Places to Visit
North Wales is rightly famous for its landscape making it perfect for outdoor adventurers. But for culture vultures and history hawks there's plenty on offer too.
For fresh air...
Loggerheads Country Park – a forest walk and good place to start exploring the Clwydian Range (15 mins)
Moel Famau – a great hill walk (15 mins)
Talacre Beach – sweeping beach with picturesque lighthouse (30 mins)
Eryri aka Snowdonia – a majestic mountain range with walks for all abilities (1 hour)
Colwyn Bay – promenade, beach and watersports at Porth Eirias (30 mins)
Bodnant Gardens – Grade 1 listed formal garden across 80 acres with historic horticultural importance (40 mins)
For little (and bigger) kids...
Zip World – incredible adventuring at three locations in North Wales including the world’s fastest zip line and underground trampolining in a space twice the size of St Paul’s Cathedral (1 hour)
Greenfield Valley – woods, playground, local museum and cafe all in one place (15 mins)
Chester Zoo – a strong contender for the best zoo in the UK (20 mins)
Adventure Parc Snowdonia – the world’s first surf lagoon as well as open swimming, climbing, biking and extreme sliding(!) all set in the mountains (50 mins)
For a piece of history...
Chirk Castle – 13th century castle, award-winning gardens and a model farm (30 mins)
Conwy Castle – World Heritage site, with circular staircases and battlements – you can walk on the entire perimeter wall (40 mins)
Erddig – 17th century country house with trails, playground and large gardens (30 mins)
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct – stunning aqueduct within a World Heritage Site of canals and waterways with a heritage railway nearby (30 mins)