10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in North Wales

Wales undoubtedly has some of the best beauty spots in Britain, from majestic castles to sandy beaches for its visitors to explore! With our wide range of Wales caravans for sale, you’ll be spoilt for choice with what to see because of the vast array of stunning scenic highlights on your doorstep. We’ve composed a list of our top 10 must see beauty spots in North Wales! Valle Crucis Abbey ruins in North Wales  Criccieth The town of Criccieth provides some dreamy, scenic views out over Cardigan Bay. A perfect place to explore if you’re heading to Snowdonia, the town’s history dates back to 1230, when its castle, which still stands today, began to be built! Despite the steep climb that is needed to reach the castle, the ruins are in good condition and provide the perfect look-out point over the bay. If climbing isn’t really your scene, Criccieth beach is the ideal place to soak up the sea views on a family day out! Dinas Dinlle, Gwynedd On the Northern coast of the Llyn Peninsula lies Dinas Dinlle. When at low tide, the otherwise pebbly stretch of land turns into a luscious, sandy beach that offers views out towards Llanddwyn Island on Anglesey. The Blue Flag awarded beach has shallow and clear water, perfect for taking a dip on your family holiday. In addition to its beautiful beach, Dinas Dinlle has been named a Site of Special Scientific Interest by the British Government due to its valuable natural habitats. Ogwen Falls The waterfalls at Ogwen Falls are bound to have you amazed. The site in which the Ogwen river begins its journey across the rural landscape of North Wales and towards the sea is a popular spot for walkers due to the sheer quantity of waterfalls. The collection of waterfalls, some of which are thought to be over 300m tall, can best be seen from two vantage points. Access to both sides of the waterfall can be gained through a little bit of adventuring, although some may find the routes quite difficult. If you’re planning on making your walk a little longer by following the water on its descent to the sea, then you should be prepared for a walk along some serious mountainous terrain recommended for experienced ramblers. Castell Dinas Bran above Llangollen Another steep climb, but one that is definitely worth it! Castell Dinas Bran towers above Llangollen and its canals, providing spectacular views of the Welsh countryside. Taking less than an hour to reach the summit, you will be welcomed by the ruins of Crow Castle, as it is often translated to. First popping up in historical documents in the 12th century, admire the ruins and wonder about their past for a while, either from one of the benches on the way up or on the grass surrounding it. If you’re tempted by visiting the ruins and the idea of soaking up the history of these magnificent remains, there is parking for four cars half a mile away from the ruins, making the walk more manageable for those who would otherwise struggle. Fairy Glen, Betws y Coed Although there is a 50p admissions fee to complete the Fairy Glen walk, the journey down to the ethereal pool is definitely worth the small price. Access to the secluded beauty spot is a somewhat steep journey down the side of the gorge, so keep a careful eye while walking as it could be slippery. Llyn Padarn The glacially formed lake of Llyn Padarn is a beautiful place if you fancy a spot of swimming. With several lagoons providing some warmer water climates, the large expanse of water is great for having a dip, whilst taking in some of Snowdonia’s extraordinary scenery. The lake is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to it housing the rare Torgoch or Arctic Char fish, which has resided in the lake since the Ice Age! If the weather’s a little bit chilly, or you don’t fancy taking a dip with some wild fish, you could always take in the scenery by following the circular path that circles the lakes. Mawddach Estuary Nestled in the midst of Snowdonia, Mawddach Estuary is where the River Mawddach meets the sea. As a result, a beautiful scenic route allows you to follow a disused railway track whilst admiring the clear water. A trip along the estuary is perfect if you’re looking for a bit more adventure on your trip, as you could consider cycling! The routes range from basic to challenging and are available on a range of different terrains. The estuary also provides a bike hiring service, so you needn’t plan too far ahead by bringing your own! Menai Bridge With the first of the two bridges constructed in 1826, the Menai Suspension Bridge provides something remarkable to gaze at whilst on your holiday in North Wales. Thomas Telford’s bridge joins mainland Wales to Anglesey and is definitely worth a visit to so you can revel at the magnificent architecture that was the first suspension bridge to ever be constructed. South Stack, Anglesey The cliffs at South Stack in Angelsey are the perfect place to spend a family day out. With so much wildlife in the area, you can find the day spotting puffins in amongst the groups of birds, or you could try to catch a glimpse of a silver-studded-blue butterfly fluttering around. Maintained by the RSPB, the binoculars that they have ready to hand out to visitors will make this easier to do. If bird watching doesn’t sound like something you’d be interested in, you could always visit the South Stack lighthouse, built in 1809. Climb to the top where you can witness the stunning views out over the sea. Valle Crucis Abbey Step back in time when visiting this old Abbey and walk in the footsteps of the Monks who inhabited it from 1201. Although ruins now, a lot of the original Abbey remain intact, allowing visitors to view the beautiful west front and have a view of the Chapel House.

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