Gwynedd is the gateway to North Wales and some of the most stunning scenery in the area. Bordered by Snowdonia National Park and the Irish Sea this is the perfect place for a holiday and to appreciate the great outdoors. Bangor is a well known holiday resort with good beaches and nearby Caernarfon has many historic connections.
One of the most famous castles in Wales, Caernarfon, dominates the town and was originally built by Edward I as a symbol to the conquered Welsh. The castle now houses the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Museum and displays relating to the Prince of Wales. Overlooking Caernarfon is the ancient Roman fort of Segontium. In Snowdonia National Park Bedgellert is an excellent base for walking and climbing.
With the great Welsh Mountains in this area the choice of where to go is unbelievable. Try the path up Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales or take the mountain railway. The ridge at Crib Goch is a real challenge and not for the faint hearted whilst Tryfan provides an awe inspiring classic route down through the Devils Kitchen.
Bathe at Morffa Dyffryn with the mountains in the background and have fun in the seaside town at Barmouth. Nearby Harlech has a beautiful historic castle and the mountain roads to Bala and to Portmeirion are simply stunning with their beauty. Cross the Menai Strait to Anglesey and enjoy the rural beauty and historic town of Holyhead. At Llanberis enjoy the views or do some mountain biking or walking and head for more mountains at Cader Idris as you aim to climb all the Welsh 3000’s.
With rushing waterfalls and rivers this is a beautiful place to spend time and to appreciate one of the most unspoilt parts of the United Kingdom.