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what’s open in North Wales for my holiday?

  • places to visit
July 23, 2020

North Wales is waiting for you to explore all it has to offer, below are just a small selection of the local attractions open in the area. With 4 resorts in North Wales, Darwin Escapes has the place for you to create your holiday your way along the coastline. We can’t wait to welcome you back when reopening our doors on 13th July, and we want to you discover all the exciting places in the local area.

Read below and start planning your holiday…

the best zoos

Chester Zoo

Pre-book your tickets to the UK’s favourite zoo. There are over 35,000 animals and 128 acres to explore at Chester Zoo, some of which you will have seen on Channel 4’s documentary Secret Life of the Zoo.

Welsh Mountain Zoo

Booking is essential for entry, the zoo also asks you to follow the new one-way system put in place. Welsh Mountain Zoo is one of the oldest and most established zoos in Wales, first starting in 1963 as a family run business. There are 140 species of animals to visit at the zoo, which is set in one of the most picturesque locations along the coast.

castles and gardens

Flint Castle

The first castle built in Wales by King Edward I, the ruins of the castle still stand today and you can explore the history of the country and sea views across to the Wirral.

Bodnant Garden

A National Trust property, you will need to book tickets in advance but we promise you it’s worth it. Bodnant Gardens is wildly known as the most beautiful outdoor gardens in the UK, and with 80 acres to discover, from terraced gardens, magical wild gardens to informal lawns, you’ll have a fabulous day out here.

proms, piers and towns

Rhyl Promenade

A wonderful walk along the seafront, with arcades, sweet shops and seating areas to enjoy. Plenty of open lawn area for games and bike rides.

Llandudno Pier & Town

Any trip to Llandudno is well worth it, the shops may start opening up and the coastline is second-to-none. The Victorian-style builds add to the seaside feel of the town and make sure to stroll down the pier and take in the sights.


Although fairly far out (over an hour and a half’s drive), the town of Beddgelert offers legend, myth, and magic in the Snowdonia region. Visit the gravesite of Wales’ most famous, and most beloved, dogs in this quaint Welsh village.

beaches open all year round

Conwy Beach
Rhyl Beach
Prestatyn Beach
Talacre Beach

Wales is reopening and we can’t wait to welcome you back to explore all that’s on offer!

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