North Wales

Magnificent mountains, popular seaside resorts, endless leisure activities

North Wales has much to offer and includes a whole array of landscapes to explore from the seaside resorts of Llandudno on the north coast to the magnificent mountain range of the Snowdonian National Park in the south west of the region.

Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsular has an abundance of interesting birds, plants and other wildlife widely due to the 100 miles of coastline with varied habitats such as sea cliffs, sand dunes, salt marshes and mud flats. The Llyn peninsular offers a great range of places to visit with an array of historic sites and peaceful harbour villages with fantastic countryside and wonderful beaches.

The National Park is dominated by the Snowdonian Mountains and covers over 800 miles of beautiful scenery. The area is steeped in history and benefits from the most beautiful views in all of Britain. There is no doubt that this region is the premier location for outdoor activities be it mountain climbing, kayaking, cycling, walking or fishing. This area also includes the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Clwydian Range. This cluster of undulating hills and long sandy beaches gives the holiday maker the perfect opportunity to enjoy the variety of countryside in the area.

Llandudno is one of the largest and most popular seaside resorts in Wales and its golden sandy beach at the north shore is not to be missed. Along the coast at Conwy you can find wonderful beaches, a pier and harbour with a promenade for fishing, sailing and jet skiing.

The Northern borders feature many areas of historic interest including fortresses and castles which remind us of the area's turbulent past. Wrexham is the biggest town in this area and makes a great base for exploring due to its easy access from both Shrewsbury and Chester. From here you can also visit the village of Llangollen which marks the start of the Berwyn Mountain Range from which you can take numerous walks up into the hills. This area also features the Offa's Dyke Path, a 177 mile trail loosely following the official border between the two nations. And if that's not enough the Montgomery Canal nearby allows you to follow 35 miles of fairly flat walking through pretty villages and sections of the Severn Valley.

Whatever your interest this part of Wales makes a great base from which to explore the Welsh coast and inland countryside whilst soaking up its many historic sites, wildlife and leisure activities.

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Destinations in North Wales

Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

The Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn in Welsh) is situated off the north-west coast of Wales near the beautiful Snowdonia mountain range.

Llandudno and North Coast

Llandudno is one of the largest and most popular of the Welsh seaside resorts, and still retains much of its Victorian character and charm.

North Wales Borders

This being frontier country, there are plenty of historic sites, fortresses and castles which remind us of the area's turbulent past.

Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

The area covered by Snowdonia Mountains and Coast is not surprisingly dominated by the Snowdonia National Park.

Things to do in North Wales

Great Orme Country Park

The Great Orme, rising from the sea at Llandudno, has attracted countless generations of people from the Stone Age right up to the present day.


The town of Wrexham lies by the Welsh Border and nestles in the lower Dee Valley between the lush Cheshire plains of England and the glorious countryside of North Wales

Berwyn Mountains

Hidden away to the east of the very popular national park, Snowdonia, is the lesser known area of The Berwyn Mountains

Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens

Set amidst breathtakingly beautiful scenery on the banks of the Menai Strait, Plas Newydd is an elegant house with an interesting mixture of classical and Gothic.

Snowdonia National Park

Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is the largest National Park in Wales.

Anglesey Model Village and Gardens
Anglesey Model Village and Gardens

Wales' most popular model village, featuring models of Anglesey's many landmarks

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Mount Snowdon dominates the glorious, ancient landscape of North Wales. The Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you to the Summit where you can enjoy fabulous views from the new visitor centre.

Greenwood Forest Park

Situated in the foothills of majestic Snowdonia is GreenWood Forest Park, the family adventure park like no other. All the rides and activities at this unique eco-attraction have been designed for fun with a difference!

Cemlyn Nature Reserve

Cemlyn is one of North Wales Wildlife Trust's star reserves and regarded by the Anglesey County Council as the "jewel in the crown"

Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.

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