Tourism

Special award for narrowboat legend Peter

A narrowboat legend was honoured at a glittering ceremony to celebrate a record year in the North Wales tourism industry. Over the years Peter Jones, proprietor of Jones the Boats, has ferried tens of thousands of passengers over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which is a World Heritage Site. But after more than 25 years, the 83-year-old […]

Iconic hotel hailed as perfect wedding venue

An iconic hotel was honoured at a glittering ceremony to celebrate a record year in the North Wales tourism industry. Portmeirion, in Minffordd, near Porthmadog, was among the winners from Gwynedd to be honoured at Go North Wales Tourism Awards when it was crowned the best wedding venue in the region. The hotel is the […]

Sweet taste of success for chocolate entrepreneur

A young chocolate entrepreneur has enjoyed the sweet taste of success at a glittering ceremony to celebrate a record year in the North Wales tourism industry. Tim Winstanley, 27, was named as the Young Tourism Person of the Year at the Go North Wales Tourism Awards after he set up a new-chocolate based visitor attraction. […]

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

A DOWNTON Abbey-style historic hall has been officially named at a national awards as the top venue in Wales to get married, for the second year running. Soughton Hall in Northop, Flintshire, was also a regional winner again at The Welsh National Wedding Awards, claiming the title for the best venue in North Wales as […]

New Bond between ancient castles will boost North Wales economy

An historic agreement to twin two ancient castles – one in North Wales and the other in Japan – will help attract more visitors from the Land of the Rising Sun and boost the economy. The arrangement to partner Conwy Castle and Himeji Castle, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites dating back to the 13th century, […]

Food festival will bring £400k boost to Llangollen

Thousands of food lovers will be beating a path to Llangollen this weekend to sample the culinary delights of the town’s annual food festival. The Llangollen Food Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the international pavilion which is where Wales meets the world at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod every summer. The […]

Flint travel agent team support charity in memory of teenager

A FLINT travel agents is raising funds for a charity set up in memory of a much-loved teenager who died of cancer. The five-strong team at Hays Travel, in Church Street, have set their sights on raising £1,000 this year for their nominated charity, Giddo’s Gift, which was launched by the family of Jordan Giddins […]

Foraging fruit pickers can earn themselves beer for bilberries

An appeal has gone out to foraging fruit pickers – bring us your bilberries and we’ll give you a beer. The beer for berries deal is on offer from craft brewery Hafod from Mold and will help them make an extra large cache of their tasty Bilberry Brew in time for this autumn’s Taste North […]