Wales Year of Adventure

Wales is one of the most naturally amazing countries in the world, what is lacks in size it makes up for in what it offers.  So much so that it has recently been announced that Wales will be promoted as the world capital for adventure tourism. Whether your sense of adventure is fairly tame or whether it is a little more daring Wales has the adventure activity, venue or attraction for you. The Snowdonia National Park itself is an adventure but it is not just mountain trails, hikes and mountain biking as one may imagine. Far from it, most people will only think of the park as the mountain but it is so much more. Feel like getting wet and surfing some of the most crazy surf in the world?    Forget Hawaii and Cape Town think Surf Snowdonia, a man-made lozenge shaped pool of water that challenges even the most experiences of surfers.  Or try the Surf Snowdonia 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! Getting wet not your thing?  How about and ultimate in Zip lines?  Zip World is a one of a kind adrenalin rush that takes you not only up and down the outstanding mountains of the Snowdonia National Park but inside with a zip line set up inside an amazing cavern. If surfing or Zip lines are a little too adventurous why spend some time at Antur Stiniog with some of best mountain biking trails in the world.  Antur Stiniog truly opens up the outdoors to anyone with cycle hire available and of course some of the most exhilarating downhill trails can be booked and ridden. Alternatively watch or take part in one of the many cycling events that take place each year. For those who want to go underground and see what lays under Snowdonia you can take what it called the Ultimate Underground Adventure with Go Below Underground Adventures and try your hand at zip-lining through caverns, or climbing up a vertical shaft, boating across a lake, traverse over an abyss, scale a waterfall or abseil your way down to the deepest point in the UK! It’s Adrenaline pumping, heart thumping, pulse jumping fun, guided by the most fun, experienced and qualified instructors in the country! Wales is for anyone, couples, older people, younger people, small […]

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National Trust in Snowdonia

Here at Bryn Bella we are very lucky to be near some outstanding, beautiful and picturesque National Trust areas, in this article we would like to talk about those National Trust places that are literally on our doorstep so can help make your stay with us at Bryn Bella even more memorable and enjoyable for the whole family; Ysbyty Ifan is the largest agricultural estate in the area boating some 30,316 acres of magnificent uplands throughout the estate of 51 farms and 30 houses. The farming at Ysbyty Ifan is mainly the rearing of sheep and beef cattle that do well in areas of uplands and open moors, with lots of walks available this is a must see if you enjoy the fresh country air. Alternatively you may choose to visit Cwm Idwal and find out what it was that bought Charles Darwin to this area that has been a very special space created over 500 million years ago. The wild Carneddau and rugged Glyderau mountain ranges are also a very popular attraction for all kinds of adventure and thrill seekers visiting Conwy and Gwynedd and offer some truly breath-taking sights that will never be forgotten. Conwy Suspension Bridge is another treat in our local area, it is an elegant suspension bridge and toll keepers house that can be enjoyed by young and old alike and if you are into your bridges perhaps you’d like to walk Telford’s bridge and discover how a husband and wife kept the bridge open every day of the year, no matter what the weather was. Another very popular National Trust attraction is Penrhyn Castle, its 19th century and a real fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings to be enjoyed by the whole family. You can open the door to Penrhyn Castle and step inside to where the Pennant family resided and see where they entertained their famous guests for dinner parties while playing in opulent fashion. You can also explore the fabulous walled garden while on your visit, but don’t forget your camera. These are just some of the amazing National Trust locations we have on our doorstep, which would you like to explore during our stay with us at Bryn Bella?   For more information go to National Trust – Wonders of North Wales

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