A Land of Adventure
North Wales is home to a plethora of attractions of all shapes and sizes. With so much to do and Plas Newydd being central to some fantastic local attractions in Conwy and Llandudno, there’s never a dull day.
The adventurers among the party will be really pleased that North Wales is a verified outdoor lover’s paradise. Having been recently named adventure capital of Europe. With so many mountains, beaches and ground-breaking outdoor installations this can be both the relaxing break you need, or the adrenaline pumping getaway you’ve always dreamed of.
Kinmel Sand Dunes
If it’s a relaxing walk with the family that you are after, Kinmel Bay & Penrhyn Sands is the site of gorgeous sweeping sand dunes, is home to many species of avian wildlife. The jutting reeds extending from the sand dunes , paired with the long stretch of sand and turquoise waters of the Irish Sea results in a serene area.
Surf’s Up all Year Round at Surf Snowdonia. The Conwy Valley is home to the world’s first commercial wave garden. Here in North Wales, surf enthusiasts are like to find that North Wales’ swell is very much seasonal – Surf Snowdonia’s Wave garden technology produces Waves all year round, with no ocean in view.
Whether you are an experienced surfer or its your first time in the water, there’s different levels to suit all. Fear not if you have little ones with you, as there is a glass fronted restaurant so it’s appropriate for almost any age, as there is even a soft play shack which the little ones can enjoy.
The largest zip-wire in Europe, experience the thrill of gliding over some of the most gorgeous sites in all of Wales as you are attached to a mile-long length of cable and sent zooming through the skies are what can be described as ‘the closest thing to flying’. There are a multitude of ziplines across the North Wales area, featuring the zooming Velocity, the gigantic Titan, the underground Caverns and the Endor-esque Fforest.
A part of the Zip World family, bounce below is a long, interconnected course of suspended and illuminated trampolines which visitors can bounce their way along the course of the dreamlike adventure. This is a favourite of locals and visitors alike, as there’s nothing quite like this anywhere else in the world.
The highest mountain in Wales is certainly a Goliath, known in Welsh as ‘Yr Wyddfa’ this mountain is one of the most often summited in all of the UK. Attracting many tourists to take the hike. However, for those of you who are looking for a relaxing and scenic day out you can catch the brilliant Snowdon mountain railway. This amazing high-altitude railway climbs the slopes, providing an unparalleled view of the Snowdonian mountain scenery. Have a cup of tea and Welsh Oggie at the summit Café/ tourism complex and get some fresh mountain air, before heading back down.
The Great Orme
This amazing limestone headland has been a celebrated part of North Wales since prehistoric times. In fact, we can assume that if it wasn’t there then Llandudno wouldn’t be there at all. This Orme has a Victorian tramway up its slopes, as well as being home to some exotic Kashmir goats. You can also see the oldest mines in Europe here with the Great Orme copper mines a popular destination to explore the rich industrial history and geology of the mountain. The summit is where you can find a breath-taking panoramic view, along with a summit café complex.