North Wales Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in North Wales - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Beaumaris (Biwmares) and Anglesey (Ynys Mon) 6

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Criccieth Castle

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

In the Victorian seaside resort of Criccieth, a few miles west of Porthmadog on the A497, a medieval castle with sweeping views crowns...

Ffestiniog Railway

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Founded in the early 19th century to carry slate, the Ffestiniog Railway starts at the quayside and climbs up 700 feet through a wooded...

Harlech Castle

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

A wealth of legend, poetry, and song is conjured up by the 13th-century Harlech Castle, built by Edward I to help subdue the Welsh. Its...

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

  • Cave

At these caverns you can descend 500 feet on Britain's deepest underground railway to a mine where you walk by an eerie underground lake.

Nant Gwrtheyrn

  • Educational Institution

This is a worthwhile stop—for awesome views of Caernarfon Bay as well as cultural information—if you're exploring the Llŷn Peninsula.


  • Town/Village

On the very tip of a thumb-shape bay jutting out into the Irish Sea, this miniscule but gorgeous little harbor community is 20 miles...


  • Building/Architectural Site

One of the true highlights of North Wales is Portmeirion, a tiny fantasy-Italianate village on a private peninsula surrounded by hills;...

Tre'r Ceiri

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Remote, atmospheric, and astoundingly little known, Tre'r Ceiri is one of the most impressive ancient monuments in Wales. Today parts...


  • Town/Village

North of Porthmadog is Tremadog, a handsome village that was the birthplace of T. E. Lawrence (1888–1935), better known as Lawrence...

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

You can take a short rail ride on this narrow-gauge railway, tour the engine sheds, and clamber onto the locomotives housed here. If...