Scenic Places in North Wales
North Wales

North Wales | Wales

North Wales is a holiday region which is great for traditional family holidays, offers with some of the best outdoor adventure activities in the world.

It is a haven for foodies, and boasts five of the six UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Wales; Conwy, Beaumaris, Harlech and Caernarfon Castles and the 200 year old Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which is 1000 feet long and 126 feet high and transports the Llangollen canal over the River Dee.

Must see visitor attractions in North Wales incude Portmeirion, Ffestiniog Railway and the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

It's no surprise then that North Wales has caught the eye of Lonely Planet, making it on the the Best in Travel 2017 list, recognising the way the former industrial landscape has been reinvented to create a series of world class attractions, from high speed zip lining and inland surfing to underground trampolining in a 176-year-old disused slate mine.

Snowdonia National Park is a magnet for thrill seekers of all ages and you will find a terrific range of adventure activities on offer. The region also has some the best walking and cycling routes in Britain and has recently achieved Dark Sky Reserve status. Seeing is believing - experience the National Park's stunning landscape with beaches, tumbling rivers, mountains, lakes and waterfalls.

The North Wales Coastline is peppered with beaches, coastal walking trails, well-known resorts towns including Barmouth, Llandudno and Abersoch. Much of the coastline is accessible by rail, and nearest airports are Liverpool and Manchester and the international ferry port at Holyhead, Angelsey connecting North Wales with Ireland.

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The North East corner of Wales is a fantastic place to get away from it all. The people are friendly, the food is hot and the beer is cold!

The town of Wrexham is the largest town which boasts a World Heritage site on its doorstep. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop is a jaw dropping 1000 feet long and 126 feet high and transports the Llangollen canal over the River Dee – this magnificent construction was a first for its day and is still fully operational over 200 years later.

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Events in North Wales

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Sat 25 Mar - Sun 23 Apr Anglesey Arts Forum - Fforwm Gelf Ynys Môn at Canolfan Ucheldre Centre
Mon 6 Mar - Sun 9 Apr East Front Discovery Tours at Powis Castle
Fri 17 Mar - Wed 19 Apr Glyndwr Student Art Exhibition at Chirk Castle
Sat 18 Feb - Sun 23 Apr Make - A Celebration of Craft at Ruthin Craft Centre
Mon 27 Mar - Sat 1 Apr The Full Monty at Venue Cymru

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Castles in North Wales

Denbigh Castle

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Begun by Henry de Lacy in 1282, with the support of King Edward I, the site is dominated by an impressive triple-towered gatehouse, the link between defended town and castle ward.

 
 

Places to Visit in North Wales

Canolfan Conway Centre

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The Conway Centre is a large, short term, residential educational facility set in idyllic surroundings on the island of Anglesey North Wales. The Centre occupies 169 acres of National Trust parkland and gardens.