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Places to stay in North Wales

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.

YHA hostels in North Wales

YHA Kings exterior

YHA Kings

Free parking on premises
YHA Rowen Exterior

YHA Rowen

Free parking on premises
24-hour access
Self-catering kitchen

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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.

The Segontium

This Roman Fort is open all year round, but in season the experience is enhanced by a museum providing information on the history that surrounds the Segontium.

Scale Snowdon

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.

There's nowhere in the world quite like London

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.

Aberconwy House (in centre, last before junction)

Aberconwy House

The oldest dated town house in Wales.  The furnished rooms reflect daily life from different periods in its history. Visit the National Trust website

Bodnant Gardens

Bodnant Gardens

There's 80 acres of magnificent gardens to explore, with lovely Italianate terraces, formal lawns and magical wooded valley.

Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle

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

Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle

One of the most impressive castles in Wales, overlooking the Conwy estuary. Don't miss a walk along the town walls. Visit the website

Electric Mountain

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

Great Orme Country Park

Great Orme Country Park

Dramatic limestone headland renowned for its wildlife and history. Don't miss the live camera that watches the seabird colonies.

Greenwood Forest Park

Greenwood Forest Park

The rides and activities at this unique eco-attraction have been designed for fun with a difference – you provide the energy!

Llanberis Lake Railway

Llanberis Lake Railway

Discover the timeless appeal of narrow-gauge steam trains. Enjoy views of Snowdonia as you travel along the shores of Llyn Padarn.

Slate Caverns

Llanfair Slate Caverns

Descend Jacobs ladder and wander through tunnels and chambers. Outside the caverns there's breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay.

Ropes and Ladders

Ropes and Ladders

High level activities to get the heart racing! Enjoy the leaps, swings and zip line with spectacular views of Snowdonia.