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Follow the footsteps of the Princes of Gwynedd

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Visitors to Snowdonia will now be able to follow in the footsteps of the princes of Gwynedd for the first time, thanks to a new heritage tourism scheme at Dinas Emrys, the mythological home of the Welsh Dragon.

 

The scheme is a consortium led by Conwy County Borough Council in partnership with Gwynedd Council, Snowdonia National Park Authority and the National Trust. 30 iconic heritage sites linked to the princes have been interpreted to tell the unique story of the longest and most successful dynasty in medieval Wales - from the castles the princes built to the royal courts where they ruled.

From Maelgwn Gwynedd to Llywelyn the Great, visitors to Snowdonia can explore the colourful lives of the princes and witness their lasting legacy on today’s landscape, using new themed walking, cycling and driving routes to get around, promoted through a new website and guidebook.

Six information hubs have been created – at Betws-y-Coed Tourist Information Centre, Criccieth Castle Visitor Centre, Conwy Tourist Information Centre, The Oriel Pendeitsh Gallery in Caernarfon, Beddgelert Tourist Information Centre (Canolfan Hebog) and at National Trust Craflwyn – to act as a starting point for visitor journeys.

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Coastal Path News

World’s first ‘Total’ Coastal Path in Wales

Watch the video of this incredible trail about this country’s stunning coastline

Wales appears to be making quite a mark on the World tourism stage. In 2010 the Ryder Cup graced its green and pleasant land, then last year Pembrokeshire was voted the second best coastal destination in the world – now in May this year, the first ever ‘total’ coastal path will be completed, and Wales will, as a result, become the first country in the world to offer tourists a formal trail right around its coast.

Developments are currently being made to the biggest single section, the 40 mile (64km) Gower Coast Path, giving the public easy access to Wales’ best kept countryside secrets. But whilst we wait for the final finishing touches, watch our video for a sneak preview of this incredible trail before it opens to the public. The video also showcases an initiative being supported by Ordnance Survey named the ‘GeoVation Challenge’ which this year, is asking us all how we can connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path through the application of geographic data, skills and expertise.

The challenge, “How Can We Connect Communities and Visitors Along The Wales Coast Path” is calling all innovative thinkers, developers and entrepreneurs everywhere to submit their venture plans and pitch online for the chance to win a share of up to £125,000 funding to implement their idea.

The 870 mile (1,400km) all-Wales coast path stretches from the Dee estuary in north east Wales, west to Anglesey and Gwynedd, and down the west and south west Wales coast going east to Cardiff and Newport with views over the Bristol Channel.

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