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Best things to do in North Wales

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Sculpture Garden
“Outside the city centre (15 min by bus or train), huge park very enjoyable when the sun is out! Lark lane close by to then go for coffee/food/drinks ”
70 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
Other Great Outdoors
“Longest zip wire in Europe, meant to be very fast but quite pricey, however everyone who has done it loved it. Its about 30 mins by car from our annexe”
82 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Large outlet village with more than 145 boutiques, restaurants and cafes in Ellesmere Port, 30 minute drive away.”
52 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Renovated red-brick dock buildings now housing a range of museums, restaurants, cafes and bars”
59 locals recommend
Park
“Mountainous 823-square-mile National Park, including remote villages, lakes and of course Snowdon. if your feeling energetic you can walk to the top or if you dont fancy the walk you can take a train. It all depends which route you take but should take somewhere between 5-7 hours to reach the summit and walk back down (3 hours each way) (or just 1 hour if you take the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the top!). Snowdon is about an hour drive from us ”
67 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Tate Liverpool is one of the most visited art galleries outside of London, which prides itself from its rapidly evolving collections and special exhibitions of British and international modern and contemporary art. Past featured artists include Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Claude Monet! With free admission,​ a visit is definitely worthwhile!”
43 locals recommend
Rock Club
“There is live music from artists every day from 11:15am until late. Great for music lovers ”
45 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. ”
63 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Liverpool ONE is one of Europe’s leading retail and leisure destinations, set in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. Built around the existing streets of Liverpool, the 1.65million sq ft contemporary open-air complex is a stylish must-visit for those who love to shop, eat, drink and relax.Liverpool ONE includes over 160 stores, bars and restaurants, a fantastic 14 screen cinema, an indoor adventure golf course and a five-acre park. Stores include high street favourites such as Topshop, John Lewis and Debenhams.Peter’s Lane, Liverpool ONE’s designer fashion hub, is the home of big brand style. It plays host to stores including Whistles, Radley, Reiss, Hobbs, The Kooples, Karen Millen and Flannels. It is also home to the first Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols in the UK, the ultimate luxury beauty experience and one-stop destination for all things beauty. The boutique arcade is nestled perfectly within Liverpool ONE, neighbouring other big high street brands.Liverpool ONE was awarded Best Large Visitor Attraction at the Liverpool City Region Annual Tourism Awards 2012 for its offer and commitment to the delivery of a world class visitor experience.”
40 locals recommend
Zoo
“One of the best Zoos in the UK, if not Europe. Chester Zoo has a beautiful restaurant, The Oakfield, and is run along ethical lines with a fantastic rare breeds conservation programme. Any visit to Chester, especially with children, should feature a visit to the world renowned Chester Zoo.”
38 locals recommend
History Museum
“No serious music fan can miss a visit to The Beatles Story and learn everything about the greatest group music has ever seen.”
37 locals recommend
History Museum
“5 Floors of amazing history from the dinosaurs to the to Aztecs and Ancient Egyptians . ”
32 locals recommend
Church
“7th biggest building in the world jaw-dropping cathedral is monumental tourism spot in the whole city”
53 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Houses one of Europe’s finest collections of paintings,drawings,sculptures and decorative art.Free entry.”
35 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Used to be Go Ape so its similar experience, zip wires, climbing trees, vertical drops, great fun by everyone who has visited, think its a bit pricey but well worth it. About 30 minute drive at the most. ”
44 locals recommend