Places to visit in North Wales

From classic seaside towns to the unique quirkiness of Portmeirion, North Wales is full of interesting and unusual places to visit.

Rhos on Sea in North Wales.

Rhos-on-Sea / Colwyn Bay Beach

12-min drive from Bodelwyddan Castle, LL29 8ED
Nestled between Llandudno and Colwyn Bay, the harbour of Rhos-on-Sea is reminiscent of a traditional Welsh coastal village. The town is home to St Trillo’s Chapel, the smallest church in Britain with a capacity of 6, and the Harlequin Puppet Theatre, the only venue designed and built for puppets.

Portmeirion in North Wales


1h 20-min drive from Bodelwyddan Castle, LL48 6ER
Perhaps most famous as the location of 1960’s TV show “The Prisoner”, Portmeirion was designed and built in the style of an Italian village between 1925 and 1975, and is now one of North Wales’ premier tourist destinations, with several cafés, tea rooms, and an Italian-style homemade gelato shop.

Betws-y-coed in North Wales.


34-min drive from Bodelwyddan Castle, LL26 0LS
Surrounded by the thick Gwydyr Forest, Betws-y-coed has an atmospheric alpine feel to it. The ‘Gateway to Snowdonia’ is surrounded by a network of hiking and cycling trails, some of North Wales’ most picturesque castles and some unique adrenaline activities, including the worlds fastest zip wire.

Llandudno in North Wales


24-min drive from Bodelwyddan Castle, LL30 1BB
The largest seaside resort in Wales, Llandudno is famous for its nearly two-mile Parade, grade II listed pier with all the classic holiday elements you’d expect, Happy Valley gardens and chairlift, and amusement arcades. Everything you’d want from a day at the beach.

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