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North Wales has offered a lot for its residents this year, but also its dedicated tourists. From quirky places to shop to a general knowledge of things we may, or may not, have known. The year of 2014 has been an eventful one. Here we are sharing with you our top moments of the year.

Ruthin becomes digital

Ruthin has recently embraced a new project in collaboration with Wikipedia, as a chance to grow an online presence. This opportunity will take the small town into a whole new world of digital interaction. The project enables tourists to access hotspots throughout the town for additional information, plus offers the opportunity to grow an online community. Locals are encouraged to write in with articles of their experiences in the town, whether that’s as a business or a resident.

Craze of the year, Loom Bands

Loom Bands were a craze that saw not only children, but adults going mad for the little bands earlier this year. After an astonishing bid of £170,000, the unique dress was perhaps stretched a little too far. Instead it received £220 at a charity auction, a far cry from the amount that Prestatyn local, Kathryn Burnand was hopeful for.

Opportunities for the unemployed

Job Growth Wales has been a phenomenon in the harsh world of job search. The scheme offers those aged 16-24 an opportunity to complete an initial six month work placement, with leading companies and organisations. Students, Graduates and un-employed youngsters are provided with the chance to enhance their skill set, gain experience in various industries and earn a salary suitable for any new-starter to begin their chosen career.

The Ultimate Trampoline

You think you’ve seen it all and then Bounce Below is introduced to us as the world’s first cavern trampoline. Thrill-seekers can enjoy a train ride deep into the cavern, followed by an hour of experiencing no ordinary trampoline you’re likely to find in your back garden. If the thought of jumping around in a cavern, deep within the mountains wasn’t enough, Bounce Below is thought to expand to the use of a zip line.

Wales Rally GB

For those who enjoy watching thrill-seekers, rather than being one, this exciting event of the year made another comeback for 2014. Wales Rally GB gave residents a sight of roaring engines, high speeds and a weekend of memories. The family-friendly event saw many families visit locations dotted around the Welsh lands, whilst budding photographers and motorsport fanatics found themselves in their element from day one.


What have been your highlights of the year? Let us know in the comments below.


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