North Wales is blessed with some of the most stunning landmarks and eye-catching scenery that the UK has to offer. From prestigious heritage sites to areas of unforgettable natural beauty, it’s a part of the country that is begging to be explored and enjoyed. Here are just a few examples of the amazing sights and scenery that North Wales has to offer:
Take in the breath-taking beauty of Snowdonia National Park with an invigorating stroll amongst its towering peaks and through its tranquil forests. There are a wide variety of walks to choose from, but, perhaps, the biggest challenge is Mount Snowdon itself. There are a wide variety of routes to the summit to suit all walking abilities, but whatever your route up the mountain, you’re guaranteed to be rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view at the end.
For a truly unique day out, why not try a taste of the Mediterranean in North Wales. Made famous by its appearance on the TV show The Prisoner, Portmerion was designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis as a tribute to the architecture and ambiance of Mediterranean seaside villages. It’s a great family day out with plenty of places to eat and drink, a stunning beach and plenty of nearby woodland to explore. Enjoy the village’s legendary architecture and relax in its tranquil atmosphere.
This beautiful National Trust property in the county borough of Conwy spans 80 acres of land and contains an amazing range of flora and fauna to explore. It’s a truly picturesque setting that is just perfect for getting lost in on a warm summer’s day. Drink in the vibrant colours and stunning scenery as you stroll the grounds and discover something new around every corner.
As two of the most fascinating and well-preserved medieval fortresses in the whole of the UK, both Caernarfon and Conwy castles are brimming with history and make for genuinely fascinating days out. While you’re there you can learn all about these heritage sites, which date back to the 11th century, as you take your time exploring their magnificent walls and towers.
The Mawddach Trail is a footpath and cycle route that spans 9 miles along a disused railway line that circumnavigates the spectacular Mawddach estuary. It’s predominantly a flat path that favours cyclists, and whether you want to do the full route from Dolgellau to Barmouth or just join up mid-way, it’s the perfect way to take in North Wales’ great natural beauty.
Llandudno Promenade and Pier
A truly great British seaside town and one of North Wales’ finest beach resorts, Llandudno possesses a spacious and eye-catching promenade that’s perfect for a pleasant afternoon stroll as you look out across the bay and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. There’s also the timeless Llandudno Pier: its old-fashioned aesthetic is paired with arcade games and amusement rides – a delight for both kids and adults alike.
Another area of striking natural beauty in North Wales is Pistyll Rhaeadr, a stunning waterfall located a few miles from the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochant. Renowned as a place of great peace and tranquillity, it’s a truly amazing sight to behold – and with plenty of nearby countryside to enjoy, it’s the perfect way to spend a day enjoying North Wales’ great outdoors.