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Experience More in North Wales with Sykes Holiday Cottages. Forget the overcrowded beaches and bustling tourist attractions, try something a little different.

We headed to North Wales for the second instalment of our Experience More campaign. After wild swimming and whisky tasting in the Lakes, our Travel Expert Bob Atkinson was keen to uncover more days out with a difference.

Find 4 of the most unique and fun-packed activities to experience during your next North Wales cottage holiday…



North Wales

Holidays in North Wales are among the most popular throughout the UK, which comes as no surprise at all. This region has absolutely everything; breath-taking scenery, compelling history, glorious beaches and bustling towns to help attract visitors of all tastes and interests.

North Wales is a breeding ground for natural beauty and fascinating heritage. Within reach from England’s heart, North Wales’ accessibility helps to make it the desirable holiday destination that it is.

Walkers can explore the unbeatable outdoor opportunities across three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as the Snowdonia National Park. Those interested in past events can unravel the captivating stories behind various castles and landmarks dotted throughout this remarkable region of Wales.

Experience… Stand Up Paddleboarding in Snowdonia

Llyn Padarn Paddleboarding

Turn the calm waters of Snowdonia’s Llyn Padarn into a hub of enthralling activity by trying your hand at some Stand Up Paddleboarding, or SUP-ing, with Psyched. Founder Sian Sykes encourages tourists to experience the beauty of the lake through a different perspective, rather than through the lens of your smartphone.

Appreciate the serene surroundings while standing up and paddling, or simply laying back and floating along, letting it all sink in.

Experience… A RibRide Adventure Tour

Rib Ride Tour

Get your adrenaline pumping by taking a scenic rib ride along the swirling currents of the Menai Strait. The exhilarating ‘Bridges and Swellies’ tour allows you to take in the astounding natural beauty and impressive architecture bordering this famous stretch of water.

Admire Thomas Telford’s renowned Menai Suspension Bridge, as well as the picturesque headland that dominates the surrounding skyline. Experience the magnificence of North Wales in a unique and invigorating manner, with a hair-raising RibRide Adventure Tour.

Experience… A Meal at Dylan’s Restaurant

Dylan's Restaurant View

After a day of endless exploration and adventure, treat yourselves to a meal at Dylan’s, overlooking the idyllic Menai Strait. The first of three restaurants to grace the coastline of North Wales, Dylan’s in Menai Bridge provides fresh, local produce like no other.

The range of exquisite dishes is complimented superbly by pleasing views and a family-like atmosphere. The perfect way to round off an action-packed day of experiencing more in North Wales.

Experience… A Walk on Parys Mountain

Parys Mountain Amlwch

This extra-terrestrial-looking former copper mine promises a scenic stroll like no other in the Anglesey town of Amlwch. Parys Mountain was once the largest copper mine in the world, affording sublime panoramic views from its summit. Explore the unique, orange-coloured chasms on a self-guided walk, discovering the history along the way.

The Copper Kingdom museum by Amlwch’s port tells you of the mine’s compelling and far-reaching story, right back to the Bronze Age.


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