Tourism

Downton Abbey-style historic hall in Flintshire is top place to get married in Wales

A DOWNTON Abbey-style historic hall has scooped a prestigious award naming it as the top venue in Wales to get married. Soughton Hall in Northop, Flintshire, swept the board at The Welsh National Wedding Awards, claiming not only the title for the best venue in North Wales but clinching the top spot as the best […]

It’s great to be in The Doghouse

Owners of doggy heaven on cloud nine after winning top award A paradise for pooches where the four-legged guests are greeted with doggy beer has won a major accolade. The Doghouse, a former Victorian corrugated iron kennel block that’s been converted into self-catering accommodation in Llandegla, won the pet-friendly award at the 2018 Go North […]

Food lovers have a ball

The delicacies on offer at a top food festival included sheep’s’ testicles and a host of creepy crawlies. One of the most popular sessions at the Llangollen Food Festival was a cookery demonstration by chef Jack Hatley who cooked up a storm making the lamb fries and dishes using insects such as grasshoppers and meal worms. […]

Chef to the stars will champion local produce at world famous food festival

A former royal chef and another who worked at the iconic Sydney Opera House are joining forces to champion local produce at a food festival. Graham Tinsley MBE, who has tickled the taste buds of world leaders, the Queen and Prince Charles on numerous occasions, will be showcasing local talent as well as the best of […]

High-flying travel boss will champion Wrexham at business leaders event

A HIGH-FLYING travel firm boss who has created more than 50 jobs in less than a year will tell Wrexham business leaders how his 35-store empire remains rooted in the heart of the town. Don Bircham, Managing Director of Hays Travel North West, will share the secrets of his success with members of an influential […]

Wonders of North East Wales brought to digital life in world first project

The birthplace of Wales’s greatest ever footballer, the home of its last prince and its most famous shrine are three of North East Wales’s most iconic locations being brought to life in a world first project. A network of Digital Trails accessible to mobile phones and tablets has been set up across the rural areas […]

North Wales travel firm completes phase of £1M store refurb programme

A FAST-GROWING North Wales travel firm has completed the next phase of a £1m store refurbishment programme. Bosses at Hays Travel North West, which has its head office in Wrexham, have finished a £200,000 transformation at three branches including the Mold store which was the first travel agency to be opened by Managing Director Don […]

Historic twinning agreement writes new chapter in history of two famous castles

Conwy’s iconic castle has undergone the first stage of an historic twinning link with the ancient Himeji Castle in Japan which featured in the James Bond movie, You Only Live Twice. The mayors of the two communities have  signed an agreement in the form of an illuminated manuscript as part of an initiative which is […]