North Wales is a hidden gem which holds a wealth of attractions and activities including the stunning coastal scenes, brooding castles and outdoor adventures. a vista developed from past industries and Celtic heritage. There are some wonderful holiday parks in north wales where you can stay during your adventure holiday. If the adventurous activities and beautiful costal sceneries are not enough, north wales also has its fair share of historic attractions, culture and fine local foods which will definitely make your trip worthwhile. Here are some of the best things to see and do in North Wales.
Visit a town full of historic attractions, Conwy
Conwy is a walkable town located on the coast of North Wales. You can reach there by an easy direct train ride from Manchester. Although it is small but it still has plenty to offer including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of battlements of the 13th-century Conwy Castle, plenty of Elizabethan town houses to gaze upon, take a stroll down the medieval cobbled streets or see the smallest house in Britain down on Conwy’s scenic quay. The beautiful and historic Castle Hotel, which is a centuries-old coaching inn in Wales, where several royalties including the Queen of Romania have stayed is one not to be missed.
Spoil your taste buds at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre in Conwy Valley
Set in the heart of the Conwy Valley with spectacular views of snowdonia, Bodnant’s Welsh Food Centre reopens with new owners in February 2019 is a multi-feature site dedicated to showcasing the best of the nation’s culinary offering. With plenty of homemade pies, local cheeses and meats to choose from, this food center will definitely satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving to come back for more.
Try Coasteering in Snowdonia Watersports
If you are into adventure sports then you are going to fall in love with this place especially, coasteering which is an ultimate combination of shore scrambling, rock hopping, cave exploring, swimming and cliff leaping as you move along the craggy coast of North Wales.
You are going to get a different experience every time you go there based on the weather, wind and time which keeps the excitement alive every time you go there. Snowdonia Watersports uses various locations in Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula for the activities and apart from coasteering they also offer other activities which are suitable for the whole family like kayaking, canoeing paddle boarding and various other water sports.
Take the fastest zip line in the world at Zipworld Velocity
If you are an adrenaline junkie then prepare yourself for a truly unique and exhilarating experience at the Zip World Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda. It is the speediest zip line in the world where you could travel at speeds of over 100mph at height of over 500ft while at the same time you enjoy the breathtaking views and feel the freedom of flight. If this sounds fast then hold your breath because ZipWorld has just unveiled its new zipline Velocity 2 which allows riders to glide 7mph faster than on the original Velocity.
Take the heart throbbing Rib Ride on the Menai Strait
Adrenaline junkies from around the world heads over to Anglesey which is a jump-off point for the Rib Ride . Rib ride is a fast paced trip over the shallow stretch of water that separates the Isle of Anglesey from the Welsh mainland in a rigid inflatable boat. This ride is full of chills and thrills as you ride through the ferocious high/low tides of Menai strait and at the same time the guide onboard tells you interesting facts about the history of Anglesey with scenic views of the islands, hidden coastlines and the high cliffs of the north Anglesey coast. Due to its popularity, there are plenty of boat trip providers to choose from each providing various packages to suit your needs.
Tongue twister at the town with one of the longest name in the world
You may have heard of towns with unpronounceable names but nothing comes anywhere close to the town which is mostly popular due to its absurdly long name. The town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch which roughly means “St Mary’s Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel near a Rapid Whirlpool and the Church of St. It is situated on the Menai strait and has lots of coastal activities to offer which gives you more of a reason to visit this place and of course challenge yourself with the pronunciation of it.
Gaze upon Caernarfon Castle
North Welsh is full of marvelous castles but the mighty Caernarfon castle commands the lion’s share of attention and is located in the town of Caernarfon. This picturesque town lies across the Menai Strait from the Isle of Anglesey and the castle which is one of King Edward I’s Iron Ring of Castles, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After exploring this beautiful castle, wander around the cobblestone streets to experience the true north welsh culture.