North Wales

Travel Guide
Llandudno featuring a square or plaza and a small town or village

Learn about Wales’ proud heritage and language in this historic region, as you travel by rail past castles and mountains.

Known for the spellbinding topography of Snowdonia National Park, North Wales is a wonderland of hilly terrain, charming villages and historic sites. The area has an intriguing past as the Kingdom of Gwynedd and is among the fiercest proponents of preservation of Welsh culture and language. Get a sense of Welsh national pride in the towns and villages of this mountainous realm.

Among the most notable cities is Bangor. Look around the 6th-century Bangor Cathedral. Visit the historic buildings of Bangor University, where acclaimed film director Danny Boyle studied. Learn about the region’s history via the models on display in Storiel, formerly the Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery.

A little east of town is the imposing Penrhyn Castle. Wander through its walled garden, watch the kids have fun in the adventure playground and examine the exhibits of the Railway Museum.

The area’s largest city is Wrexham, where you will find the urban Bellevue Park. Travel through the region’s many villages via historic steam railway links. Arrive at the world heritage Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, an exceptional treasure that allows a boat to pass along a narrow canal on a tall bridge.

For a change of scenery, make your way to Snowdonia National Park. The park is known for containing the largest mountain in England and Wales, Snowdon. Go to the Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre for displays and information about the park. See natural highlights, such as Aber Falls, Blue Lake and Conwy Water Gardens.

Catch dramatic photos of the dynamic terrain during the storms of the cold, rainy winters. Summers are warm, with occasional hot streaks providing ideal beach weather.

This region comprises the northern part of Wales on the western border with Great Britain. Arrive at the Liverpool John Lennon Airport and drive west for 1 to 2 hours to get here.

Experience the essence of Wales in North Wales, with its renowned national park, scenic terrain and intriguing culture.

Trearddur Bay Hotel
Trearddur Bay Hotel
4 out of 5
Trearddur Bay, Holyhead, Wales
The price is ¥9,001 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Situated in Holyhead, this beach hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Trearddur Bay Beach and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Holyhead Harbour. Porth Dafarch Beach and Anglesey ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (318 reviews)
"I have been wanting to stay here for a long time. I wasnt dissappointed, the room was lovely, warm and spacious. We stayed ovetnight, thought it was expensive for the amount of time that we was staying. There wasnt enough tea, milk and sugar in the room, but we managed. Was disappointed at the menu ..."

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Trearddur Bay Hotel
The Royal Victoria Hotel
The Royal Victoria Hotel
3 out of 5
Llanberis, Gwynedd, Caernarfon, Wales
The price is ¥12,189 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Situated in Caernarfon, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mount Snowdon, Pen-y-Pass, and Pyg Track. Caernarfon Castle and GreenWood Forest Park are also within ...
4/5 Very Good! (986 reviews)
"It was a nice property,clean and tidy,good room that did the job.Good breakfast,plenty of it.Not a very big evening menu but I suppose it is 'off season',nevertheless we enjoyed our stay"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2021

The Royal Victoria Hotel
The Castle Hotel
The Castle Hotel
4 out of 5
High Street, Conwy, Wales
The price is ¥9,861 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Conwy Town Walls and Conwy Castle. Snowdonia National Park and Llandudno West Shore Beach ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (259 reviews)
"the hotel was in a great position for walking round Conwy. The staff were very friendly and efficient, food was good and the hotel was clean and comfortable"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

The Castle Hotel
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Rose Cottage Beddgelert Set on the Banks of the River Colwyn Snowdonia
Rose Cottage Beddgelert Set on the Banks of the River Colwyn Snowdonia
Caernarfon, WLS
Situated on a river, this historic cottage is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Aberglaslyn Pass and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Snowdonia National Park. Gelert's Grave and Sygun ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
Beddgelert beauty!
"A lovely property in a beautiful setting. We had a great break"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2021

Rose Cottage Beddgelert Set on the Banks of the River Colwyn Snowdonia
Luxury chalet at the Warren, Abersoch
Luxury chalet at the Warren, Abersoch
Pwllheli, WLS
Situated by the sea, this chalet is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lleyn Peninsula, Plas Glyn y Weddw, and Llanbedrog Beach. Porth Neigwl Beach and Porth Ceiriad are ...
Luxury chalet at the Warren, Abersoch
Sundowner
Sundowner
3.5 out of 5
95 Snowdon Drive Glan Gwna Country, Holiday Park Caeathro, Caernarfon, Wales
Situated in Caernarfon, this golf cabin is within 3 mi (5 km) of Gypsy Wood Park, Snowdonia National Park, and Caernarfon Castle. Traeth Llanddwyn and Glynlllifon ...
Sundowner
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