North Wales is a popular holiday region passionate about language, music and ancient history, with magnificent castles, railways and festivals set against the backdrop of thrilling mountainous scenery, fine beaches and the mountains, lakes and waterfalls of the Snowdonia National Park.
Gateway to the Snowdonia National park, Betws-y-Coed, is North Wales’ most popular inland resort. This picturesque Victorian village nestled within a beautiful wooded valley is surrounded by waterfalls, hill-top lakes and ancient bridges. Nearby Bodnant Gardens, is spread over 80 acres on the western slopes of Snowdonia, above Conwy. The garden consists of two parts: an upper garden and a lower garden, both of which contain a wide range of interesting and beautiful plants from all over the world.
Then take the picturesque and fascinating journey along the coast to the Menai Bridge which takes us over the Menai Straits to the island of Anglesey and the town of Beaumaris, home to Beaumaris Castle, a great unfinished masterpiece and regarded by many as the finest Edwardian castle in Wales.
This pretty seaside town is home to a Victorian pier and pastel painted houses and has a wide range of shops, tea rooms and pubs. The scenic trip on the Snowdon Mountain Railway takes you from from Llanberis to the summit of Mount Snowdon, the tallest peak in England and Wales. Why not have a sing song at the peak whilst enjoying the views from the visitor centre?
The beautiful Italianate village of Portmeirion, created by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1975, pays tribute to the atmosphere and vibrant colours of the Mediterranean whilst blending effortlessly into the natural surroundings.