The best free attractions or activities to do in North Wales
Are you looking for some exciting activities to do around North Wales which won’t cost anything? As the saying goes, the best things in life are free!
A staycation can end up being a big expense – especially if you have a large family. We’ve put together a list of things you can do to keep everyone of all ages entertained. This includes museums, historical sites, and outdoor site seeing.
Gelerts Grave, Beddgelert
One of the most well-known Welsh tales is the story of Gelert the dog. Gelert’s grave is in the small village of Beddgelert. Take a walk up the river to the grave and find out about the interesting story.
Oriel Ynys Môn
Oriel Ynys Mon is a free gallery and museum in Llangefni, Anglesey. It tells the interesting story of Anglesey over the past, and the art gallery here shows off fantastic modern artists and creative makers. The Kyffin Williams gallery here offers exhibitions that are of great national and international importance.
You can book your free visit through their online booking system.
Conwy Town Walls
Conwy Town Walls are part of the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site for Conwy Castle & the Iron Ring of Castles in North Wales. They are the most complete of their kind in Europe and provide fantastic views across the town and over to the medieval castle. Walk along the walls and take in the 21 towers and 3 gateways – so much history for a free day out!
Alice in Wonderland Trail
Back in the 1860s, the real Alice in Wonderland who inspired Lewis Carroll, Alice Liddell, spent many of her summer holidays in Llandudno. But whilst records aren’t clear on this, Llandudno has been proud of the connection since 1993 when their first statue of a white rabbit was built.
Now, you can follow the Alice Town Trail, which includes over 50 figures and statues of Lewis Carroll’s characters. Download the Alice Town Trail app or just find them around town!
The Pontcysylle Aqueduct is in Llangollen. This remarkable achievement was designed and built by Thomas Telford and Williams Jessop during the industrial revolution. You can walk along the aqueduct if you can bear it – it’s very high! Just try not to look down, and remember your camera.
Whilst you’re in Llangollen, you could go for a walk along the River Dee, or take a look at the ruins at Castell Dinas Bran.
Whatever you decide to visit, have a lovely time, and enjoy your stay in North Wales. Hwyl Fawr!