapidly growing as a Conference and Business Events destination with its spectacular views and unparalleled beauty. There are many reasons to choose North Wales for your next business event, whether a meeting, incentive, conference, or team building activity.

our meeting and event spaces, set in bustling towns aren’t simply venues, but experiences too. They are often just a stone’s throw from glorious countryside or relaxing coast and our stunning backdrops encourage creative thinking. travelling to North Wales has never been easier whether you let the train take the strain, hop on a coach, fly in style or journey by car. If you are travelling from overseas, airports at Manchester and liverpool are the closest with excellent car hire and rail services to get to your destination.

North Wales is all this and more.

Visit our Meet North Wales website meetnorthwales.co.uk to discover more. For information or assistance in arranging your group visit www.groupsnorthwales.com

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Refreshment

We have highlighted a small selection of venues with great facilities and coach parking for groups of all sizes - so why not stretch your legs and have a break.

BETWS Y COED

CAERNARFON

BLAENAU FFESTINIOG

Waterloo Hotel

Caffi De Winton at Welsh Highland Railway

Llechwedd

Set in the heart of Snowdonia, in the beautiful village of Betws-y-Coed the Waterloo Hotel is the ideal place to stop off for morning coffee and afternoon tea, lunches and banquets. Modern restaurant and bar with free onsite coach parking.

Modern station café on two floors offering light bites and delicious freshly baked cakes. Extra seating in undercover exhibition hall. Upper Castle View Lounge available for exclusive use. Menus available on request. Coach drop off outside. Toilets include Changing Places facility. Only five minutes walk from Caernarfon Castle. Open all year.

Phone 01690 710411 www.waterloo-hotel.info

With free parking, why not stop off at Llechwedd for a fresh cup of tea, coffee and one of our delicious cakes. Or have a hot meal in the Caverns Café with options including soup, vegetarian options and our hugely popular Lobscows - a Welsh stew the miners would have eaten underground.

Phone 01286 677018 www.festrail.co.uk

Phone 01766 830306 www.llechwedd.co.uk

PORTHMADOG

MAENTWROG

LLANDUDNO

Spooner’s Café, Bar & Grill at Ffestiniog Railway

Snowdonia National Park

Oriel Café at MOSTYN

The Dwyryd Tea Room, located overlooking the Victorian gardens and Vale of Ffestiniog offers a range of home-made cakes, coffee and tea. The gardens are free to enter.

The spacious and fully accessible café at MOSTYN Gallery offers a unique space to enjoy delicious and freshly prepared light meals and snacks, including locally roasted coffee and fabulous cakes. With views to the sea and work by local artists on the walls, it's the ideal place for brunch, lunch or afternoon tea.

Phone 01766 516032 www.festrail.co.uk

Phone 01766 777260 www.plastanybwlch.com

Phone 01492 879201 www.mostyn.org

MOLD

LLANGOLLEN

WREXHAM

Beaufort Park Hotel

Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa

Rossett Hall Hotel

Beaufort Park Hotel are pleased to offer refreshment stops from tea and biscuits to full three course lunch.

A great location for World Heritage site, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and North Wales attractions. Range of dining options, great food and service. Ample parking and a gentle 10minute stroll into Llangollen.

Fantastic road links to A55, A483, M53 and M56.

Café and bar with flexible seating and outdoor terrace over-looking the station and estuary. Open through the day and most evenings for hot and cold meals and snacks. Pre-arranged catering available to groups on request. Coach parking available. Open all year.

Free on site car parking for coaches, cars and mini buses.

Free parking, range of dining options, great food and service.

Easy access into hotel.

Phone 01352 758646 www.beaufortparkhotel.co.uk

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Make this a perfect location for your meal/coffee stop.

