Days Out in North Wales

Local Attractions

 

Rivercatcher is perfect for exploring North Wales and its attractions

There are many things to do in the area and North Wales is quickly becoming a top destination for adventure and relaxation holidays.

 

Adventure

There is just so much adventure to be had in North Wales, we’ve dedicated an entire page on our website to it!

Your Guide to Adventure in North Wales

We want to ensure that your time here in North Wales is as epic as possible and no matter the season there are many activities on offer. We put together this handy guide to adventure so you have plenty to do during your stay

 

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Visitor Attractions

 

Llangollen Railway Steam engines run by volunteers on a preserved railway in Denbighshire between Llangollen and the site of Bonwm Halt – 8.5 miles long. Currently the longest preserved standard gauge line in Wales and operates daily in Summer as well as weekends throughout the Winter months using a wide variety of steam and diesel locomotives. . 

 

Erddig, Wrexham a stunning house and 1,200-acre country park. Widely acclaimed as one of Britain’s finest historic houses, Erddig is a fascinating early 18th-century country house reflecting the upstairs downstairs life of a gentrified family over 250 years. The setting is a superb 18th-century formal garden and romantic landscape park. Restaurant & shop. National Trust.

 

Portmeirion Village Portmeirion was created by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1976. He wanted to show how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it. Surrounding the village are 70 acres of exotic woodlands with miles of woodland and coastal walks. Scenic backdrop for filming The Prisioner. 

 

Horse Drawn Barge Llangollen Canal for over 100 years visitors have enjoyed trips from Llangollen Wharf. Experience a horse drawn boat trip on the beautiful Llangollen Canal, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Watch the fish swim lazily by in the clear water delivered fresh from the River Dee as your boat glides silently through the Welsh mountains

 

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway The Ffestiniog Railway takes you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Founded in 1832, this beautiful journey is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest railway in the world. 

 

Towns

 

Ruthin with its fine collection of black-and-white medieval buildings and a ghost story for every corner, Ruthin is packed with history and character. Visit Ruthin Craft Centre with its galleries, exhibitions and café. Munch your way around Ruthin, picking up local artisan paté from Patchwork on the north side of town and fresh pies from Eagle’s Bakery on Clwyd Street. 

 

Barmouth & the Beach  It rests just within the south west corner of Snowdonia National Park and is steeped in a history rich with connections to the shipping and slate industries. The old town is well worth a visit with its steep steps and slate-roofed cottages on the side of a mountain. The harbour is beautiful and you can walk across the spectacular Barmouth Bridge spanning the river which can be an ideal activity for an evening stroll. 

 

Harlech In the heart of the Snowdonia National Park over-looking Tremadog Bay and the Lleyn Peninsula lies the town of Harlech. Dominated by the Rhinog mountain range and its medieval castle, it is one of Meirionydd’s best kept secrets.  With a historic castle and town and sweeping dunes at Morfa Harlech there is plenty to see at this Welsh coastal town.   

 

Llangollen  has many natural wonders. There are mountains, white water rivers including the spectacular River Dee canals with horse-drawn boats, the Llangollen Steam Railway,gardens and historic buildings abound

 

National Park

Snowdonia with its excess of 800 square miles in extent and dominated by Snowdon (1085m, 3560ft), the tallest peak in Wales, it has been protected since 1951. That makes it the largest, highest and oldest Welsh National Park.

What could be more energising than a hike to a cascading waterfall, mountain biking through the forest or even flying through the sky at 100mph for 1 mile at 500 feet high! Snowdonia can bring a new journey every day.

Snowdonia also boasts the largest natural lake, Bala Lake and contains Wales’ highest major waterfall, Pistyll Rhaeadr. You can also explore some of the best mountain bike trails in the world.

Rivercatcher is on the edge of Snowdonia National Park and ideally located for exploring this amazing territory.

 

 

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