Tourism

Glittering awards celebrate world class tourism in North Wales

An adventure tourism company that’s created 350 new jobs in four years has been honoured for its massive contribution to the economy of North Wales. Zip World was one of the stars of the show at the glittering Go North Wales Tourism Awards when it was named as the region’s best attraction. According to a […]

The Roads of Castles in Wonderland lead to prosperity for North Wales

Plans have been unveiled for a brand new tourism route created especially for the increasing number of Japanese visitors fuelling the tourism boom in North Wales. The Roads of Castles in Wonderland initiative was revealed by Jim Jones, the managing director of North Wales Tourism, who said the region was now a big hit with visitors from the Land of the Rising […]

Llangollen will be transformed into UK culinary capital

A town where Wales meets the world will be transformed into the culinary capital of the UK – for one weekend only. Thousands of foodies will be making a bee-line for the annual Llangollen Food Festival which has established itself as a major highlight in the gastronomic calendar. This year’s event on Saturday and Sunday, October […]

Chainsaw sculpting supremo to preside over the first ever Wales Pumpkin Carving Championships

A man who tours the world using a chainsaw to create stunning sculptures is masterminding the first ever Welsh pumpkin championship. Simon O’Rourke has carved out an international reputation for himself by turning out a series of wooden masterpieces depicting everything from a life-sized horse to an awe-inspiring tableau of The Beatles. At Llangollen Food […]

Water experts called in to safeguard Wales’s finest gardens from floods

A team of water experts is helping safeguard three of Wales’s greatest gardens from flood damage. Denbighshire-based Waterco are working with the National Trust on plans to protect the iconic properties at Bodnant Garden in the Conwy Valley, Dyffryn Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan and Tredegar House, near Newport. The three properties are among […]

Agonising wait over as Jo confirmed as fastest truffle maker on the planet

A top chocolatier has finally been confirmed as the fastest truffle maker on the planet – after an agonising wait. The record set by Jo Edwards in front of a huge crowd at last year’s Llangollen Food Festival has only just been ratified by the Guinness Book of World Records. She made 49 truffles in […]

Royal chef will champion “world class” North Wales produce

A celebrity chef who has cooked regularly for royalty and government leaders says North Wales produces some of the best food in the world. Graham Tinsley MBE, who has prepared dishes for the Queen and Prince Charles on at least a dozen occasions and also created St David’s Day feasts at 10 Downing Street, can’t […]

The mystery of the missing Rubens inspired masterpiece at Soughton Hall Hotel

THE owner of a Downton Abbey-style historic hotel is trying to solve the mystery of a missing masterpiece thought to be have been from the school of the 16th century Dutch artist, Rubens. The giant oil painting once adorned an entire wall in one of the first floor rooms at Soughton Hall Hotel, near Northop, […]