North Wales or Gogledd Cymru, really is a place of wonder.
48 hour guide to North Wales
1. North Wales inspired one of the most famous books ever written.
The Victorian Seaside town of Llandudo influenced Lewis Carroll’s classic ‘Alice in Wonderland’ .
2. It has the oldest language in Europe.
North Wales have two official languages, Welsh and English. Did you know the letters K,Q,V and Z do not appear in the welsh alphabet?
3. It’s a world-class beauty.
Over 25% of Wales is a designated National Park or Area of Outstanding natural beauty.
4. It has a little piece of Italy.
Portmeirion was created by architect Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 – 1976. It’s also the location of 60’s cult Sci-Fi series, The Prisoner. It’s also the home to the UK’s most successful Boutique Festival – Festival No 6.
5. It has the best mud. Fact.
Wales is famous for its slate products and slate is basically squashed mud! The mud in North Wales is also rich in nutrients – perfect for farming!
6. Dolphins can’t get enough of Wales.
Cardigan Bay is home to the UK’s largest Dolphin Pod which can be spotted from many places on the coast of North Wales.
7. They love a castle.
There are more castles in Wales than any other country in Europe.
8. It’s the latest place to surf.
Ever fancied surfing Snowdonia? Well now you can. North Wales has the world-first inland surf lagoon – Surf Snowdonia.
9. You can go on some pretty impressive Zip Wires.
Go on the World’s longest underground Zip Wire, race your friends on Europe’s longest Zip Zone or quicken things up on The World’s fastest Zip Wire, all at Zip World.
10. Bombay Sapphire wouldn’t exist without North Wales.
Purified water from Lake Vyrnwy is used to bring down the strength of Bombay Sapphire to 40.0%.
11. You can find the longest place-name in the UK.
The full name is ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’. It’s a large village on the island of Anglesey.
Want a walk in Wales? Well you’re in luck! We’ve rounded up the best walks in North Wales right here.