North Wales visitor information
An Introduction to North Wales
North Wales (Welsh: Gogledd Cymru) is the northern most unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales and to the east by England. Traditionally, most of North Wales was covered by the kingdom of Gwynedd.
Things to do in North Wales
North Wales is home to many historic castles and houses, including Erddig,Penrhyn Castle, Caernafon Castle and Conwy Castle. Also in North Wales are the Swallow Falls, a series of waterfalls that attract many visitors due to their beauty.
Getting to North Wales
The A55 coastal expressway links the region with the historic City of Chester, the North West of England and the motorway network - M56. M6 and M53. The region is approximately 5 hours from London
Fast Virgin Trains services link London Euston with the popular coastal resorts of Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Rhyl and serve the University town of Bangor and Holyhead. From Crewe, Manchester and Warrington, Arriva Trains Wales services operate to Llandudno and Holyhead.
Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham are the closest airports and it takes approximately 2 hours to reach North Wales.
By Coach and Bus
National Express travel to a number destinations in North Wales. Arriva is the largest bus operator, but there are also numerous smaller companies running local services.