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April/7/2017

Great Places to Go Near North Wales Holiday Parks

If you have stayed at Plassey, one of the leading North Wales holiday parks before, then you will have some idea of just how beautiful the surrounding landscape is. Now that the first signs of spring are beginning to appear, it is the perfect time of year to get outdoors and explore the national park of Snowdonia, and the areas that surround it as well.

The diversity of the landscape that surrounds Plassey in Wales means there are opportunities for visitors to enjoy a variety of sights and activities – from woodland walks to leisurely strolls across the beach. With this in mind, we have selected some of the most beautiful places near to our caravan park, which will offer visitors a stunning view of the wilderness that is the Snowdonia National Park as well as the coast that North Wales is so well known for.

 

Beddgelert

A small village within the Snowdonia National Park, which takes about an hour and 40 minutes in the car from Plassey – but is well worth the trek. It has built itself a reputation as a significant tourist attraction, due to its positioning in a valley at the confluence of the River Colwyn and River Glaslyn – with the picturesque bridge that crosses the River Colwyn being photographed many times over!

The village itself consists of various bars, cafes and restaurants and part of the restored Welsh Highlands Railway runs though the village as well. If you prefer a peaceful wood walk or want to cycle then head about a mile out of the village to the Beddgelert Forest – a conifer woodland just bursting with nature and wildlife.

 

Caernarvon Town

If you prefer a more coastal view, then head on over to Caernarvon Town which has a promenade that is always worth a visit. A bustling town with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants it also has a Blue Flag beach marina with a maritime museum and an award-winning arts centre.

Popular with tourists, Caernarvon’s main attraction is possible its Castle – a mediaeval fortress which was built in the 13th century. Not only can you enter the interior of the castle, but visitors can also explore the gardens and internal museum. You can get some fantastic panoramic views of the town and the Irish Sea by climbing the castle walls.

 

Dinas Dinlle

One of our favourite beaches in North Wales, Dinas Dinlle is a pebbled beach that offers spectacular views of the Llyn Peninsula as well as the Isle of Anglesey.  Popular with surfers, it is one of the prettiest beaches in the area, making it a great place to head when the sun is out!

Regarded as a bit of a hidden gem, this beach is a great place to spend some time and unwind, perhaps by having a quiet stroll with your loved ones or even just sitting and watching the waves roll in. Served by a wide range of useful facilities such as public toilets, a car park and a cafe it is a great place to go. Be warned if you have a dog, though – they are banned from the central area of the beach from 1st May to 30th September.

 

Llanberis

A small village that rests at the foot of Snowden, on the southern bank of the Llyn Padarn Lake – it is a great place to begin your climb of Snowdon (if that is what you prefer!). Because of its situation, it is home to many outdoor activities such as walking, climbing, mountain biking and pony trekking as well as various water sports.

There are also plenty of other attractions nearby if outdoor activities aren’t your thing, including the Llanberis Lake Railway service, which will take you on a lovely scenic journey around the Llyn Padarn Lake. You could also visit the National Slate Museum which takes a look at the history of the Dinorwic slate quarry, which is now disused.

 

As you can see North Wales is not only one of the most beautiful places to visit in the UK, but there are a lot of activities you can take part in when you stay here as well. If you are considering a stay in one of the leading North Wales Holiday Parks, then please give the friendly team at Plassey a call on 01978 780 277 or drop us an email to enquiries@plassey.com

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