Month: January 2018

Beaumaris: the perfect castle?

Beaumaris is one of the prettiest seaside towns in North Wales. The name Beaumaris comes from the Norman ‘beau marais’, meaning ‘fair marsh’. It’s certainly fitting. This lovely little town boasts a waterfront location, a thriving art scene with number of boutiques, galleries and stylish restaurants, not to mention the stately castle that rules over it all. Beaumaris… Read more »

Water power: explore Snowdonia’s hydroelectric power stations

Water – Snowdonia has a lot of it! The combination of mountains and lakes makes it ideal for generating power via hydroelectric schemes, where water and gravity combine to turn massive turbines. The biggest of all is within ambling distance of our hotel, and there are others too. There are more in the pipeline –… Read more »