North East Wales Guide
Although less well known that other areas of Wales such as Snowdonia, Anglesey and Pembrokeshire, North East Wales should not be dismissed as your holiday destination especially due to its easy transport links from all over England.
The Clwydian Range and Dee Valley in this little corner of Wales has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stretching over 21 miles. One of only 5 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (the others being Anglesey, Lleyn Peninsula, Gower Peninsula dn Wye Valley), the scenery of the luscious countryside is breath-taking.
Infamous for its heritage, make sure you visit the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and canal, a World Heritage Site. Opened in 1805 and still fully operational, it was, and still is, the tallest canal boat crossing in the whole world standing at an awe inspiring 126 feet! With its origins dating back to the 13th Century, Ruthin has more listed buildings that any other market town in North Wales. Some places worth noting here are the Gaol and the Castle.
The popular family seaside towns of Llandudno, Rhyl and Prestatyn are also well worth a visit. The sandy beaches, seaside shops and Victorian Pier at Llandudno are what make these towns so enjoyable and family oriented.
What North East Wales lacks in big towns, it makes up for with its fantastic countryside. Cycling is popular in the area from mountain biking in a forestry covering 650 acres, pedalling along the Wales Coast Path, or even along a traffic free route perfect for families.
Attractions and Activities
For fun holidays, whatever the weather, there is plenty of choice in North East WalesRead more
North East Wales has a gorgeous stretch of coastline with sandy beaches perfect for visitors to build some sandcastles and beautiful blue seas that are ideal for swimming.Read more
Castles & Gardens
This small corner of Wales is scattered with castles that have an important place in history, and exquisite gardens to wander throughRead more
From world famous international music festivals to traditional agricultural shows and Real Ale trails, this area of Wales has a variety of events to offer throughout the year.Read more
Golf Courses and Clubs
With golf clubs both inland and by the sea, the views from the tees at many North East Wales golf courses have outstanding views.Read more
With heritage railways, miniature railways, and even tramways, North East Wales is the perfect location for all things railways!Read more
From rugged tracks through forests and over exposed moors to purpose built mountain bike trails for the whole family, there is plenty of choice for cyclists of all abilities.Read more
Reservoirs, natural lakes and RSPB reserves make up the magnificent nature reserves in this easily accessible corner of Wales.Read more