by Menai Holidays
History & Heritage
With North Wales being only around a 2 hour drive from much of the North West and only a 3 hour train ride from London, why not kick back and let the train take the strain for a weekend or short break away? You won’t regret it! Here we reveal our top 4 reasons to get away and visit North Wales this January, February and March!
Whether it be mountain backdrop, rolling countryside, coastal coves or beautiful beaches – if you visit North Wales you can have it all!
With North Wales recently voted the 4th best region in the world to visit in 2017, there’s never been a better time to book a weekend break here! Looking to explore the stunning scenery of the region on foot, two wheels, or touring by car? We guarantee your breath will be taken away by the beauty of North Wales. Snow-topped peaks, gorgeous golden beaches that stretch for miles and plenty of panoramic vistas – just don’t forget your camera! With an array of walks across the region, from hiking in Snowdonia, to strolling the miles of coastal path, there’s something for every type of walker when it comes to exploring the area. Escape the humdrum after Christmas and get back to nature in this spectacular part of the UK! Excitingly, Snowdonia National Park has been designated a ‘dark-sky reserve’ thanks to its lack of light pollution – not many places have been given this status – and makes for a spectacular stargazing setting. Telescopes at the ready!
North Wales can be your gym with plenty of walks to suit all fitness levels, brilliant bike trails and watersports galore – getting fit after Christmas has never been so easy!
So, Christmas has been and gone, and after maybe too many mince pies you’re thinking about kick starting your New Year’s fitness resolution? Well we think that North Wales is the place to do just that! Pop on some sturdy shoes, breathe in the Welsh air and get out and about in the great outdoors; the best bit…it’s absolutely free! Who wants to stare at the digital display on a treadmill when instead you could be bounding along one of our stunning coastal paths? Why bother with a rowing machine when there are beautiful freshwater lakes and parts of the coastline that are perfect for kayaking? Sack off your spin class and head out on a real bike; there are cycle routes to suit every ability. Improve your core by swapping your weights for a paddleboard and wetsuit and take to the water. There really is something for everyone here in North Wales!
With castles aplenty, standing stones and burial mounds too, North Wales is the perfect place to delve into the past.
For history buffs we’ve got castles such as Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Harlech and Conwy, or if ruins aren’t your thing, there’s a 19th century ‘Castle’ called Bodelwyddan that’s well worth a visit. Along with Edward I’s infamous ‘Iron Ring’ of castles, the region is also home to several standing stones and prehistoric sites such as Barclodiad y Gawres. Thanks to Cadw, we can share with you all of the historic sites across Anglesey, Snowdonia and the Llŷn Peninsula using their interactive map. Take a look and get planning your history tour!
Whether you want to be by the sea, settled in the Snowdonia National Park, finding adventure on Anglesey or lounging on the Llŷn Peninsula after a day of exploring – we have the perfect holiday cottage for you!
Why not plan a weekend or short break right here in North Wales? With cottages ideal for large groups you can gather your friends together for a getaway; plan in family time and take the brood away, or treat that special someone to a holiday for just the two of you! Looking for luxury, something cosy or even an eco stay – we have it covered. We even have a number of cottages with hot tubs so you could spend an evening under the stars soaking away your stresses. Quality time in North Wales will truly recharge your batteries. Just imagine it…all your adventures finished off with your feet up in a cosy cottage looking forward to another day of exploring, historic sightseeing or outdoor pursuits. If after all that you can’t be bothered to cook, then don’t worry – we have that covered too! ‘Cottage Food’ means you can have delicious home cooked meals delivered right to your door…what could be simpler? Get in touch to find out more information about this service.
Take a leaf out of Wales’ book and visit North Wales this year – winter stays with us won’t break the bank! Our low season prices are perfect for post-Christmas budgets. So, are you up for a weekend escape to beat away those January blues? You’ll be able to say you’ve experienced the fourth best region in the world, even if just for a weekend – we think that’s pretty special, especially as the year has barely begun!
Check out our video, to give you a flavour of a winter break in North Wales, the possibilities are endless!
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