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    Here's your chance to learn more about news from the Snowdonia Mountains and Coast area!

    FREE ENTRY to Portmeirion on 1st of March 2019 to celebrate St David’s Day

    Portmeirion is opening its doors to the public for free on Friday 1 March 2019, as part of a weekend of celebrations to honour the Patron Saint of Wales.

    The top visitor attraction is planning a weekend of celebrations of Welsh heritage and culture. Visitors will enjoy complimentary guided tours of the village and land train through the Gwyllt woodland as well as an audio-visual show featuring Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis explaining how and why the village was built. Our gardeners have planted over 3,000 daffodils for the occasion!

    A preview of the ‘Dome of Discovery exhibition, new for 2019, will also be open for visitors. The exhibition preview will feature pottery and artefacts associated with Portmeirion which will help visitors develop a deeper understanding of the site and how it developed.

    The celebrations will continue all weekend long with an exciting programme of Welsh entertainment and Welsh-themed menus on Saturday and Sunday, 2-3 March. Enjoy afternoon tea in the Hotel Portmeirion, or freshly made Welsh cakes or Welsh Rarebit in the on-site cafes. The Angel Ices Gelateria will even be serving Bara Brith ice cream!

    Visit www.portmeirion.wales for more information

    Snowdonia Slate Trail

    An 85 mile circular trail has just been launched, on which walkers can explore the slate areas in Snowdonia, and also gain a better understanding and appreciation of the slate heritage of the area. Starting at Porth Penrhyn near Bangor and ending at Bethesda, Snowdonia Slate Trail not only passes through the beautiful scenery of Snowdonia and the popular villages of Llanberis and Beddgelert , but also introduces the walker to lesser known villages such as Llanllechid, Bethesda, Dinorwig, Waunfawr, Nantlle, Rhyd Ddu, Croesor, Ffestiniog and Penmachno.

    There is a wealth of variety on this exciting new trail which consists of 13 sections, have a look at the route on Snowdonia Slate Trail Map

    Snowdonia Pass

    Snowdonia Pass is a brand new scheme that's ready to help you save money when you visit the Snowdonia Mountains and Coast area! Many of our best attractions, activity providers and local shops are taking part. So why not explore the offers and visit the Snowdonia Pass website.

    Snowdonia Pass - Cerdyn Eryri

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