When you come to North Wales, you’d be forgiven for being completely stumped at which of the many exciting, interesting, weird and wonderful attractions and places you might want to visit.
We’ve got the Ffestiniog Railway, stately homes and these adventure activities all on our doorstep but sometimes you just want a trip that is going to push you out of your comfort zone and tick off some of your bucket list items.
If you want a list of the things to do whilst you’re visiting North Wales then look no further than mountains, cliff camping, zipping down a wire and visiting the longest named place in the whole of Wales.
Climbing Snowdon is a personal challenge for many people. Snowdonia is the largest mountain in England and Wales, so it’s going to take some preparation.
Make sure you have the right equipment, have done some training and have checked the weather before you set off.
There are six paths to the top; if you want a big challenge, the Watkins Path is the hardest. For a longer, but more gradual walk choose the Llanberis Path. Make sure you take a selfie at the summit!
Europe’s Longest Zipwire
The clue is in the name: Titan. This is the first four person zipwire in Europe. It is also the longest zipwire in Europe with over 8000 feet of zip lines combined.
You’ll be driven to the first of the three wires and then you’ll zip over the valleys with amazing views of Snowdon and North Wales. Your ride will end with zipping high over buildings as you come back to land.
If that’s not adventurous enough for you then how about sleeping overnight suspended from a cliff?
You heard right. You’ll not even be sleeping on the cliff, but suspended over the side! Sleeping on a porta-ledge, you’ll be in a sleeping bag over the waves, having abseiled off the side of a cliff.
Not for the faint hearted, but if you’re up for a challenge you’ll get to sleep with the wavess crashing below, and the stars shining in their thousands above you. You’ll be well looked after with a hot meal as you watch the sunset and then woken up to bacon butties and steaming coffee.
A night to remember – just don’t expect to get 8 hours of solid sleep!
Visit Wales longest named place
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll is the longest name town in Wales, and is on the island of Anglesey.
Who doesn’t want their picture taken with the town’s sign– which you can spot at the railway station (and will also show you how to pronouce it)?
The name means ‘Saint Mary’s Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of Saint Tysilio of the red cave’. Make of that what you will!
Along with the photo opportunity, there’s a visitor centre with handmade Welsh crafts and food to visit.
To get your bucket list items ticked off, book a stay with us today in our accommodation near Porthmadog, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, ideally placed for visits to all these places.
Photography with thanks to Sian Davies