North Wales: Places to Explore


  • Denbigh

    This market town (market day is the last Friday of the month) was much admired by the great English literary figure and lexicographer Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709–84). A walk along the riverbank at...

  • Lake Vyrnwy

    This beautiful lake has a sense of tranquillity that doesn't entirely befit its history. Lake Vyrnwy was created in the 1880s to provide water for the people of Liverpool, 80 miles north....

  • Llangollen

    Llangollen's setting in a deep valley carved by the River Dee gives it a typically Welsh appearance. The bridge over the Dee, a 14th-century stone structure, is named in a traditional Welsh folk...

  • Porthmadog

    Like Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis is a focal point for people visiting Snowdonia National Park.

    Elegant Beaumaris is on the Isle of Anglesey, the largest island directly off the shore of Wales. It's linked...

  • Ruthin

    Once a stronghold of the rebel Welsh prince Owain Glyndwr (c. 1354–1416), Ruthin is a delightful market town with elegant shops, good inns, and a fascinating architectural mix of medieval,...


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