A fine selection of holiday cottages, hotels, B&Bs, Inns, Lodges, Travelodges, Premier Inns etc across North Wales. Pictured is Tryfan in Snowdonia National Park.
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North Wales, Visitor & Tourism Guide

Mountains and coastline, World Heritage castles and islands
Home to the highest mountain in Wales and England and some of the finest coastline around, world important castles and stunning islands, North Wales is a classic UK holiday spot.

To the north of Wales. Wales/England border to east. Irish Sea to the west. Scotland to the north and Northern Ireland to the north west.

The North Wales region consists of Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey and Wrexham.*

National Park and three AONBs
Home to a National Park and three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Snowdonia National Park is stunning. To its west are the Lleyn Peninsula and Anglesey. To its east is the Clwydian Range.

There are fine beaches along the coastline from Aberystwyth to Barmouth past Shell Island/Harlech and through to top class stretches of sand on the Lleyn Peninsula around Abersoch and Hell's Mouth. The Isle of Anglesey is fringed with nice beaches as is the north coast by Llandudno moving east to Prestatyn.

Snowdonia’s a compact National Park. We’ve researched the area for over a decade, climbed the ‘Welsh 100’ and explored many of North Wales’s minor peaks. There are an exceptional range of experiences to be had. The main ranges are the Snowdon massif, The Glyderau, The Carneddau, Moelwyns, Rhinogs, Arenigs, The Arans and Cadair massif. To the east of Snowdonia National Park, The Berwyns are wonderful.

North Wales has some of the finest castles in the world. Harlech, Beaumaris, Caernarfon and Conwy are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Try also Welsh castles such as Castell Dinas Bran.

We'd recommend exploring the region's mining history. Visit the National Slate Museum in Llanberis, Llechwedd Slate Caverns by Blaenau Ffestiniog, Sygun Copper Mine by Beddgelert and if you’re hiking in the hills, look out for the many ruined settlements built high in the mountains. The one is the shadow of Cnicht and the Moelwyns is impressive and thought provoking.

No trip to the region is complete without a ride on one of its many railways. The most well known is the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Try also Rheilffordd Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland Railway which stops at Beddgelert.

Places in which to base yourself
In Snowdonia National Park, we'd recommend Dolgellau, Porthmadog, Harlech, Caernarfon, Conwy, Llanberis, the mountain village of Beddgelert and Betws y Coed.

Try also Llangollen, Aberystwyth, Menai Bridge and Holyhead on Anglesey.

* Please note that some other sites and travel guides divide Wales into 4 regions (North, Mid, West and South) or 3 regions (North, West and South). A region is a loosely defined term and this section is intended to carve Wales into more manageable chunks of travel and tourism information.

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Top 10 Places To Visit
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Betws y Coed St Mary's Church

Located in Betws y Coed, Conwy, North Wales, Wales

Less than a mile away.

Late nineteenth century church in the centre of Betws y Coed within Snowdonia National Park. Built to cater for all the people flowing into Betws y Coed as a result of the Victorian leisure/tourism boom...

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Conwy Valley Railway Museum

Located in Betws y Coed, Conwy, North Wales, Wales

Less than a mile away.

Museum and miniature railway in Snowdonia National Park...

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Penmachno Bridge

Located in Penmachno, Conwy, North Wales, Wales

Approximately 2.6 miles away.

Pack horse bridge crossing the River Machno in Snowdonia National Park. Also known as the Roman Bridge but dating from the medieval period. South of Betws y Coed...

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Foelas Arms Hotel, Betws Y Coed
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 8; Rates: £30 - £90 Per Night

In the picturesque village of Pentrefoelas, 5 miles outside Betws-y-Coed, this small, family-run hotel provides a warm welcome and good value for money Snowdonia National Park is a 30-minute car-ride away, as is white-wa...

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Llugwy Cottage
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Star Rating

Less than a mile away.

Rates: £326 - £650 Per Week

Brimming with character this cosy and charming 19th century cottage is ideally situated in the heart of North Wales' most popular and scenic village. Set at the end of a row and taking its name from the river flowing...

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Bridge View B&B
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Less than a mile away.

Rates: £u/k - £u/k

Bridge View B&B offers non-smoking bed and breakfast accommodation in a picturesque riverside location in the popular village of Betws-y-Coed in Snowdonia, North Wales....

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