North Wales Guide


North Wales offers an amazing array of attractions, from fantastically preserved castles, the scenic Snowdon national park, beautiful coastal towns as well as the slate caverns steeped in industrial history.

Less than a two-hour drive from Liverpool and just 3 hours from Birmingham, the north of Wales and the Isle of Anglesey are easily accessible and provide a beautiful scenery change from suburban living.

Are there peak and off-peak seasons?

As with many areas of the UK, there is a distinct peak season when families with school-aged children will come to North Wales to enjoy all that it has to offer. However, there will be many visitors who specifically come out of peak season to enjoy the scenery, attractions and hiking areas when they are less busy.

 

What brings People to the Area?

There are many reasons to visit North Wales. Here are four of the key reasons visitors come.

  • The Coast

North Wales has some beautiful beaches and coastland. Abersoch on the Llyn Peninsula is fairly sheltered and offers children crab catching and sandcastle building sand. Barmouth is a large beach with sweeping sands that never gets overcrowded and offers donkey rides, trampolines and ice creams as well as a vintage steam railway just a ferry ride across the estuary.

  • The Isle of Anglesey

Accessed by 2 bridges (the Menai Suspension and the Britannia) the Isle of Anglesey offers unspoilt coastlines and picturesque towns and villages away from the hustle and bustle. Most of the 130-mile coastal path falls within the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and in parts can be enjoyed by cyclists and horse riders.

As well as all the water sport activities such as sailing, surfing, kayaking or coasteering, there are also many other attractions such as castles and gardens.

  • Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia has 9 mountain ranges and over 800 square miles and Snowdon is the highest mountain within England and Wales. Visitors and locals alike come here to enjoy hiking and the scenery. Snowdon can be enjoyed by all, even for those who don’t like walking up a steep mountain, there is the mountain railway that takes passengers up to and down from the summit.

  • Historical attractions

Wales is known for its many castles, many of which are still in good repair today. The most well known were built or remodelled by Edward First as part of his ‘Ring of Steel’ and are found along the coast, such as Conwy, Caernarfon and Harlech.

Wales also has a rich industrial history Llechwedd slate caverns of Blaenau Ffestiniog is still a working slate mine and offers underground tours exploring the world of a Victorian slate miner.

 

What Cities and Towns are in the Area?

  • Conwy

Situated in the north of North Wales is the town of Conwy. Its impressive castle dominates the view and is one of the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain. With 8 towers to climb and many rooms and wards to discover as well as the castle walls and 21 towers that enclose the town, there is some impressive history to explore.

Conwy is also home to: Quay House, the smallest house in Britain; Aberconwy House, the only medieval merchant’s house that has survived nearly six centuries; Conwy Mountain part of an ancient volcano which gives amazing views of the bay of Conwy and the National Beekeeping  Centre.

  • Holy Head

Holy Head is located on the Isle of Anglesey on the northwestern tip of Wales. As well as being a ferry port linking Wales to Ireland it has some beautiful beaches and many historical sites as well as the dramatic cliffs of north and South Stack.

The town is built around St Cybi Church which was founded in 540 AD on the site of an abandoned Roman fort. The Maritime Museum is an interesting family experience with details of shipwrecks, pirates and rescues and also contains a WW2 air raid shelter. Whilst South Stack Lighthouse built in 1809 has recently reopened and offers a fascinating tour as well as amazing views of seabirds including guillemots, razorbills and puffins.

 

Why should I invest in North Wales?

North Wales offers such a wide range of attractions including water sports, hiking and a rich historical and industrial history there is something of interest for every visitor and attracts both UK and international holidayers.

 

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