North Wales

Stunning mountain scenery, glorious beaches and historic castles, there’s so much to see and do whilst staying at one of our caravan parks or holiday parks in North Wales. Here’s our guide to the Top Ten Things To Do whilst on one of our caravan holidays in North Wales.

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1. Climb Snowdon

At 3,650 feet (1085 metres) Snowdon is the highest peak in England and Wales. There are several routes to its summit from the popular and straightforward Pyg Track and Llanberis Path to the more challenging Watkin Path and Crib Goch route. The most celebrated route is the Snowdon Horseshoe which takes in all the major peaks of the Snowdon massif. For those wanting to take it a bit easier there is a train which takes visitors to the summit. As a result the summit can be busy in summer. If you want to get off the beaten track there are some fantastic walks in the surrounding countryside.

2. Visit a Mediterranean village on the Welsh coast

Portmeirion was built in the 1920s by architect Clough Williams-Ellis and it represents his fantasy of a classical Italianate village in the Mediterranean, transplanted to a peninsula on an estuary on Wales’ northwest coast. Here you will find pastel-painted buildings with shuttered windows, a grand piazza, and surrounding woods and gardens filled with exotic plants. Portmeirion came to prominence when it was used as the set for cult Sixties TV series The Prisoner.

3. Step back in history to a World Heritage Site

The finest castles in Wales, in a land full of them, can be found in a small area of North Wales. Indeed, the castles of Beaumaris, Caernarfon, Conwy, and Harlech have been classified as a World Heritage Site. Built in the 13th century by King Edward I of England they are all impressive, well preserved and great examples of military architecture. Beaumaris, overlooking the Menai Strait, is the largest. Caernarfon Castle also overlooks the Menai Strait and is the scene of many important ceremonial events. Conway Castle offers dramatic views across the Conway estuary and Harlech Castle was the scene of the siege which inspired the song Men of Harlech, sung by Welsh people across the world.

4. Go coasteering on the Llyn Peninsula

Coasteering is a unique adventure sport for adrenaline-seekers where you experience the exhilaration of rock climbing, cliff jumping and swimming into sea caves. It takes place on rocky shorelines, such as the wild, rugged shore of the Llyn peninsula, and involves scrambling and clambering over coastal ledges and boulders, and leaping into the sea to swim to the next bit of the route.

5. Walk across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Just outside Llangollen lies the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the world’s tallest canal-boat bridge, and World Heritage Site. Built by Thomas Telford it carries the Llangollen Canal over the River Dee, more than 100 feet above the valley. A popular short walk takes you along the canal towpath from Froncysyllte, across the aqueduct, to the canal basin full of colourful narrow boats at Trevor.

6. Discover a Bronze Age copper mine

The Great Orme is one of North Wales’ most distinctive landmarks, an isolated promontory overlooking Llandudno, and the only Bronze Age copper mine open to the public in the world. Over four miles of tunnels, including huge hall-sized spaces dating back 4000, years have been found with visitors able to explore a small part of this vast Prehistoric mining complex.

7. All aboard a steam train

The Great Little Trains of Wales are a very special way of seeing some of the best scenery in Wales. There are ten narrow-gauge steam railways across the country, all of them have in common the charm of old-time steam trains with plenty of polished paintwork and brass. The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company running from the slate quarries of Blaenau Ffestiniog down to the harbour at Porthmadog. The Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only public rack and pinion railway in the UK and has been taking passengers to the top of Snowdon for over 100 years. Spectacular views opens up as the train climbs the highest mountain in England and Wales.

8. Go white water rafting

The National White Water Centre on the River Tryweryn, near Bala, offers a truly wild mountain river experience in the heart of Snowdonia. On offer is a huge array of heart-pumping white water activities which will test your nerve and leave you thoroughly soaked! The Tryweryn is a dam-released river, so water often thunders down its rapids while other rivers are dry, producing year-round white water, in a breathtaking natural environment.

9. Head deep underground in a slate mine

Blaenau Ffestiniog is the former ‘slate capital of Wales’ with a strange, compelling beauty. Screes of broken slate tumble down steep-sided mountains, mixing with Snowdonia’s natural grandeur. You can glimpse into Blaenau’s unique history at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, which are still being worked to this day. Tours take you deep underground to explore the world of the Victorian slate miner from the ‘town that roofed the world’.

10. Go mountain biking in Snowdonia

There is a great range of mountain biking in Snowdonia. The Betws y Coed area offers numerous routes including the Gwydir Forest Trails and the Penmachno Trail. Gwydir Forest has something for all levels. Amongst the most challenging is the 18-mile Marin. The Penmachno Trail is best suited for experienced bikers. It takes you along an 18-mile, scenic route amongst mountains and country tracks.

