Days Out in North Wales

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Map of North Wales

Ropeworks Active Limited

Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4TY, UK

Seawake

40 High St, Menai Bridge LL59 5EF, UK

Mary Jones World

Llanycil, Bala LL23 7YF, UK

Seaquarium

Rhyl LL18 3AF, UK

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

Porthmadog LL49 9NF, UK

National White Water Centre

Fron-goch, Bala LL23 7NU, UK

Boathouse Climbing Centre

The Old Lifeboat Station, Lloyd Street, Llandudno, LL30 2YG

Mostyn Art Gallery

12 Vaughan St, Llandudno LL30 1AB, UK

The Smallest House

c/o 11 Lower Gate Street Conwy LL32 8BE

Wizz Kids

Wizz Kidz, Bridge Street, Saltney, Chester, UK

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Station Road, Trevor Basin, Wrexham, UK

Ty Mawr Country Park

Ty Mawr Country Park, Cae-Gwilym Lane, Cefn-mawr, Wrexham, UK

Erddig

National Trust - Erddig, Erddig, Wrexham, UK

Alyn Waters

Alyn Waters, Mold Road, Gwersyllt, Wrexham, UK

Min Y Don Christian Adventure Centre

Min Y Don Christian Adventure Centre, Min-Y-Don, Arthog, UK

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor, UK

Flint Castle

Flint Castle, Castle Street, Flint, UK

Bridlewood Riding Centre and Shop

Bridlewood Riding Centre, Prestatyn, UK

Loggerheads Country Park

Loggerheads Country Park, Ruthin Rd, Mold, UK

Greenacres Animal Park

Greenacres Animal Park, Cottage Lane, Mancot, Deeside, UK

Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle, Wrexham, UK

Open Door Adventure

Open Door Adventure, Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Bond Newydd, Saint Asaph, UK

Talyllyn Railway

Talyllyn Railway, Tywyn, UK

Zip World

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor, UK

Electric Mountain

Electric Mountain, Llanberis, Gwynedd, UK

Wrexham County Borough Museum

Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives, Wrexham, UK

Techniquest Glyndwr

Techniquest Glyndŵr, Wrexham, UK

RSPB, Mawddach Valley

Coed Garth-gell, Dolgellau, UK

Children’s Farm Park

Llanfair, Harlech LL46 2SA, UK

Rhyl Miniature Railway

Rhyl Miniature Railway, Wellington Road, Rhyl, UK

Llangollen Wharf

Llangollen Wharf, Wharf Hill, Llangollen, UK

Glan-Y-Gors Karting

Cerrigydrudion, Corwen LL21 0RU, UK

Bodelwyddan Castle

Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel, Denbighshire, United Kingdom

Bonkerz Play Centre

Bonkerz Fun Centre, Llewelyn Avenue, Llandudno, UK

Welsh Mountain Zoo

Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay, UK

National Beekeeping Centre Wales

National Beekeeping Centre Wales, Tal-y-cafn, TAL Y CAFN, UK

Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre

Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre, Wyddfyd Road, Great Orme, Llandudno, UK

Home Front Experience

Home Front Experience, New Street, Llandudno, UK

Great Orme Tramway

Great Orme Tramway, Church Walks, Llandudno, UK

Conwy Suspension Bridge

Conwy Suspension Bridge, Conwy, UK

Pili Palas Nature World

Pili Palas Nature World, Menai Bridge, UK

Foel Farm Park

Foel Farm Park, Brynsiencyn, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, UK

Conway Centres

Conway Centres: Anglesey, Wales, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, UK

Anglesey Sea Zoo

Anglesey Sea Zoo, Brynsiencyn, Llanfairpwll, UK

Holyhead Play Centre

Stanley Street, Holyhead LL65 1HL, UK

Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens

Plas Newydd House and Gardens, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, UK

Region Information

North Wales is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales. Retail, transport and educational infrastructure are centred on Wrexham, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Bangor. It is bordered to the south by the counties of Ceredigion and Powys in Mid Wales, and to the east by the counties of Shropshire in the West Midlands and Cheshire in North West England.

North Wales was traditionally divided into three regions: Upper Gwynedd, defined as the area north of the River Dyfi and west of the River Conwy); Lower Gwynedd, defined as the region east of the River Conwy and west of the River Dee; and Anglesey, a large island off the north coast.

The area is mostly rural with many mountains and valleys. This, in combination with its coast (on the Irish Sea), has ensured that tourism is the principal industry. Farming, which was once the principal economic force in the area, is now much reduced in importance. The average income per capita of the local population is the lowest in the UK.

The eastern part of North Wales contains the most populous areas, with more than 300,000 people living in the areas around Wrexham and Deeside. Wrexham is North Wales’ largest town, with a population of 63,084 in 2001. The total population of North Wales is 687,937 (2011). The majority of other settlements are along the coast, including some popular resort towns, such as Rhyl, Llandudno and Pwllheli. The A55 road links these towns to cities like Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham and the port of Holyhead for ferries to Ireland; few routes connect North Wales with South Wales. There are two cathedral cities – Bangor and St. Asaph – and a number of mediaeval castles, including Criccieth, Dolbadarn, Dolwyddelan, Harlech, Caernarfon Castle, Beaumaris and Conwy. The area of North Wales is about 6,172 square kilometres, making it slightly larger than the country of Brunei, or the island of Bali.

The highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon, is situated in north west Wales. At an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, It is the highest point in the British Isles south of the Scottish Highlands. It is located in Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd. It is the busiest mountain in the United Kingdom and the third most visited attraction in Wales, with 582,000 people visiting annually. It is designated as a national nature reserve for its rare flora and fauna.