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February/17/2017

The Most Picturesque Places to Visit in North Wales

North Wales is one of the most picturesque places in the UK, if not the world. We are lucky enough at Plassey, to have some of the most breath-taking spots within easy reach, making us a popular destination for caravan holidays in North Wales. In this article, we are going to round-up some of the most beautiful places you can visit when you stay with us.

 

The Lonely Tree at Llyn Padarn

Llyn Padarn is a circular walking route near Llanberis and offers stunning views of the Snowdonian Mountains. Accessible from here is the massive Vivian slate quarry which is now flooded. The whole walk will take you in view of some of the most beautiful scenery available, but the most photographed is a tree at one end of the lake.

 

Cwm Idwal in Ogwen Valley

Cwm Idwal is a really popular place for walkers, climbers and fishers as it is a valley stretching for 800 metres. Scooped out of the countryside by ice many thousands of years ago, it is a stunning example of a glacial valley. At most points in the valley, you can take in the mountain peaks and sharp ridges, and it is also home to the famous Idwal Slabs.

 

The Menai Bridge in Bangor

The Menai Bridge itself is a suspension bridge that was built to carry traffic between mainland Wales and the island of Anglesey. Designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1826 it actually holds the classification of being a Grade 1 Listed Building. So, why is this spot considered one of the most picturesque in Wales? Well, when looking at the Bridge from a distance you can see the beautiful Carneddau mountains of Snowdonia in the background, which are set off perfectly by the fast-flowing waters of the Menai Strait.

 

Llyn Elsi in Betws-Y-Coed

This small lake is surrounded by coniferous woodland and sits above the pretty town of Betws-Y-Coed in the Gwydir Forest. It serves as a reservoir providing water for the village and is also home to a collection of black-headed gulls. The woodland setting gives it an almost ethereal feel, especially on a still and calm day.

 

Abersoch Harbour

One of the most popular places to visit in Wales, Abersoch is home to not one but two beaches. The main beach is the most popular, and there are some spectacular views to be seen from here, but the less popular harbour beach is a more picturesque setting straddling the River Soch. When the tide is in it offers you a wonderful opportunity to take some fantastic pictures of the boats bobbing up and down.

 

Porthdinllaen

One of the best-kept secrets in Wales, this tiny coastal village is located near Morfa Nefyn on the Llyn Peninsula. With two miles of sweeping bays and spectacular views across to Yr Eifl and Snowdonia, it contains only 12 houses and the ever busy ‘Ty Coch’ Inn. Access is restricted to pedestrians only in an effort to retain the natural beauty of the place.

 

We hope this article has offered you some inspiration for places you can explore in this diverse and stunning region. If you wish to explore North Wales and enjoy one of the best caravan holidays in the area, then please give us a call on 01978 780 277 or send us an email to enquiries@plassey.com

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