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On 1 March every year the people of Wales mark St Davidâ€™s Day with parades, traditional Welsh costumes and vibrant celebrations - making it the ideal time for a visit. Plan your weekend break just right and you may be able to experience a few wonderfully Welsh traditions at our Beddgelert location in Snowdonia. So for some March getaway inspiration hereâ€™s how to make your short break in Wales an extra special one.
From Welsh cakes with your morning cuppa to piping hot bowls of Cawl (a traditional Welsh stew) Wales is known for its hearty cuisine - and in Snowdonia youâ€™re spoilt for choice.Â
Just 15 minutes from our Beddgelert woodland cabins, youâ€™ll discover the quaintÂ Hebog Cafe and Bistro. Try their famous Welsh lamb paninis finished with a slice of homemade bara brith (a traditional Welsh fruit cake) for a super satisfying lunch. Perfect after a day outdoors.Â
When youâ€™re ready to see what the evening brings head to dog-friendly pub theÂ Saracenâ€™s Head. The only place youâ€™ll find a refreshing pint of Faithful Gelert - a cask ale named after the folk legend that made Beddgelert famous.Â
Feeling peckish? They prepare all their dishes on site using local produce with plenty of vegetarian options too. You can find the Saracenâ€™s Head a short 15 minute walk from our Beddgelert location.Â
Tuck into a traditonal Welsh stew...otherwise known as Cawl
As Wales is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the world, its culture is heavily influenced by a connection to nature. In fact two of its most famous icons come from the natural world - the leek and the daffodil.
You can begin looking out for daffodils from the moment you enter our Beddgelert location. Simply enjoy a wander through the picturesque glade and see what you can find amongst the mix of deciduous and evergreen trees.
But donâ€™t worry if you canâ€™t spot any â€˜daffsâ€™ - thereâ€™s plenty of other incredible flowers and plants to see as the forest begins to wake up for spring.Â
The daffodil is the national flower of Wales
Holidays are all about making memories. Luckily your short break in Snowdonia will be remembered long after thanks to a little help from traditional Welsh craftsmanship.Â
A Lovespoon is a tradition which dates back to the 17th century. Young men would carve a wooden spoon (intricately decorated with Celtic knots and symbols of love) and present it to the girl they hoped to impress.Â
Back then it was a way to show their belovedâ€™s family they had woodworking skills and could provide for a family. Nowadays, Lovespoons are simply a stylish home decor option, taking pride of place in many homes as a symbol of Welsh heritage and creativity.Â
AtÂ Beddgelert WoodcraftÂ you can pick up your very own Lovespoon and browse a range of other incredible Welsh gifts, homeware and woodwork. All just a speedy 22 minutes away from our Beddgelert log cabins.Â
The lovespoon was traditionally presented as a gift of romantic intent
Whether you want to explore the Welsh wilderness or take part in some Welsh traditions,Â
March is one of the best months to visit Wales. Start your spring adventure and book a short cabin break in Snowdonia for St Davidâ€™s Day and join the celebrations in style.Â
Our cabins at Beddgelert are also home to the ocassional sheep!