North Wales has always been a popular tourist destination thanks to its eclectic mix of attractions it has to offer any visitor. There really is something for everyone in North Wales no matter if your interests and passions lie in nature, history, thrill seeking, active living, food and drink and much, much more.
While many of these attractions are spread over North Wales, the travelling time between then isn’t too long. If you were to find B&B style accommodation somewhere central in North Wales, somewhere such as Porthmadog for example, you could visit many of these attractions over a long weekend or short break.
If you are going on a short break, then the location and types of beaches are probably very important to you. North Wales has many stunning and awe-inspiring sandy beaches. Black Rock beach is popular with visitors thanks to its long stretches of sand. Llandudno beach and peer are also very popular, although Llandudno beach is mainly consistent of shells and stones so take some sandals to walk to the seafront in.
North Wales is renowned all over the world for having some of the best preserved historic castles. Conwy Castle is one of the most famous castles in the UK as it is wonderfully preserved despite the castle itself seeing much military action throughout its years. Caernarfon Castle is also a popular landmark, as is Chirk Castle, which has seen its interior rooms renovated and returned to their original luxury and decadence.
Snowdonia is one of the UK’s biggest national parks and it is full of mountainous scenery, family friendly attractions and creatures of all sizes and shapes. However, there are many more beauty hotpots in North Wales, such as Cader Idris and Bodnant Garden. These parks offer visitors a chance to ground themselves and get back in touch with nature as they escape the hustle and bustle of the real world.
There are several zoos in North Wales but one of the best is the Welsh Mountain Zoo. Well off the beaten track, and easily accessible; you can let the children meet the animals and learn all about their environment, their home, their diet and much more. You will find yourself much closer to the animals than you anticipate and there is even a zip wire for the older kids should then get bored of walking around with the grown-ups.