Top 5 Reasons to Visit North Wales

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The Llŷn Peninsula is a popular place for families and outdoor enthusiasts, and it is easy to see why.

The beautiful backdrop of mountains, combined with miles of rugged coastline, sandy beaches and quaint seaside towns and villages, make it the perfect location to enjoy a variety of activities.

If you’re planning a visit soon, here are our top five things to do around the Llŷn Peninsula.

 

1. E-bike and SUP Tours

Discover the land and sea by hiring an e-bike or stand-up paddleboard (SUP).

These are both a fun and environmentally friendly way to see the sights around the Llŷn Peninsula, as well as giving you the freedom to discover smaller gems that are off the beaten track.

Some of the best places for SUP include Llanbedrog, Porth Ysgarden, Nefyn, Porthdinllaen and Trefor.

Check out one of our favourite local companies Discover Llŷn for more on SUP and e-bike hire – they offer guided tours and will even deliver equipment to our park so you can set out on your own adventure!

 

2. Hiking and Trail Running

The Wales Coast Path is a long-distance route that follows the entire coastline of Wales, and the section around the Llŷn Peninsula boasts stunning views and miles of natural habitat for wildlife.

If that isn’t enough, Snowdonia National Park has awe-inspiring mountains, including Mount Snowdon and Cadair Idris, known to be one of the most challenging trails in Wales.

This makes the Llŷn Peninsula a haven for hikers, as well as trail runners who are looking for an extra challenge.

 

3. Surfing and Sailing

The fresh offshore breezes around this part of the coast make it the ideal place for many water sports.

Popular places for surfing include Hell’s Mouth and Porthor, while sailing enthusiasts should visit Abersoch Sailing Club, South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club, and Hafan Pwllheli Marina.

Popular annual sailing events include Abersoch Dinghy Week (July) and the Abersoch Regatta (August). Check out the schedule for this year’s Regatta here.

 

4. History and Culture

A land steeped in history, there is no shortage of fascinating places to visit in this part of Wales.

In the past, castles were a symbol of wealth and power. With over 400 castles in Wales, they are a sight not to be missed.

Some of the best castles in the area include Harlech, Criccieth and Caernarfon.

Other cultural activities and landmarks include visiting the Lloyd George Museum in his home village of Llanystumdwy, showing the life and times of this famous Welshman and the Prime Minister of post-World War One Britain, from 1916-1922.

There is also the Llŷn Maritime Museum in Nefyn and Nant Gwrtheyrn Language & Heritage Centre, where you can gain a deeper insight and understanding of the history of our local communities here in North Wales.

 

5. Golf courses

If you enjoy a round of golf, you can play some of the most iconic courses in Wales here on the Llŷn Peninsula, boasting spectacular views and challenging terrains.

The award-winning Abersoch Golf Club has something to offer all ages and levels of ability and sits in a fantastic location, close to Abersoch village and its main beach.

Nefyn Golf Club offers golfers a real challenge, with the front nine located on a rocky headland that protrudes out into Irish Sea.

Pwllheli Golf Club is another great course, offering beautiful views of Cardigan Bay, as well as the Snowdonia mountain range.

 

If you like to experience the great outdoors while holidaying in Wales, you are in for a treat when you stay at Madryn Castle.

For a magical experience for families, couples, or individuals, book your stay with us today.

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