5 hidden gems of North Wales

Now is the time to discover North Wales! Explore more of this magical part of the country, filled with legends, mountains, and golden sandy beaches.

Whether you’re looking for a holiday home by the beach or a holiday break away to the countryside, our North Wales destinations are waiting for you. Start planning now with our list below!


Great Orme Copper Mines

In Llandudno
Jump on the famous tramway and ride to the top of the Great Orme, take in the beautiful views before heading into the underground Copper Mines. The mines actually date back over 4000 years to the Bronze Age and are the largest in the world! They were hidden away for thousands of years until they found in 1987.

Nant Gertheyrn

In the Llyn Peninsula, Snowdonia
Drive down to this former granite quarry and take in the spectacular views on your journey. Once you reach the bottom you’ll find fully restored quarryman’s cottages, a bar, and restaurant, as well as a café where you can grab a bite to eat. The site is now the Welsh Language Learning Centre.

Point of Ayr Lighthouse

In Talacre Beach
Built to warn ships entering the Dee and Mersey Estuary, the lighthouse was constructed in 1776 and is now a Grade II listed building. Although it has not been used as a lighthouse since 1884, the Lighthouse has an interesting history and has even featured on a 2011 Dulux TV advert!

Roman Fort & Bathhouse

In Prestatyn
Discover the remains of a 1st Century fort, a bathhouse, and even a metalsmith’s shop at these ruins. They were first found in the 1930’s but were then covered up for unknown reasons, but they were eventually rediscovered in 1984 during a housing development build. The Roman ruins were built around 70AD and were on top of an early settlement from the Iron Age, dating back to the 2nd and 1st Centuries.


In Wrexham
Wander the beautiful kept 18th Century garden before exploring the much-loved home of Erddig. You can learn stories of family and servants from 250 years of history in the house, with portraits and preserved rooms showcasing their lives. A great day out for all ages.


Find all these hidden gems and more when you discover what North Wales has to offer you!

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