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Discover the best attractions and things to do in North Wales

There are many diverse places to visit in North Wales where you can appreciate both history and natural beauty in its finest form. There are things to do in North Wales for all ages, tastes and times of the year, so use our guide for some inspiration!

Things to do in North Wales

Dramatic scenery and a distinct cultural identity are found in North Wales’ epic settings. Learn about one of Europe’s oldest living languages and enjoy the best experience in Britain while you’re doing it!

One of the must things to do in North Wales is to discover many stunning castles, including those in Gwrych, Caernarfon and Conwy which are preserved immaculately within a Wales’ World Heritage Site. If you prefer stately homes, Erddig near Wrexham and Plas Newydd on Anglesey are perfect days out in North Wales. The latter even possesses a collection of works by artist Rex Whistler, including the UK’s largest canvas painting.

The stunning coastline is a must thing to do in North Wales for families and for those looking for things to do with dogs! From the sheltered and safe waters of Abersoch Beach to the golden sands of Colwyn Bay, these North Wales beaches are sure to impress a family of all ages!

Other things to do in North Wales include hiking up Snowdon, meandering the pretty Alyn Waters Country Park and strolling along the Llangollen Wharf. While North Wales is the outdoor capital with tonnes of outdoor activities, its weather is notoriously unpredictable, so it’s always good to have indoor activities ideas to hand!

Continuing to impress, our guide features some great free things to do in North Wales too, including North Wales museums, National Trust Properties, walks and castles in North Wales!

Places to visit in North Wales

There is an array of lovely places to visit in North Wales, including quaint towns and villages, and bustling cities. Visit the historical towns of Conwy and Llangollen or spend your day relaxing in the coastal settings of Llandudno and Abersoch.

Alternatively, visit the exciting city of Wrexham to catch a game at the Racecourse, which was acquired by famous actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny. And, if you’re coming during the festive season, Wrexham offers access to lots of wonderful things to do in the nearby Snowdonia National Park during winter.

Another superb place to visit in North Wales is the beautiful Portmeirion village. The village is famous for being the setting of the cult ‘60s series The Prisoner. This Italianate resort is one of the quirkiest places to visit in North Wales, overlooking the marvellous Dwyryd Estuary.

Treating your partner to a special getaway? If so, use our guide to places to visit in Wales for couples!

Continue reading to visit superb things to do in North Wales…

  • Gorsedd Stone Circle
    Image Credits: Eirian Evans - CC BY-SA 2.0

    1971 Eisteddfod Gorsedd Stone Circle

    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL57 2BS

    While Gorsedd Stone Circle may look like an ancient monument, it was actually installed in the 1970s to commemorate the National Eisteddfod of Wales held in Bangor. Visit the stones as part of a walk through the countryside in Bangor.

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  • Abakhan Fabrics

    Abakhan Fabrics, Hobby and Home

    Michael Abakhan Ltd
    Coast Road
    Llanerch-Y-Mor Mostyn
    CH8 9DX

    01745 562100

    A visit to Abakhan Fabrics, Hobby & Home makes for the perfect rainy-day activity in North Wales. Pick up fabric, patterns, knitting, crafting and quilting apparatus or join a class. After class, grab refreshments at the onsite café.

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  • Aber Falls

    LL33 0LP

    Head into the Snowdonia National Park and discover the magnificent Aber Falls. From laidback strolls to demanding mountain walks, the trails around the falls and the village of Abergwyngregyn offer something for everyone.

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  • Aber Falls Distillery

    Aber Falls Distillery

    Station Road
    LL33 0LB

    01248 209224

    Situated just a stone’s throw from the famous Aber Falls, the Aber Falls Distillery makes the perfect post-walk pitstop. The whisky distillery is one of only four in Wales and the first since the early 1900s. Book a tour and taste some specially crafted whisky yourself.

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  • Aberconwy Equestrian Centre

    Aberconwy Equestrian Centre

    Garth Road
    Llandudno Junction
    LL31 9JF

    01492 544362

    Fancy learning to ride? Or perhaps just brushing up on your skills? This family-run riding school is a great place to do just that. Catering for age seven to senior citizens, Aberconwy Equestrian Centre aim to help people of all ages enjoy and understand horses.

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  • Aberconwy Park two women relaxing

    Aberconwy Park

    Aberconwy Resort & Spa
    Aberconwy Park
    LL32 8GA

    01492 572002

    Escape the stresses of everyday life at the Escape Spa at Aberconwy Park. Here you can indulge in everything from massages to beauty treatments and use the amazing spa facilities. Finish off the day with a Michelin-starred meal at the onsite restaurant.

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  • Adventure Parc Snowdonia

    Adventure Parc Snowdonia

    LL32 8QE

    01492 353123

    The award-winning Adventure Parc Snowdonia can be found in North Wales. It is a centre for both indoor and outdoor adventures, including the world’s first inland surfing.

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  • Adventure RibRide

    Adventure RibRide

    0333 1234 303

    Adventure Boat Tours along the spectacular Menai Strait and beyond! They offer a variety of year-round tours to suit different ages and budgets aboard the fast fleet of exciting RIBs, from the roaring overfalls and whirlpools of the Swellies to seals and migratory birds of Puffin Island. Come and see why Ribride is the highest-rated operator in the UK!

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  • Alyn Waters Country Park, Feature

    Alyn Waters Country Park

    Mold Rd
    LL11 4AG

    01978 763140

    Want to treat your loved ones to an beautiful outing? Come and explore Alyn Waters Country Park, which is one of Wrexham’s biggest parks!

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    Anglesey Boat Trip

    LL58 8BS

    01248 716335

    Feel the wind in your hair as you tour the stunning Anglesey coastline and spot puffins, seabirds, and seals as you go!

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