Once the excitement of Christmas and New Year dies down, many people begin to plan their holidays in the forthcoming year. If you’ll be planning your own soon, you might want to add North Wales to your list.
A great way to visit North Wales is by stopping in holiday and caravan sites near Snowdonia. The Snowdonia National Park is famed for its rugged mountains and range of walking trails which suit all levels of ability. If you’re looking for a rather adventurous holiday, look no further than Snowdonia.
This October saw North Wales being voted in the top five regions to visit in the world by the international travel guidebook company, Lonely Planet. As expected, this news is set to boost tourism to the area – and the Welsh Government are investing a lot of funds into making the area a truly inspiring region to visit this year.
The 2017 tourism campaign will be known as ‘The Year of Legends’, and will focus on emerging tourists into the rich history and folklore – and there is plenty to discover within Snowdonia. The Black Boy Inn has dedicated a page to sharing all of the related Year of Legends events, as well as sharing some very intriguing Welsh tales. One such folklore tale is the story of Gelert. You can find his grave at Beddgelert, which is a 40 minute drive from Morfa Lodge Holiday Park.
For those seeking a challenge during their holiday, there are a number of mountains within Snowdonia climb and conquer. The most famed, Snowdon, is the highest mountain in Wales. Standing at 1,085 metres above sea level, this mountain usually takes visitors around 4-6 hours to ascend and descend. There are plenty of well-tread paths up to the peak, so it’s a safe choice for those who don’t have extensive mountain walking experience.
If you would prefer to have a more relaxed holiday but still enjoy the great outdoors, there are still plenty of things to see and do in Snowdonia that do not require any tall ascents. Visit the charming Welsh towns and villages within the national park, including Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis and Beddgelert. Betws-y-Coed is a popular village amongst keen mountain climbers and trekkers, and has some wonderful cafes and restaurants that are definitely worth a visit.
Just outside of Snowdonia you’ll find Caernarfon. Here you can visit the medieval castle, as well as enjoy fantastic views over the Menai Strait to Anglesey. There are also a number of leisurely walking trails which start in the village.
If you’ll be staying at a holiday or caravan site during your holiday, you can return from your trek and enjoy the facilities that the park has to offer. They’ve often got swimming pools, bars and entertainment to help you truly unwind after a busy day of exploring.
With Wales tourism set to increase, having your own holiday home or touring pitch ensures that you’ll have a wonderful place to stay during your holiday, without the worry of hotels being fully booked!