North Wales is an area with a rich history and proud Welsh heritage. It was named as the fourth must-see area in the world in 2017 by Lonely Planet, due to its stunning scenery and vast array of activities on offer. You can ride a heritage railway, a tram, cable car or take a trip on a horse-drawn boat. You’ll discover magnificent castles, beautiful gardens, museums, zoos, aquariums and farm parks. Boat trips will help you spot seals, porpoises and dolphins. Bird-lovers will want to train their binoculars on our sea cliffs and open countryside. This part of Wales also offers rich opportunities for sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, walking as well as some very fast zip lines and a groundbreaking surf lagoon.
Snowdonia is the crowning glory of the region with its soaring cliff faces, jagged peaks and plunging waterfalls. It offers some of Britain's best hiking and mountain biking. Betws-y-Coed is the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park; fast becoming the adventure activity centre of the UK. You will find old mining and quarry towns such as pretty Beddgelert, Llanberis and Blaenau Ffestiniog, while on the eastern fringes of Snowdonia, Bala tempts with whitewater rafting down the Tryweryn. To the west, the former slate port of Portmadog is home to the quirky village of Portmeirion and two superb narrow-gauge steam railways; the Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland Railway.
To the east, you will find the larger towns of Wrexham and Deeside. Along the coast sit elegant resorts, wave-sculpted cliffs and surfer-friendly swells. Popular coastal resort towns include Rhyl, Llandudno and Pwllheli. There are 2 cathedral cities, Bangor and St Asaph. The Isle of Anglesey is filled with amazing landscapes and picturesque towns and villages. Walk the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path or take to the water! North Wales is home to 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Pontcysyllte aqueduct and canal and, collectively, the Edwardian castle and town walls at Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Conwy and Harlech.