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.