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North Wales Holiday: coronavirus information

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North Wales Holiday Guide

Epic in scale, jaw-dropping in its beauty and steeped in history, North Wales will awaken your senses and provide you with a whole host of unforgettable memories. Whether it’s because of world-famous Snowdonia, its coastal splendour or rich culture, the region is one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations.

Shielded by the biggest mountains outside Scotland, North Wales is proud and protective of its heritage and its language – more than 60% of its inhabitants speak the native mother tongue, the highest proportion in the country. To the delight of the hundreds of thousands of visitors who flock to the area every year, there is a tangible Welsh feeling wherever you go.

Snowdonia - the Heart of North Wales

Stretching 50 miles north to south and 35 miles east to west, Snowdonia became Wales’ first national park in 1951. Mount Snowdon itself is the focal point, with 350,000 people either walking, climbing or taking the mountain-side train the 1,085 metres to its summit each year.

The park itself, 75% of which is used for raising sheep and cattle, is full of rivers and coastal areas and is home to the biggest natural lake in Wales. Like the country’s other national parks it is very much lived in, with Bala, Dolgellau, Harlech and Betws-Y-Coed the main populated areas.

The little stone village of Betws-y-Coed has a fabulous Alpine feel and is the perfect base for exploring Snowdonia, while the charming market town of Dolgellau has the highest concentration of listed buildings in Wales. Bala is famous for its water sports and Harlech its spectacularly intimidating grey-stoned castle.

There is an incredible amount to see and do in Snowdonia so you need to spend your time there wisely. As well as Harlech Castle, must-see sights and attractions include the Gwydr Forest, the National Slate Museum in the cheery town of Llanberis and the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, where you can descend into the depths of a Victorian mine.

Out and About

To the west of Snowdonia lies the former slate port of Porthmadog, which enjoys some of the finest views in north Wales. It is also home to the quirky but fabulous Italianate folly of Portmeirion and two famous narrow-gauge steam railways.

The Ffestiniog Railway is the finest line in Wales, winding its way up 650ft over 13 stunning miles from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog. The Welsh Highland Railway connects Porthmadog with Caernarfon, a full round trip giving you five unforgettable hours on the train.

Set at the southern entrance to the Menai Strait, Caernarfon is renowned for its incredible castle, the most impressive link in the chain of 13th Century fortresses across North Wales. When you are done there take your pick from the island of Anglesey and its handsome town of Beaumaris, cosmopolitan Bangor, Conwy and the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno.

North Wales is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and Canal and, collectively, the “Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd”. These include those at Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Conwy and Harlech.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in North Wales?

A: If you want to explore the beautiful landscapes of the region of Wales, renting a set of wheels is an awesome idea. You'll have the flexibility and freedom to head off whenever you want, when you want. With our handy guide to Cheap Car Hire in North Wales, you'll be cruising down the highway in no time at all. If your holiday's more about experiencing the incredible cities of Colwyn Bay or Buckley, public transportation (or ride-sharing) is definitely the way to go.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to North Wales?

A: North Wales is bursting with comfortable accommodation. Cottages are a reliable choice. Hotels, bed & breakfasts and guest houses offer great alternatives.

Q: What does a North Wales holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: Wheels, flights and somewhere to lay your head at night — we've got you covered. All you need to do is consider how many of these you'd like. With Expedia, you can plan your getaway to North Wales just the way you like it, with tons of attractions and activities to boot.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to North Wales?

A: We'll let you in on a little secret — it's all about bundling your getaway. By booking your Flights, Hotels and Rental Car with the help of Expedia, you'll pick up deals that'll make your hip pocket happy. It's as easy as that. Not quite ready to select that hotel room or car just yet? No problem. You can add them to an existing booking later on and still get access to terrific discounts. For example, how does up to 42% off selected hotels sound to you?

Q: What are the best things to do in North Wales?

A: Colwyn Bay is home to many great sights. Rhos-on-Sea Tourist Information Centre is generally at the top of travellers' must-see lists. Other sights to add to that itinerary are Antioch Church and National Trust's Bodnant Garden.


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Quay Hotel and Spa £109
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Quay Hotel and Spa

Quay Hotel and Spa

Deganwy Quay, Conwy, Wales
     
    4.4 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Excellent stay. Would definitely use this hotel again.

    Hotel Portmeirion & Castell Deudraeth
    Reviewed on 26 Mar 2020
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    Hotel Portmeirion & Castell Deudraeth

    Hotel Portmeirion & Castell Deudraeth

    Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales
       
      4.7 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      The service was great, the food was stunning and the grounds are wonderful

      The Egryn £120
      Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020
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      The Egryn

      The Egryn

      Lon Sarn Bach, Abersoch, Pwllheli, Wales
         
        4.5 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Had a fantastic stay at the Egryn. Bed was one of the comfiest I've ever slept in, room was very clean and breakfast was superb. Will be staying here again.

        Grand Hotel Llandudno £42
        Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020
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        Grand Hotel Llandudno

        Grand Hotel Llandudno

        Happy Valley Road, Conwy, Llandudno, Wales
           
          3.1 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Staff were fab

          Somerset Hotel £69
          Reviewed on 19 Feb 2019
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          Somerset Hotel

          Somerset Hotel

          St George's Crescent, Central Promenade, Llandudno, Wales
             
            3.0 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Hotel a bit dated. Asked for a Seaview room. Instead got a room at the back with a drab view. No toiletries. Didn’t come prepared. Breakfast just ok. Sausage and bacon tasteless and dry and over cooked

            Whitehouse Hotel
            Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020
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            Whitehouse Hotel

            Whitehouse Hotel

            Saint George's Crescent, Llandudno, Wales
               
              3.2 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Great location lovely views ...helpful staff nice atmosphere

              Aberdunant Hall £100
              Reviewed on 25 Dec 2019
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              Aberdunant Hall

              Aberdunant Hall

              Prenteg, Porthmadog, Wales
                 
                4.6 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                if your a outdoor person this is the perfect place to recover, 5 stars all the way

                Escape Boutique B&B £120
                Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020
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                Escape Boutique B&B

                Escape Boutique B&B

                48 Church Walks, Llandudno, Wales
                   
                  4.7 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Fantastic room, comfortable & rekaxing. Excellent breakfast & ideal location. One point is that room could have its fridge but apart from that, brilliant.

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