The North Wales Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC]

North Wales is a beautiful part of the country to visit – whether you’re interested in exploring the local surrounding area or want to soak up some history and culture, there’s something for everyone. Our Bodelwyddan Castle country hotel always proves popular with our guests on account of the stunning location. Aside from the beauty of the landscape however, you may not know much else about North Wales. So we’ve put together an infographic cheat sheet to the region so you can easily discover the top 10 areas, North Wales’ best kept secrets, where to eat the best fish and chips and any events running throughout the year.



Where to go:

We’ve rounded up the top 10 places to visit in North Wales to ensure that you get the most from your trip. For history buffs, a trip to Caernarfon Castle is a must, while those interested in trying watersports will find a great choice of activities on offer in Abersoch. Swallow Falls in Betws-y-Coed provides breath taking views, while Llandudno is the largest seaside resort in Wales.

What to do:

Some of North Wales’ best kept secrets include Ewloe Castle – a secret castle hidden in Wepre Park woods, Cregennan Lake – ideal for picnics, and the Natterjack toads – found in the sand dunes of Talacre. If you’re visiting during the spring, there’s the Conwy Seed Fair and the Anglesey Walking and Cycling festival. The summer plays host to several music festivals and the famous Abersoch Regatta, while autumn gives way to the Denbigh Plum Festival and the Anglesey Oyster Festival.

Of course, you don’t have to leave the hotel. Why not really get into the spirit of all things welsh by coming along to one of our popular tribute act nights? Our Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey tributes will keep you entertained all night long – in fact, it’s not unusual for guests to return to Bodelwyddan Castle hotel time and time again just to relive the fantastic atmosphere.

What to eat:

North Wales has become famous for its delicious fish and chips – and what better way to enjoy a trip to the seaside than with a bag of the best fish and chips? Many of our fish and chip restaurants have won awards so you’ll really find no better.

Find out more about holidaying at Bodelwyddan Castle and book our early bird offer today – you’ll soon see why life begins at Warner.


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<p>The North Wales Cheat Sheet – An infographic by the team at <a href=”“>Warner Leisure Hotels</a></p>

Small Activities Make a BIG Difference…


At this time of year our wish lists are longer than usual; lose half a stone, walk 5000 steps a day, get more sleep, eat healthier etc. But these resolutions don’t usually last longer than a week. So our Leisure Team here at Norton Grange are sharing their top 10 tips to make 2015 your healthiest year yet with just some small lifestyle adjustments:

  1. Check with your doctor: If you have any existing health conditions or you’ve been inactive for a long time, you should to consult your GP before you start to do any form of exercise or change your diet in any way.
  2. Walking: It’s underrated as a form of exercise but walking is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active. The easiest way to walk more is to make walking a habit; think of ways to include walking into your daily routine.
  3. Muscle strengthening activities: simple tasks like carrying or moving heavy loads such as groceries. Activities that involve stepping and jumping or even heavy gardening, such as digging or shoveling can help to maintain the integrity of your bones, and improve your balance, coordination, and mobility. In addition, strength training can help reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic diseases including arthritis.
  4. Breaking up long periods of sitting: this applies to everyone as too much sitting has now been recognised as a risk factor for ill health. Taking an active break from sitting every 30 minutes is highly recommended.
  5. Maintaining a healthy bodyweight: as we get older, it is common for our appetite to get smaller and we may not feel like eating. If you are underweight and your appetite has decreased, it’s still important to get all the energy and nutrients that your body needs.
  6. Water: to stay healthy, it’s important to replace the fluid we lose throughout the day. Drinking between 1.6 and 2 litres a day will keep you hydrated.
  7. Improving your balance and co-ordination: this can help prevent falls and stumbles through aerobic activities such as Why not participate in our daily Do You Warner Dance workshops?
  8. Diet: making healthy food swaps such as switching from whole milk to semi-skimmed or skimmed; replacing white breads with whole grain varieties and using your grill when cooking meat instead of a frying pan can add up to make a large overall difference to your diet.
  9. Limit your alcohol intake: recent reports are recommending the reduction of the average alcohol intake for people over 65. In part, this is due to physical changes as the body ages that make alcohol harder deal with. The current recommended alcohol limits are a maximum of four units a day for men and three units for women.
  10. Stay Positive! The next time you’re feeling down, stressed or anxious, get off the sofa and participate in something active, because you’ll not only feel more confident, energized, and calm — you’ll be a healthier and happier person for life.