North Wales truly is a special place. So many of its most beautiful sights have barely been touched by man, meaning there is so much to see and appreciate throughout the region. Many people know all about the castles dotted through the area’s towns, yet there are so many places of stunning natural beauty that visitors just don’t know about.
From mountains to underground caverns, there’s enough in North Wales to grab even the most technology-obsessed of people away from the screen and thrust them into the great outdoors. There’s plenty for the whole family to discover and appreciate, even if it might take their eyes a few minutes to adjust the brightness of the outdoors.
If you’re looking for the most naturally spectacular areas to visit on your holidays in North Wales, here are just five that are begging to be discovered.
1. Swallow Falls – Betws-y-Coed
There’s something truly cathartic about visiting this waterfall in Betws-y-Coed; minutes slip by as you take in all its wonder and appreciate the quiet time. It’s one of the most photographed sights in the whole area and is slightly out of the way, but once you reach Swallow Falls, you will instantly realise that it was a trip worth making.
2. Great Orme, Llandudno
Llandudno is one of the most popular tourist destinations throughout the United Kingdom and its landscape is dominated by the sight of the Great Orme. Whether by foot or cable car, reaching the summit of this stunning landmark is not something you quickly forget. The location has an intriguing history, something which you can ponder as you gaze out to the landscape below. Be sure to wave at those who were too scared to make the ascent!
3. Cadair Idris, Snowdonia
If you have your hiking boots at the ready, reaching the peak of this mountain is something you just simply have to tick off the list. The environment is breathtaking, especially when you take a second to appreciate its details, such as the two lakes situated near to Brynteg Holiday Park and the many paths you can take to reach its summit. Make sure you have a friend tag along with you before you make the trek, it can be a treacherous, but it’s an experience best shared.
4. Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog
It might have taken plenty of excavation to unearth its natural beauty, but these slate caverns found in the equally gorgeous Blaenau Ffestiniog are undoubtedly a sight to behold. Take a tour on a cable car and explore the caverns for yourself, just don’t be intimidated by the dark! It might not be suitable for smaller children, the grown-ups will no doubt appreciate the exploration of somewhere hardly touched, however.
5. Snowdon, Snowdonia
It would be a tall order to comprise a list of the most beautiful natural landmarks in North Wales without including arguably the best of them all, Snowdon. To enjoy this mountain famous around the world as a must-see for all hikers, it proudly stands out as the biggest of its kind throughout Wales. It’s hard to describe in words just how accomplished you will once you reach its summit and photos don’t quite it justice either. Your only option is to grab a friend, gear, and get climbing! You might want to bring a sandwich and bottle of water with you though, it stands at 1085 metres above sea level.
There you have it, just a small selection of some of the most naturally beautiful areas in North Wales. With plenty more to uncover and admire, you’re running out of excuses to not reconnect with nature and find out what this stunning region has to offer you.