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North Wales

Self-catering holiday in North Wales

Holiday in North Wales

North Wales is a holidaymaker’s heaven, known for its lush green countryside, stunning mountains, magnificent coastline and beautiful holiday cottages. North Wales presents a huge wealth of options for a holiday. Catering to every need and taste, it can be romantic (enjoy a picnic at the Afon Glaslyn Pools), peaceful (absorb the sights of Penrhyn Castle and Garden) or active (grab your surfboard and head to Porth Neigwl). Explore miles of unspoiled beaches and visit the countless number of attractions and amusements. White sand beaches, water-sports, the most incredible collection of fairytale castles and absolutely loads of adrenalin-fuelled activities to get the blood pumping – North Wales has it all.

Holiday Resort in Snowdonia

Stay at the 5-star Brynteg Country & Leisure Retreat with luxury lodges and comfortable caravans, set in the foothills of Snowdonia. There is a superb on-site health club with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gym and a relaxing spa for the ultimate in relaxation plus children's play areas and more.

About North Wales

Rich with heritage, music and stories, this Welsh region is a must-visit destination. Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, and the Snowdonia National Park entice plenty of climbers, hikers and nature enthusiasts looking for adventure.

However, if you’re not quite in the mood for climbing a mountain, a great way to see Snowdon is to take the Snowdon Mountain Railway. The train travels all the way up to the summit, into the clouds, where you can experience spectacular panoramic views. One of the best ways to experience the Welsh coastal scenery is by foot on the Wales Coast Path. The path leads through quaint villages, up soaring cliffs, past beautiful beaches and covers the entire country. 

The coast is ideal for practising water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. It’s family-friendly with day trips including the Welsh Mountain Zoo, while older kids will love exploring the many unspoilt villages such as Beddgelert, and the dynamic tourist towns of Portmeirion and Pwllheli. You’d do well to take your car to this unspoilt region, as the charm lies in the fact that many of the best discoveries will be made by accident. Pack a picnic and get on the road to discover absolutely loads of beautiful spots.

Many people don’t associate North Wales with beach holidays, but that’s a mistake because this stretch of coastline incorporates white sand beaches with the bluest waters. So pop into Aberdaron to pick up your supplies, then kick back and build a sandcastle at Porth Lago beach.

Whatever your preference, you’ll be spoilt for choice with some wonderful Welsh holiday cottages, lodges and caravans to come home to, you’ll have all the makings for a truly wonderful break. Whether you’re passionate about water sports, a keen hiker or you just love scenic surroundings, this picture-perfect corner of the UK will appeal to everyone. 

Things to do in North Wales

Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia holidays

Go hiking in Snowdonia National Park or take Llanberis Path, the most popular tourist path up Snowdon, the highest mountain in the UK. The views are out of this world. 

Mountain Railway

Railway Wales

Soar to the summit of Snowdon with the Mountain Railway. On a clear day, you can see across to Ireland. Don’t forget to post a postcard from the summit postbox!

Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle Wales

Visit the 700-year old Caernarfon Castle and Royal Welsh Fusiliers Museum or the picturesque Beaumaris Castle in Anglesey for a fascinating look into the past.

Zip World Slate Caverns


Try ziplining or cavern climbing at Zip World Slate Caverns for exhilarating adrenaline-fuelled experiences with some of the most amazing views. 

5 Reasons to Book a Holiday in North Wales

1. The scenery is truly spectacular around Snowdon: the tallest mountain in the UK and the Snowdonia Mountain range with its 14 peaks above 3000ft.

2. Wales has the best white water rafting rapids in the UK and some perfect mountain biking terrain plus everything from hiking to pony trekking.

3. History lovers will be spoilt for choice from the perfectly preserved Bodelwyddan Castle and pretty Portmeirion to the medieval charms of Criccieth Castle.

4. The beaches and lakes offer a wonderful choice of activities from wild swimming to kitesurfing, running down sand dunes and exploring hidden coves.

5. The people. They’re a dynamic and fiery nation, with music in their hearts. Prepare for some of the friendliest hospitality you can imagine.