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Things to do in North Wales

 

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Snowdon (Snowdonia National Park)
Ranked #1 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Mountains
The highest mountain in Wales (higher than any in England) at 3,560 feet.
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Ranked #2 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: The Ffestiniog Railway takes you on a 13 1/2-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of... more » Owner description: The Ffestiniog Railway takes you on a 13 1/2-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. We are recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest railway company in the world, being founded in 1832. We still build steam locomotives and carriages in our own workshops and the world's oldest steam engine, Prince, is still in regular use today - more than 150 years after it was built. Our historic trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round horseshoe bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it. The Welsh Highland is Snowdonia's newest railway. Trains start their spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the historic castle walls at Caernarfon. The trains - hauled by the world's most powerful narrow gauge steam locomotives - climb from sea level to over 650 feet on the foothills of Snowdon, before zig-zagging dramatically down the steep hillside to reach Beddgelert, nestling in the heart of the National Park, then through the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass - voted the most beautiful spot in the UK by the National Trust - and on to Porthmadog. « less
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Plas Mawr (Conwy)
Ranked #3 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #4 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Great Orme (Llandudno)
Ranked #5 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Bodnant Garden (Tal-y-Cafn)
Ranked #6 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Gardens
Owner description: 80 acres of magnificent Garden in the beautiful Conwy Valley. Stunning collections of plants and trees from around the World,... more » Owner description: 80 acres of magnificent Garden in the beautiful Conwy Valley. Stunning collections of plants and trees from around the World, giving interest and colour throughout the seasons.Varied Events Programme offering something for everyone. « less
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Promenade (Llandudno)
Ranked #7 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Trails
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Welsh Slate Museum (Llanberis)
Ranked #8 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: History Museums

Don't be put off by the name - this isn't a dry exhibition of bits of slate. It's based in on the old slate works and is really an industrial museum. You can see the workshops and... more »

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Rhosneigr Beach (Rhosneigr)
Ranked #9 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #10 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Lighthouses
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Cader Idris (Dolgellau)
Ranked #11 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Mountains
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Aber Falls (Abergwyngregyn)
Ranked #12 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Waterfalls
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Caernarfon Castle (Caernarfon)
Ranked #13 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Castles; Historic Sites
Wales' most famous and attractive castle, built in 1284.
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Great Orme Tramway (Llandudno)
Ranked #14 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Scenic Railroads
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Ranked #15 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #16 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #17 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Home Front Museum (Llandudno)
Ranked #18 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Specialty Museums
Experience the sights and sounds of civilian life during the Second World War at this unique indoor attraction.
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Ranked #19 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #20 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: National Parks
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Conwy Castle (Conwy)
Ranked #21 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: Built in the late 13th century and reputed to be haunted by a past resident, this picturesque castle was built for King... more » Owner description: Built in the late 13th century and reputed to be haunted by a past resident, this picturesque castle was built for King Edward I and is a perfect example of the "concentric castle" design. « less
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GreenWood Forest Park (Y Felinheli)
Ranked #22 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: For family adventure visit GreenWood Forest Park – Snowdonia’s totally unique eco-attraction! Ride the world’s first people... more » Owner description: For family adventure visit GreenWood Forest Park – Snowdonia’s totally unique eco-attraction! Ride the world’s first people powered rollercoaster and zoom down Wales’s longest sledge run. Explore TreeTop Towers, take the Jungle Boats challenge and conquer the Crocodile Maze. Learn something new – Archery, Stilt Walking or Den Building – then stomp along the BareFoot Trail.This multi award-winning attraction promises an unforgettable family day out, whatever the weather. « less
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Lligwy Beach (Dulas)
Ranked #23 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #24 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Castles
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Harlech Beach (Harlech)
Ranked #25 of 417 attractions in North Wales
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The Mawddach Trail (Dolgellau)
Ranked #26 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Trails
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Blue Lake (Fairbourne)
Ranked #27 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Bodies of Water
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Erddig (Wrexham)
Ranked #28 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #29 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens have undergone a spectacular transformation and are being restored to their former glory. First... more » Owner description: Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens have undergone a spectacular transformation and are being restored to their former glory. First laid out in 1804 in the 'picturesque' style of Humphrey Repton, the famous Victoria landscape designer, the gardens had become derelict by 1996. There are 10 acres of gardens, included a 2 acre Walled Garden, fantastic valley gardens packed with unusual and interesting plants, flowering shrubs and trees; river and waterfalls. Home made cakes are served in the traditional Tea Room and there is a new Visitor Centre describing the history and restoration of the gardens. In 2013 open from 1 April to end October on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from 2-5pm, also Thursday afternoons in July and August. Pre-booked private group tours by appointment. « less
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Ranked #30 of 417 attractions in North Wales
Category: National Parks; Forests
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