by Isabelle Hannah
Celebrate New Year’s Eve the Welsh way this year.
Blessed with some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, North Wales is the perfect destination if you want to combine breezy walks along beaches, challenging mountain climbs and the more traditional festivities that we associate with New Year’s Eve.
It’s a great time for booking a North Wales holiday cottage, joining in with the local festivities and gaining a New Year experience that is bound to leave a lasting impression.
The small village of Beddgelert, in the heart of the Snowdonia landscape, is a great place to spend New Year’s Eve if you like a lot of local colour and plenty of celebration. Gather on the bridge and watch the fireworks at midnight as the folk living in this national treasure let down their hair and celebrate the coming prosperity of a new year.
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 do. So if you don’t mind the chill factor and have an adventurous state of mind, head to Abersoch, Llanberis or Holyhead. It makes for a great spectator event too…..mulled wine in a flask is always a welcome addition!
So you head out to blow away the cobwebs and soak up the scenery. You’ve got mountains looming above you and the sea shimmering in the distance. There are few things better than a stop at a pub either after or during a walk. As well as having some of the best walking opportunities in the country, North Wales is also blessed with some great pubs. Think wholesome warming food, traditional Welsh ales and crackling fires.
If you can’t make it to the top of Snowdon on New Year’s Eve, or even New Year’s Day, then a gentle walk up to Llyn Llydaw will give you the perk up you’re looking for from a winter holiday in North Wales. This beautiful and historic site and the surrounding view is the perfect way to fill yourself with optimism for the coming year.
Of course, there are plenty of other winter walks and climbs suitable for everyone from beginner hikers to confirmed trekkers. We’ve compiled a list of the best child-friendly walks in North Wales, so can enjoy the great outdoors with the whole family this festive season.
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 firework display. There’s probably no better place to spend a New Year’s Eve.
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 book your New Year’s Eve break today?
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