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Top 10 things to do in North Wales

Simon L 05 May 2018

From the traditional seaside towns of the North Coast to the breathtaking Snowdonia National Park, North Wales has so much to offer those on holiday, with attractions suitable for everyone. Meet exotic animals, admire magnificent scenery and visit world heritage sites and more. Below are our top 10 things to do in North Wales.

Bodnant Garden

bodnant garden in north wales

These 80 acres of beautiful gardens are filled with exotic flowers and plants from all across the globe. With such a tranquil environment, you can relax beside the gigantic ponds, wander through enchanted woodland and admire the colourful displays, all whilst appreciating the views of Snowdonia.

Foal Farm Park

Experience the daily life of a working farm first hand; enjoying tractor and quad bike rides as well as meeting and feeding farmyard animals. The farm park lies in a beachside location, with superb views of nearby Caernarfon Castle and the Menai Straits, and offers a fantastic day out for all the family.

Llandudno Pier and Promenade

llandudno promenade in north wales

As the longest pier in Wales, which reaches into the sea for over a mile, this is the best place to experience a traditional day at the seaside. Take a stroll along the promenade before stopping on the pier for fish and chips, finished off with a delicious ice cream.

Great Orme Cable Car

Enjoy impeccable views from great heights with these four-seater aerial cable cars. Each line of the cable is one mile long and heads from Happy Valley to the Great Orme summit, overlooking Llandudno Bay and the Maes-y-facrell Nature Reserve.

Chirk Aquaduct

As part of a World Heritage Site, this stunning aqueduct stands at 70 feet high with each arch spanning 40 feet across. Wander beside the beautiful canal and if you dare you can even walk across the top of the aqueduct, where you will reap the rewards of breathtaking views.

RSPB Conwy Reserve

conwy reserve in north wales

For bird watchers and wildlife lovers alike, there is plenty to see and do at this RSPB Nature Reserve. Get comfortable at one of the viewpoints or hides and admire the beautiful landscape whilst keeping your eyes peeled for the appearance of wild creatures.

Welsh Mountain Zoo

Learn all about the rare and endangered species of animals at this conservation zoo, home to snow leopards, tigers and red pandas, amongst many other exciting creatures. Watch impressive sea lion shows, encounter cheeky chimpanzees and waddle with penguins, all in the picturesque grounds of the zoo.

Conwy Castle

conwy castle in north wales

This impressive castle was originally built for Edward I and is one of the finest of its kind that has survived. With two magnificent gateways and eight huge towers, this is definitely a site worth seeing on your holiday in North Wales.

Smallest House in Britain

Not far from Conwy Castle sits the smallest house in Britain. Not lived in since the 1900's when it was deemed unsuitable for human living, the house is now open for visitors to take a peek inside where there is a stepladder leading to the bedroom, which fits just a single bed and bedside table.

Snowdon Mountain Railway

snowdon mountain railway in north wales

A visit to Snowdonia musters up images of climbing to the top of Mount Snowdon, but if you're not one for hiking and would still like to admire the panoramic views, then the Snowdon Mountain Railway is the perfect answer.

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