10 of the best places to Instagram in North Wales

North Wales is well-known for its spectacular scenery, dramatic coastline and charming landscapes so it comes as no surprise that it provides the ideal backdrop for an Instagram post. Photographers love the diversity the region offers, with every season adding another dimension to the picture. If you’re planning a break in one of our holiday parks in North Wales anytime soon, here is a list of places that shouldn’t be missed for some second-to-none holiday snaps. The Lonely Tree, Llyn PadarnHead to the biggest unsurfaced car park at Llyn Padarn Country Park just outside Llanberis and head to the right. You may need to search for a while, as it’s not as lonely as the name suggests! Those truly dedicated to getting the perfect snap should head down to watch the sun rise over the Llanberis Pass, which makes a truly beautiful sight. Cwm Idwal, Ogwen ValleyThe oldest National Park Reserve in Wales offers some of the most dramatic mountainous scenery in the UK. The valley cradles a glacial lake, which is even more wild in wet weather with water descending from all directions. Park at the Ogwen cottage on the A5 and the lake is just a short walk away – perfect for lugging heavy tripods too! Penmon Point, AngleseyThis iconic lighthouse sits in the perfect location for both birdwatchers and photographers alike. The pebble beach is dog-friendly, and the remote and rugged nature of the beach has an ‘end of the earth’ feel to it. Puffin island sits just beyond Trwyn Du Lighthouse, making for great wildlife photography. A café is above the beach to keep you warm and dry if the weather doesn’t cooperate with you. Llanddwyin Island, Newborough, AngleseyThe combination of sandy coves, rolling dunes and large rock outcrops make this the ideal setting for snapping. The long finger of land remains attached to the mainland unless there is a particularly high tide and is best seen in low light to highlight the true magic of the landscape. With stunning views of Snowdon and the Lleyn Peninsula, we recommend heading down early doors to have the place to yourself. Menai Bridge, from the lay by on the A5 on the Anglesey sideTo get the best views of the grade 1 listed building of a bridge with such historical context, you need to head to a lay by on the A5. Surprising as that may be, this is a well-known viewing spot and is highly popular due to the ease of access. Photographers should visit the site several times to catch the spectacle with different tides and lighting, with a popular choice being the bridge by night. Llyn Elsi above Betws-y-CoedThe Llyn Elsi lake can give reflections of such vibrant colours, particularly in autumn and morning light, making for the fantastic opportunity to portray colour, seasons and reflection via photography. The path round the lake is at 700ft, affording unrivalled north-westerly views to the mountain ranges of Carneddau and the Glyderau. Snowdon itself is not visible, but it’s perfect to capture an alternative perspective of North Wales. Conwy town and Conwy CastleIt’s difficult to imagine a more picturesque location than Conwy. With the castle situated in the heart of the medieval town, the community is surrounded by hills and watched over by the mighty mountains of Snowdonia. There are so many different angles of which to try and capture the true essence of the charming town and its 13th century castle, so be sure to set aside at least a day here to soak it all up. Abersoch harbourOne of the more photogenic spots in North Wales is away from the inner harbour and out by the stone slipway and jetty. At its peak at high tide, this village creates the perfect backdrop to photos, in the form of colourful boats anchored in the harbour. Head down at sunset to add a romantic element to your photos. Porthdinllaen, Morfa NefynPorthdinllaen hosts a winning combination of expansive sands, jagged cliffs and boats make it fantastic photo shooting opportunities. Home to Ty Coch Pub, one of the best beach bars in the world, it’s no wonder thousands flock here every year to capture the sensational scenery. Try and capture the local fisherman bringing in the daily catch for an authentic addition to your pictures. Bryn Cader Faner, near TalksarnauCapture the rich historical perspectives of this Bronze age cairn and its 18 jagged pillars with a variety of shots at any time of the day. The locals aptly describe it as ‘a crown of thorns’ and it is thought to date back to the late third millennium BC. The spot is quite difficult to find, so lightweight kit and a decent map are a must! The site will be well worth the journey and you can choose the best way to portray the cairn through a variety of angles. Image credit: Les Haines

Just one of the fantastic views near our holiday parks in North Wales