North Wales is known for its excitement, adventure and stunning locations which are sure to send adrenaline into overdrive. If you’ve been lucky enough to buy a static caravan at the impeccable Lyons Holiday Parks; you could not have picked a better location. The breathtaking North Wales setting would be ideal to simply sit back and take in—if that’s what you wanted. However, the area is surrounded by a plethora of things to see and do. Let’s take a look at five of the more memorable places to visit.
St Winefride’s Well
This ancient wonder of Wales is thought to have mystical healing power. History would suggest that the holy waters from the well are able to cure the sick. Pilgrims have been making journeys to this special place since the 12th century, and continue to do so today. Known as “the Lourdes of Wales”, St Winefride’s Well is reportedly responsible for curing a blind baby in 1923.
This was the home of fourth-century princess Santes Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers. She dedicated her life to god after having no luck in finding love herself. She hoped others would be more fortunate. The 25th of January each year is Santes Dwynwen’s Day and is celebrated just like Valentine’s Day. With over ten miles of footpaths to stroll through, and a beach recognised for its cleanliness; the island is a true beauty.
Tyn Dwr Hall
Those after something a bit more thrilling should visit Tyn Dwr Hall—if you dare. There are a number of haunted sites in North Wales which will have you trembling all night. Built in the 1800s, Tyn Dwr Hall was a youth hostel; today it is used as a venue for weddings. However, its biggest appeal comes from the ghosts which haunt it. Spirits of a woman and gamekeeper have been noted by paranormal experts. Most frighteningly, however, are the sounds of laughing children.
This town is host to a home named Quay house, the smallest house in Britain. Standing at a minuscule 3.1 metres tall, Quay house was built in the 16th century. The house was deemed to be unfit for human living in 1900 when its 6-foot-3-inch tenant at the time could only partially stand. The ground floor is comprised of a living area with an open fire and a tap. Upstairs has room only for a bed and small storage.
Snowdon Mountain Railway’s Loco No5
Sit back and be utterly engrossed by some of the most breathtaking views existing in the UK. The historic train resumed service in recent years after nearly 20 years of inactivity while undertaking a comprehensive overhaul. You will now be able to reach the summit of the highest peak in Wales on board the locomotive. The railway is closed during the winter months as it competes with some of the harshest weather in Britain.