Phone 01978 860629 www.wildpheasanthotel.co.uk

Phone 01244 571000 www.rossetthallhotel.co.uk

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Immerse yourself in our wealth of food & drink One of the most recognisable songs sung at Wales’s rugby matches features the words “Feed Me ‘til I Want No More”. We are very passionate about our food and only serve quality to our guests

Independent breweries & vineyards here in North Wales we have an array of fresh wholesome food. our fruit and veg are freshly picked. our meat and dairy as healthy as the grass our herds chew on. Food has rarely tasted so good!! We have numerous food producers and independent breweries and vineyards with award winning offerings all available to tickle your taste buds. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed

Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard Henllan Bread

Llaeth y Llan

A family run bakery in North Wales producing bread cake and morning goods for North /Mid Wales and Merseyside. having opened the first bakery in 1908, it could be said that the Moore family know a thing or two about baking. henllan Bakery is still situated on the same site it was in 1975, but has been greatly extended. We now employ 73 staff and have 18 delivery vans delivering fresh produce six days a week, around North and Mid Wales, shropshire borders and Wirral.

Who knew from Gareth and Falmai’s first trials of yogurt in the tal Y Bryn Farmhouse airing cupboard would develop into a thriving producer with a modern linear production. At llaeth y llan / Village Dairy the roberts family have been producing award-winning yoghurt from their family home in the heart of the countryside for over 30 years.

www.henllanbread.co.uk

Patchwork Pate

www.villagedairy.co.uk

Aberffraw Biscuit Co was founded by husband and wife team James and Natasha shepherd in 2013 and now their North Wales-based business is going from strength to strength. Aberffraw biscuits are an ancient Welsh shortbread pressed with a scallop shell and said to be Britain's oldest biscuit.

Patchwork Pate is a successful and growing company, producing its fine foods still using locally produced ingredients wherever possible. Each product is skillfully cooked with an eye for perfection to create that traditional taste for Patchwork's growing number of discerning customers. An award winning Welsh food company, run by foodies for foodies. If you're after delicious or unusual pate you've come to the right place.

www.aberffrawbiscuits.com

www.patchworkfoods.com

Aberffraw Biscuits

Gwinllan Conwy is a Welsh Vineyard founded by wine enthusiasts Colin and Charlotte Bennett, offering a unique vineyard experience with the stunning backdrop of the snowdonia National Park. www.gwinllanconwy.co.uk

Aberfalls Distillery Aber Falls Distillery is located in Abergwyngregyn, home to the famous waterfalls. Alongside premium single malt whiskey production, they have created a range of premium liqueurs, inspired by beautiful Welsh surroundings. www.aberfallsdistillery.com

Purple Moose Y Bragdy Mws Piws / The Purple Moose Brewery is a '40-Barrel' microbrewery based in the historic harbour town of Porthmadog, North Wales, close to the mountains of snowdonia. www.purplemoose.co.uk

For information or assistance in arranging your group visit www.groupsnorthwales.com

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AFFORDABLE COACH HIRE WITHOUT COMPROMISE

COACH HIRE # MINIBUS HIRE # DESTINATION MANAGEMENT # ENTRANCES GUIDES # CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR # GREAT ORME MARINE DRIVE TOUR Contact us 01492 879133 Sales@alpine-travel.co.uk www.alpine-travel.co.uk

Builders Street West Llandudno Conwy LL30 1HH

Coach Parking Beaumaris

Criccieth

Prestatyn

Drop off/pick up opposite spar shop in Castle street, Coach Park is 300yds past the castle on the left.

At the Esplanade on sea front.

Drop off & pick-up at the bus station. long stay - Nova Car Park.

Bangor

setting down and picking up in lenton Pool.

Pwllheli

Holyhead

Near the harbour at North Quay drop off- pick up points.

setting down and picking up at The Clock, parking in Dean street and Garth road opposite swimming pool.

Beddgelert Close to the royal Goat hotel parking on the left hand side.

Betws-y-Coed turn right off Ffordd Caergybi into stryd yr orsaf. Drop off and pick up bay near the shopping arcade.

Caernarfon

Parking facilities on Newry Beach for coaches.

Llandudno Mostyn Broadway coach park is used only for coach drop off and collection. short stay/ long stay parking is available at Builder street coach park.

Conwy setting down/picking up at Vicarage Gardens in rosehill street. long stay coach park at Morfa Bach. Parking fees apply.

Ruthin FrEE parking available at ruthin Craft Centre. Pick-up/drop-off points: Park road car park.

Rhyl East parade £8 all day

Llanfairpwll

Wrexham

James Pringle Weavers - Free parking.

Drop-off/pick-up point on high street in centre of main shopping area. secure, free parking just 200 yards away at Eagles Meadow (by prior arrangement).

