Why North Wales in THE 'must go to' holiday destination in the UK for 2018!
I started life in the South of England and have lived and moved around a lot in the UK, as well as having travelled extensively in the world. I moved to North Wales 20 years ago, and here I have stayed, and honestly, it still takes my breath away on a daily basis.
Wild Spaces and Raw Beauty
The combination of sea and mountain in such close proximity is one of North Wales’s unique draws, but it’s wow factor lies in the raw wild beauty it has bravely retained. One day you can be on an unspoilt beach in which you can do every conceivable watersport, the next wild swimming in a mountain lake, another exploring ancient woodlands, and then challenging yourself to climb one of the 96 mountain peaks, and finally, find yourself cycling along a crystal clear river and stopping for a spot of fishing. No words or images do it justice. Come and see for yourself!
World's first continuous coastal path
You can explore the rich and varied coastline on foot around the whole of Anglesey, Llyn Peninsula and parts of Snowdonia on the Wales Coastal Path. Whether you undertake a small section or commit to a larger area, you'll be treated to unrivalled coastal scenics and wildlife treasures such as porpoises, dolphins, puffins, red squirrels, and seals.
More Blue Flag beaches per mile than any other British Coastline
Yes, we have a total of 19 blue flag beaches in North Wales. You really can have your choice of bucket and spade beaches, secret rocky coves, vast expansive beaches with sand dunes, or the perfect beaches for rockpooling or clam and mussel foraging.
Adventure Activities and Adrenaline Attractions
One of the very many reasons that Lonely Planet nominated North Wales as the best region was for the emergence of a hub of unique adrenaline attractions and activities that have sprung up closely together. We have zip wires over quarries, trampolines in caves, the UK's first surfing wave garden, and an alpine coaster. And that is just for starters.
Alongside these unique attractions are adrenalin watersports such as kitesurfing, super fast rib rides, and coasteering. There is a huge range of well qualified, fun outdoor instructors who can help you improve or start from scratch, any activity you choose. Come and play in our beautiful adventure playground.
Dark Sky Status
North Wales was awarded Dark Sky Status in recognition of its significant attempts to reduce light pollution and its wonderful dark skies are now protected. I can assure you living here the darkness is very dark. Velvet blackness envelops you at night and the hundreds of stars are so easy to see. Here are some places that are particularly good for star gazing.
Bwlch y Groes: Bryn Uchaf, Machynlleth, SY20 9AH
Llyn Geirionydd: Llanrhychwyn, LL27 0YX
Llyn y Dywarchen: Rhyd Ddu, Drws y Coed
Llynnau Cregennen: Arthog, Dolgellau, LL40
Tŷ Cipar: Llyn Conwy, y Migneint
Return to simple pleasures
It’s difficult to explain this as it's something you experience when you're here. The combination of raw beauty and lack of overdevelopment makes stopping, relaxing and remembering how to just ”be” a whole lot easier. So come, take a deep, deep breath of the freshest air and let your soul breathe, and your body jump for joy because you've remembered how good it is to be alive.
Now, stay in a cottage that allows you to literally step out the door into all of these things...
We have cottages that are on the beach, on a lake, in the wilds of nowhere, in the centre of maritime towns. Find the one that most suits what you want out of your cottage experience. Whatever you choose you can be assured of a quality standard - take a look at our North Wales holiday cottages to begin your journey to this wonderful region.