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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in North Wales this year and begin 2024 with a bang.

Home to some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, North Wales is the perfect place to welcome in the New Year.

Enjoy the fresh sea air on a coastal walk, admire a brilliant firework display or start the New Year on a high and take on a mountain climb. It’s time to have a Welsh New Year to remember!

Keep reading to discover our favourite ways to spend New Year in North Wales…

1. Dance on the Bridge at Beddgelert

Beddgelert Bridge

The small village of Beddgelert, in the heart of the Snowdonia landscape, is a great place to celebrate New Year’s Eve in North Wales. Nestled in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, Beddgelert’s celebrations are full of colour, excitement and a festive atmosphere.

Gather on the bridge and watch the fireworks at midnight as locals let down their hair and celebrate the coming prosperity of the new year.

Why not stay in one of these cosy Beddgelert cottages and enjoy an extended New Years in North Wales.

2. Take a New Year’s Dip

What better way to awaken the senses on New Year’s day than a dip in the sea? You may not think so, but plenty of people love a spot of wild swimming in North Wales.

So, if you don’t mind the chill factor and have an adventurous state of mind, head to Abersoch for a New Year’s Day swim. It makes for a great spectator event too…..mulled wine in a flask is always a welcome addition!

After your morning dip, head back to your Abersoch holiday cottage or accommodation in Morfa Nefyn to warm up in front of the fire.

3. Enjoy a New Year’s Eve Walk – followed by a refreshing pint!

walks in snowdonia in winter

A holiday in North Wales wouldn’t be complete without heading outdoors and enjoying the mountain views. And what better way to soak up the scenery than to enjoy a walk in Snowdonia or stroll along the Anglesey Coastal Path, before enjoying a well-earned pint (or two).

As well as having some of the best walking opportunities in the country, you’ll also find some fantastic pubs in North Wales.

Think wholesome warming food, traditional Welsh ales and crackling fires.

Heading on a New Year’s Eve stroll with your four-legged friend? Then we’ve got you covered! Here are our favourite dog-friendly pubs in Anglesey and the best dog-friendly cafe’s on the Llyn Peninsula.

4. Walk to Llyn Llydaw on New Year’s Day

Views from Snowdon summit, across Snowdonia and North Wales

If you can’t hike to the top of Snowdon on New Year’s Day, then a gentle walk up to Llyn Llydaw will give you the mountain fix you’re looking for.

This beautiful and historic site is the perfect way to fill yourself with optimism for the coming year. Llyn Llydaw can be reached via the Miners Track and is one of the most tranquil lakes in Snowdonia National Park.

Of course, there are plenty of other winter walks and climbs suitable for everyone; from beginner to expert hikers alike. We’ve compiled a list of child-friendly walks in North Wales and the best mountains in Snowdonia, so you can enjoy the great outdoors whatever your ability.

5. Watch a Spectacular Firework Display at Beaumaris

Firework display

Just along from Menai Bridge on the Isle of Anglesey, Beaumaris is a historic town with plenty to do and see on any day of the year. If the water on the Straits is calm enough you might be able to take a boat out to Puffin Island and see some of the wildlife there during the day.

At night, the town comes alive with packed pubs and restaurants and an impressive New Year’s Eve firework display. As the clock strikes midnight, celebrate the start of the new year as the castle is lit up with a spectacular firework display. There’s probably no better place to spend a New Year’s Eve in Wales.

These holiday cottages in Beaumaris provide the ideal base to explore Anglesey during the holidays. 

New Year’s Eve Holiday Cottages in North Wales

After all that activity, having somewhere warm & welcoming to rest your head for your New Year’s Eve break is essential.

The good news is, there are still plenty of holiday cottages available to choose from. So, whether you are meeting with friends, hooking up with the family, or escaping it all with a loved one – browse our collection of holiday cottages for Christmas or New Year’s Eve holiday cottages in North Wales today.

Why not say croeso to Wales and enjoy New Year’s Eve in North Wales this year.

Looking for some more festive activities? Here’s our list of top Christmas Events in North Wales, Christmas Markets in North Wales, and winter activities in Snowdonia.

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