North Wales Experience
1 - Brecon Beacons National Park
2 - Portmeirion
3 - Snowdonia National Park &Llechwedd Slate Caverns
3 - Snowdon Mountain Railway
4 - Caernarfon Castle
5 - Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllantysiliogogogoch & Bryn-celli-ddu
6 - Llandudno
7 - Scenic drive through mid-Wales
8 - Hay-on-Wye
9 - Brecon Beacons National Park
The Brecon Beacons National Park
The Brecon Beacons National Park spans 519 square miles of beautiful mid-Wales contryside and contains some of the most spectacular and diverse landscapes in Europe.
The landscape is scattered with prehistoric monuments, Roman remains and medieval castles, spectacular waterfalls, caves and wooded gorges, along with distinctive upland formations.
The unique Italianate private village of Portmeirion - 'a home for fallen buildings' was the vision of Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1973, to demonstrate that development of a naturally beautiful site need not result in its defilement. He wanted to practise what he preached as a conservationist and campaigner for the protection of the environment.
The now world famous Portmeirion estate includes 70 acres of sub-tropical woodlands known as the Gwyllt as well as farmland and the village itself on the southern side of its own private peninsula on the coast of Snowdonia.
Portmeirion is also known as 'The Villlage' in the 1960s British cult TV series The Prisoner.
The Snowdonia National Park
Snowdonia National Park came into existence in 1951. It was the first designated National Park in Wales.
Snowdonia National Park covers 823 square miles of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in North Wales.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Llechwedd Slate Caverns is set in 2000 acres of land above the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. It has been an active, working slate mine since 1836.
A unique underground experience that takes you deep into the mountain to explore the mysterious world of the Victorian slate miner.
The Snowdon Mountain Railway
Let the Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Majestic Mount Snowdon, at 3,560 ft (1085m) the highest mountain in England and Wales, dominates the dramatic, ancient landscape of the Snowdonia National Park
For more than 113 years, visitors have been appreciating the spectacular views of the Snowdonia mountain range. This is a truly spectacular railway journey.
King Edward I intended Caernarfon Castle to be a royal residence and seat of government for North Wales. The castle's symbolic status was emphasized when Edward I made sure that his son, the first English Prince of Wales, was born here in 1284.
In 1969, the castle gained worldwide fame as the setting for the investiture of HRH Prince Charles as Prince of Wales.
'St. Mary's Church in the hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the church of St. Tysilio near the red cave'.
The town with the longest place name in Wales.
The best known and most famous neolithic site in Anglesey. Regarded as a monument of the Bronze Age as well as the New Stone Age.
Llandudno's early history evolves around the Great Orme, where saint Tudno, brought christianity to the region in the sixth century. Llandudno is Wales' most enduring archetype of a genteel Victorian seaside resort. The pier juts out into Llandudno bay with views back to the limestone cliffs.
Llandudno is framed between the Great Orme and the Little Orme. The top of the Great Orme, an ancient mountain almost surrounded by the sea, ranks as the one spot in North Wales with comparable views to those from the far loftier summits in Snowdonia.
Scenic Drive through the Heart of Mid-Wales
Hay-on-Wye, the 'Town Of Books’, with its maze of narrow ancient streets, housing over 35 bookshops with over a million books for sale - a mecca for second-hand book and antiquarian book lovers!
Hay is located on the northernmost point of the Brecon Beacons National Park and lies on the Welsh border in the county of Powys.
Brecon Beacons National Park
The only way to see the beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park is by walking it. Join us on an easy walk, up to the site of what was once an Iron Age settlement and take in the vista which is the magnificant Welsh countryside.