If this inspires you, why not browse our selection of holiday parks and caravan parks in North Wales, and see what catches your eye?

Holiday Parks in North Wales

Pen-y-Garth Lodges

Pen-y-Garth is situated within the wonderful Snowdonia National Park with its breathtaking scenery. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind...

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£246 - £1390 per week

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Talacre Beach

Talacre Beach is part of our Go Active Breaks Collection. This Multi award winning park has been a firm favourite with families...

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£139 - £1495 per week

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Ty Mawr

There’s something for everyone at Ty Mawr. You can choose the bright lights and all the fun of the fair at seaside...

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£201 - £1050 per week

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Anglesey Lakeside Lodges

Anglesey Lakeside Lodges is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection and enjoys a truly breathtaking location surrounded by the majestic countryside...

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£529 - £1325 per week

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Ogwen Bank Country Park

Your whole family will be captivated by the 12 acres of natural woodland at Ogwen Bank. Situated in the Nant Ffrancon Valley...

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£279 - £969 per week

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Sun Valley

Nestling on the banks of the River Clywd, Sun Valley offers a perfect base to relax and unwind in the glorious surroundings...

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£185 - £639 per week

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Sanctuary Lodges

Nestling in a delightful woodland glade, The Sanctuary boasts a fabulous selection of stunning luxury lodges and timber cabins, offering a serene...

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£349 - £1350 per week

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Presthaven Sands Holiday Park

Boasting direct access to a sandy beach. There’s a choice of swimming pools and a wealth of activities to suit all ages...

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£187 - £1275 per week

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Penvale Lake Lodges

Penvale Lake Lodges is part of our Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection, beautifully tucked away in a secluded 33-acre valley on the edge...

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£615 - £1619 per week

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Brynteg

Brynteg is part of our Go Active Breaks Collection, the perfect place to make the most of the great outdoors in the...

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£225 - £1499 per week

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Woodlands Hall

Surrounded by stunning countryside affording mountain views, this tranquil park sits in secluded woodland on the edge of the charming medieval town...

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£155 - £969 per week

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Marine Holiday Park

At Marine Holiday Park you enjoy a setting close to the centre of famous Rhyl, with its 3 miles of sandy golden...

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£135 - £849 per week

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Anglesey Bungalows

This small, family run holiday park sits in the quiet seaside village of Trearddur Bay on Anglesey’s north west coast. Most of...

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£175 - £765 per week

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Lido Beach

Opening directly onto a wonderful safe, sandy beach, just a short stroll from the centre of lively Prestatyn, Lido Beach is a...

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£149 - £529 per week

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Aberdunant Hall Holiday Park

Set amidst 200 acres of an enchanting woodland valley within the Snowdonia National park, this delightful park is conveniently located between the...

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£279 - £815 per week

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Golden Sands Rhyl

Golden Sands has a vast array of facilities, beautifully located in Kinmel Bay on the North Wales coast, the perfect place for...

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£131 - £802 per week

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Tan Rallt Park

Commanding stunning views over rolling countryside from its sunny hillside setting, this beautifully landscaped park offers the perfect rural escape. You enjoy...

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£195 - £759 per week

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Robin Hood Rhyl

Enviably located on the beautiful North Wales coastline, close to the area’s famously lush rolling countryside, Robin Hood Rhyl boasts something to...

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£229 - £659 per week

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Bron Eifion Lodges

Offering you a tranquil base for exploring the Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia National Park, these family run lodges and fishing lakes are...

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£305 - £945 per week

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Sunnyvale Rhyl

Sunnyvale is situated in Kinmel Bay and boasts direct access to a vast golden beach at the mouth of the River Clwyd...

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£215 - £609 per week

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Ty Gwyn Park

With direct access to the golden sands of the glorious North Wales coast, this superbly located park offers a relaxing base for...

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£199 - £315 per week

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Barmouth Bay Holiday Park

On the west coast of Wales within the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, Barmouth Bay offers a unique blend of sea and mountain,...

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£191 - £906 per week

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Plas Talgarth

Plas Talgarth is set in acres of parkland at the southern tip of the Snowdonia National Park, just five miles from the...

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£523 - £999 per week

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White Tower Holiday Park

Perfectly located, just under 2 miles from Dinas Dinlle Beach, historic Caernarfon and majestic Snowdonia National Park, White Tower is a great...

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£169 - £605 per week

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Artro Lodges

Set in the heart of Snowdonia amid rolling hills and close to miles of glorious beaches, Artro Lodges boast outdoor hot tubs...

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£465 - £1025 per week

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Bryn Caled Cottages

Bryn Caled Cottages is part of our Daisy Door Cottage Style Collection, lovingly restored from former Welsh farm buildings to create an...

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£455 - £1555 per week

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