6 Must-Visit Places in North Wales

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Have you ever thought of visiting North Wales? This amazing region is incredibly popular for the amazing sights on offer. To make the most of your trip to North Wales, we strongly recommend visiting some of the following breathtaking locations to ensure you have an exceptional experience that will leave you wanting to return as soon as possible.

Planning a trip to North Wales can seem difficult; with so much to see and do, it’s tricky to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 6 must-visit places in North Wales – so you know exactly where to start. 

#1 Llandudno

Without a doubt, if you’re planning a trip to North Wales, you absolutely need to pay a visit to the iconic and charming seaside town of Llandudno – a breathtaking region that’s highly regarded by locals and tourists alike for its old-world charm and expansive views of the Irish Sea.

The town has embraced its tourism, offering numerous amazing things to do, such as donkey riding along the beach, or windsurfing out in Llandudno Bay. However, if you’re looking for a more laid-back vacation, we strongly recommend travelling on the Great Orme Tramway for a relaxing journey up to the summit of the Great Orme – where you’ll be treated to views out over Snowdonia national park (featured later on this list) and the Irish sea. Be sure to explore the late Victorian pier and all of the spectacular coastal sights, too.

#2 Caernarfon Castle

Very few ancient castles are still in one piece – but Caernarfon Castle is one such exception, being one of Europe’s best-preserved fortresses.  Built in 1283, this awe-inspiring building is for the most part still fully intact. Walking around the castle grounds makes for a surreal experience, transporting you back to the Middle Ages. It’s truly a sight and experience you’ll struggle to find anywhere else. It’s the perfect destination for any history lover, with plenty of amazing historical tours on offer to keep you busy.

#3 Portmeirion

The charming village of Portmeirion is a little different and actually feels like a little slice of Italy right in the heart of North Wales. Unlike many other stunning Welsh destinations, it’s comparatively new. However, the stunning architecture gives Portmeirion a unique, old-world Italian feel that’s hard not to love. The quiet pace of life makes it the ideal destination as part of a relaxing holiday in North Wales.

#4 Llechwedd

If you’re visiting North Wales and have a passion for more recent history and stunning sights, a stay in Llechwedd is well worth considering. Tours of the breathtaking Llechwedd slate caverns are iconic and magical in their own right, really letting you step back into the region’s history. Plus, modern additions to the slate mines include zip lines and mountain biking, offering a new way to see the sights. The town also offers plenty of other attractions for visitors, so it’s definitely a must-visit place to see for your North Wales holiday.

#5 Snowdonia National Park

Few places in the United Kingdom can rival the beauty of the Snowdonia National Park, an internationally praised destination in its own right. The stunning sights and scenery alone are unlike anything else, but the region has also embraced tourism and now offers plenty of great things to see and do. From rail tours to hiking trips and more, Snowdonia National Park offers something for all the family.

Of course, if you’re the adventurous sort, an epic ascent up the formidable mount Snowdon is well worth the effort. It’ll take around 6 hours to get up and down – but you’ll be rewarded with an experience you won’t soon forget.

#6 Conwy Castle

If you’re in North Wales, a visit to Conwy Castle should definitely be on the cards. This iconic castle was completed just before the turn of the 13th century and offers a glimpse into life in Medieval Wales. While a lot of the castle now lies in ruins, it’s still a spectacular construction and boasts many of its old towers, walls, and fortresses still intact.

Final Thoughts

Visiting North Wales is something everyone should do in their lifetime. This wild, almost rugged landscape boasts its own exceptional beauty, magic, and charm – making it a stunning location to visit. Today’s top six picks are all incredibly worthwhile in their own right, and we’re confident you’ll enjoy an amazing experience by heading to any of these 6 must-visit places in North Wales.

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