StayCation – North Wales

North wales has some fantastic landscapes filled with action, historic landmarks and culture. Here is a taster of what you could experience if you decide on North Wales for your staycation this year!

Places to go?

Snowdonia National Park

One of the best know attractions is the beautiful Snowdonia National Park with its breath taken views and tranquillity. Wales highest mountain Snowdon is a whopping 1,085meters tall and for many years attracted walkers from all over the world. 

Snowdonia National Park covers a great deal of North Wales, extending inland from the coast between Penmaenmawr and Caernarfon by way of Bethesda, all the way to Bala Lake and Llanfairfechan. Visitor access to the most beautiful part of this area, including the summit of Snowdon itself, is made easier by the wonderful Snowdon Mountain Railway, which starts in Llanberis.#
This beautiful park is one of the best places to visit in Britain for hiking and climbing adventures, and offers plenty of extremely rugged (and scenic) mountain vistas along the way. But there’s more to explore in Snowdonia than just stunning mountain scenery. The park also boasts many lovely sandy beaches and dunes, countless picture-perfect Welsh valleys, as well as over 50 lakes and smaller pools of water.

pontcysyllte aqueduct

The 18-arched stone and cast iron structure is for use by narrowboats and was completed in 1805 having taken ten years to design and build. It is 12 ft (3.7 metres) wide and is the longest aqueduct in Great Britain and the highest canal aqueduct in the world. A footpath runs alongside the watercourse on one side. 

Somewhere to stay?

Barcdy Touring Caravan and Camping Park

Barcdy is a small, quiet touring caravan and camping site, offering touring and camping pitches for caravans tents and motorhomes. It lies in a secluded and sheltered vale, with wooded hills tumbling down to the rear and wide open views across the Dwyryd estuary to the front.

Twnti Touring Caravan and Camping Park

Twnti and Bethan welcomes you to a brand new Caravan site in prime location situated just a few minutes from Nefyn and Morfa Nefyn wonderful beaches and enjoying beautiful rural views towards Garn Fadryn.

Beautiful and historic spots 

Portmeirion

The beautiful Portmeirion Village was built by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1973. He recreated an Italian village in Wales and had it built on his own private promontory, together with a mansion and beautiful Gwylt Gardens.

Get that adrenalin going? 

Zip World

Set in North Wales near the stunning Snowdon range, in what once was the world’s largest slate quarry, Penrhyn Quarry is now home to the fastest zip line in the world, Velocity 2, where you can fly 500m above the bright blue quarry lake. Learn all about the history of the quarry on the Penrhyn Quarry Tour or watch the zippers fly by from the Blondin Restaurant or Café. If you are after a corporate venue with a difference, The Gallery is a meeting space with a view like no other.

 

Snowdonia Adventure Activities

Snowdonia Adventure Activities was established in 2011 and is owned and run by George, a qualified outdoor instructor and mountain leader with nearly 15 years of experience in the outdoors; both on the water and in the mountains. We’re a small business with a core team; we really care about our clients and their experience with us, and our feedback reflects this.