Llangollen smithfield Market in Market street.

Drop off at Castle square and Bangor street. Parking at Victoria Dock only. Beside Castle Coach Parks: Ffordd Balaclava road.

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Denbigh

Mold New street Car Park. Drop off and pick up in Chester street opposite Victoria house.

Porthmadog Glaslyn leisure Centre (restricted hours).

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Calling all group organisers to

North WAlEs What we can offer your group: • World heritage sites • scenic steam travel • Garden tours • Canal Boat trips • Industrial heritage • Itinerary Planning

For more information please visit www.groupsnorthwales.com tel: 01492 539058 marketing@nwt.co.uk

Making the grade Parking

Welsh entertainment

Education/study area/room

On-site Catering

Access Statement Available

All Weather Facilities

Toilet on site

Play Area

Free coach parking

Menu featuring Welsh Produce

Picnic site/Area

Pre-booking preferred

School Parties

No single room supplement

Restaurant Licensed

Other languages spoken

Wifi

Visit Wales Star Grades apply to all serviced accommodation and the emphasis is on quality.

Excellent Very Good quality Good quality

Warmest welcome

Staff are smartly and professionally presented. All rooms are en-suite, and the restaurant or dining room is open to residents and non-residents.

For information or assistance in arranging your group visit www.groupsnorthwales.com

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GArDENs If you're a lover of all things green, a garden package is just about the perfect way to stop over and see our best bits.

Caerau Uchaf Gardens

S

o you could say it's the perfect mix of gardens, convivial hospitality and shopping. Just make some room in your suitcase.

We not only have houses and gardens, we have specialist nurseries too.

Natural and Dramatic North Wales is famous for its gardens. Visit during spring, summer and autumn there is always something on show whilst some gardens contain plants rarely seen elsewhere in the British Isles.

You don’t have to drive far to find a garden centre in North Wales. And they’re not just places to buy plants. They’re great places to pick up information, too. Chances are the staff are garden buffs, so you can grab a sneaky trick-of-the-trade or two. And get advice on which garden supplies to choose. Things like compost, plant feed and tools. And most importantly, what to plant and where to plant it.

The majority of gardens are open to visitor’s right through until autumn (some into winter) but others will vary from garden to garden and some may only be open by appointment, so please check before you visit.

Specialist Nurseries - out of the ordinary

Our Back Yard

Never content with following the herd, we like to do things differently. Which would explain why specialist nurseries are sprouting up all over. Bonsai, alpines, eucalyptus.

We like to think our back yard is a bit special. Just look what’s in it. Walled gardens at Erddig. organic gardens at Plas Brondanw. some of them have picked up an award or two, like Bodnant. And all of them are interesting, whether or not you know your laburnum from your busy lizzy. And if you don’t, you never know, one visit could be all the inspiration you need to make a beeline for your nearest garden centre.

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Garden Centres everything you need for the garden

You name it. Grow yourself a specialist garden like no other.

Find out more about our lovely gardens. Call 01492 531731 or visit gardensnorthwales.com

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GolF PAssEs It’s often said that North Wales offers the best value green fees in Europe.

What’s the catch? There isn’t one!

Royal St. David's

Y

ou’ll sacrifice nothing in quality. We believe the Golf in North Wales is what the game should be about - challenge and conviviality, achievement and enjoyment, good competition and great fun. Whatever your standard of golf you'll find courses to enjoy in North Wales.

Do you need some inspiration to help you plan your next golf break? Why not contact us and speak to our dedicated golf team for a bespoke package for your golf group or society.

Golf Coast North Wales

North East Wales Coast

Isle of Anglesey Golf

Conwy • North Wales • Maesdu Abergele • Penmaenmawr

Rhyl • St Melyd Rhuddlan • Abergele

Anglesey • Baron Hill • Bull Bay Holyhead • Henllys • Storws Wen

Any 3 courses from £79

£70 for 3 rounds of golf

Any 5 courses only £89

Enquire and book early to get the best tee times and rooms! Snowdonia Golf Coast

Gateway to Wales

Royal St Davids • Abersoch Nefyn & District • Porthmadog Pwllheli

Northop • Mold • Old Padeswood Hawarden • Holywell Padeswood & Buckley

Golf offers available

Play 6 courses for £100

Call 01492 531731 or visit golfnorthwales.co.uk

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WAlKING in

North Wales

The mountains, lakes, scenery and the tranquillity.

