North Wales

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

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  • 1. Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Bordered by lush forest and emerald green hills, Lake Vyrnwy is a haven for wildlife. It's rich in rare bird species, from falcons to siskins...Read More

  • 2. Snowdon Mountain Railway

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    One of the region's most famous attractions is the rack-and-pinion Snowdon Mountain Railway, with some of its track at a thrillingly steep grade...Read More

  • 3. Snowdonia National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Stretching from the Welsh midlands almost to its northern coast, Snowdonia National Park covers a vast swath of North Wales. The park consists...Read More

  • 4. Bala Lake Railway

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    The steam-powered train runs along the southern shores of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid, or "Lake of Beauty"), a large natural reservoir just northeast...Read More

  • 5. Beaumaris Gaol


    To learn about the grim life of a Victorian prisoner, head to the old jail, built in 1829 by Joseph Hansom (1803–82), who was also the designer...Read More

  • 6. 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 vale...Read More

  • 7. Great Orme Mines

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Discovered in 1987, these mines date back 4,000 years to when copper was first mined in the area. You can take a tour and learn about the technology...Read More

  • 8. Llangollen Railway

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    This restored standard-gauge steam line runs for 7 miles along the scenic Dee Valley. The terminus is near the town's bridge. ...Read More

  • 9. Llechwedd Slate Caverns


    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. Here...Read More

  • 10. 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 the train...Read More

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