Welsh Literary Focus: Kate Roberts

Year of Adventure – Welsh Literary Focus: Kate Roberts, a Welsh Language Author from North Wales

Immerse yourself in the birthplace of Kate Roberts this March, one of the most significant Welsh language authors of the 20th century. Born in the quaint village of Rhosgadfan, the scenic country surroundings will take your breath away. Experience the culture and visit the traditional cottage Cae’r Gors where Kate spent her childhood years. Learn what it was like for the daughter of a quarryman to grow up in this humble home and become one of the most famous Welsh authors in history.

After a day of learning about the author dubbed ‘the Queen of Welsh Literature’, why not pop over the Menai Strait to the nearby Isle of Anglesey? This beautiful island has much to be discovered and it’s easy to make the most of the great outdoors here. There are many activities to keep you entertained including a visit to Llynnon Mill, the only working windmill in Wales. Alternatively there are many castles on the island celebrated for their heritage and rich history, such as Beaumaris Castle, which was the last of Edward I’s ‘iron ring’ of castles along the North Wales coast.

Hotel image, Ty'n Rhos, Caernarfon, Kate Roberts

Ty’n Rhos Country House, Snowdonia National Park

Where to stay

Between Cae’r Ghos and the Isle of Anglesey is Tŷ’n Rhos, a five star country house hotel with a reputation for quality and comfort. This welcoming hotel prides itself on providing cosy yet spacious bedrooms and delicious, hearty food. After a day of exploring, Tŷ’n Rhos offers quality hospitality in a warm and peaceful environment.

 

Ty'n Rhos Country House, Caernarfon, Kate Roberts

Dining Room overlooking the garden and Mount Snowdon at Ty’n Rhos Country House

What to eat

Enjoy a fine dining experience at Tŷ’n Rhos with an appetising à la carte menu.

Relax in one of its many attractive lounge areas before enjoying the fresh produce sourced locally by the chefs that day.

Their service is attentive too, creating the perfect dining ambience.

 

Exploring Mount Snowdon & the National Park

Year of Adventure- Exploring Mount Snowdon and the National Park

This month, spend a day exploring the beautiful scenery of Snowdonia National Park. Situated in north west Wales, there are over 150 attractions available to visitors. A highlight of the park is Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales and England standing at 3,560ft. Choose from six different routes to climb the summit, or jump aboard the Snowdon Mountain Railway for a more relaxed journey. Once at the peak, you can enjoy stunning views of Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and even Ireland.

As well as the mountain, Snowdonia is home to inland lakes with a range of watersport activities including canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and whitewater rafting. Bala Lake, also known as Llyn Tegid, is the largest natural body of water in Wales and plays host to many watersport enthusiasts. The lake is also renowned for fishing but whatever you fancy, Snowdonia has it all so be sure to prepare for an action-packed day.

Where to stay

Just outside of Snowdonia National Park is Tyddyn Llan, a picturesque country house with a relaxed, friendly feel. Run by couple Bryan and Susan Webb, this restaurant with rooms is a peaceful place to relax after a busy day. This month two guests can enjoy a six-course tasting menu, glass of wine, overnight accommodation and a full cooked breakfast for just £260. To find out more, click here.

Year of Adventure - Exploring Snowdonia National Park with Welsh Rarebits luxury hotel, Tyddyn Llan, North Wales,

Tyddyn Llan, Michelin starred Restaurant with Rooms

What to eat

With a Michelin star and countless restaurant awards, chef and owner of Tyddyn Llan Bryan cooks up a storm in the kitchen. Savour one of his renowned dinner menus, ranging from three to six courses, and includes mouth-watering dishes such as cassoulet of pork, morteau sausage and duck confit. Also be sure to try out a glass (or three) from the impressive wine list.

Year of Adventure - Exploring Snowdonia National Park, Tyddyn Llan Gourmet Michelin Star Dining,

Tyddyn Llan Gourmet Michelin Star Dining

 

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