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Snowdonia National Park is arguably the region’s most breathtaking destination, with its wild landscapes and charming villages steeped in history. The perfect spot for lovers of the outdoors, the park is home to the highest mountain in Wales.

Walk up Snowdon to its 3,560ft peak and take in the sensational views across the sea to Ireland. If a hike isn’t on the cards, the park also boasts an iconic vintage steam railway which takes you on an unforgettable voyage right up to the peak.

North Wales has become a real hot-spot for adventure in recent years. While the illustrious National Park may be best known for hiking and impressive walking routes, there are also numerous opportunities to try out other outdoor sports such as mountain biking, climbing, rafting, canoeing, and horse riding.

If that’s not enough thrill-seeking for you, head over to Zip World where you can soar over one of Snowdonia’s lakes at 100mph on the longest zip line in the world, or bounce on giant nets in underground caverns which were once a Victorian slate mine. Adventure in North Wales really is endless!

But that’s not all North Wales has to offer. The region has a wild and diverse 250 mile stretch of coastline which is home to golden, sandy beaches, secluded coves, holy islands, and a rich array of wildlife. Off the coast of Anglesey, there are regular sightings of bottlenose dolphins, bobbing heads of seals, and beautiful birds of prey.

Dotted along the rugged Welsh shores are some of the most well preserved castles in the whole of Europe, each with fascinating history to discover. The famous walled town of Conwy, along with Caernarfon Castle and Beaumaris Castle make up an impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site of architectural splendour and culture.

The bustling seaside towns of Llandudno and Conwy are great for family days out, while the remote island of Anglesey is packed with sandy beaches and picturesque country villages for a real Welsh experience. There’s so much to see, do, and experience in this beautifully wild part of Wales.

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North Wales Lodges

The Shire Hut, St. Asaph
• Sleeps 2 • Pet Friendly • Quirky Victorian Hut • Romantic Getaway
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Upper Lodge, Morfa Nefyn
• Sleeps 6 • Woodland lodge • Cottage garden • Wi-Fi
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Orchard Lodge, Abersoch
• Sleeps 6 • Hot Tub • Near the Seaside • Wi-Fi
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Bluebell Cottage, Maenan
• Sleeps 2 • Woodland Location • Ideal Romantic Retreat • Wi-Fi
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Y Caban, Llechwedd
• Sleeps 4 • Hilltop Location • Great for Walkers
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Idris Pod, St. Asaph
• Sleeps 2 • Pet Friendly • Ideal Romantic Retreat • Wi-Fi
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Cedar Lodge, Pwllheli
• Sleeps 4 • Swimming pool on site • Broadband/ Wifi • No Pets
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Llety’r Bugail, Holyhead
• Sleeps 2 • Close to beach • Wifi • No pets
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Penvale Lakes Lodges
• Hot Tubs • Pet Friendly • Fishing • Family Park
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Mudo Mynydd Lodges
• Sleeps 6 • Hot Tubs • No Pets • Adults Only
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Anglesey Lakeside Lodges
• Hot Tubs • Family Friendly • Fishing • Free Wifi
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Herons Lake Retreat
• Hot Tubs • Family Friendly • Free Wifi • Pet Friendly
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Recommended Places To Visit In North Wales

North Wales offers an abundance of things to see and do for the whole family. From seeing the stunning landscapes to exploring the historical landmarks, you’ll be spoilt for choice when on holiday in North Wales. Visit for a short weekend break or week-long holiday. Perfect for the whole family, group of friends or a couple, there is something for everyone in North Wales.

Snowdon

Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and England and is definitely worth a visit. Attracting visitors from around the world, the trip to the summit offers magnificent views. There are six walking paths that take visitors to the summit. They vary in difficulty with the ‘first-time’ path being the longest but most popular. So whether you’re an amateur or professional, there will be a walking route to suit you. But don’t worry, if walking/hiking up a mountain isn’t appealing to you, the Snowdon Mountain Railway might be! The train takes visitors to the summit of Snowdon. The railway has been described as one of the most unique and amazing railway journeys in the world. This is a great way to see the breath-taking scenery and perfect for a fun family day out in North Wales.

