Celtic Royal Hotel : COVID-19 Update

As usual, there is lots going on in North Wales over the Spring Bank Holiday and we know you’ll be spoilt for choice if you’re planning a visit here. To help, we’ve searched high and low to find the best events and activities and compiled a fantastic and fun itinerary for you. We’ve chosen things we think are exciting and a bit out of the ordinary and we guarantee they’ll keep you and the family entertained over the Bank Holiday and into the half term break!

Sunday 29 May

The Menai Raft Race

This annual splashfest starts in Y Felinheli just a few miles from Caernarfon. Intrepid rafters take to the water in all kinds of crazy contraptions, with plenty of “don’t try this at home” watercraft, all racing one another up the Menai Strait. They head past Plas Newydd on Anglesey and underneath the two spectacular bridges before ending – mostly wet – at Menai Bridge. It’s all for a good cause.

All the entrants really appreciate a good send off and a cheer as they paddle through the fast-flowing tidal reaches of the Swellies. Come down and give them a wave!

More details at www.greatstraitraftrun.co.uk

Sunday 29 May

Anglesey Walking Festival (Isle of Anglesey)

The annual Anglesey Walking Festival will be in full swing over the Bank Holiday weekend and, as usual, the festival has a packed schedule, with guided walks taking place all over the island. Two very special walks, suitable for the whole family, are taking place on 30 May – both a great introduction to this beautiful and historic island.

Join walkers on Sunday morning for a leisurely walk from Aberffraw and back along the Anglesey Coastal Path – don’t leave Abberfraw without trying the famous biscuits! In the afternoon take a walk back in time and learn about the mysterious Cymmrodorion and ancient Mynydd Bodafon, the highest point on Anglesey. The island is little more than 10 minutes’ drive from the Celtic Royal Hotel, making us a great base from which to enjoy the festival and some great walking.

Monday 30 May

Antique & Collector’s Fair, St Mary’s Church Hall (Betws y Coed)

If the weather takes a turn for the worse or you just fancy a change of pace after a busy weekend, Betws y Coed’s well-loved and well-established antiques fair is a great way to spend an hour or two. At just fifty pence admission (children and OAPs free of charge), it’s worth a look just for the chance to walk away with a bargain!

Items on sale include china, jewellery (fine and costume), books, paintings, postcards, vintage fashion, memorabilia and a great deal more. There is something to interest everyone here plus it’s a great way to introduce the kids to collecting, why not give them a fiver and organise your own Bargain Hunt? The fair is open between 9:15am – 4pm, giving plenty of time to browse the stalls at your leisure. With a pay-and-display car park located in the church grounds you won’t have to lug your new ‘old’ purchases very far either!

Bank Holiday and beyond

Festival of Gardens, various sites across North Wales

This year marks the first ‘Festival of Gardens’ in North Wales; an event devoted to celebrating our beautifully preserved gardens. With over twenty gardens across North Wales taking part there is a packed schedule of events running from the 28 May to the 5 June. We’ve chosen two of our favourites to get you started.

Billed as ‘the highest private garden in Wales’, Caerau Uchaf Gardens perch above the pretty Welsh village of Bala. The garden is throwing open its gates for the festival and is looking forward to welcoming visitors, especially young gardeners! Children can take a woodland walk, scale the wooden fortress or zoom on the zipwire and – if they’ve still got the energy – take part in a treasure hunt (£3 per child).

We think Penrhyn Castle near Bangor is one of the most family friendly National Trust properties in North Wales. With stunning gardens and a fascinating stately home to explore, it’s a great way to spend a day. Lady Sybil’s Water Garden will be opened especially for the festival and the castle will be playing host to several ‘Steam Days’ at the Railway Museum too. Find out more here.

Image: © Copyright Robin Drayton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Easter Spring Break, The Perfect Holiday in Caernarfon.

- Posted on 28th Feb 2018 -

With Easter at the end of March this year, we’ve got plenty of space in March and April for the pe...

Mother’s Day 2018, That Special Treat

- Posted on 20th Feb 2018 -

With Easter at the end of March this year, we’ve got plenty of space in March and April for the perfect spring break at the Celtic Royal Hotel. Trea...

Take a look at some of our older Blog Entries here

  • February 2018 (3)
  • January 2018 (1)
  • December 2017 (1)
  • October 2017 (1)
  • September 2017 (1)
  • May 2017 (1)
  • April 2017 (1)
  • February 2017 (1)
  • January 2017 (1)
  • October 2016 (1)
  • September 2016 (1)
  • July 2016 (4)
  • June 2016 (5)
  • May 2016 (4)
  • April 2016 (2)
  • March 2016 (2)
  • February 2016 (2)
  • January 2016 (2)
  • December 2015 (5)
  • November 2015 (4)
  • October 2015 (4)
  • September 2015 (4)
  • August 2015 (6)
  • July 2015 (4)
  • June 2015 (6)
  • Customer Comments


    24th June 2019

    We stayed here for one night on a weekend trip to north wales the rooms were spotless and the breakfast was faultless.The premises are over two hundred years old ans have been renovated to a good standard. We would stay here again if in the area..

    Coach holiday

    28th January 2019

    We had a most enjoyable stay. It was a delight in the restaurant to be served by pleasant waiting staff who had clearly been well trained.