North Wales is one of the UK’s most beautiful regions. Home to the stunning Snowdonia mountains, this area offers a wealth of different things to see and do when taking a luxury break. North Wales is a brilliant spot for family holidays, but can also be very rural and romantic.
A Brilliant Walking Break in the Snowdonia National Park
Snowdonia is great for walkers and climbers of all abilities, and is widely renowned as one of Wales’ most scenic areas. This region is a great choice for ‘outdoors’ people looking to take a luxurious holiday: there are a huge variety of sporting options, such as cycling, fishing, watersports and golf.
Don’t worry if you’re not the active type though; Snowdonia is also great for a relaxing luxury break. Rent a cottage near a beach, where you will find plenty of places to walk your dog or take a romantic stroll, and you can also enjoy a wide variety of delicious Welsh dishes in the numerous fantastic restaurants this area has to offer. The Snowdonia National Park has numerous towns and villages, which all have their individual charms and attraction.
A Luxury Holiday on the Lovely Isle of Anglesey
The wonderful Isle of Anglesey usually needs no introduction; with 125 miles of coastline it’s a fantastic holiday spot for watersports, but is also great for history lovers with its numerous historical sites. Anglesey is a recommended location for those looking to take a special family holiday. Lovely beach towns like Benllech are full of traditional summer romance and the beautiful town of Beaumaris is home to the unfinished Edwardian masterpiece, Beaumaris Castle. This charming town is full of great independent restaurants and lovely gastropubs and its waterfront location also makes this a great choice for people who love watersports.
Conwy is a beautiful area which is a great place to rent a luxury cottage, as there are so many things to see and do. Conwy town is an ancient walled town with the beautiful Conwy Castle overlooking the estuary. Conwy is home to Britain’s smallest house, which is just over 3 metres high and under 2 metres wide, and engineering buffs will love Thomas Telford’s famous Conwy Suspension Bridge. The lovely towns of Colwyn Bay and Llandudno are to the north, on the coast of Conwy. Here you will find charming seaside resorts and this part of Conwy is full of award-winning beaches, perfect for taking a romantic stroll or playing in the sand with the kids.
Explore Beautiful Gwynedd in Style
Gwynedd is quintessential Wales: full of tranquil valleys, towering mountains, rivers, forests and fairytale castles. Bordered by the Irish Sea, this beautiful part of Wales is famed for its railways and magnificent countryside and coastline. Visit the stunning town of Harlech, where you will find towering sand dunes backed by the ubiquitous Harlech Castle.
Our top pick of North Wales’ best attractions:
• Parys Mountain on Anglesey offers a fascinating insight into the copper mining industry of the late 18th Century. Take a morning to walk around the quarry and mines, but be careful as the winds get high and fast.
• The Ffestiniog Railway in Gwynedd is the world’s oldest independent railway company. When you take a ride on their fantastic steam trains, you climb over 700 feet into the mountain ranges where the views are fantastic. The Snowdon Mountain Railway actually takes you to Snowdon’s summit; a once in a lifetime experience.
• Margam Country Park is set around the magnificent Margam Castle. A fantastic day out; there are plenty of things for children and adults to do, as the castle is set within 1000 acres of breathtaking countryside.
If you’re thinking of taking your luxury self-catering holiday in North Wales, you can expect to stay in beautiful cottages with sea views, large country halls closer inland, luxurious farm buildings and superbly romantic log cabins.