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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.


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Llandudno Bay Hotel £86
Llandudno Bay Hotel

Llandudno Bay Hotel

East Parade, Llandudno
     
    4.4
    of 5, from 171 reviews
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    Located in Llandudno, this beachfront hotel is in a shopping district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Llandudno Swimming Centre, Bodafon Farm Park and Llandudno Museum. Home Front Museum and Llandudno Pier are also within 1 mile (2 km).

    The Beaches Hotel £64
    The Beaches Hotel

    The Beaches Hotel

    Beach Road East East, Prestatyn
       
      4.0
      of 5, from 275 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Prestatyn, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Prestatyn Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Rhyl East Beach and Rhyl Beach. Marine Lake and Talacre Lighthouse are also within 6 miles (10 km).

      Village Hotel St David's, Nr Chester £29
      Village Hotel St David's, Nr Chester

      Village Hotel St David's, Nr Chester

      St David's Park, Deeside
         
        3.9
        of 5, from 559 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in the suburbs, this spa hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Deva Stadium, Chester Cathedral and University of Chester. Chester City Walls and Chester Town Hall are also within 9 miles (15 km).

        Quay Hotel and Spa £101
        Quay Hotel and Spa

        Quay Hotel and Spa

        Deganwy Quay, Conwy
           
          4.4
          of 5, from 292 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Conwy Castle, Bodysgallen Hall and Llandudno Swimming Centre. Home Front Museum and Llandudno Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa £62
          Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

          Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

          Wrexham Road, Chester
             
            4.3
            of 5, from 302 reviews
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            Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of St Mary's Church - Handbridge, Grosvenor Museum and Chester Cathedral. Chester Racecourse and Chester Golf Club are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            St. George's Hotel £63
            St. George's Hotel

            St. George's Hotel

            The Promenade, Llandudno
               
              4.4
              of 5, from 324 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Llandudno, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 10-minute walk of Llandudno Museum, Home Front Museum and Llandudno Pier. Great Orme Tramway and Llandudno Swimming Centre are also within 15 minutes.

              Ty Gorsaf £33
              Ty Gorsaf

              Ty Gorsaf

              1 High Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog
                 
                3.2
                of 5, from 199 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Blaenau Ffestiniog, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Llechwedd Slate Caverns and within 12 miles (20 km) of Dolwyddelan Castle and Portmeirion Sands. Portmeirion Central Piazza and Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre are also within 12 miles (20 km).

                The Royal Victoria Hotel £58
                The Royal Victoria Hotel

                The Royal Victoria Hotel

                Llanberis, Caernarfon
                   
                  3.9
                  of 5, from 771 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Caernarfon, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dolbadurn Castle and National Slate Museum. Caernarfon Castle and Menai Bridge are also within 12 miles (20 km).

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