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Criccieth Stone Of Strength Grip - 26.05.18

The stone of strength is a gathering every year to test a mans strength !!! to lift the stone that weights 28 stone...or 177.6 kg

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Archery event - 27.05.18

Come and see expert archers shooting Longbows within the castle walls. You will also be trained to use a bow and arrow, defend the castle against attack from the rebel hordes and, listen to tales of knightly adventures. Prices Adult - £9.50 Family - £27.50* Member - Am ddim / free Disabled and companion - Am ddim / free Student and children under 16 - £5.70 Senior Citizen - £7.60 *Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16

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Ffestiniog 360 - 27.05.18

A cycling challenge around Snowdon to raise money for Ty Gobaith. This years' Ffestiniog 360 challenge will follow a clockwise route, starting and finishing at Blaenau Ffestiniog Town Centre. The challenge will run from 8.30 am - 8.30 pm. Whats included? Pre ride and post ride refreshments. Tea, Coffee and Bara Brith Free Prize draw for a mystery prize. (exclusive draw for riders only) Free Mineral water Free Slate Plaque Free T-Shirt ( If registered before 9:00 on 21/05/2018)

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NGS Open Garden - Mynydd Heulog - 27.05 18

Mynydd Heulog is an C18 stone cottage set in approx. 1 acre of sloping garden with amazing views over the Lleyn and Cardigan Bay. Gradually being developed over 25 years, the garden is now an eclectic mix of mature trees, shrubs, perennials and exotics. Features incl arches, statues, bridges, summer house and shepherds hut. Large terrace and verandah with views and secret seating areas. Sunday 27 May, Sunday 3 June (11am - 5pm). Admission £3.50, children free. Home-made teas. Visitors also welcome by arrangement May & June. Admission £3.50, children free. Home-made teas. Mrs Christine Jackson

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Shipwrecked - 27.05.18

Practise your survival skills on Llanbedrog beach, and tick off some of your '50 things' activities such as den-building, cooking on a campfire and raft building; everything you need to survive on a desert island!

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Knight Training School - 28.05.18

Knight Training School held at Criccieth Castle requires enthusiastic participants to undertake training to become knights. ‘They will earn the right To be called a knight After they get the training right!!’ Meet a medieval knight at Criccieth Castle who will train you in the moves required to become a successful knight. 30 minute sessions from 11.00am to 15.45pm

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50 Things To Do - 29.05.18

Meet at 2pm every Tuesday afternoon during the school holidays for an afternoon of '50 things' activities. We'll be organising all kinds of adventures for children and their families. Bug hunting, creating wild art, making kites, river dipping and lots more.

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NGS Open Garden - Mynydd Heulog - 03.06 18

Mynydd Heulog is an C18 stone cottage set in approx. 1 acre of sloping garden with amazing views over the Lleyn and Cardigan Bay. Gradually being developed over 25 years, the garden is now an eclectic mix of mature trees, shrubs, perennials and exotics. Features incl arches, statues, bridges, summer house and shepherds hut. Large terrace and verandah with views and secret seating areas.

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Criccieth Castle Guided Tour - 06.06.18

Tour the castle that was originally built by Llywelyn the Great and reveal its secrets. The castle changed hands between the Welsh and the English regularly; can you imagine how dangerous and unstable the medieval times were as war cast a constant shadow on the inhabitants. Step back in time as we follow in the footsteps of the Welsh soldiers that tried to capture the castle. Blood and dignity, passion and grandeur, all were prominent in the history of the thirteenth century. Then step into the shoes of the legendary Owain Glyndŵr’s generals as they capture and torch the castle. Along the way, experience the excitement, turmoil and destruction as Glyndŵr and his men embark on their national revolt. An hour’s tour exploring behind Criccieth Castle’s walls. The event will be a walking tour lasting an hour, starting at the welcome centre and guided between the walls of Criccieth Castle. There will be restricted mobility on the tour at times but it is suitable for families. Tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

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NGS Open Garden - Crowrach, Bwlchtocyn - 16/17.06.18

Open garden for Charity. 2 acre plot incl 1 acre fenced against rabbits, developed from 2000, incl island beds, windbreak hedges, vegetable garden, wild flower area and wide range of geraniums, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Views over Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia. 1½m SW of Abersoch. Follow rd through Abersoch & Sarn Bach, L at sign for Bwlchtocyn for ½m until junction & no-through rd - TG Holiday Complex. Turn R, parking 50 metres on Right

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Blas Y Mor - 23.06.18

Get involved with all things coastal during an afternoon at Porthdinllaen. Enjoy local seafood, art, music, paddle boarding and children's activities.

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Gwynedd Paranormal Investigations - 23.06.18

Are you brave enough to join the Gwynedd Paranormal Investigations team? The cost of this event is £35 per person with £20 deposit paid at time of booking. The balance must be paid by the end of May 2018. Tŷ Newydd was built in the fifteenth century as a timber framed house where the current Hall now sits. It had a central hearth and ancillary rooms for preparing food and sleeping. The timber walls were later replaced with stone and an upper floor was added. A recently uncovered internal wall from this time has been re-erected in the Hall, near to where it once stood. Parish records from the 16th century tell us that the house was owned by Rowland Owen. Remodelled in the mid-1700s by Robert Williams and his son William, the three-storey Georgian frontage you now see transformed the house into a more upmarket residence. Its most famous occupant is war-time Prime Minister David Lloyd George who bought Tŷ Newydd in 1942 and lived there until his death in 1945. There is a memorial at his final resting place, on the banks of the river Dwyfor, just down the lane from the house where he spent his final years. A full renovation and new additions, such as the library window and the front window finials, were made in the early 1940s by the famous architect Clough Williams-Ellis on behalf of David Lloyd George PM.

