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Scary omens and water monsters – Spooky side of Snowdonia!

Scary omens and water monsters – Spooky side of Snowdonia!

Are you enjoying Halloween to the fullest? Carving pumpkins, trick and treating, dressing up as monsters and telling scary stories by the bonfire? We sure are and will enjoy our freshly carved pumpkin lantern all of tonight whilst watching a scary movie with the family. Snowdonia has it’s own spooky stories, legends and myths and even Farchynys Hall has it’s own. Villagers have been known to see a horse and carriage running up and down the carriage way leading up…

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A Welsh National Treasure – Welsh Cake Recipe

A Welsh National Treasure – Welsh Cake Recipe

Today the Scandinavians celebrate something called ”International Cinnamon Bun Day” which in Wales would probably translate into a ”Welsh Cake Day”. Welsh Cakes are also known as bakestones within Wales because they are traditionally cooked on a bakestone (Welsh: maen), a cast iron griddle. These treats can be enjoyed with your afternoon tea whatever the time of year and they always manage to create that warm feeling in your gut. We haven’t heard of an Official Welsh Cake Day but…

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Best activity sport ideas in Snowdonia

Best activity sport ideas in Snowdonia

One of the best things about visiting Snowdonia is the breathtaking views you are able to enjoy whilst going for walks in the mountains, beaches and forests. There are also many different activities and sports you are able to try out, if you are in the mood for something special. When you have your holiday accommodation in Wales sorted (and we are happy to assist you there!) you can plan a weekend or week full of activities for the whole…

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Beddgelert, Snowdonia and the story of Gelert the faithful hound

Beddgelert, Snowdonia and the story of Gelert the faithful hound

One of the Top 10 things to do in Snowdonia is to visit the lovely little village of Beddgelert. The name Beddgelert is translated to “Gelert’s grave” as the grave of Gelert the hound lies within a short walk of the village and the sad story behind it gives the village it’s name. (Dog lovers turn away now!) Wales has many medieval legends which add to the mystery and beauty of it’s stunning lansdscapes and countryside. Every mountain, lake and rock…

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Top 5 Beaches in Snowdonia

Top 5 Beaches in Snowdonia

The lovely thing about holidays in North Wales is that you can do so many different activities to keep the whole family happy. As the wheather has been so glorious recently, there is nothing better than a little walk and play on one of the best beaches in Snowdonia. The following five are our favourites, not solely because they are so easily accessible from Farchynys Hall, but because each has something special worth seeing. Upon your visit, we’d be happy…

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We are Social!

We are Social!

We have got increasingly interested in the use of Social Media…Thus Farchynys Hall has joined Facebook, Twitter and Pintrest! Join us as our Facebook  friend (the more the merrier) to read about interesting offers and happenings in Wales and especially Snowdonia, where we are located. Here you can also send us messages of enquiry. Follow us on Twitter to catch the latest on news and fun facts about us and North Wales. Start pinning with us on Pintrest, where we have started collating an even…

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Farchynys Hall

Farchynys Hall

Welcome to Farchynys Hall Blog. Here we aim to give you tips on what to see on your visit to North Wales. Farchynys Hall is a historic country house set in lovely landscaped gardens with views of mountains, river and sea. This charming retreat offers superb accommodation in the wing of a Victorian Manor House. Farchynys Hall sits on the banks of the Mawddach estuary and in the shadow of the Cader Idris mountain range. As you explore the network…

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