It is true that the UK does not always have the best weather when thinking of booking a holiday, however what we do have is some of the most picturesque villages and getaways on offer. North Wales is home to the Snowdonia National Park and the famous Mount Snowdon locaed in the heart of Llanberis. There are literally thousands of walks both through nature and on the coast and a vast array of Welsh villages with craft shops and local treats such as Cadwaladers Ice Cream. If you are looking for places to rent in North Wales then try North Wales Holiday Rentals for some luxury and inexpensive cottages and apartments.
Abersoch Seaside Resort
Abersoch is a popular coastal seaside resort located in the east of Gwynedd county. It has a variety of small shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels.Originally a small fishing port, it is now an ideal place for water sports such as jet skiing and dinghy sailing. It is also situated close to Hell’s Mouth which is the perfect place for surfing. Boat trips around St Tudwal’s Islands to see the seals and other wildlife are available from the village. Abersoch also has it very own 18 hole golf course.
Betws Y Coed
One of North Wales most picturesque villages, Betws y Coed has a vast array of craft shops from candlemaking to hand made gift ideas. The famous Cadwaladers ice cream is readily avaiable here as they have a wonderful shop where you can sit outside on sunny days or inside with a hot chocolate in the colder months. Accommodation choices are endless in Betws, with fantastic, luxury hotels and a vast range of holiday homes available to rent. The scenery is simply stunning with the village being situated in the heart of The Snowdonia National Park. The picturesque Llyn Elsi Reservoir is nearby which is popular with both walkers and anglers, for a spot of fishing.
With its famous historic castle, Conwy has superb scenery and is an ideal location for every possible holiday activity. Conwy is only 75 minutes drive from Manchester International Airport and there are different types of holiday accommodation to suit every budget. You can visit Conwy Castle which overlooks the estuary and has a stunning backdrop to the Snowdonia Mountain Range. There are various eateries, from seafood restaurants to small beautiful cafes, lovely walks down by the marina and up into the countryside. Conwy is a perfect place for family holidays.
Isle of Anglesey
The Isle of Anglesey is an island and county just off the northwest coast of Wales. The island connects to the mainland via two bridges, The Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia Bridge, the latter of which also carries the North Wales Coast Railway Line. Anglesey has many small towns and villages dotted around the island, all with stunning scenery and miles of wonderful walks. The village of Beaumaris is to the east of the island and is home to Beaumaris Castle and also acts as a yachting centre for the island, many boats being moored in the bay off Gallows Point.
Anglesey is also home to the world famous village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, which boasts the longest official place name in the UK. Attractions are plenty on the island, from The Anglesey Sea Zoo to the inspirational Butterfly Palace. The large town of Holyhead is situated at the far end of the island, technically Holyhead is not in the county of Anglesey but is on Holy Island, which is connected to Anglesey by a four mile bridge.