Visit Portmeirion

Portmeirion is a tourist village in North Wales which was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. The coastal village has been designed with an Italianate style and is a beautiful place to visit. Visitors can experience the beautiful architectural heritage and gardens in Portmeirion as well as enjoy the stunning views from the sandy beaches. Spend your day visiting the boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and you could even go to the spa, or stay over at one of the two stylish hotels. Plus, there is also a traditional Italian gelateria to give this Welsh village a real Mediterranean feel.

Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle is a medieval castle in Conwy, Wales. Visit for amazing views over the town and surrounding area. The castle is one of the finest surviving medieval defences in the UK. It was built in 1283-1289 and still stands today for the public to explore. Visitors can explore the great hall, kitchen, chambers as well as the private chambers and royal chapel. The castle stands up above the town and once you climb one of the towers you can enjoy breathtaking views of the river and surrounding area.

Britain’s Smallest Home

Another place to visit in Conwy is Britain’s smallest home. The house known as Quay House has a red door. The house measures just 10x6ft and is open for visitors to take a look. Squeeze inside and see what it is like to be in the smallest house in Great Britain. The last person to live in this house was a man who was actually 6ft3.

Surfing

Surfing is very popular in North Wales. With the beautiful coast, it attracts visitors from around the world who want a relaxing coastal holiday. There are plenty of beaches in North Wales which all offer great surfing conditions. Whether you and your family are just starting out or surfing professionals, the beaches in North Wales are a great place to test your skills or learn a new skill. Some of the best beaches for surfing include Porth Neigwl, Llyn Peninsula which is often known as the best beach for surfing as it has a good swell and great range of wave sizes for beginners and professionals. Aberdaron, Llyn Peninsula, Porth Trecastell (Cable Bay), Anglesey and Llanddulas Breakwater, Conwy are also great choices.

Llanddwyn Island

Off the West Coast of Anglesey, Llanddwyn Island is a small tidal island often described as one of the most picturesque locations in Wales. It is located at the end of the beach, still attached to the mainland and offers stunning views of Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula. The island also features the Ty Mawr Lighthouse which provides a perfect photo. Visitors to the island can walk up the steps to the lighthouse to get great views across the sea. Take a picnic and take a break from walking to soak up the beautiful coastal views.

Snowdonia National Park

There is a vast amount to see and do in the Snowdonia National Park. It covers a large section of North Wales and is very popular with walkers, hikers, climbers and mountain bikers. The park is full of beautiful scenery including rugged mountains, sandy beaches and dunes, Welsh valleys and lakes. There is also ruins, ancient stonewalled and farms. When you’re in North Wales, a visit to Snowdonia National Park is recommended. Whether you want to spend your day walking along one of the walking trails, visit the ruins or simply stroll through one small section of the park, you will be guaranteed beautiful scenery.

Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden is one of the finest gardens in Britain. It is located on a hillside providing stunning views over the Conwy Valley. The garden features a 5-metre long laburnum arch which flowers every May and June. This along with the rest of the garden including waterfalls, trees and shrubs and the riverside garden attracts visitors from around the world. There are also two restaurants, two tea-rooms, guided tours and workshops available so visitors can make a whole day out of their visit.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Llechwedd Slate Caverns is a tourist attraction at Slate Mountain. The attraction gives visitors a chance to explore deep into Llechwedd’s mountain. A number of tours are available which take visitors 500 feet into the Llechwedd Deep Mine where you will explore subterranean chambers and find out more about the 200 years of history. One of the most popular parts of the tours is the light and sound display at the underground lake. Book a tour today with your family for a fun day out learning about the slate mountains history. This unique tour is award-winning and definitely something you should do when visiting North Wales.

Erdigg Hall, Wrexham

Erdigg Hall is a great addition to your list of things to do in North Wales. Located in Wrexham, Erdigg Hall is a great day out for all the family. Enjoy the beautiful grounds where you can walk through the walled gardens with beautiful fruit trees and water features and explore the landscaped park surrounding the gardens. The parkland is pet-friendly so you can bring your four-legged friend with you for a fun day out. If you want to learn more about the history of Erdigg Hall, take a guided audio tour to find out about this unique family home. And stop off at the cafe and gift shop on your out for a cup of tea and souvenir.