A

reas of outstanding Natural Beauty (AoNB) are areas across Britain where the landscape needs protecting. We have 3 destinations in North Wales; Clwydian range and Dee Valley, llyn and Anglesey.

It really is no surprise that the Clwydian range and Dee Valley secured the Area of outstanding Natural Beauty status. The first encounter many people have of the range is when driving through a small part of it on the A55. The encounter is short, but memorable – and it really is the tip of the iceberg. Exploring the range is an incredible experience, the rolling hills, untouched countryside and stunning views make

Walk the coast The Wales Coast Path is 870 miles in total of which 340 miles are in North Wales. The good news is that you don’t have to be a committed walker to enjoy our dramatic and varied coastline. You can explore the path in sections from North East Wales/Chester border to Southern Snowdonia not forgetting the Isle of Anglesey. Stopping off en-route at one of our historical sites or to learn about the area’s wildlife and seascape makes the journey both interesting and enjoyable, not to mention a café stop or two. www.walescoastpath.gov.uk

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Offa’s Dyke Be inspired by the stunning views of Snowdonia, the Clwydian Range and the Dee Valley. Soak up the history of ancient hill forts, castles and abbeys. This iconic route runs for 177 miles (285km) through the breathtaking borderlands of Wales & England. The National Trails follows a spectacular dyke that the King Offa constructed in the 8th Century to divide his Kingdom of Mercia from rival regions. In North Wales it climbs the hill from Prestatyn and follows the Clwydian Range, officially designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It passes Iron Age hill forts along

for an unforgettable experience. A quarter of the llyn Peninsula’s dynamic coastline is a recognised Area of outstanding Natural Beauty. The coastline is a favourite among walkers who can explore it all thanks to the Welsh Coast Path. Along the network of paths you’ll discover stunning scenery, nature reserves and unique dune systems.

Almost all of Anglesey’s 125 mile coastline is an Area of outstanding Natural Beauty. Within the designated Area of outstanding Natural Beauty are three stretches of Anglesey’s heritage coast. Along the island’s coastline, you’ll discover everything from cliffs to nature reserves. The marine life is in abundance, and the Welsh Coast Path surrounds the island – giving walkers complete access. the way. It crosses Llandegla Forest and moors before crossing the Dee Valley along Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and heading south via Chirk Castle. There are countless opportunities for circular walks along its route. Most groups large or small walk the Offa’s Dyke path in stages and there’s no better place to start that challenging journey than North Wales. www.offasdyke.org.uk

Mary Jones Walk In 1800, when she was 15 years old, Mary Jones saved what little money she had for six years to afford to buy a bible and walked

barefoot from Llanfihangel-yPennant across valleys and around mountains to Bala. By following this linear route, you will walk 28 miles through the spectacular countryside of the old county of Meirionydd, from an enchanting valley at the foot of Cadair Idris, Llanfihangel-yPennant to the shores of Llyn Tegid, Bala. You will cross public paths and paths used with the permission of the landowner, over mountain pastures and through woodlands, along old romantic lanes, country roads and short unavoidable sections on the main road. www.bydmaryjonesworld.org.uk

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You might be surprised, but we’re really easy to get to from anywhere in Britain. Just over an hour from Manchester, and four from london.

How to get here By Rail

By Road

Edingburgh Glasgow

Birmingham 131 miles time: 2 hour and 12 min Leeds 119 miles time: 2 hour Liverpool 50 miles time: 1 hour Chester 38 miles time: 45 min London 254 miles time: 4 hours Manchester 77 miles time: 1 hour and 30 min Nottingham 145 miles time: 2 hours and 28 min Stoke-on-Trent 90 miles time: 1 hour and 30 min

A1

Leeds Dublin

Manchester Holyhead A55 Chester A5 Shrewsbury

M6

A470

Swansea

Cardiff

5 M

Formby

4

Glyndyfrdwy

5 B4

Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog B4 39 1

Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant B

Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri Snowdonia National Park A470

