A Guide to Shopping in North Wales

We’ve come up with a guide to shopping in North Wales to help out all of the shopaholics who may be visiting the area. From huge modern shopping centres to unique independent stores, North Wales has something for everyone. A girl shopping for clothes. Llandudno Victoria Centre in Llandudno is North Wales’ premier shopping destination, offering many well-known brands such as Boots, Dorothy Perkins, The Body Shop and Waterstones. There is also a selection of places that you can grab a bite to eat when you need to take a break from shopping. Parc Llandudno retail park is just a short drive away, which is the top place to go if you’re a lover of high-street fashion, with shops including River Island, Debenhams, New Look and Next. Mostyn Street offers other big-name stores such as Marks and Spencer’s, Starbucks and HMV, as well as a number of smaller local businesses and craft stores. You can find a variety of different speciality stores hidden away in Llandudno’s canopied streets, a unique shopping experience that was first created by the Victorians! There are also various galleries throughout Llandudno selling a fine selection of art.  Conwy Being rated as one of the best places in the UK for independent shops, Conwy is the place to go if you’re after something a little less familiar. The stunning town of Conwy is home to many different small and quirky stores that are surrounded by Conwy Castle’s medieval walls. Some of the best stores that can be found in Conwy include The Knight Shop, which is a charming little costume store, Baravelli’s, an award-winning Chocolate shop, Yesteryears, a traditional toy shop, and Edwards of Conwy, Britain’s best butcher! There is also a wide array of local pubs and restaurants nearby for when you need to refuel. One not to be missed is Watsons Bistro, which is a modern family-run restaurant that offers a varied selection of delicious Welsh dishes, with a secret garden backing on to the ancient castle walls.  Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay is full of fantastic family run independent stores such as a camera shop, a florist and a music shop, along with many high street brands including Argos, WHSmith and Home Bargains. You can also find high-quality crafts and locally sourced goods at Colwyn Bay’s weekly farmers market. Or, check out the traditional street market that is held at the Town Hall in Colwyn Bay every Tuesday and Saturday, where you can find unique gifts, clothing, crafts and much more. Bay View shopping centre is another fantastic shopping destination in Colwyn Bay, with popular brands such as Superdrug, Holland & Barrett and Costa.  Beaumaris The idyllic town of Beaumaris, a former royal borough, is home to a number of delightful and unusual speciality shops. The little chilli shop can be found in Beaumaris, which is a dainty little pink store selling an array of spicy foods. There is also a beautifully decorated gift shop called ‘Prettiest things of Beaumaris’ which has something for everyone, and a traditional sweet shop nearby for all of those with a sweet tooth.  Shopping in Snowdonia Snowdonia is not only a hot spot for exciting outdoor activities, but it is also a popular shopping destination, which has shops in some of the most unusual places. A crafts village selling lots of spectacular goods can be found in the forest at Corris. You can also go shopping deep in the heart of the mountains at Betws-y-Coed. The mountain resort offers a number of different independent shops and galleries that are full of character.  Portmeirion If you’re planning a visit to North Wales, then you must check out the fantasy village of Portmeirion! A stunning Italian style tourist village which has many different fantastic speciality shops amongst the impressive Tudor cottages. You can also find some of the best Italianate pizzerias within the streets of Portmeirion!  There are plenty of other brilliant shopping destinations for you to check out during your visit to one of our North Wales Caravan Parks, these are just a small selection of shopping hot spots that we think you’ll love.

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