North Wales ... A Land of Adventure

North Wales was named among the top places in the world to visit in Lonely Planet’s "Best in Travel" list. Check out some of the attractions below. Make sure you also follow our blog for ideas and latest goings on.


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Welsh Mountain Zoo

Welsh Mountain Zoo  - Call :01492 532938

Set on one of the most picturesque and unique landscapes for any UK Zoo, the Welsh Mountain Zoo occupies some 37 acres of lush green landscape overlooking Colwyn Bay and the Carneddau mountains in North Wales.

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Zip world

Zip World  - Call :01248 601444

Home to: Velocity 2, Quarry Karts, Big Red, Quarry Tour, Titan, Caverns, Bounce Below, Zip Safari, Plummet 2, Skyride, Treetop Nets, Tree Hoppers and the Fforest Coaster. Zip World is all about offering a unique range of adventure activities.

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Surf Snowdonia

Surf Snowdownia  - Call :01492353123

Man-made waves roll in beginner, intermediate and advanced zones. A safe, fun, friendly environment for surfers of all abilities (Age 5+).

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Rib Ride

RibRide  - Call :0333 1234 303

The UK’s No.1 adventure boat tour company. The original and best! ADVENTURE in the Menai Strait or join us on a EXPLORER tour to the islands and high cliffs, Holyhead. VELOCITY our fastest RIB.

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Go Below  - Call :01690 710108

Test your nerve by journeying through a mountain via a series of exciting adventurous challenges on one of our three epic underground adventures.

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Llyn Elsi

A Walk Along Llyn Elsi

This is a pleasant walk to Llyn Elsi, a lake in the forest above Betws y Coed. The walk through the forest is fairly easy going, and leads to a clearing with excellent views across to Moel Siabod.

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Gwydir Forest

Mountain Biking in Gwydir Forest

Wales is famous for its spectacular mountain biking and Betws-y-Coed sits right in the centre of it. Minutes up the road, the Marin Route is an exhilarating three hour romp around the peaks and pines of Gwydir Forest.

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Betws Y Coed

Take a Walk Along The Village

Breathe the fresh air; enjoy walking one of the many trails around the village, bike on a huge range or mountain biking trails, take in the history and culture of one of North Wales' many castles.

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Conwy castle

Conwy Castle  - Call :01492 592358

Magnificent medieval fortress still towers over town after 700 years Thanks to restored spiral staircases in its great towers you can walk a complete circuit around the battlements of Conwy Castle.

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Gwydyr Fishery

Gwydyr Fishery  - Call :01690 710143

The land and rivers around Betws-y-Coed in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park are owned by the ancient Gwydyr Estate who lease fishing rights to various bodies for the renowned Salmon and Sea Trout fishing on their estate.

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Zip World Fforest  - Call :01248 601 444

In a stunning woodland setting nestled in the North Wales Conwy Valley, close to the iconic Snowdonia village of Betws y Coed, a host of forest adventures and foodie delights await.

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Snowdonia Railway

The Snowdon Mountain Railway  - Call :01286 870 223

Since 1896 visitors have been travelling to Llanberis, to experience this unique rail journey to the Summit of the highest mountain in Wales and England. A true mountain and place of legend.

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Llwybr Llanberis Path Map APCE SNPA 0

Snowdon Llanberis Path

If you're looking to walk up Snowdon, the easiest and longest of the main paths to the summit is the Llanberis Path.

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Miners Path

Snowdon Miners Track

Following the opening of the Llanberis pass in 1832, the Miners Path was built to carry copper from the Britannia Copper Works near Llyn Glaslyn to Pen-y-Pass, where it was then transported to Caernarfon

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Llwybr Rhyd Ddu Path Map APCE SNPA

Snowdon Rhyd Ddu Path

This path used to be known as the Beddgelert Path since it was from this village that walkers started their journey to the summit.

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Llwybr Cwellyn Snowdon Ranger Path Map APCE SNPA

Snowdon Ranger Path

The path begins near the ‘Snowdon Ranger’ youth hostel, near Llyn Cwellyn. John Morton the self proclaimed 'Snowdon Ranger' used the path to guide Victorian tourists to the summit.

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Pyg Track Map

Snowdon PYG Track

There is some uncertainty about the origin of the word Pyg. It is believed that the path was named after Pen y Gwryd Hostel by climbers who stayed there.

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Snowdon Watkin Path

This path was named after Sir Edward Watkin, Liberal Member of Parliament and a railway entrepreneur. Watkin had a summer house by the start of the path and he was responsible for creating the path from South Snowdon Slate Quarry...

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Betws Y Coed, Snowdonia in the Heart of North Wales