Self catering country cottage holidays in the North of Wales
North Wales is a popular and attractive part of Wales. There are so many things that tourists can enjoy during their country cottages holiday in North Wales that they are bound to have an enjoyable stay, with many memorable moments. In North Wales there are mountains, beaches, points of interest, activities and much more, North Wales is a great option for a fun, relaxing or adventurous self catering holiday, depending on your preferences and interests. There is something for everyone whether you want to pack in lots of sightseeing or just take it easy, far away from it all, North Wales should have something for you.
During a self catering break in North Wales, you can visit the towering Snowdonia Mountain Range, Llyn Peninsula, Ynys Mon and various other natural attractions in the region. The widespread mountain range of Snowdonia is frequented by climbers and walkers throughout the year. Moreover, the Llyn Peninsula is popular for its sailing and surfing beaches, which are considered to be amongst the best beaches in the whole of Wales.
There are 125 miles of coastline in Ynys Mon, also known as the Isle of Anglesey, which is home to numerous historical sites. Some of these, date back to around 4000 BC and these historic landmarks render insight into the history and culture of this part of Wales. Whilst enjoying a country cottage stay in North Wales, you may want to head towards the eastern part of the region, which houses the rolling Clwydian Hills. There you will also find many medieval market towns, where you can feel as if you have stepped back in town. Many of these towns are situated on Chester's doorstep, in the borderlands between Wales and England, where the two countries meet.
Two of the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country are located in North Wales. One is the Grade I Listed Building, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal over the valley of the River Dee in Wrexham. This navigable aqueduct is the longest and the highest in the whole of Britain. The other World Heritage Site is the Edwardian Castles and Town Walls of the region of Gwynedd. This heritage site collectively refers to the Beaumaris Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle and Harlech Castle, which exemplify 13th century stupendous fortifications and military architecture.
There are various other outstanding landmarks in North Wales, which attract people from all over the world. There are a number of outstanding castles to visit such as Criccieth, Dolbadarn, Rhuddlan and Dolwyddelan, dating back to 12th and 13th centuries. Edward I's first castle, the Flint Castle, is also an impressive building that leaves spectators awe-struck.
There are also many other things that tourists can do during a self catering holiday, such as visiting historic country houses like Plas Mawr that have survived for decades. Also of interest is the Trefriw Woollen Mill where you can see how traditional weaving is done. The numerous museums and galleries, such as Welsh Slate Museum, Lloyd George Museum, Tacla Taid, Swtan Folk Museum, Oriel Ynys Mon and Llandudno Museum & Art Gallery are also popular. A visit to these attractions helps you to learn more about the Welsh culture and heritage.
North Wales is also home to three of the five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in Wales. These places have earned this recognition owing to their scenic beauty, aesthetic appeal and distinctive landscape. The Lleyn Peninsula and the Clwydian Range, in north-west and north-east respectively, are two of these areas of outstanding natural beauty. The former is the peninsula extending westward into the Irish Sea, whereas the latter is a range of hills. The third is of course the world renowned Snowdonia.
The gifts of nature showered upon this region include the Isle of Anglesey, the third AONB, which is considered by some to be the most beautiful place in the British Isles. Encompassing everything, ranging from rocky headlands and beaches to dunes and lush green countryside, it is a perfect destination to spend time in the lap of nature, during a country cottages break. Whilst exploring this area there are plentiful opportunities to see rich wildlife, including sea lavender, grey seals and silver studded blue butterflies. The attraction also encompasses many Sites of Special Scientific Interest as well as several protected nature conservation area.
Another major attraction is the Snowdonia National Park, which has diverse flora and fauna. Besides natural attractions, there are many other things to see and do in Snowdonia. Set amidst beautiful and breathtaking surroundings, the Pen-Y-Ffrith, Loggerheads Country Park, Portmeirion, Pen-Y-Bryn Falconry and the Seaquarium are highly popular visitor attractions in this area.
It is also possible to sit back and admire the beauty of Snowdonia and North Wales while riding the scenic railways, such as the Ffestiniog. Tourists can also enjoy ride on the Welsh Highland Railway and Snowdon Mountain Railway, through the beautiful environs. There are several activities that tourists can enjoy during a self catering break in North Wales, such as mountain biking, walking, canoeing, hiking, horse riding, sailing, golf, woodland rambling, quad biking and painting.
Luckily there are a good number of self catering cottages in the North of Wales. These include dog friendly cottages, cottages just for 2, cottages on a farm in lovely rural locations and even large country houses and mansions to rent. Whatever the type of accommodation you are looking for we trust you will enjoy using Country Cottages Online and hope you find the right cottage for you.
Whether tourists you are looking forward for a fun filled and adventurous self catering cottage holiday or a peaceful country cottages stay, we hope that North Wales proves to be the perfect choice for you.