August Bank Holiday Availability 2015

With few rooms remaining for the August Bank 2015 holiday its never too early to book ahead, but dont wait too long. Double rooms from £85.00 per room per night including breakfast King Size rooms from £90.00 per room per night including breakfast   Dont delay book today www.bryn-bella.co.uk

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Steam Trains of Snowdonia

Outstanding scenery, comfortable carriages and historic steam trains await you here in the heart of Snowdonia. Glorious coastlines, ancient oak woodlands, mountains, rivers and castles, all beckon as you embark on your journey on award winning railways with the Steam Trains of Snowdonia. With some of the most comfortable carriages on any preserved railway – standard or narrow gauge – you can step back in time to a more civilised age. Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of Snowdonia in comfort, with at-seat buffet service, snacks, refreshments and a fully-licenced bar featuring locally-brewed award-winning beers. As the oldest railway company in the world still operating trains, the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways know a bit about what makes a journey special. Even a short trip on the railways will help you unwind – so much so that you’ll want to do it all over again… The Ffestiniog Railway is the world’s oldest narrow gauge railway with almost 200 years of history, taking you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Still operating three of the original locomotives – over 150 years old – and original carriages, offering an unrivalled journey back into the golden age of rail travel. The historic trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round tight bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it. Discover why engineers from around the world visited the Ffestiniog to see how it should be done. The Welsh Highland Railway is the UK’s longest heritage railway and runs for 25 miles from Caernarfon, past the foot of Snowdon and the picture postcard village of Beddgelert, then through the stunning Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog. Passengers ride in some of the most comfortable carriages on any heritage railway in the UK, including first class Pullman luxury and freshly-cooked food delivered to your seat.   For more information go to http://www.festrail.co.uk/

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Snowdon Mountain Railway Majestic Way to the Top

Journey to rooftop of Wales The Snowdon Mountain railway takes you up the majestic Snowdon mountain dominating the glorious, ancient landscape of North Wales. At 3,560ft (1,085m) it is a true mountain and a place of legend – said to be the burial place of the giant ogre Rhita, vanquished by King Arthur. Some believe that Arthur’s Knights still sleep beneath. Essential Information Since 1896 Snowdon Mountain Railway has been welcoming visitors to the little village at the foot of Snowdon, Llanberis in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, to experience the awe inspiring journey by rack railway to the summit of Snowdon the highest mountain in Wales and England. From the moment you leave the station your train will begin the journey upwards to the clouds, a journey experienced by some 12 million intrepid travellers since 1896. If you are lucky enough to have tickets on the “Snowdon Lily” your carriage will be pushed by one of our original 1896 steam locomotives and you will immediately begin to hear the noble engine exerting its effort as you climb upwards and on towards the roof of the principality. From the first glimpse of the waterfall in Llanberis to the point at which your train crests the mountain 60 minutes later you will have been surrounded by the views and the experience that is Eryri , the land of the Eagles. Why not stay at Bryn Bella Guest House when you go up Snowdon, with jaw dropping panoramic views overlooking Betws-y-Coed and the Gwydir Forest, Snowdonia. Bryn Bella Guest House is your ideal base to explore Snowdonia. Passionately run by Joan and Mark who offer a fresh approach to their work in so many respects. You will find the B and B accommodation modern and comfortable.   http://www.snowdonrailway.co.uk/

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Surf Snowdonia Adventure Park

Picture this. A perfect lozenge-shaped fresh-water lagoon, roughly the size of six football pitches, set in the lush, green Conwy Valley in the lee of the Snowdonia mountains. Breathe it in. It’s clean, it’s fresh, it’s wild and it’s beautiful. This is Surf Snowdonia Adventure Park Now add something entirely unexpected. A two-metre-high barrelling wave that starts at the centre of the lagoon, peels perfectly for more than 150 metres, and dissipates softly as it hits the shore. The unique concept behind Surf Snowdonia’s lagoon has been developed over the last ten years by Wavegarden, a group of engineers who also happen to be passionate surfers. Based in northern Spain, Wavegarden is the global leader in the design and manufacture of wave generation systems. Welcome to the Surf Snowdonia Wavegarden®: a revolutionary world-first inland surf lagoon and the UK’s most compelling outdoor adventure destination for you, your friends and the whole family to enjoy. But the awe-inspiring Wavegarden isn’t the only reason to come to Surf Snowdonia Adventure Park. You’re going to love our totally addictive Crash & Splash water-based obstacle lagoon – and ‘blobbing’ – as well as the surf-side café bar, coffee shops and retail space. And a 50-metre glass-fronted viewing gallery will let you get right up close to the surf action without even getting wet! The Surf Snowdonia Adventure Park Crash & Splash Lagoon is your opportunity to push your agility, balance and determination to the limits… and you’d better prepare yourself for some spectacular splashdowns! The watery assault course will see you grapple with giant spinning balls, monkey bars, climbing walls, balance beams and rope bridges – and it’s not as easy as it looks!  But we promise you it’s even more fun. You’ll finish the challenge by flying through the air courtesy of the spectacular catapult ‘blob’ – possibly the most fun you’re ever going to have being thrown into water. The Crash & Splash is the ideal activity for a group of friends, family or colleagues. See who can get around the course quickest! For more information go to Click Here for Surf Snowdonia

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Betws-y-Coed Choir Festival 2015

Betws-y-Coed Choir Festival 2015 Be sure to make a date to see the visiting Male Voice Choirs every sunday eveing at St Mary’s Church, Betws-y-Coed from now until the end of September. All concerts start at 8pm Sunday evening, and tickets (£6.00) are either available in advance from Betws-y-Coed Tourist Information Centre, or on the door. Sunday 5 July 2015- Cor Meibion Y Foel Sunday 12 July 2015 – Mission Peak Chamber Singers (mixed choir from San Francisco) and Cor Y Penrhyn Sunday 19 July 2015- Cor Meibion Maelgwn Sunday 26 July 2015 – Cor Meibion Dinas Bangor Sunday 2 August 2015 – Cor Meibion Y Foel Sunday 9 August – To be confirmed Sunday 16 August – Cor Meibion Prysor Sunday 23 August – To be confirmed Sunday 30 August – Cor Meibion Dyffryn Nantlle Sunday 6 September – Cor Meibion Bro Aled Sunday 13 September – Cor Meibion Betws Yn Rhos Sunday 20 September – Cor Meibion Carnarfon

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