The epic landscapes of North Wales are alive with action, and a rich, distinctive culture. Find World Heritage, one of Europe's oldest living languages, and the UK's best adventure. Within the region of North Wales you'll find Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Wrexham and Yns Mon (the Isle of Anglesey).
What to see in North Wales
With so much to see and do in North Wales, it's not an easy decision to choose what you should priortise. We have selected our favourite visitior attractions with consideration for all ages and interests.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
48mins | 41.8miles
Since 1896 visitors have been travelling to Llanberis to experience this unique rail journey to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales and England.
72min | 57.7miles
Race your way to victory by speeding around the Go-Kart Circuits. Practice your aim at clay pigeon shooting & archery or crazy golf. On-water challenges at the Aqua Park.
77mins | 43.7miles
Situated on its own private peninsula, Portmeirion Village offers a sight to behold, with vistas in every direction and pathways to explore and be amazed by.
60mins | 37.3miles
Descend 500 feet into the Llechwedd Deep Mine, on Britain's steepest cable railway, where your guide will lead you through ten massive subterranean chambers.
Bodnant Garden National Trust
26mins | 21.2miles
Escape to a botanical paradise and explore more than 80 acres of spectacular garden, from manicured lawns and grand, flower filled terraces and towering trees.
RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve
22mins | 18.7miles
Discover frogs, gragonfiles & butterflies in Summer, or marvel at thousands of water birds on the estuary in Winter. Nature trails, wildlife quizzes and outdoor play space.
Great Orme Tramway
33mins | 22.6miles
Climb aboard one of the beautifully restored tramcars and start the ascent through the winding roads of the Great Orme. Teh summit is 679ft high above Llandudno.
16mins | 6.8miles
Splash into SC2, Rhyl's exiciting new waterpark and adventure centre. With thrilling indoor flume rides, piranaha play for the little ones and beach style paddling.
Tweedmill Shopping Outlet
3mins | 1.2miles
If you love to shop, then a visit to Tweedmill is a must. With over 300 big brands, set across two floors. Browse their fabulous selection of soft furnishing, home accessories and gifts.
St Asaph Cathedral
2mins | 0.8miles
An Anglican church, it is the episcopal seat of the Bishop of St Asaph. The cathedral dates back 1,400 years, while the current building dates from the 13th century. It is the home of the William Morgan Bible.
Sea Aquarium Rhyl
17mins | 6.9miles
Featuring species from aroudn the world on show in 9 different zones, plus our amazing outdoor Seal Cove where you can meet our harbour seals. This state-of-the art exhibit gives you a fantastic underwater view.
North Wales Castles
North Wales is famous for its rugged coastline, dramatic mountains and golden sandy beaches. However, often overlooked is the impressive collection of mighty castles in North Wales.
Known as the "castle capital of the world", there was once approximatley 600 castles in Wales.
Today, over 100 castles remain standing, either in ruins or restored to their natural beauty and North Wales is lucky enough to be home to a number of truly spectacular Medieval fortresses.
17mins | 9.2miles
In celebration of the 20th series of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! taking place on our doorstep, this is the top of our list. With stunning views of the Welsh Mountains.
51mins | 42.3miles
Caernarfon castle is recognised around the world as one of the greatest buildings of the Middle Ages. The castle is grouped with Edward I's other castles.
53mins | 42.5miles
Beaumaris Castle was the largest of the four great castles and last of Edward I's castles constructed for his conquest of North Wales. The castle was restored in the 20th century.
11mins | 5.2miles
Denbigh Castle is all about drama. Cross the drawbridge into the gatehouse and you'll hear the portcullis thundering down, chains rattling and the din or horses and soldiers.
8mins | 4.1miles
Rhuddlan Castle was erected by Edward ! in 1277. It was planned as a concentric castle and has a unique "diamond" layout as the gatehouses are positioned at the cormers.
North Wales Waterfalls
As nature's natural water feature, there's something
awe-inspiring and humbling about a beautiful and powerful waterfall.
North Wales is home to many, some well-known, and others well-hidden. But all are worth a visit, especially during the long summer days. We've listed some beauties that you can find across our region.
Waterfall's do change with the seasons, so we can't guarantee that all of these will necessarily look like they do in the photos when you pay your own visit.
And as stunning and tempting these falls are, it's important to remain safe on your visit, and to plan accordingly for the weather, the terrain and the water.
12mins | 7.3miles
Unlike any other waterfall, this one is located right in the centre of the town of Dyserth. Water cascades over 70ft from the river above. There's a trail around and above the falls, with a stairway that leads to the top.
45mins | 30miles
The multiple waterfall system, located on the Afon Llugwy is one of the most well-known in the region. It's the highest continuous waterfall in Wales and is located in an area of oustanding natural beauty.
Rhaeadr Ceunant Mawr
53mins | 42.3miles
Ceunant Mawr Waterfall, otherwise know as Llanberis Falls. These stunning falls plunge over 100ft in two stages into a gorge and into the Afon Arddu, just a short walk from Llanberis,
Grey Mare's Tail
42mins | 27.9miles
The dramatic Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall is situated in a beautiful wooded glade at Coed Felin Blwm, the Lead Mill Wood, near Llanrwst. It consists of two falls which drop into a plunge pool beneath.
41mins | 28.8miles
These magical falls were named by the Victorians who had a fascination with fairies and identified the most enchanting locations as home to the elusive creatures. The main waterfall is about 25ft high.
27mins | 21.3miles
A little different from the rest, as th dam and waterfall at Wepre Park were created by the Victorians residents of the Old Hall. Water was sent from here into a turbine that produced electricity for the Hall.