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The magical Italianate village of Portmeirion is to be the star of a new tv series on ITV Cymru Wales.

The Village meets some of the men and women who help to run what is one of Wales’ premier visitor attractions.


Record-Breaking Day for Portmeirion

Portmeirion offered free entry to visitors on St David’s Day and had a record-breaking number of visitors in response.

This was the first time that Portmeirion has offered free entry to visitors on St David’s Day, a gesture which was well-received by visitors. The day outperformed expectations seeing the biggest number of day visitors for any single day in the company’s history.



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Talyllyn Railway - Royal Coach To Be Restored

On Monday 20 August 2018, the 70th Anniversary of the last train on the original Corris Railway, the Talyllyn Railway launched an appeal to restore the only operable coach from that line. Originally built for the Corris as their carriage No.8 in 1898 by the Metropolitan Carriage and Wagon Co., it was rescued in a derelict condition from a back garden in the 1950s and restored to its former glory.


Trefriw Woolen Mills – My 1st try at Weaving!

Today, I’m visiting Trefriw Woolen Mills just between Conwy And Llanrwst. The Mills have been producing woollen products on site, starting with raw wool since 1859, and it’s still owned and run by the same family. I was lucky enough to have Elaine Williams showing me around. Elaine has worked in the family business since the 70’s, so her knowledge is vast!


Two years after its launch, the world’s only inland community surf club is thriving in the Conwy Valley

Clwb Syrffio Dyffryn Conwy has helped local youngsters find skilled employment and develop ‘transformational’ life skills

  • Clwb Syrffio offers low-cost surfing to youngsters in the Conwy Valley
  • Learners benefit from peer mentors and expert surf coaching
  • 15 young people have gained lifeguard, instructor & first aid qualifications through the surf club
  • Six young surfers from the club are now employed by Surf Snowdonia


Burmese Dancers Return to Portmeirion

We are pleased to announce that the Burmese Dancers have returned to Portmeirion.

The Burmese Dancers are a pair of statues carved from lacquered wood and gilded in gold leaf. They are associated with the 19th century court arts of Mandalay, Burma, marked by flamboyant costume details. But how did two Burmese dancing statues find their way to an Italianate village on the coast of Snowdonia?


Dyfi Distillery named as finalist in two awards

The Dyfi Distillery in Corris has been named as a finalist in not one, but two business awards in the last few days.

Last week, brothers Pete and Danny Cameron who set up the distillery in 2016, were told that they were a finalist in the Rural Business Awards, which recognizes companies across the UK who champion working in a rural location.


Steam Railways in Snowdonia

Rail travel is one of my favourite modes of transport, so add the nostalgia of steam engines and the glorious scenery of Snowdonia and you have the recipe for a perfect few days.


5 things to do in Snowdonia at half term

This February, we will be heading back to North Wales and enjoying as much as we can fit in to our week off. Here are my top five things to do in Snowdonia with kids (in no particular order of course!)


Christmas Party

High-quality Christmas shopping, scrumptious food and drink and a blockbuster drive-in cinema experience. Nikki Jones tells us about a few of the treats on offer at the Surf Snowdonia Christmas Market this year.


A New Beginning

Michael Bewick of Llechwedd Slate Caverns tells us about a new lease of life for a hardworking piece of underground machinery.


Different Seasons

Sian Povey tells us about the end of a busy summer and the start of an equally packed autumn and winter at Plas Glan y Weddw.


Status Update

John Lloyd of Inigo Jones Slate Works tells us about working to secure UNESCO World Heritage Site status for the North Wales slate industry.


Language and Legends

Matthew Williams of Nant Gwrtheyrn National Welsh Language and Heritage Centre tells us about some magical events for children taking place this summer.


Making a Splash

Surf Snowdonia’s Andy Ainscough tells us about two upcoming events at the revolutionary inland surf lagoon.


On the Right Track

Elizabeth Partridge tells us about how a lifelong love of trains led her to become Snowdon Mountain Railway’s first female fireman.


The Best Possible Taste

Natalia Mascaro of Corris Craft Centre’s Y Crochan café and the Bwtri Y Crochan Welsh food and drink shop on her love for local produce and Snowdonia food favourites.


A Kind of Magic

Andrea Bristow tells us what’s new for the Year of Legends at GreenWood Forest Park.


High Spirits

Dyfi Distillery isn’t just the first commercial distillery in Mid Wales. Its Hibernation Gin is also number one on The Independent’s list of the 10 Best New Gins. Co-founder Danny Cameron explains what makes it so special.


Deep impact

Amy Owen fills us in on the Underground Sleepover at Corris Mine Explorers, a subterranean experience that made a big impression.

We took part in the Underground Sleepover for my boyfriend’s birthday and it’s a gift I’m pretty sure he’s never going to forget. We’re really into walking and anything else that gives you a rush (we’ve recently been skydiving). I really didn’t anticipate any adrenaline from this activity, mainly because I had no previous experience underground and didn’t really know what to expect. We were so wrong!


A Taste of the Underground

Megi Williams of South Caernarfon Creameries tells us about an unusual cheesy collaboration with Llechwedd Slate Caverns.

We wanted to bring out something new, so we looked back to some of the traditional methods used to do things and decided to try maturing our cheese in Caverns. We checked around for a suitable location and decided on Llechwedd Slate Caverns. There are hundreds of caverns, so it was the perfect place.


Pass marks

Jana Jones of Attractions of Snowdonia explains why the new Snowdonia Pass is a must-have for visitors and locals alike.


Funky Town

Flights of architectural fancy, film crews and festivals. Portmeirion’s Meurig Jones takes us inside Snowdonia’s most unusual village.