A4 9 6

B4

Oswestry

B4

393

A49

A4 8 9

Y Drenewydd Newtown B4 36

Llanidloes

88

A48 7

B4

Clarach

Pontarfynach Devil’s Bridge

Trefaldwyn Montgomery

69

70 A4

4 A4

A488

86 43

8

A4

5 B4

A5

B4386

B

9 B438

0

3 A5

58

A4 7

8 A45

Y Trallwng Welshpool

A458

51 8

20

5

A4

Corris

3

5

Amwythig Shrewsbury

2

49 5

8

39

7 A4 8

A

Aberdyfi Aberdovey

A4 1

A5 2

B4397

0 A49

A4 5

Machynlleth

Aberystwyth

9 A4

6 39

Llanfair Caereinion A4 9

5

A5

05 B44

Tywyn

A5 2

4580

A470

Dolgellau

Tal-y-Llyn

6

Y Waun Chirk

Glyn Ceiriog

Llanfyllin

Abermaw Barmouth

A5

Rhiwabon Ruabon Llangollen

A5

A48 3

Harlech Bae Tremadog Bay

A534

A49

1

B450 1

9 A4

Y Bala Bala A4 9

Trawsfynydd

Corwen

3

04

B44 01

Cricieth Criccieth

2

4

70

A5 1

A5

B5

B5113

B4 40

A4 9

9

A4

B4 3 91

A4 21

8 A4

A51

Wrecsam Wrexham

B5105

Cerrigydrudion

A55

1

41

Llan Ffestiniog

Yr Wyddgrug Mold

Rhuthun Ruthin

7

Chester

A4

B4

Beddgelert Beddgelert

Y Ferri Isaf Queensferry

Ewlo Ewloe

28 A5

41

Dolwyddelan

M56

A5

B4

8

Liverpool

A41

50 B4

43

Pentrefoelas Penmachno

Blaenau Ffestiniog Ffestiniog

Aberdaron Ynys Enlli Bardsey Island

A5

25

Pwllheli Abersoch

Dinbych Denbigh

8

Llanrwst

Porthmadog A497

A 54

M53

Y Fflint Flint

Treffynnon Holywell

Llanelwy St Asaph

Betws-y-coed A4 9

Rhuddlan

A5

B4354

Towyn

Dee Estuary

8

4

Trefriw

A470

A5

5 08 A4

P

7 A48

3

n

M58

Kirkby

52 B51

B53 81

Llanfairfechan

86

B4418

A5 4

Abergele

Bethesda

A4 0

Prestatyn

A5 4 1

Y Felinheli

Y Rhyl Rhyl

5 A5

55

BangorA

Rhyd-Ddu

y Ll

Boulogne

40

Biwmares Beaumaris

Waunfawr

Groeslon

7

Calais

Portsmouth

B54 76

Conwy

Llanberis

i en

Dover Folkestone

Gatwick

B5130

Bae Colwyn Colwyn Bay

B5106

Llanfairpwll

la

Southampton

M20

Plymouth

A4 9

Llandudno

2 42 B4

Dinas

u ns

Ramsgate

LONDON M25

Heathrow

Newhaven

00

B511 1

5 02 A5

B

Moelfre

Caernarfon

Nefyn

Bristol

Exeter

Great Ormes Head

A55

A4080

Harwick

A12 M4

Pembroke

Liverpool

Porthaethwy Menai Bridge

Llangefni

Rhosneigr

M11

A5

Anglesey Airport

Felixstowe Luton

M5

Crosby

Ynys Môn Anglesey

A5

A14

M 1

M 40

Fishguard

A41

Holy Island

M1

Birmingham

M54

Maghull

5

12 51

B5 109

M180

M62 02 A5

Llanddeusant

A63

Liverpool

Amlwch

Caergybi Holyhead

HULL

M62

5

0818 300400 08447 707070

A1(M)

M6

6 A5

Irish Ferries stena line

A69

A5147

By Sea

Newcastle

3

North Wales by Rail Crewe to holyhead - 123 min Manchester to llandudno Junction - 120 min london to Flint - 163 min

A74

M

03457 48 49 50

Phone

Motorway Main Road Railway Ferry Channel Tunnel Airport

A7 68 A

Fast rail services link london (Euston) with the coast and serve the University City of Bangor and holyhead, the gateway to Ireland. rail services from london Euston and local train enquiries.

M74

Llangurig A4 7

A4 8

3

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