Holiday cottages in North Wales and Snowdonia
North Wales and Snowdonia are popular holiday regions that offer magnificent castles, railways and festivals. The scenery is superb with fine beaches, tumbling rivers and the majestic mountains, lakes and waterfalls of beautiful Snowdonia.
Situated in the county of Denbighshire lies the beautiful inland holiday resort of Llangollen in the north eastern area of North Wales. Llangollen is situated on the River Dee, on the edge of the Berwyn Mountains and has something to offer every visitor. As well as having a wide range of bars and restaurants, the small town also has a wealth of independent shops. Take a stroll along the Victoria Promenade, or enjoy a ride on the steam railway.
Moving northwards from Llangollen is the lovely market town of Ruthin. The surrounding countryside is beautiful dotted with charming little villages, all well worth driving through.
Situated on the North Wales Coast lies the popular holiday resort of Prestatyn at the northern end of Offa's Dyke, the massive earthwork that marked the Welsh English boundary in the 8th century and named after King Offa who ordered its construction. There are four miles of sandy beaches on one side and good walking country on the other. Six miles of golden sands stretch between the resorts of Prestatyn and Rhyl. For those who enjoy the sea, take a trip into the bay or book for sea fishing at Rhyl's Harbour.
Heading south along the coast lies the resort of Criccieth offering superb views of Tremadog Bay, sandy beaches, fine restaurants and Criccieth Castle perched high on the headland. Travel a little further to reach Porthmadog, rich in maritime history. In times gone by, it was a vital, busy shipping port for the international slate trade, brought down by rail from Blaenau Ffestiniog. Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways - voted North Wales top attraction in the 2013 National Tourism Awards operates two unique narrow gauge railways. Together they offer the chance to explore the beauty of Snowdonia.
Nearby Portmeirion, a popular tourist village designed and built between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, now owned by a charitable trust. The village is located on the estuary of the River Dwyryd and 2 miles south of Porthmadog. The village is one of North Wales top tourist attractions and has served as the location for numerous films and television shows, most famously as “The Village” in the 1960s television show, The Prisoner.
No trip to North Wales is complete without a visit to Snowdonia National Park, covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, boasting the highest mountain in England & Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales, as well as a wealth of picturesque villages like Betws y Coed and Beddgelert. Reach the summit of Mount Snowden on foot or take the Snowdon Mountain Railway and experience an awe inspiring journey by rack railway to the summit at the foot of Snowdon, from the moment you leave the station your train will begin the journey upwards to the clouds, a journey experienced by 12 million travellers since 1896. From the first glimpse of the waterfall in Llanberis to the point at which your train crests the mountain 60 minutes later you will have been surrounded by the views and the experience that is Eryri , the land of the Eagles.
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