Welcome to North Wales
The land of mountains, castles and glorious lakes, North Wales has plenty to inspire you.
North Wales is a fascinating part of the UK, with beaches, castles, mountains and stunning countryside for visitors of all interests to explore. YHA boast hostels spanning towns such as Conwy and the beautiful landscapes of Snowdonia, history lovers and adventurous explorers alike will be thrilled by what's on offer nearby.
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Things to do in North Wales
Five free things to do in North Wales
Tre'r Ceiri Hillfort
Standing 450 metres above sea level on a peak of Yr Eifl on Llyn Peninsula, this hillfort is one of the best preserved in Britain. See over 150 stone houses where as many as 400 inhabitants would have lived during the Romano-British period for a chance to truly imagine the settlement during the Roman army's occupation of north-western Wales.
Trefriw Woollen Mills
Glimpse into Wales' industrial past and see just how the mills work – you'll be surprised! See the traditional Welsh blankets, tweeds and rugs being made, as you learn about the time-honoured process of their manufacture.
No list of activities for North Wales would be complete without a trip up Snowdon. Whether you choose an easy walk or a tough challenge, the feeling you'll get from conquering this giant will stay with you for a long time.
Just outside Caernarfon, Glynllifon is the perfect place to spend a day. See the stunning mansion and explore the 700-acre estate where you can see some of the rarest flora and fauna in Wales. This Site of Special Scientific Interest is also home to rare and endangered wildlife, so it's a must-visit.
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North Wales boasts the Snowdonia National Park and the biggest mountains in England and Wales, but hiking up Snowdon is not the only thing to do in this breathtakingly beautiful area. Beaches, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and nostalgic railways await visitors to North Wales, while history lovers can lose themselves in the Slate Museum or explore the wealth of castles in the nearby area.
Enjoy horseriding in the foothills of Snowdonia, visit the National White Water Centre for thrills and spills or go underground to find out all about the history of the Sygun Copper Mine; North Wales really has something for everyone.
The oldest dated town house in Wales. The furnished rooms reflect daily life from different periods in its history. Visit the National Trust website
There's 80 acres of magnificent gardens to explore, with lovely Italianate terraces, formal lawns and magical wooded valley. From here there are stunning views across to northern Snowdonia.
Mighty Caernarfon is the most famous of Wales' castles, built over 800 years ago. Its sheer scale and commanding presence easily set it apart from the rest. This is where the investiture of
One of the most impressive castles in Wales, overlooking the Conwy estuary. Don't miss a walk along the town walls. Visit the website
Discover a landscape that was sculptured by ice thousands of years ago.
Electric Mountain is home to the Dinorwig Power Station, set in the mountains of Snowdonia and dubbed "Britain's largest battery" this hydroelectric station houses 6 electric generators producing
Dramatic limestone headland renowned for its wildlife and history. Don't miss the live camera that watches the seabird colonies.
The rides and activities at this unique eco-attraction have been designed for fun with a difference – you provide the energy!
A wonderful location for horse riding, pony trekking or extended day trail rides with breathtaking views across the Snowdonia Mountains. A variety of routes and options cater for all types of rider
Discover the timeless appeal of narrow-gauge steam trains. Enjoy views of Snowdonia as you travel along the shores of Llyn Padarn.
Descend Jacobs ladder and wander through tunnels and chambers. Outside the caverns there's breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay.
Ideal for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and powerboating with easy access to the open sea and superb coastal scenery. Visit the website