10 facts about North Wales

North Wales is one the most beautiful parts of the UK. It has tonnes of history, as well some hidden gems. However, there is some mystery behind this region. Take a look at these 10 facts which you might not have known: 1 – North Wales is home to the longest running Punch and Judy show. You will find this show on Llandudno promenade. This show has been passed through generations, and has been running for over 150 years! 2 – The longest place name can be found on the signs in North Wales Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch…try saying that one! 3 – North Wales is home to one the world’s oldest organisms The yew tree at St Dygain’s Church in Llangernyw, Conwy, is believed to be either the second or third oldest living organism in the world. The tree is estimated to be between 4,000 and 5,000 years old. 4 – North Wales is home to ‘The Seven Wonders of Wales’ All the ‘Seven Wonders of Wales’ are located in North Wales. These are: Pistyll Rhaeadr, St Giles’ Church, Overton yew trees, St Winefride’s Well, Llangollen Bridge, Gresford Bells and Snowdon. 5 – North Wales could fit into Australia a whopping 1222.89 times! Although a relatively small region, North Wales is packed full of amazing things to see and do. 6 – The smallest house in Britain This tiny home can be found in Conwy, it is only 10ft deep, 6ft wide and 10ft high. It was once the home of a 6’ 3” fisherman! 7 – It is home to the wettest place in Britain The mountain ridge near Llanberis sees an estimated 4,473mm of rainfall per year. Don’t worry though, as there are plenty of rainy day activities throughout the region to enjoy. 8 – North Wales is linked to places all over the world Did you know that there is a Llandudno in South Africa named after the Welsh town? Or how about Patagonia in Argentina being established by people from Bala? 9 – Wales has more castles per square mile than any other place in the world. Not technically about North Wales, but still pretty cool! Both Caernarfon and Conwy Castle are just two of many ancient fortresses in Wales which are protected as World Heritage Sites. 10 – It is the perfect place for a holiday! Don’t just take our word for it! There is so much to see and do in this beautiful part of the UK, and all of it is just in reach of our North Wales caravans parks.

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