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Best Villages to Visit in North Wales

North Wales has been the UK’s prime tourist destination for centuries. It has a great history, rich culture and lots of natural wonders from mountains to beaches, rocky outcrops to forests and everything in between. If you are looking for an outdoor adventure, there is no better place than heading to North Wales for a vacation. Here is a list of some of the unique welcoming towns that you should visit in North Wales.

Llandudno

Llandudno combines the best seaside climate with the serenity of a mountainside. No wonder it is one of the most visited towns by tourists all over Wales. You get to enjoy a sandy beach on either side of the town, the Victorian-type building architecture and a mountain top where you can have the best views of the Irish channel. There is a superb Victorian pier that looks just as it was during the Victorian era where you can sit and enjoy the cool seaside breeze. If you are travelling as a family, the area has a lot of fun activities for children and adults alike.

Portmeirion

This small town is enclosed in a peninsula between Harlech and Porthmadog. This village looks more or less than an Italian village. The idea to come up with a replica of an Italian village was the brainchild of Sir William Ellis. He created a private promontory, a mansion and planted awesome Gwylt Garden. This village has everything you may want from an old cafe to churches, fountains and rugged coastal paths to various part of the village. Gates close in the evening and guests are left to explore this magnificent town all night.

Conwy Village

It is believed that over 2,000 workers took part in creating a masterpiece that is the Conwy Castle. It was built between 1283 and 1289. The fortress was besieged by Edward 1 in 1290. However, the over 4 metre thick walls were a hard nut to crack. Today, it stands as one of the most picturesque 13th-century fortresses in Europe. In this village, you will also get superb views of the surrounding landscape. You will also get a chance to visit the Aberconwy House, which is one of the first houses to be built within the walls, the smallest house in Great Britain and Plas Mawr, magnificent Elizabethan home that has been preserved over centuries.

Porthmadog

This village is located at the mouth of River Glaslyn. The town is actually a combination of two areas; the Tremadog, a tiny industrial centre where slate shipping took place and Porthmadog, a port village. In the town, you will enjoy serene seaside sandy beaches. There are also several adventure trails at Coed Tremadog, which is a nature reserve. The village is also a terminus for the world’s oldest narrow gauge railway line, which was built in 1836 to transport slate from the mines around the village. This railroad was transformed to allow visitors to take a ride in time as they explore the beautiful landscapes over a stretch of about 60 kilometres. The village was the birthplace of such historical figures as poet Shelley and Lawrence of Arabia.

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