10 Things you should tick off your bucket list when visiting North Wales

 North Wales serves the perfect destination for a staycation holiday. With its multiple towns and attractions, many flock each year to experience the beauty this region holds. This region has however been long established over many years, so has an overabundance of things to do – old and new. So, here is the top 10 things to do whilst visiting North Wales. 1. See the views from the Great Orme in Llandudno The Great Orme towers over the seaside town of Llandudno and offers unbelievable views out over the North Wales coastline. It is accessible on foot, via the tramway, by cable car and by car. 2. Climb Snowdon The biggest mountain in Wales and England is indeed Snowdon. Renowned for its range of paths, spectacular views and its convenience for non-walkers via its Snowdon Mountain Railway, anybody can reach the summit and enjoy the wonderful feeling of being at the highest point in England and Wales. 3. Enjoy a Welsh Ale at the Black Boy Inn The Black Boy Inn is one of the oldest inns in Wales. This ancient inn, located in the medieval town of Caernarfon, serves some fantastic welsh food, drink and accommodation. 4. Explore Conwy Castle Conwy Castle is the focal point Conwy, as it towers high above the town. Visitors can enjoy a few hours climbing the castle’s towers, taking in the scenic views across the Conwy River and town.5. Experience the ‘Rib Ride’ in Anglesey This unique experience takes it riders on an exhilarating ride around the North Wales coastline. These sea vessels can give you a great feeling of adventure, and when you return, you can explore the Isle of Anglesey. 6. A family day out at the Welsh Mountain Zoo The Welsh Mountain Zoo is repeatedly voted one of the best North Wales attractions, thanks to its stunning hillside location, a huge variety of animals and playground facilities. Whether it’s watching a sea lion show, observing penguins or trying to spot the red pandas, there is something to be enjoyed for everyone. 7. A day exploring Portmeirion The Italianate village of Portmeirion is one of the most unique parts of North Wales. Nestled upon the shores of North Wales, the village has gained substantial popularity through the cult TV show, The Prisoner. 8. Tour around the Electric Mountain A hydro-electric station that is actually situated inside of a mountain, offering tours in and around the operations. This is an intriguing attraction that guides visitors around on foot and by bus to show the whole range of activities that take place here. 9. See Gelert’s Grave in Beddgelert Who is Gelert? Well, this small Welsh village homes one of the popular old tales of Wales and includes the heartfelt story involving Prince Llewelyn and his faithful dog Gelert. One day the prince went out hunting and left his baby boy and Gelert behind. When he returned, he saw the dog’s nose soaked up in blood and his son was nowhere to be seen! In fury, he grabbed his sword and killed his dog. Moments later, he discovered his son in his cot, unharmed, with a giant wolf lying beneath him, covered in wounds. The prince subsequently made a grand grave for his faithful hound, beneath a large tree. Some say the prince never smiled again, and the gravestone can be visited whilst in this beautiful town Beddgelert. 10. Have a go on Europe’s longest and fastest zip line Zip World has been built in Bethesda, North Wales, and offers visitors a highly exhilarating zip line ride over a quarry and lake; reaching speeds up to 100mph, it is definitely worthy of this list! So, there it is, our top 10 things to tick off your bucket list when visiting North Wales! If you are looking to get closer to the action, we have a wide range of holiday homes for sale, North Wales which are perfectly placed so you can explore this spectacular region. Image credit: Alejandro Roman Gonzalez under Creative Commons

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