From the towering mountains of Snowdonia National Park to the gorgeous beaches of the north coast, North Wales’ is the holiday choice of many thanks to its staggering beauty, rich culture and the sheer volume of options available. Read on to hear some of our stand-out favourites. Remember that Bron Y Wendon is supremely located for visitors, thanks to our fantastic road and rail links – with panoramic ocean views to boot!
Snowdonia National Park
Yr Eyrie covers a vast area of North Wales, from the island between the coast between Penmaenmawr and Caernarfon via Bethesda, all the way to Bala’s glorious lake and Llanfairfechan. This area is very accessible, including the likes of the mightiest mountain in The southern portion of the united kingdom, Snowdon. The beautiful park is one of the most fantastic places in all of Great Britain for the likes of hiking and climbing adventures. This offers a grand variety of landscapes for anyone who wants to venture here. It is widely considered one of the best places in Britain for hiking, climbing and camping adventures.
Undoubtedly one of the most iconic castles in all of Wales, this was constructed beginning 1283 as the seat of King Edwards’ son, Edward of Caernarfon, the first prince of Wales. The structure took 37 years to complete. Boasting 13 towers and two gates, this great medieval fortress is one of the most impressive and well preserved in all of Europe.
Lovely Llandudno is one of the most fantastic seaside resorts in all of the United Kingdom, it is named the ‘Queen of Welsh Resorts’, as it is so well preserved, and its victorian charm lives on to this day, untouched by modern impurities that have corrupted other nearby resort towns. Check out its gorgeous welsh pier which extends into Llandudno bay, with views out to the Irish sea. This itself lies in the shadow of the Great Orme, a grand green peninsular, which is also home to Llandudno’s herd of goats.
This Italianate village was constructed in woodland between Porthmadog and Harlech, it is famous the world over for the fact that it is a picturesque replica of a classic Italian village.
Portmeirion was the creation of Sir Clough Williams Elis, who himself had always dreamed of creating an Italian village in Wales. He went ahead and built his on his private property, which featured a mansion, gardens and docks.
This is located just a short distance from Manchester or Liverpool, this incredibly important castle served Britain defensive stronghold against seaborne attackers. Its location on the edge of the Conwy estuary meant it was ideally placed to get supplies from the waters while being in a great position. Folks who want to experience this medieval fortress for themselves are ideally located as it is so accessible, and the surrounding town is also fantastic for a family day out.
This fiercely gorgeous island is home to a great many wonderful beaches. This includes Aberffraw, Cable Bay and Rhosneigr. Other highlights are the iconic South Stack lighthouse, built in 1809 and now open to the public, visitors can take the stairs to the stop for fantastic views over the coast and onwards to the Irish sea. It’s ideal for sunset vistas and good vibes!
We hope that’s enough to give you some ideas for a fab day out in the hills and on the beaches of North Wales. There are so many amazing locations that you simply have to check out if you have the opportunity.