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North Wales proved to be a favourite area to visit again and again, especially for those who love outdoor activities. The Snowdonia National Park is attractive to walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. The Llyn Peninsula offers quaint coastal towns and some of the best sailing and surfing in Wales. A charming small town Betws-y-Coed, in the heart of the Gwydir Forest , is the meeting place of three valleys and the River Conwy and its three tributaries. There are many riverside and forest walks in the area. Nearby a motor museum features a collection of vintage cars. The Conwy Valley Railway Museum at the train station features a miniature railway, shop and buffet coach restaurant. The 14th century church of St Michael 's is one of the oldest in Wales. Welsh choirs perform in the summer at the parish church of St Mary 's. The Abergele to Betws-y-Coed Trail is a wonderful way to discover miles of captivating, unspoilt countryside, dotted with enchanting villages and hamlets.

Llandudno is only a couple of miles from a historic town Colwyn Bay which is also home to Colwyn Bay Cricket Club, outground for Glamorgan County Cricket Club. Eirias Park is an internationally renowned sporting and entertainment venue with its own Leisure Centre - to keep you active whatever the weather. A bustling seaside community with its own little harbour, Rhos is a popular spot with watersports enthusiasts, from sailors to fishing fans. Entertainments include the famous Harlequin Puppet Theatre - Britain's longest running permanent puppet venue. There's also an excellent golf course (one of many along the coast).

welsh mountain zooWelsh Mountain Zoo set within a large wooded estate with great facilities for all the family such as Cafe Safari and 'Tarzan Trail' Adventure playground. In Rhyl let the kids run riot in the Palace Fun Centre, a giant indoor adventure playground, and in Prestatyn take a stroll along the starting point of the ancient, 182 mile long Offa's dyke National Trail. The miles of long, clean, golden sandy beaches in Colwyn Bay, Rhyl and Prestatyn are heavenly.

The Anglesey Sea Zoo is Wales' largest marine aquarium. With over 50 species, the Sea Zoo has re-created the habitats of the fauna and flora found around Anglesey and the North Wales coastline.

Towyn and Kinmel Bay offer miles of clean, sandy beaches, with a wifde choice of fixed and touring caravan accommodation. There's plenty of entertainment for all ages, with amusements, rides and a fairground.

conwy castleThe World Heritage Site of Conwy is just a few minutes away.Conwy, enclosed within a ring of 13th century walls and protected by a mighty Conwy castle , is one of the world's finest medieval towns. Plas Mawr is the best preserved town house in Britain; it is famous for the quality of its ornamental decoration. Conwy is also known for its smallest house in Great Britain. Visit our Attractions section to find out more about what Conwy has to offer.

Portmeirion is a private village created using a combination of architectural follies and specially designed buildings which provide a fascinating mix of styles and is a fabulous day trip visit from Llandudno.

The picturesque castle town of Beaumaris nestles by the Menai Strait enjoying stunning views to the Snowdonia mountains. Beaumaris provides many facilities in it's idyllic surroundings, from horse riding to sailing, golfing and walking.

With over 500 tranquil lakes and reservoirs in Wales, covering a total of about 50 square miles there is plenty of opportunities for sailing, fishing and relaxing. Wales has over 750 miles of coastline perfectly suited for surfing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, bathing and scuba diving.

Wales has more castles per square mile than any other country in the world. Over 500 sites have been counted from the earth mounds of Bronllys Castle and craggy ruins of Castell Dinas Bran to the majestic structures of Caernarfon Castle and the romantic turrets of Castell Coch.

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