With the Coronavirus pandemic pushing back many of our international holidays till next year, lots of us are taking trips to different places in the UK instead – and North Wales is a fantastic choice. There are some incredible spots along our coastline, with so much history, culture, and adventure. We’re going to let you in on the secret of which towns are best to visit, so you can plan the best staycation ever. At thankfully, they’re all pretty local to Blue Bay Homes The View apartments!
Which towns are the best to visit in North Wales?
Conwy has been very popular with visitors for a long time, people used to visit often to paint the castle during the renaissance period – which is still one of its top attractions today. Conwy Castle was built by King Edward I’s men as part of his plan to take over North Wales. It is now part of a UNESCO World Heritage site and kept well preserved by Cadw.
Conwy is also popular due to its delightful independent shops; there are craft shops, clothes shops, to butchers and coffee shops. The restaurants here are something to mention too, prodigy themselves on using local produce where possible. The town as a whole is a perfect example of a friendly Welsh community.
- Colwyn Bay
Colwyn Bay was the place to visit during the mid 20h century, and it is making its comeback. The beaches here have to be the main attraction, they are perfectly clean, soft sanded, and created for sandcastles and for the family to enjoy.
The promenade in Colwyn Bay is the perfect place to relax and take in the scenery. Grab some fish and chips or a drink from one of the kiosks, and you can make a day of it.
Another big draw for the town is the Welsh Mountain Zoo. This offers an amazing, up-close view of some beautiful species from across the globe. You can see snow leopards, tigers, and catch the penguin and sea lion shows.
Llandudno is an idyllic Victorian seaside town which offers views of both the hills and the sea. It sits between the Little Orme and the Great Orme – which both hold adventures to explore. One not to miss is the Bronze Age Mine on the Great Orme! This is said to actually be one of the most well preserved and remarkable bronze age mines in the world. You can travel up this via the Victorian tram if you wish.
The town has a fantastic selection of shops to visit, as well as the Victorian pier. Keep the kids happy and entertained with the arcade and rides, like a true trip to the seaside.
Beaumaris is a great place to resort to if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of a big city. It’s on the coast of Anglesey, so you’ll need to cross on the Menai bridge to get to this Area of Outstanding National Beauty.
The town is on one end of the Menai Straits – the body of water which cuts Anglesey off from the rest of Wales, and it is quite a unique stretch of water. You can enjoy a boat tour which takes you around every little nook and cranny. Look out for the dolphins who often hang around here.
If you visit a restaurant here, consider asking for the dishes with mussels or crab, they will be fresh from the Straits!