The North Wales Bucket ListPosted on 26 Jan 2018
The Top Things to do in North Wales…
…before you kick the bucket
North Wales is internationally renowned for being one of the most scenic and gorgeous area in the world – and with so many awesome adventure sports to get involved in – thanks to modern life. North Wales has become the most ‘Epic’ are in the UK
So, channeling that old Kings of Leon song, we’ve put together a list of unforgettable experiences that you can have in Wales’ Northern Region, before you kick ‘The Bucket.’
Fabled as the resting place of King Arthur, and the tallest of all of Wales’s mountains – Snowdon or ‘Yr Wyddfa’ in Welsh. The mountain has several routes up the side of the peak, this includes the way of Pyg, Miners, Snowdon Ranger, Llanberis, and the adrenaline fuelled Crib Goch. No matter your climbing level, there’s a trek perfect for you to tackle! If your legs aren’t up to it -why not catch the train?
Walk along the Wales Coastal Path
Did you know that just by your local beach, there’s a path that follows all the way into the distance, along the shore and around the WHOLE of Wales? You read that right, the Wales Coastal path goes around every one of Wales’ ocean shores – that’s over 870 miles of dunes, sandy planes, estuaries, fens, resorts and harbour towns to see.
Get a Selfie with the longest place name in the UK Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
We bet you can’t say it backwards while juggling 3 apples!
Trek along the Offa’s dyke path
This path follows the wall of King Offa of Mercia which was a barrier to keep out those pesky Welsh from invading his kingdom. Nowadays all you must worry about are particularly big puddles, as the offas’ dyke is a national favourite and offers some amazing views and an adventure of a lifetime.
Bathe in the healing Waters of St. Winefride’s Well, Holywell, Flintshire.
These waters may be a tad chillier than your typical jacuzzi, however it has a long and legendary history of being able to cure the sick. In fact, there are records stretching back to the 12th century of pilgrims curing ailments by taking the plunge.
In August 1923 the courier newspaper claimed to have witnessed the waters of the well restoring the vision of a blind baby. To this day the ancient well remains open for visitors to immerse themselves in these holy waters – why not give it a go?
Walk across the Pontcysllte Aqueduct
This towering aqueduct takes barges on an epic journey through the skies as the old stone structure wades through the trees. If you are blessed to have access to a barge this is going to be a marvellous journey indeed, if like most of us, you do not never fear! The aqueduct has a walking path for pedestrians to equally enjoy the journey. This Grade I listed structure is the tallest navigable aqueduct in the entire world.
Take your other half to Llanddwyn Island on Dydd Santes Dwynwen
25th of January marks St. Dwynwen’s Day – the Welsh equivalent of Valentines.
Santes Dwynwen is the patron saint of love, the tale goes that the 4th century princess who loved a prince named Maelon Dafodrill but alas, her father forbade it as she had been promised to another via arranged marriage. She had her heart broken and gave up her royal life to start a Covent on the isle of Llandwyn and started life anew as a nun. You can see the ruins of the convent today.
Storm the Gates of Caernarfon Castle
This ancient stone behemoth of a fortress stands proud as the watchful protector of Caernarfon’s estuary. It is really a brilliant site to behold and the within the walls you are to find a myriad of information and history of this amazing site.
Have a roast dinner at a 15th Century Pub
There’s nothing quite like a cold pint of ale, and a full Welsh roast dinner by a roaring log fire. When you have this in a building of classic elegance and charm it completes the experience and sends you back into middle ages. The Black Boy Inn is an unmistakable classic Snowdonia Hotel, the inn has been welcoming weary travelers into its safe warm halls for countless years.