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Round Pen Llyn Ultra Marathon - 23.06.18

50 miles, 75 miles and 100 miles in 24 hours, these are the challenges posed by the third Pen Llŷn Ultra Marathon. The races start and finish at Plas Heli in Pwllheli, with checkpoints / aid stations along the scenic route. Tucked away beyond Snowdonia’s craggiest peaks with the Irish Sea on one side and Cardigan Bay on the other, the Llŷn Peninsula has a distinctive, unspoiled character that’s all its own. Its sunny southern coast draws walkers, wakeboarders, and dinghy-sailors There are several islands dotted around the peninsula, with the famous ancient pilgrimage site of Bardsey Island, at its tip and can be seen in all its beauty during the race. The islands and coastline of Llŷn are a haven for wildlife and an area of outstanding natural beauty. Seals and dolphins are common sites around the peninsula. All of this makes a perfect backdrop for the Pen Llŷn Ultra.

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Poetry & Art Festival - 28.06.18

R S Thomas and M E Eldridge Poetry & Art Festival "Inspired by Others" 3 days with Daniel Westover - Tennesee; William V Davis - Texas; Sam Perry - Yorkshire; John McEllhenney - Pennsylvania . Poetry Writing Workshop. Guided walk "With Elsi". & Sarn Plas opening by National Trust. Sunday 1st July,Bangor Cathedral with Barry Morgan -Celebration of the Life of RS THomas - World Premiere of Ellie Davies's orchestral composition inspired by RS Thomas, performed by Ensemble Cymru, with the Royal Harpist; World Premiere of choral music by Rob Moran of Philadelphia setting Thomas's words to music, sung by the Cathedral choir. Plus a whole lot more ! Register now for bookings to be open in January 2018.

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Tour Of Royal Caernarfon Castle - 04.07.18

Join our knowledgeable castle custodian for a tour of the Royal highlights of the castle. Experience entering the castle through the Sovereign’s Gate, learn about the history of the Prince of Wales, process in the footsteps of the modern day Princes of Wales, and enjoy exclusive access to Lord Snowdon’s Office, where Prince Charles’s 1969 Investiture was planned and fulfilled. Tours at 11am, 1pm, 3pm - on 4, 11, 18 and 25 July. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Normal admission price to enter the castle, plus £3 per person and free for children to take part in the tour. Prices Adult - £9.50 Family - £27.50 * Member - Am ddim / free Disabled and companion - Am ddim / free Student and children under 16 - £5.70 Senior Citizen - £7.60 *Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16 Normal admission price to enter the castle, plus £3 per person and free for children to take part in the tour.

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Tour Of Royal Caernarfon Castle - 11.07.18

Join our knowledgeable castle custodian for a tour of the Royal highlights of the castle. Experience entering the castle through the Sovereign’s Gate, learn about the history of the Prince of Wales, process in the footsteps of the modern day Princes of Wales, and enjoy exclusive access to Lord Snowdon’s Office, where Prince Charles’s 1969 Investiture was planned and fulfilled. Tours at 11am, 1pm, 3pm - on 4, 11, 18 and 25 July. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Normal admission price to enter the castle, plus £3 per person and free for children to take part in the tour. Prices Adult - £9.50 Family - £27.50 * Member - Am ddim / free Disabled and companion - Am ddim / free Student and children under 16 - £5.70 Senior Citizen - £7.60 *Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16 Normal admission price to enter the castle, plus £3 per person and free for children to take part in the tour.

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Tour Of Royal Caernarfon Castle - 18.07.18

Join our knowledgeable castle custodian for a tour of the Royal highlights of the castle. Experience entering the castle through the Sovereign’s Gate, learn about the history of the Prince of Wales, process in the footsteps of the modern day Princes of Wales, and enjoy exclusive access to Lord Snowdon’s Office, where Prince Charles’s 1969 Investiture was planned and fulfilled. Tours at 11am, 1pm, 3pm - on 4, 11, 18 and 25 July. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Normal admission price to enter the castle, plus £3 per person and free for children to take part in the tour. Prices Adult - £9.50 Family - £27.50 * Member - Am ddim / free Disabled and companion - Am ddim / free Student and children under 16 - £5.70 Senior Citizen - £7.60 *Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16 Normal admission price to enter the castle, plus £3 per person and free for children to take part in the tour.

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NGS Open Garden - Trefaes - 21.07.18

The garden is on three levels, the bottom level has a lawn with borders, an apple tree and a large display of container pots set on slate chippings and flagstones and a rockery. The centre has a pond, a raised vegetable bed and an island bed. The top has a lawn surrounded by herbaceous borders with trees and shrubs. Part of the garden trail in the annual Criccieth Festival. There is a courtyard garden to walk through with ornamental trees, a water feature, various containers and collection of succulents before entering the main garden through a gate in the wall, up two steps. There is a privet hedge along the far side and the top and a low boundary wall with the cottage garden below. Paths of slate and slate chippings wind through with gentle slope to reach two steps and handrail to access the top level. The layout includes both a rose and a herb bed.

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50 Things Fun - 23.07.18

Explore the woodland and orchard meadow whilst ticking off some of your 50 thing to do before you're 11 3/4 activities at Plas yn Rhiw this summer.

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50 Things To Do - 24.07.18

Meet at 2pm every Tuesday afternoon during the school holidays for an afternoon of '50 things' activities. We'll be organising all kinds of adventures for children and their families. Bug hunting, creating wild art, making kites, river dipping and lots more.

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