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, Llŷn 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.


Horsedrawn carriage in North East Wales

Attractions and Activities

For fun holidays, whatever the weather, there is plenty of choice in North East Wales

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Prestatyn Beach in North East Wales


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.

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Bodelwyddan Castle in North East Wales basking in the sunshine

Castles & Gardens

This small corner of Wales is scattered with castles that have an important place in history, and exquisite gardens to wander through

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Festivals in Llangollen


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.

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Denbigh Golf Club in North East Wales

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.

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Llangollen Steam Railway in North East Wales

Heritage Railways

With heritage railways, miniature railways, and even tramways, North East Wales is the perfect location for all things railways!

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Couple mountain biking through the luscious grass of North East Wales


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.

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Walking in the Berwyn mountains

Nature Reserves

Reservoirs, natural lakes and RSPB reserves make up the magnificent nature reserves in this easily accessible corner of Wales.

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