Why North Wales is a Foodie Destination
Wales is a nation that loves a good pint and tasty grub, which has put it on the map for food-lovers who want to sample some Welsh, British and global cuisines all within a picturesque landscape. If you are looking at investing in one of our static caravans for sale, North Wales is the best place to have a holiday home. In addition to the endless attractions and activities, there are plenty of places to dine out at and markets to purchase local food.
So, why come to North Wales for a foodie adventure?
First of all, there are traditional Welsh dishes.
Welsh rarebit is considered to be the national dish, and a lovely treat for lunchtime, accompanied by a couple of beers. You are sure to find it at several cafes around North Wales, but you can also try it at home. Grab some thick toastie bread, and lavish on the cheese sauce, and stick under the grill until it is browned and bubbling.
Welsh cakes have been a popular treat since the 19th century but are hard to describe to people who have never come across them before. A cross between a scone and pancake, they are fried, include raisins (or chocolate chips!) and have a light dusting of sugar. You can find welsh cakes in supermarkets in Wales, or you can be lucky and pick some up freshly cooked from a local market.
Other popular traditional Welsh dishes to try out when visiting include Bara Brith, a sticky fruit loaf to have with tea, lamb cawl, Conwy mussels and leek soup.
Another reason to visit North Wales are the food festivals.
Held throughout the year, North Wales food festivals give you the chance to sample local food, buy some local produce, watch cooking demos from Wales’ top chefs, try your hand at cooking and baking with masterclasses and just enjoy some family-friendly time on a day out.
One of the most popular is the Gwledd Conwy Feast, held annually in October. The food and drink marquees line Conwy’s quayside, and there are two packed days of live music, cooking demonstrations and more food and drink than your eyes or stomach can handle! Then, when evening falls, the town of Conwy is lit up with a digital art display!
North Wales is the place for dining out
Forget about the flashy eateries in Wales’ capital Cardiff; you can dine out in style in North Wales, as there has been a rise in quality establishments and the focus on locally sourced produce has helped the region become a foodie favourite. North Wales has also seen several entries in the Good Food Guide over the past few years, and one Michelin starred restaurant Tyddyn Llan.
Having a reputation for good food is a great draw for tourism, and North Wales is thriving on that fact. Some award-winning and popular restaurants near our holiday parks include Signatures in Conwy, Dylan’s Restaurant in Menai Bridge, Hickory’s in Rhos-on-Sea along with a plethora of restaurants, gastropubs, bars and cafes that offer delicious food.
If you are looking to tantalise your taste buds with some tasty Welsh food, don’t hesitate to book your holiday to North Wales today! Get in touch with Lyons to find out more about our holiday homes and parks.
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