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the best attractions in North Wales

  • places to visit
July 29, 2021

There are so many places to go and things to do in North Wales that we thought we would pick out the best ones to show you.

Whether you’re looking for stately homes, stunning gardens, or historic castles, this post is for you. We’ve listed the best tourist hot spots to visit in North Wales and with our four locations in the region offering holiday home ownership, and two holiday destinations, you’re sure to find the perfect escape for you.

The North Wales coastline is waiting for you to explore and discover all the legends, history, and adventures.

Erddig Hall

Wrexham, LL13 0YT / Pre-booking needed

A stunning National Trust property, which was constructed in 1687 and is now one of the best-preserved stately homes in the country. The house is filled with historical furnishings, artwork, and fascinating stories, book a guided tour and find out all about the lives of the people who lived here. The picturesque walled garden is still in the same layout from the 18th Century gardeners and offers stunning views over the countryside. Explore the out-buildings with various shops/stores, including a blacksmiths, joiners and stables housing beuatiful horses.

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Llechwedd Deep Mine

Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3NB / Pre-booking needed

The mines are now part of the fabulous ZipWorld family, you’ll be able to explore 500ft down into the stunning 19th Century slate mine. The tour takes one hour and fifteen minutes and includes all 16 underground floors of the mine (yes, we said 16!), including the 8 underwater layers. This spectacular tour also includes a display of light technology and enhanced reality technology, showcasing what life was like down the mines for the brave men who worked there and carved these mines.

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Bodnant Gardens

Colwyn Bay, LL28 5RE / Pre-booking needed

Another National Trust property that offers a peaceful day out with stunning views and glorious gardens. Bodnant Gardens is one of the oldest (and most visited) formal gardens in Wales. It overlooks the Conwy Valley and has spectacular views of the valley from seating areas and secret gardens. Founded in 1874, the Italiante terraces and waterfall have not changed, but there has been wonderful additions, including the peaceful riverside garden. The gardens are mostly known for their stunning 55 meter Laburnum arch, which was originally planted in 1880 and still flowers every May and June. It’s also home to a popular tearoom with beautiful views and a wide-ranging menu.

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Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris, LL58 8AP / Pre-booking needed

An impressive moated castle, Beaumaris is now a Cadw property and kept in wonderful condition. Located on the Isle of Anglesey, you can take in the imposing caslte’s defensive circular towers and enjoy the stunning views from the top. Walk the walls and find out more about the history of King Edward I’s largest Welsh castle. The castle was built in 1295, with five metre thick walls and an enclosed inner courtyard, ensuring it could hold up during medieval feuds.

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Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon, LL55 2AY / Pre-booking needed

Another of King Edward I’s Iron Circle Welsh castles, Caernarfon Castle was built in 1283 as a seat for his eldest son, Edward Prince of Wales. The castle took 37 years to complete, having 13 towers and two gates, it’s regarded as one of the most impressive and best-preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. The castle was used in Prince Charles’ investiture in 1969, and has featured the Netflix show, The Crown.

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Start planning your next adventure along the stunning Welsh coastline and discover all the lost legends and historic stories waiting for you.

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