What Makes North Wales so Special?

It seems like an impossible task pinpointing exactly what makes North Wales so special, but there’s no denying that it isn’t a special place. So, as we come to the close of 2017, we reflect back at what we believe makes North Wales so special.


With its sweeping landscapes, beautiful rock formations and quaint villages steeped in history, Snowdonia is an incredible destination which attracts thrill seekers, walkers, tourists and may other people from all walks of life. It is best known for hiking, but the environment offers so much more than just that – from its waterfalls and lakes, to its highland steam railways and museums.

It is one of those places that you can visit time and time again, yet have a completely unique experience – and that’s why we believe it helps make North Wales so special.

National Trust Attractions

North Wales is home to seventeen incredible National Trust attractions.

It would be quite difficult to visit the region without stepping foot in one of these incredible places. From the remote unspoilt mountains, deep woodland valleys and spectacular estuaries of South Snowdonia; to Segontium, the remains of a Roman fort which was used to defend against rebellious tribes.

National Trust attractions offer something for everyone, and North Wales possesses one of the most highly concentrated areas from natural attractions – drawing in millions of tourists a year.


North Wales has a rich heritage of history, and its massive collection of castles sits right at the forefront. It is estimated there are over 600 castles in Wales, with over a 100 remaining as ruins or renovations. The majority Wales’ legendary castles lie in the northern region, making it a special place to visit.

Probably the most famous castle in Wales, Caernarfon, is a must visit location. Its commanding presence and beautiful design sets it apart from all the rest. The castle features a range of exhibitions which detail its multiple uses throughout the medieval period.

Staying in North Wales

If you’ve been inspired to visit North Wales in the new year, then why come for a short break? The town of Porthmadog is a great location to access the whole of North Wales – so visit or accommodation page for more information about booking your trip!