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.

North Wales

Events in North Wales

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Sat 29 Jun - Sun 5 Jan U-boat project exhibition at Oriel Ynys Môn
Mon 29 Jul - Sun 19 Jan Crossing Beaches at Oriel Ynys Môn
Sat 5 Oct - Sun 26 Jan In-sight 18: Helfa Gelfa artists in our cafe at Oriel MOSTYN Gallery
Sat 5 Oct - Sun 26 Jan Jamie Barnes: Sea Structures at Oriel MOSTYN Gallery
Wed 16 Oct - Sun 26 Jan AS IT IS: Man’s footprint on the Welsh landscape at Oriel MOSTYN Gallery

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Castles in North Wales

Chirk Castle

Chirk

Situated in a commanding position in the Welsh Marches, the castle's austere exterior contrasts with the elegant state rooms within.

 
 

Places to Visit in North Wales

The Little Orme

Llandudno

The Little Orme is 463 ft in height. It is one of two headlands that are situated at either end of Llandudno Bay. The Little Orme is to the east and the other larger headland, the Great Orme, is to the west.