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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Other Great Outdoors
“FROM ZIP WORLD PENRHYN QUARRY 'Experience the exhilaration of Velocity 2, the world's fastest zip line, in the stunning setting of Bethesda's Penrhyn Quarry.' DETAILS 500ft-high zip line for mile-long rides with panoramic views of a slate quarry and local coastline.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Castle
“Its a good day out if the weather is ok. Conwy Castle (Welsh: Castell Conwy) is a fortification in Conwy, located in North Wales. It was built by Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289. Constructed as part of a wider project to create the walled town of Conwy, the combined defences cost around £15,000, a huge sum for the period. Over the next few centuries, the castle played an important part in several wars. It withstood the siege of Madog ap Llywelyn in the winter of 1294–95, acted as a temporary haven for Richard II in 1399 and was held for several months by forces loyal to Owain Glyndŵr in 1401. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“There are few places on earth where you can surf inland, but as luck would have it one of them is in North Wales. Adventure Parc Snowdonia is home to our world-first surf lagoon and the only guaranteed surf break in the UK. But that’s not all! Check out our brand-new indoor and outdoor activities, including our brand-new Adrenaline Indoors facility and Explore Outdoors adventures. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Park
“Snowdonia National Park is famous for his undisturbed and outstanding beauty. Only 1 hour drive away it is right on our doorstep for a great day out, exploring the outdoors. hiking, walking or Zipwire experience.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“FROM ZIP WORLD FFOREST 'In a stunning woodland setting nestled in the North Wales Conwy Valley, close to the iconic Snowdonia village of Betws y Coed, a host of forest adventures and foodie delights await. With adventures to keep the whole family busy all day, choose from the Fforest Coaster, the UK’s only alpine coaster of its kind, bouncing fun on Treetop Nets or zip line and adventure courses high in the trees on Tree Hoppers or Zip Safari – plus you could try Europe’s highest giant swing, Skyride, if you dare!' ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Castle
“If you've never seen a castle up close, this is your chance ! Walk in and around the walls of Caernarfon Castle. A must.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Mountain
“The best adventure - amazing places to hike. And lots of options to hire guides (please ask Rachael or Mike for more details)”
  • 50 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“This is a cavern full of Huge trampolines meant to be really good fun, quite pricey, but well worth it, journey time of around 40 minutes each way”
  • 35 locals recommend
Park
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“80-acre garden containing plants collected more than a century ago on global expeditions. Its a 15 minute drive from the annexe well worth a look and a day out, beautiful gardens ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“FROM ZIP WORLD SLATE CAVERNS 'Zip World Slate Caverns is home to Europe's largest zipping zone (Titan), an underground nets adventure where young and old alike can bounce and jump to their hearts' content (Bounce Below), and a subterranean playground complete with zip lines, via ferrata and rope bridges (Caverns).'”
  • 30 locals recommend
Castle
“Beaumaris Castle (Welsh: Castell Biwmares), in Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales, was built as part of Edward I's campaign to conquer north Wales after 1282. Plans were probably first made to construct the castle in 1284, but this was delayed due to lack of funds and work only began in 1295 following the Madog ap Llywelyn uprising. A substantial workforce was employed in the initial years under the direction of James of St George. Edward's invasion of Scotland soon diverted funding from the project, however, and work stopped, only recommencing after an invasion scare in 1306. When work finally ceased around 1330 a total of £15,000 had been spent, a huge sum for the period, but the castle remained incomplete. Beaumaris Castle was taken by Welsh forces in 1403 during the rebellion of Owain Glyndŵr, but recaptured by royal forces in 1405. Following the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642, the castle was held by forces loyal to Charles I, holding out until 1646 when it surrendered to the Parliamentary armies. Despite forming part of a local royalist rebellion in 1648, the castle escaped slighting and was garrisoned by Parliament, but fell into ruin around 1660, eventually forming part of a stately home and park in the 19th century. In the 21st century, the ruined castle is still a tourist attraction. Historian Arnold Taylor described Beaumaris Castle as Britain's "most perfect example of symmetrical concentric planning". The fortification is built of local stone, with a moated outer ward guarded by twelve towers and two gatehouses, overlooked by an inner ward with two large, D-shaped gatehouses and six massive towers. The inner ward was designed to contain ranges of domestic buildings and accommodation able to support two major households. The south gate could be reached by ship, allowing the castle to be directly supplied by sea. UNESCO considers Beaumaris to be one of "the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe", and it is classed as a World Heritage site.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Establishment
“Snowdonia offers amazing views, challenging trail walks, steam train rides, zip wires etc. Something for everyone who enjoys out door pursuits.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre with seven acres of hands-on displays, examples of environmentally responsible building, renewable energy, organic gardens. Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Castle
“Caernarfon Castle is recognised around the world as one of the greatest buildings of the Middle Ages. This fortress-palace on the banks of the River Seiont is grouped with Edward I’s other castles at Conwy, Beaumaris and Harlech as a World Heritage Site. But for sheer scale and architectural drama Caernarfon stands alone. Here Edward and his military architect Master James of St George erected a castle, town walls and a quay all at the same time. This gigantic building project eventually took 47 years and cost a staggering £25,000. The castle was born out of bitter war with Welsh princes. So of course its immense curtain walls and daunting King’s Gate were designed to withstand assault. But the polygonal towers, eagle statues and multi-coloured masonry sent a more subtle message. These echoed imperial Roman architecture, especially the walls of Constantinople. They also recalled the Welsh myth of Macsen Wledig, who dreamed of a great fort at the mouth of a river – ‘the fairest that man ever saw’. So Caernarfon is a castle of dreams. A legend brought to life. Even after 700 years it still stirs the imagination like no other Welsh castle.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Colloquial Area
“The choice of activities is endless everything from the worlds busiest mountain Snowdon, to places where you have world class views all to your self, host happy to advise”
  • 14 locals recommend
Hotel
“Another beautiful lake to visit with cycle rental so you can can ride around the whole lake.”
  • 20 locals recommend