Discover the delights of Horseshoe Pass, Horseshoe Falls and Velvet Hill

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The Horseshoe Pass is used by sheep as well as motorists. Photo by David Neale

The road from Llangollen to Llandegla travels in a horseshoe shape around the valley and along the ‘Horseshoe Pass’ which cuts through between Llantysilio Mountain in the west and Cyrn y Brain in the east. This scenic route dates from 1811 and is commonly used by sheep as well as motorists! Continue reading “Discover the delights of Horseshoe Pass, Horseshoe Falls and Velvet Hill” »

Cardigan Castle to host concert celebrating restoration project

Cardigan Castle is set to host a celebratory concert this evening, following the reopening of the site after a £12m restoration project.
Cardigan Castle and bridge, near our west Wales holiday cottages – Quality Cottages  	The castle was originally built as a wooded settlement during the Iron Age in 1100, as a way of lasting the medieval battles that were occurring between Welsh rebels and the Normans. Continue reading “Cardigan Castle to host concert celebrating restoration project” »

Escape the dog house with these pooch-preferable walks on Anglesey

When you book dog friendly cottages in Anglesey you can be certain that you’ll never be short of interesting and stimulating walks for both doggy and owner alike. The beauty of a stay on Anglesey is that the Welsh Coastal Path is accessible with ease from our cottages. This alluring and pet-friendly region of Wales offers visitors a vast amount of remarkable scenery that will provide you with some of the most unforgettable dog walks you’ve ever enjoyed. Given the popularity of the area for dog-lovers and their faithful four-legged friends, various signposted circular walks have been established offering you different terrain, including beach and forest walks.

Part of the Llanddona Circular Walk near our dog friendly cottages in Anglesey.

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Rare appearance of the Northern Lights dazzles the night skies of Wales

A rare dazzling display of the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, made an appearance over the night skies of Wales on Monday night and early Tuesday morning, creating a magical spectacle of curtains of green and purple light.

Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights over our Wales last minute cottages

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Discover Lonely Planet hot spots in Pembrokeshire

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The Dale Princess takes visitors from the Marloes Peninsula out to Skomer Island off the Pembrokeshire coast

We always knew they were fabulous but now Lonely Planet agrees! Pembrokeshire’s Skomer Island and Marloes Sands have been voted by the Lonely Planet Guide 2015 as 2 of the top 10 best places for a family holiday in Europe. Continue reading “Discover Lonely Planet hot spots in Pembrokeshire” »

Storms hold a symbol of optimism for a Snowdonia garden and its tremendous flowers

Recently thousands of spectacular foxgloves have burst forth in a flurry of vibrant and unmistakable colour from the former woodland areas at Plas Tan y Bwlch following their devastation by severe storms in 2014.

An image of the common foxglove wild flower like those at Plas Tan y Bwlch near our Snowdonia holiday cottages.

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