North Wales

North Wales attracts visitors for a variety of reasons, which includes the spectacular views of the Snowdonia national park, the rugged coastline with its award-winning beaches and its attractive historic towns and villages.

Snowdonia is widely known as a mecca for walkers but the many coastal paths of Anglesey are also very popular.

The abundant wildlife includes many species from dolphins to dragonflies.

For those who like industrial archaeology, there are many sites in this area including the well-preserved steam railways that are still operating.

Caernarfon Castle

For history buffs, there are a number of old abbeys and monasteries like Aberconwy, a Cistercian abbey founded in 1189.  There are over a dozen ancient fortresses in North Wales, like Conwy Castle but Dinas Bran, on a hill above Llangollen, has been tied to the legends of King Arthur as one of the many hiding places of the Holy Grail.

There are other ancient sites like Druids' Circle and a few Roman sites scattered around.

If you are into extreme sports, you can find it all in North Wales. From zip lines to white water rafting and numerous activities in-between.

There are also less extreme sporting opportunities like golf, horse riding, fishing and cycling.


Dinorwig Power Station


Garth Pier, Bangor

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St. Asaph

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