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The Groes Inn in the Summer Time

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The Groes Inn is one of the best places to be in the whole of North Wales, and our beautiful inn in Conwy is a destination in itself. We are proud to be the oldest licensed pub in Wales, we’re both historical and atmospheric, and we’re experiencing a very lively atmosphere thanks to visitors an...

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Surf Snowdonia Hotels

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We love a good adventure at the Groes Inn, and we couldn’t be happier that Surf Snowdonia, the ultimate in man-made attractions in North Wales – is opening for the year on the 11th of March. At Surf Snowdonia you can undertake the first commercial artificial surfing lake (and to this day, the UK’s only one!) by catching some (artificial) waves. Artificial they might be – but...
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To Love and to Cwtch at the Groes Inn

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“Cwtch” is a wonderful word within the Welsh language, and essentially, it means to hug, or cuddle. It’s quite tricky, though – it’s not just any fleeting wrap of the arms or any old squeeze. Where a cwtch is different from a cuddle is paramount and what makes the word so very special. It’s feeling. To cwtch means to give someone you love a special kind of hug that’s abso...
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The Ugly House – A History

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There are so many facets of history, quirks and oddities within North Wales at large – and Snowdonia is probably the most interesting of all of the region. Did you know that in nearby Betws y Coed there’s quite an odd attraction called The Ugly House in Capel Curig? The Ugly House is made from quite a large amount of boulders which are wedged into place, making up the walls....
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Snow Tourism and Staying Safe

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Quite a popular activity in recent years, Snow tourism is bringing quite a few people to Snowdonia national park this winter, thanks to generally fine conditions and the dustings of snow we’ve been generously afforded in November. We’re thrilled to be slap bang in the middle of Snowdonia – it’s beautiful throughout the year and there’s always so much to do throughout all of ...
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