The beautiful landscapes of Northern Wales offer quite a distinctive culture and an epic landscape that makes for the best getaway. It’s home to World Heritage, the UK’s best adventure and one of the oldest living languages in Europe.
There are endless castles and coastlines to explore, especially near Criccieth. This is also the perfect location for adventures as it stretches all round the coastline with many easy-to-access sections. You can also visit the harbour town of Porthmadog, while taking a relaxing stroll to the Parc Y Borth nature reserve.
Things To Do in Northern Wales
Northern Wales has plenty of attractions and things to do, making it ideal for a quick getaway or a relaxing family holiday.
Ride Quad Bikes and Segways
If you’re looking for some adventure, why not ride segways and quad bikes at the Dragon Raiders Activity Park? Located at the Gwynfryn Lodge in Criccieth, this is a great spot for fun-filled family adventures.
You can go quad biking, ride segways, and even take part in a fun paintball match. You can also book accommodation close by at the Talhenbont Hall, offering self-catering holidays in true style.
Group bookings are available that include a number of exciting activities such as adventures in the Paintball Park or Quad Bike Trek, or even a unique route on the Segway X2 Adventure.
Visit the Ugly House
This is a real gem to visit! The Ugly House a cottage full of mystery and legends; nobody knows when it was built but we do know about some of the people who lived here. This goes as far back as the 1900s, where John Roberts, a shepherd, used this as his accommodation. It was just a single room with a large fireplace, with a ladder to the roof.
Other people who called this home include the Rileys during the 1920s to the 1960s, improving the house by installing bedrooms upstairs. Edward Riley and his wife Lilian welcomed many visitors into their house during the years and entertained them with great tales about their funny pet cockatoo – which you can read about even today!
It was rescued from a very run down state by a group of volunteers in 2010 and now remains in their care.
A small but beautiful village, Abergwyngregyn has a great history and can be found in the Carneddau mountains in the valley. Located in Northern Wales between Llanfairfechan and Bangor, it offers picturesque views of the village and the surrounding nature landscape.
The history of Abergwyngregyn goes back more than 4,000 years and was once home to royal prices. It’s a beautiful tourist destination today, located right by the Snowdonia National Park.
You can enjoy the picturesque trailers along the shore and all the way up in the Carneddau mountains, before enjoying a relaxing walk back to Aber Falls. If you want a slightly more challenging trail, go for the Falls circular walk!
A mini north Wales adventure with the familia to Little Llanrwst. Travelling on a staycation in the birth of the COVID generation year 2020 was a necessity we enjoyed so thoroughly it’s inextricable.
Stuck in a small bedroom where we slept, worked and hung out for over 4 months with no more than 15 minute walks to get necessities or loop a mini local park where everyone would scowl from beneath their masks at each other and fear, panic and distress stained the air- the back to the safety of our home.
A breath of fresh air was quite literally what the doctor ordered! And the beautiful green rolling hills of Northern Wales were happy to gift it to us in its plenty!
I have to say, a hiking adventure with the family was a first for the Ellas family. They’re far more used to rivers and beaches – basically experts in water-based holidays. So it was a new experience for them.
North Wales has so much to offer and is ideal for a family getaway. With magnificent scenery and beautiful beaches, it’s a must-have on your holiday list. Go ahead and book your North Wales holiday today.
Enjoying Local Cuisine
A great place to enjoy delicious local dishes is Bodant’s Welsh Food Centre in Tal-y-cafn. You will look over the beautiful River Conway and you can even rent accommodation in the form of cottage rooms that have all the amenities you need. This is ideal if you want to drive around the area and have a place to come back to.
If you’re a cheese lover you can visit the South Caernarfon Creameries where tourists often come to enjoy a delicious stack of cheddar! They use milk from West and mid-Wales to make cheese that is left to mature for at least 11 months. There is also a cave tour for small groups where you can enjoy a sample afterward.
A small restaurant in North Wales, The Warren in Carmarthen, is one of the local award winners when it comes to popular restaurants. Originally formed with the help of a crowdfunding campaign, the restaurant focuses on sustainability and local sourcing. Here you enjoy a range of local cuisine along with popular cheese from the region.
The Grove in Narberth is another local restaurant that has a selection of artisan cheese, local fish, and lamb. It’s a great way to experience the best that North Wales has to offer.
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