What to do and see in North Wales, Wales: The Best Places and Tips
Discover the best top things to do in North Wales, United Kingdom including Great Orme, Llangollen Canal, Snowdon, Conwy Castle, Church Bay Beach, Zip World Fforest, Bardsey Island, National Slate Museum, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways.
1. Great Orme
4.5 based on 6688 reviews
Reviewed By OldWulf - Wolverhampton, United KingdomWolverhampton, United Kingdom
A Great Big Orme
Not having been to Llandudno since childhood, I was surprised actually how big the Orme is. Brave talk of walking up as a challenge soon evaporated the night before when we walked some of the West Shore side.Modern developments now offer a tram ride, cabl
2. Llangollen Canal
4.5 based on 309 reviews
Reviewed By Ann H - York, United KingdomYork, United Kingdom
We visited the canal whilst in the area and made the perilous walk across the aqueduct. Only joking, it isn't perilous but if you don't like heights, it may not be for you . It is very high and the views are fantastic all around. Worth a visit.
5 based on 2380 reviews
The highest mountain in Wales (higher than any in England) at 3,560 feet.
Reviewed By nowjustsmith - Melton Mowbray, United KingdomMelton Mowbray, United Kingdom
-2 camp then a tab up the mountain. Blissfully peaceful with only a handful of people doing the same. Returned to watch the sun set...... beautiful part of the U.K I love North Wales.
4. Conwy Castle
4.5 based on 3240 reviews
Built in the late 13th century and reputed to be haunted by a past resident, this picturesque castle was built for King Edward I and is a perfect example of the "concentric castle" design.
Reviewed By Bryan G - King's Lynn, United KingdomKing's Lynn, United Kingdom
Checking out the disability access visit.
When visiting castles or ancient buildings I have to check out the accessibility beforehand so my wife will know if it is something she might be able to achieve. Normally I do this using Google or website accessible pages but regarding Conwy Castle I was
5. Church Bay Beach
4.5 based on 45 reviews
Reviewed By Mike and Pat O - Macclesfield, United KingdomMacclesfield, United Kingdom
Another Anglesey Gem
Despite an approach along fairly narrow roads, which can be rather irksome during the peak season, a visit to its sand and pebble beach is worth the effort. There is a pay and display car park at the end of the approach road and some parking is available
6. Zip World Fforest
4.5 based on 920 reviews
Zip World Fforest offers an idyllic woodland setting for all your adventurous wishes. The heart of the site is the Fforest Coaster - based on the traditional toboggan but running on rails, it offers a year round, all-weather experience for ages 3 and up. There are two high ropes courses; Treehoppers for younger children (5-12 years) and Zip Safari (9 years and up). You can bounce and explore to your hearts content on Tree Top Nets; giant bouncy nets suspended in the trees, or experience the thrill of Skyride, Europe's highest five-seater swing. After all that adventure, why not relax, re fuel and watch the action from one of our two on-site cafes. Open all year round.
Reviewed By RachelBrel - Nottingham, United KingdomNottingham, United Kingdom
I visited here with friends whilst staying nearby on holiday. This specific site has a number of different activities to choose from so there’s plenty for everyone and you can do as many activities as you like. We first did zipworld safari which is lots o
7. Bardsey Island
5 based on 60 reviews
Bardsey Island lies about 2 miles (3 kilometers) across Bardsey Sound of the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales. Visit for the day of for the week in our self catering accommodation. The island is 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) long and, at its widest point, it is just over half a mile (1 kilometer) across. The island mountain rises to a height of 167 meters and the whole island has a surface area of 180 hectares, most of which is farmland. The island was purchased by the Bardsey Island Trust in 1979 and is managed by the Trust with advice from Natural Resources Wales and CADW. The island is designated a National Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is in the Lleyn Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Saif Ynys Enlli tua 2 filltir (3 cilomedr) ar draws Swnt Enlli o Benrhyn Llŷn, Gogledd Cymru. Dewch am y dydd, neu aroswch am wythnos yn un o'n tai hunan ddarpar. Mae'r ynys yn 1.5 milltir (2.5 cilomedr) o hyd ac, ar ei man lletaf, mae'n chydig dros hanner milltir (1 cilomedr) ar draws. Mae Mynydd Enlli yn codi i uchder o 167 metr ac mae arwynebedd o 180 hectar i'r ynys i gyd, y rhan fwyaf ohono yn cael ei amaethu. Prynwyd yr ynys gan Ymddiriedolaeth Ynys Enlli ym 1979 ac fe'i rheolir gan yr Ymddiriedolaethgyda chyngor Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru a CADW. Dynodwyd yr ynys yn Warchodfa Natur Genedlaethol, yn Safle o Ddiddordeb Gwyddonol Arbennig ac mae o fewn Ardal o Harddwch Naturiol Eithriadol Pen Llŷn. Byddem yn hoffi diolch i Gyfoeth Naturiol Cymru am gyfrannu at y swydd cynorthwyydd haf ar yr ynys sy'n galluogi ni i ddarparu gwybodaeth i ymwelwyr ac i ddod â newyddion rheolaidd o'r ynys i chi drwy ein tudalennau gwe, Facebook a Twitter
Reviewed By HillyHelly - Exeter, United KingdomExeter, United Kingdom
The day trip made my year!
We travelled to Bardsey Island with Colin the Island boat service skipper. We were lucky enough to see hundreds of puffins as well as shearwaters, gannets, razorbills and fulmars. The island is such a beautiful place to visit in summer as it is ablaze wit
8. National Slate Museum
4.5 based on 1802 reviews
This working museum tells the history of the slate industry.
Reviewed By Derek H - Freckleton, United KingdomFreckleton, United Kingdom
Excellent Free Museum
Whilst the museum entry is free the adjacent car park is chargeable. It is extensive so be sure to pick up a copy of guide map and allow plenty of time to see everything including excellent demonstrations of slate splitting and dressing etc. We have been
9. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
4.5 based on 1469 reviews
Reviewed By AandBN - Adelaide, AustraliaAdelaide, Australia
No wonder it's a World Heritage Site.
We took the 45 minute trip over the aqueduct with Jones the Boats, then walked across and back after the canal boat trip. The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful. This is the longest aqueduct in Britain, and the highest canal aqueduct in the world (at 12
10. Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
4.5 based on 2706 reviews
The Ffestiniog Railway takes you on a 13 1/2-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. We are recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest railway company in the world, being founded in 1832. We still build steam locomotives and carriages in our own workshops and the world's oldest steam engine, Prince, is still in regular use today - more than 150 years after it was built. Our historic trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round horseshoe bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it. The Welsh Highland is Snowdonia's newest railway. Trains start their spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the historic castle walls at Caernarfon. The trains - hauled by the world's most powerful narrow gauge steam locomotives - climb from sea level to over 650 feet on the foothills of Snowdon, before zig-zagging dramatically down the steep hillside to reach Beddgelert, nestling in the heart of the National Park, then through the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass - voted the most beautiful spot in the UK by the National Trust - and on to Porthmadog.
Reviewed By Cliff J - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom
The Ffestiniog Railway is a Great Little Railway
If you like steam trains (and who doesn't) then the Ffestiniog railway is a great little railway. The journey from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog is around thirteen and a half miles and takes approximately 75-minutes and travels through some great scenery. Light refreshments, tea/coffee etc. are available on-board. Dogs are allowed on the train but at a cost of £3 per dog.