North Wales Coast
There are a number of fantastic beaches along the North Wales coast with something to offer people of all ages and tastes.
If you're looking for family fun, why not visit Towyn? With its fun fairs, arcades, markets, pubs and cafes, it's sure to be a hit.
For a quieter beach Abergele and Pensarn has a charming promenade with a couple of small cafes and arcades. Colwyn Bay is also very beautiful - there is a cycle track which links the two and offers stunning views which is popular with cyclists and walkers alike. Colwyn Bay is also home to the Welsh mountain zoo which makes a great family day out.
Llandudno has its own promenade and is a great place to shop. There are a number of activities to do on and around the Little and Great Orme including a dry ski slope, golf, cable cars, the copper mine and beautiful spots to birdwatch from.
Further along you can visit Deganwy Quay which is overlooked by Conwy Castle and the historic town of Conwy. This is home to a number of museums and hosts many events such as food festivals and art exhibitions throughout the year.
Wales is rich in history and we have some fantastic castles within a few minutes drive of our cottages. The remains of Abergeles own Gwyrch castle are just a few minutes drive or a nice scenic walk from our farm and the grounds are now home to Manarafon farm which has a great little farm park where you're sure to receive a warm welcome. Bodelwyddan Castle is also very close and holds a number of events throughout the year such as medieval fairs, festivals and shows. Conwy Castle is also a short drive away and the town of Conwy has a variety of shops and museums to keep you entertained. Caernarfon Castle, near Bangor, is one of the most architecturally impressive castles in North Wales and is full of history. It was built along with Beaumaris Castle on the Isle of Anglesey by King Edward I. These are just a small selection of the many castles and places of historical interest right on our doorstep and we are sure you'll have a great time exploring them all.
Snowdonia & Betws y Coed
If you love the outdoors then we are sure you'll want to visit the stunning mountain range of Snowdonia and its surrounding villages. Not only can you take in the enchanting scenery whilst walking or cycling the many routes in and around Snowdon, but there are also a great range of companies popping up in North Wales offering adrenaline sports such as zip wires, high wires, surfing, caving and canoeing and many are based around this area. For those who are a little less adventurous, there are some beautiful picturesque villages along the way with traditional tea rooms and craft shops offering local produce and products. The village of Llanberis is another example and also runs a traditional steam train during the warmer months which will take you to the summit of Snowdon if you prefer not to walk it.
The Island of Anglesey has some of the most beautiful beaches on the North Wales coast and is home to a number of famous attractions such as Beaumaris Castle and Shell Island. Anglesey has a lot going on at any time of the year including agricultural shows, a maritime festival, vintage car ralley and raft race to mention just a few. With beautiful landscapes the island is very popular with walkers and cyclists. Those who enjoy water sports will be in their element with a great range of activities on offer. Anglesey also has its very own sea zoo which is popular with kids of all ages.
The historic town of Chester is just a short drive down the A55. Chester has a long history dating back to Roman times and as such has a great range of museums and historical buildings. Chester town centre is a great place to eat and shop and also has great night life. Chester river is a short walk from the shops and is very popular with visitors taking a riverboat ride along the River Dee. If you are a serious shopaholic there are a number of retail parks just outside of Chester including Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Village. The village, which is situated just next door to the entertainment park, houses a cinema, night club and the blue planet aquarium as well as some popular places to eat.