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The Pontllyfni Meteorite – When a Meteorite Landed in North Wales

The Pontllyfni Meteorite – When a Meteorite Landed in North Wales

Not many people know this, but a meteorite fell on Pontllyfni Village on 14th of April 1931. This information was gathered from the Yorkshire Post, Manchester Guardian and from jonesbryn.plus.com At 11h 53 in the morning of April the 14th 1931 a number of people in the faraway northern England region of South Yorkshire saw a brilliant meteorite leap across the blue daytime sky. It moved across the sky towards the west and it was visible for several seconds until it faded from sight. The skies were cloudier in North Wales so fewer people saw the meteorite in the...
Seasonal Events in Caernarfon 2018

Seasonal Events in Caernarfon 2018

Seasonal Events in Caernarfon 2018 Halloween Spooktacular Night in Caernarfon Castle Caernarfon Castle 31st October 2018 We double dare you to enter the ancient dwelling of Caernarfon Castle on Halloween for a night of spooky celebrations! Spooky games for the whole family, pumpkin carving, face painting, and a big cauldron of bubbling soup! BONFIRE NIGHT Firework Display Caernarfon Promenade 5th November 2018 On the 5th of of November there will be an amazing fireworks display in Caernarfon town, the event will be taking place along the promenade in caernarfon. The event is organised by the Caernarfon Lions and is...
Actor Rhys Ifans Opens New £4million Cinema Extension at Galeri Caernarfon

Actor Rhys Ifans Opens New £4million Cinema Extension at Galeri Caernarfon

Amazing New Cinema in Caernarfon, Close to our Snowdonia Holiday Park Rhys Ifans was present to open the all-new, cinema extension at the Galeri. Rhys Ifans himself a multitalented performer, famous for acting in Mr. Nice, Notting Hill, Kevin and Perry Go Large, Fever Pitch, Neverland as well as being a member of Welsh Rock group ‘Super Furry Animals’. He commented that the greatest gift one could give was the gift of art to a community. “The greatest investment we can make as a society is to give people the opportunity to experience the arts, and I am so...
Caernarfon Castle Built out of Lego by American Hobbyist

Caernarfon Castle Built out of Lego by American Hobbyist

An Ancient Castle brought to life with Lego Wonder In 2015 Illinois based Lego hobbyist spent a whopping three months creating a lego replica of the classic North Wales fortress as it would have appeared in its prime. Watch the timelapse as Bob Carney, a retired doctor and Lego enthusiast used no less than 70,000 individual Lego bricks in order to build this absolute titan of a Lego building. The Castle was completed with the flags of the princes of Gwynedd, and roaring, fire-breathing dragon, not to mention all of the resident lego men who no doubt assisted in...
3 Must Do Activities Near Our Holiday Park In North Wales

3 Must Do Activities Near Our Holiday Park In North Wales

It’s no surprise that North Wales is a popular tourist attraction. We have beautiful landscapes, rich history and some amazing adventures – there really is something for everyone. If you’re planning to visit us this year or have already booked your stay, here are just a sample of the things you can do during your time with us. Architecture With the range of historic buildings in North Wales, it really is the ideal place to explore and appreciate it’s architecture. Boasting some spectacular castles and manor houses, it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the rich heritage of...
Great Places To Explore This Month In North Wales

Great Places To Explore This Month In North Wales

It’s finally Aprill and hopefully, that means the weather is picking up. Now is the time that many are thinking about visiting their holiday homes in  Snowdonia and we are lucky that here at West Point Lodge, there is always something to do. We thought we would draw together a few activities to give you some inspiration for your North Wales adventures. A great and unusual day out is the Sygun Copper Mine, the perfect way to explore the industrial heritage of Wales. Ideally located in Snowdonia National Park, not only is this a great experience but you will...