In North Wales we are spoilt for choice when looking for the best beauty spots. So whether you’re a visitor or live in the area and fancy a day trip – these are some of the must see places to visit that ooze charm.
South of Bala lake on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, just off the Shropshire border.
This natural beauty is guaranteed to take your breath away. This expansive lake is surrounded by hills, forests and waterfalls making it truly magical. Just off the lake you will see a stone-built dam which was erected in the 180’s to provide water for Liverpool and the surrounding area, however, in ways it was bad news for the locals of Llanwyddyn whose homes were thought to disappear underwater. With a view across the Berwyn Mountains in it the perfect place for twitchers, fishermen and other water activities including paddleboarding and kayaking.
Portmeirion (Little Italy)
Near Porthmadog on the estuary of River Dwyryd
Nowhere is as charming as Portmeirion, or Little Italy as some know it. Once the location of the strange drama TV series called The Prisoner, this magical place has spectacular architecture, gardens and woodland – almost dreamlike. This place is the life’s work of one man, architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, who over 50 years turned this neglected wilderness into a quaint village that looks to be straight from the Italian Riviera.
St Cwyfan’s Church
Near Aberffraw on the Isle of Anglesey
This church is like no other, situated on a mound of earth in the middle of a bay where high tides often cut it off completely. Known as the church in the sea its surroundings are like no other church has ever seen. This little white church dates back to the 12th century and was not intended to be so close to the sea, however, its solid construction sees it still standing today on its own little island.
A few miles west of the English border, south of Corwen and a 10 minute drive from us at Henstent Park.
Known to be the highest waterfall in Wales, with a huge 80meter drop, which is truly impressive. One of the seven wonders of Wales, this waterfall is nestled in the Berwyn Mountains with a pleasant cafe on site, Tan y Pistyll, where you can watch the waterfall whilst sipping on a hot chocolate and tucking into a slice of cake!