Unusual Places to Stay in North Wales


North Wales is often known for its rugged coast line, beautiful countryside, and idyllic villages. It’s an ideal destination for people wanting to get away from it all, and to explore what Wales has to offer. If you want to escape from the every day, then the accommodation we’ve selected below is some of the most unusual you’ll find. From ancient inns to tree-houses and cliff tops; there’s something for everyone.

Cliff Camping in Anglesey

http://www.gaiaadventures.co.uk/individual-courses/cliff-camping/cliff-camping/ If country house hotels aren’t for you then why not try sleeping on a cliff? Yes, cliff camping is a thing, and where better to try it than on the Anglesey cliffs?  You probably won’t be someone who suffers from a fear of heights but if you’re a true adventurer, and don’t mind abseiling to your bed then this could be just the thrill seeking accommodation you’re looking for.

Hotel Portmeirion

https://portmeirion.wales/stay Portmeirion is an unusual and beautifully designed Italianate village. The hotel itself has hosted writers, artists and royalty. Gutted by a fire in 1981 it has been painstakingly renovated and sits proudly on the cliffs. The accommodation is spread around the village as well as the main hotel building, so you have a choice of which part of this architectural gem you stay in.

Graig Wen

http://www.graigwen.co.uk/glamping/ If you like a bit more comfort with your camping, then this might be for you. Graig Wen is a group of yurts, a Welsh caban and a bell tent set in the Welsh countryside. You can even camp in winter as there are wood burning stoves and electricity. This might take away the feeling of camping in the elements, but at least you’ll be warm!

Gwdy Hw Tree house

https://www.canopyandstars.co.uk/britain/wales/powys/living-room/gwdy-hw No unusual accommodation listing would be complete without a tree house. Gwdy Hw is set in the treetops of the Welsh Mountains, in beautiful woodland with amazing views.  It has all the home comforts you probably wouldn’t expect in a tree house including a wood burning stove and a hot spring water shower. The ideal place to get into nature without having to lie under canvas.

Chateau Rhianfa

https://chateaurhianfa.com/ A French style chateau nestled in Anglesey.  You get the feel of holidaying on the continent when you stay here. The views across Snowdonia are breathtaking, but you’d be forgiven if you started speaking French and looking for a boulangerie.

The Golden Fleece,

www.goldenfleeceinn.com The Golden Fleece Inn is steeped in history. Set unusually around the village square in a number of buildings including an old stables and a clockmakers with a unique cave bar that was once the beer cellar, it’s a great destination for history, good food and unique accommodation. The village of Tremadog (only one Mile from Porthmadog) itself is an interesting place being the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia and the first example of town planning, the Golden Fleece stands proudly in the villages pretty Square.

Let us know if you’ve got any unusual places to stay to add to our list, or if you’ve visited any of our suggestions.