August Bank Holiday in North Wales: Medieval Mischief or Coastal Kayaking Adventures?

August is the perfect time to visit North West Wales, with lots of local events and activities to get involved with and a (slightly) better chance of good weather to enjoy the outdoors! Here are some ideas for things to do over the long weekend if you are visiting the area. Remember you can check room availability and book online at the hotel here.
Beaumaris Medieval Festival 29-30 August.
Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and history of Beaumaris Castle.
 This colourful annual festival brings Beaumaris Castle to life and makes a fantastic event for families to enjoy this bank holiday weekend. The festival will magically transport you back to medieval history, with lots of fun activities for children to get involved with, including ‘Knight School’ and jester workshops. Grown-ups can try their hand as an eagle-eyed archer, or take part in a hands-on falconry demonstration.
Wander around this historic site and explore this unique 13th Century castle famed for its outstanding military architecture. Look out over incredible views of the Snowdonia Mountains whilst walking the walls of this ingenious construction – see if you can identify all 14 of Beaumaris castle’s major defences. Make sure you take some time at the end of the day to watch the dramatic battle re-enactment that sees brave knights collide in combat in the castle grounds, before heading off into town to enjoy an ice cream and a stroll along the pier.
For more information on this event visit the Cadw website.
Sea Kayaking Weekend with Bach Ventures
Experience the stunning coastal landscapes of North Wales from a completely new perspective.
Spend your bank holiday weekend paddling the waters of the North Wales coast with Bach Ventures, an independent outdoor activities centre located near Caernarfon. They are running a sea kayaking weekend on 29-30 August.This weekend course is suitable for beginners and the first day will be spent getting familiar with maneuvering a sea kayak and learning some basic skills, before you head off in a kayak for a journey along the coast on day two. The coastline along the Llyn Peninsula and around Anglesey is teeming with wildlife. You are bound to encounter seals on your trip and possibly even some porpoises or dolphins, which are sometimes spotted off the coast.
Bach Ventures instructors are full of knowledge and enthusiasm and are an approved CanoeWales centre, with fully qualified BCU instructors. You can be sure to learn lots while you enjoy a guided sea kayak journey along some of the UK’s most beautiful coastline.
The cost is £130 per person for the two days.
Are you coming to North Wales this Bank Holiday weekend? Tweet us your questions about what’s on, perhaps we can help @GwestyrCelt

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