Here are the top things to do in North Wales.
Winifred’s Well, also known as St. Winifride’s Well or the Lourdes of Wales, is one of the oldest continually visited pilgrimage sites in Great Britain. Legend has it that the well sprung after a martyr’s lopped off head hit the ground.
The healing waters of the well have been said to cause miraculous cures. On August 6, 1923, the Courier reported that thousands of people witnessed a 12-month-old baby have her sight back immediately after being immersed in the water.
Despite its violent origin, the well is a peaceful place to relax and might be more healing than the magic waters.
2. Spend the Night Cliff Camping
If you have a head for heights and nerves of steel, this is one thing you should add to your bucket list right away. It involves rock climbing in Anglesey during the day and spending the night on a portaledge. Here, you’ll get to watch the sunset and relish the cliffside vista as you sip a cup of hot chocolate.
While cliff camping may seem dangerous, Gaia Adventures, the only accredited climbing operator in North Wales, works hard to ensure everyone is as safe as possible during the activity.
3. Hike the Highest Peak in Wales
Climbing Snowdon is undoubtedly on the bucket lists of many British hiking enthusiasts. The centrepiece of Snowdonia National Park attracts more than 300,000 visitors to its summit each year.
If you’re looking to climb all 3,560 feet of Snowdon, be sure to wear proper walking boots. You can hike one of the seven main routes, with Llanberis Path considered the easiest, yet the longest at over 7 km long. The most difficult trail is the Crib Goch arette which demands the regular use of hands.
4. Ride the Great Orme Tramway
The Great Orme Tramway is the only remaining cable-hauled tramway operating on British public roads and one of only a few surviving in the world. The tram takes guests on a picturesque one-mile journey across Great Orme Country Park. The journey offers fantastic views of Llandudno’s sweeping bays and the Great Orme. On a clear day, you can expect to see Blackpool, the Isle of Man and the Lake District.
The Llechwedd Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog town have been transformed into a trampoline playground aptly called Bounce Below. This unique subterranean bounce park features a maze of 10,000 square feet of nets.
The park has three trampoline levels – at 20 feet, 60 feet and at the tallest at 180 feet off the ground. To move between levels, you can crawl through a tunnel, take a slide or go down a spiral staircase deep into the cavern.
These five activities to do in North Wales are just the tip of the iceberg. However, they are sure to give you a memorable experience.