The Alpine Coffee Shop: A palm oil-free café at the heart of Snowdonia National Park

The Alpine Coffee Shop, situated at the heart of Snowdonia National Park, is magical and unique for a variety of reasons. It is housed in a complex of Gothic-style stone buildings, which make up the Betws-y-Coed Railway Station, in a quaint village that provides a hospitable entrance to holidaymakers to North Wales’ mountainous and rolling hills region. This quaint cafe, with its welcoming aromas of … Continue reading The Alpine Coffee Shop: A palm oil-free café at the heart of Snowdonia National Park

Land of Legends: An interactive guide into the magic, mysticism and folklore of Wales

Land of Legends takes you on an interactive walk through Wales steeped in mysticism, magic, natural beauty and folklore. Developed as a guide for anybody wanting to visit Wales, the Land of Legends website is an interactive map which charts hidden treasures, popular landmarks, mythical creatures, heroes and heroines. Mapped under 10 categories — including Watery Worlds, Battles, Living Language, Folklore and Tradition, Sacred and Spiritual … Continue reading Land of Legends: An interactive guide into the magic, mysticism and folklore of Wales

Wales community produce own “indigenous energy” to reduce household spend

A community in the little town of Bethesda in Wales have piloted a new way of using renewables and the data from smart meters to reduce household spend. In Bethesda, a ‘high head’ hydro takes water from the river. Gravity and water is used to turn a wheel in order to generate electricity in one of the oldest technologies. The local community benefits directly from purchasing … Continue reading Wales community produce own “indigenous energy” to reduce household spend

North Wales: Some hidden coastal finds

North Wales has some of the UK’s most stunning coastline and what’s more, you can even enjoy some of its sandy or shingle beaches by having them all to yourselves. So fancy swapping your own private rear garden for your own private rear beach instead? Yeah… Then North Wales may be calling you. Whether you are after a romantic getaway with your other half, want … Continue reading North Wales: Some hidden coastal finds