North Wales has gained quite a reputation in recent years as one of the best places to visit in the world.
The arrival of many new attractions and adventure activities only complimented the natural landscapes and environments of the area, with Lonely Planet awarding the region the ‘4th best in the entire world’! Here are some of the best places to visit whilst on your trip.
To some surprise, North Wales homes Europe’s longest and fastest zip wire. It has been established in Bethesda, North Wales and offers visitors an exhilarating zip experience over a very scenic quarry and lake. Those brave enough to take on the ‘Titan’ zip line will reach speeds up to 100mph – a real thrill! For those that want something a little less intense, Zip World in North Wales has a number of other options, with the ‘Fforest Coaster’, ‘Velocity’, ‘Caverns’, ‘Zip Safari’, ‘Bounce Below’ among many others awaiting your arrival. Black Boy Inn is considered as a great place to base as an accommodation near Zip World.
Caernarfon is a medieval fortress that was built by King Edward I. It towers above the town, which offered serious protection from any unwanted visitors!
The castle has unique features, with polygonal towers chosen to add unique visual characteristics, as well as superior protection from any attackers. The fantastic structure has earned Welsh Heritage status and is open to visitors, showcasing the exceptionally well-kept grounds and captivating historic features. The castle is situated in the town, making a perfect place to visit when in the area – conveniently located close to cafés, restaurants and pubs meaning you can enjoy a coffee or a beer afterwards!
One of the most well-kept and breathtaking gardens in the country are those of Bodnant Gardens. From grand lawns and terraces to little quiet corners full of special flowers, there are shapes and colours of every variant. One of the landmark features of the gardens is the Laburnum Arch, which is widely considered as one of the most impressive garden features in the country. Only those that visit themselves will experience the full effect of such a beautiful, colourful feature.
Greenwood Forest Park
Set upon 27 magical acres of land and regularly awarded ‘best family attraction in North Wales’, the Greenwood Forest Park is a ‘must visit’ for any family visiting the area. Kids can enjoy a number of rides, adventure activities, games, crafts and entertainment shows that will undoubtedly ensure you all have an absolutely wonderful day out. Even the smallest of children will have a good time here, with a fun-filled adventure in the Little Forest Play Barn, Toddlers Village, Tunnel Warren and Little Green Run.
Those who live in Wales will already know of the range of locally crafted Welsh beers that are on offer at many of the pubs, bars, shops and restaurants in the region. The traditional welsh pubs and local knowledge in the region means that only the best beers and ales are served at the Black Boy Inn. The bar at the inn is a beer lovers dream, with 20 taps featuring cask and keg beers from some of Wales’ and the world’s most progressive, independent breweries, with the range constantly changing. There is no better place to enjoy locally brewed ales among the traditional low ceilings, heavy oak beams, stone walls and open log fire of the Black Boy Inn.