Snowdonia: More than just a National Park

Snowdonia is more than just one mountain, a train track and some Welsh towns. Snowdonia is a place in Wales packed with things to do for families, couples of all ages or even an individual just needing to get away from it all. But what is there to do, really? Snowdon Let’s start with the obvious, the mountain that is in the name of the beautiful region called Snowdonia. A walk up Snowdon is something anyone who comes to Wales really has to do; it is perhaps top of the Welsh bucket list. Thankfully, Snowdon is not as challenging as climbing Everest or the Matterhorn, Snowdon is a mere 1085 m compared to Everest at over 8000 m. Despite it not being as high as Everest, the climb is still challenging. The climb requires some planning, some good walking shoes and should ideally be completed with someone who is experienced as conditions can and often do change. There are six main routes up Snowdon that includes the Llanberis Path that runs parallel with the summit railway and the Snowdon horseshoe that is a little  more challenging.  The climb is worth every step, the scenery is magnificent at any time of year and the fact that you have reached the summit of the highest mountain in England and Wales is very special. Once you have climbed Snowdon, you may well need a good night’s rest at Bryn Bella Guest House and a hearty breakfast before heading out again to tackle one of the many other fantastic mountains in Snowdonia. How about some bouncing? Bounce Below Bounce Below one of the craziest and most unbelievable Snowdonian experiences imaginable. Buried deep inside the mountains of Snowdonia lies Llechwedd slate caverns, the biggest, most bouncy palace of fun anywhere in the world. Bounce Below has been revamped to create a unique and strangely beautiful adventure playground. One enters via a network of tunnels and caverns that once formed part of a working Victorian mine, Bounce Below is the ultimate Children’s (adults as well) playground now 400 square metres bigger! If you are not bounced out and still have some energy, how about something adventurous and daring? White Water Rafting Snowdonia is not just about mountains it is home to some of the roughest, wildest and most spectacular rivers in Europe. One such river is the Tryweryn and by means of a dam release, it […]

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Visit Wales during the Year of Legend

2017 is the “Year of Legend” in Wales and at Bryn Bella we are very excited. Here in North Wales we know exactly what is going on, we know why someone should come and visit but perhaps you don’t know. For this reason, we invite you to come and stay with us at Bryn Bella Guest House, explore Snowdonia, Conwy and Gwynedd and be a true legend by visiting one of the most wonderful places on Earth. 2016 was the “the year of adventure” and was tremendously successful, the year of Legend follows on with what will hopefully be another superb year for one and all. So, what is there to see and do during this themed year? The truth is that there is a lot and here are just a handful of highlights in the Snowdonia, Conwy and Gwynedd and surrounding areas of North Wales each giving an indication why Wales is a land of Legends. Top of the list of all the events the Year of Legends surely has to offer is one of Medieval Fun in  “The Tournament” in Conwy. If you are a Game of Thrones fan or even if you are not this is the event you will not want to miss. From 23rd to 25th June, 2017 Conwy is proudly hosting a medieval extravaganza that will see historical activities and entertainment come to life. With knights in armour jousting, sword fighting, archery and a full medieval market with street entertainment plus a traditional banquet this is an event for the whole family to enjoy and one that will not easily be forgotten. The tournament is expected to see 10,000 people a day visit Conwy and is surely a highlight in the world calendar not just for Wales. But if you are not totally worn out by all the jousting and joviality why not head out and go underground and see what legends North Wales hides beneath the beauty of the hills and mountains. For hundreds, if not thousands of years, North Wales has been well known for mining everything from Gold, copper, slate and coal and this means Wales has as many attractions underground as it does above. For those with a sense of adventure or kids with unstoppable levels of curiosity the Sygun Copper Mine is an award-winning day out the whole family will enjoy. The underground chambers with their jaw dropping stalactite […]

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