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top 7 romantic destinations in North Wales

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April 5, 2018

North Wales is the perfect romantic destination for those after a break away with that special someone. If you’re looking for an idyllic romantic getaway then we can’t recommend North Wales enough. With an abundance of historical castles to explore, fine dining restaurants to enjoy and beautiful scenic views and coastlines, it’s hard not to fall in love with North Wales.

Wales is a nation full of love. We even have our own Patron Saint of Lovers, Saint Dwynwen, who was a 4th Century Welsh Princess who lived in what is now known as the Brecon Beacons National Park. The tale is the Princess was unlucky in love so became a nun where she continued to pray that others were to be lucky enough to find their one true love. On January 25th every year people across Wales celebrate ‘St Dwynwen’s Day’ and similarly to Valentine’s Day, cards and gifts are exchanged between couples.

Darwin Escapes has four holiday parks in North Wales. So whether you’re looking for a seaside escape, a park close to a medieval town or just somewhere to stay cuddled up and enjoy the stunning views, we will have a park to suit all your needs!

So if you’re planning a trip for a romantic occasion or just a surprise getaway for the person you love in your life – we’ve put together our Top 7 Romantic Destinations for you to visit whilst you’re in North Wales…

1. Portmeirion

Set in Gwynedd on the North Wales coast, the tourist village of Portmeirion is a must-see if you’re visiting the area. The Italian style village was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 and is now owned by a trust. It has been home to numerous film and TV sets and was best known for appearing in the 1960’s show The Prisoner. Portmeirion is not only the perfect setting for a romantic walk but with a spa on site you can unwind and relax during a special spa day or explore what the village has to offer from shops to numerous restaurants and cafes. The village is also beautiful to see during a Summers evening and you may even feel like you’re on the Italian coast!

2. Llanddwyn Island

Said to be one of the most romantic spots in North Wales, Llanddwyn Island will not disappoint! With stunning views of Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula, it’s hard not to love the setting of this stunning location set in Anglesey just off Newborough Beach. The island is best known to many for its association to Wales’ Patron Saint of Lovers, Saint Dwynwyn, a day celebrated by many Welsh people in a similar way to Valentine’s Day.

3. Signatures

Although there are many spectacular restaurants across North Wales, Signatures Restaurant is somewhere you must try if you’re visiting the area with that special someone. The restaurant, which serves a wide range of delicious dishes, won the coveted Best Restaurant in Wales 2017 Award and is known across the coast for its excellent reputation. Based on Darwin Escapes’ Aberconwy Resort & Spa, Signatures is ideally located just a short distance from Conwy Marina and is also just a short walk from the beach. So book a table and enjoy a romantic meal for two before taking a stroll to visit the sites on offer.

4. Erddig Hall

If you’d prefer to explore more of North Wales’ history then why not take a trip to Erddig Hall? This stunning stately home has plenty of stories to tell. Now owned by the National Trust Erddig Hall was originally built for Josiah Edisbury, the High Sheriff of Denbighshire between 1684–1687. There’s plenty to see from gardens to parkland and they’re always running events during key points in the year.

5. North Wales’ seaside piers

Is there anything more romantic and nostalgic than taking a stroll down a seaside pier? Here in North Wales we’re lucky to have a few to choose from. So why not take a walk down Bangor Pier or Llandudno Pier, grab some candyfloss and get involved with all the fun attractions they have available.

6. beach walks

You’ll be spoilt for choice for beaches to stroll along if you came to stay with us in North Wales. From Anglesey to Talacre there are plenty of beautiful beaches to explore. Enjoy watching the sunset or watching the waves roll in. For those looking to experience all the North Wales coast has to offer then our beaches are the ultimate gateway.

7. Bodnant Garden

This world-famous garden offers an idyllic romantic setting. For the horticulturist’s among us, Bodnant Garden is flower heaven. So pack up a picnic and head down to see the flawless sweeping lawns, woodlands and gardens with a beautiful backdrop of Snowdonia too.

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