Best Towns to Visit in North Wales

Has being stuck in during the coronavirus pandemic got you planning trips for the future? North Wales offers some incredible spots. It’s got history, adventure, and a culture to explore. We’re going to outline some of the best places to visit in North Wales when it’s safe to do so. 

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  1. Conwy

Conwy has been popular with visitors for quite some time. With the castle and town walls, lovely independent shops, and restaurants Conwy has to offer, it’s not hard to see why. 

One of the main reasons people love to visit Conwy is for its Castle. This was built for King Edward I as part of his plan to take over North Wales. The well preserved castle is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Conwy is a great example of a friendly Welsh community. The streets have a selection of independent shops from craft shops, clothes shops, to coffee shops and butchers. Lots of the restaurants in the area also pride themselves on using local produce. 

  1. Denbigh

Denbigh is a town more inland in the county of Denbighshire. The town is filled with many historic buildings – and has its own castle too! This was built in 1282, and the view from the castle offers a panoramic view of the Clwydian Range. 

Denbigh has a growing reputation for its well established pubs. They have a great selection of local ales, beers and ciders for you to try. In fact, it’s so popular with small breweries that they even have a beer festival every year!

  1. Llandudno

The Victorian seaside town of Llandudno is the perfect place for a relaxing long weekend away. It has a wide range of shops for you to look around. The high street has a victorian shopping arcade and a lovely selection of cafes to refuel at. If you’re after something more you could visit the retail park which has popular chain stores. 

Llandudno’s attractions are world-famous. The beautiful promenade and Victorian pier is picturesque, and sits in front of the Great Orme. You can travel up the Great Orme on a tram, or take a walk up.

An interesting attraction is the Bronze Age mine at the top of the Great Orme. It is said to be one of the most remarkable and largest bronze age mines in the world to date. 

Menai Straits from Beaumaris
  1. Beaumaris

Beaumaris provides a great getaway from a bustling city. It’s situated on the coast of Anglesey – an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. 

The town stands at the end of the Menai Straits, which is a rather unique stretch of coastline. Boat tours are on offer to take you down every nook and cranny. You might even spot some dolphins if you’re lucky. 

The restaurants in the area are well known for their local produce coming from the surrounding farmland and the Straits. Fresh mussels and crab are often choices on the menu. 

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