This is the ultimate Welsh event for any engine heads or petrol junkies out there – the Cambrian Rally. 2017 marks the 62nd occurrence of this major motor rally, and it is the first year that it won’t be the final event of the British Trials and Rally Drivers’ Association Championship… this year, it’s the very first one!
Set within the challenging forests of North Wales, the Cambrian Rally is a fast and furious event, and it is certainly spectacular – the fact that it has won the “Best Rally” award no fewer than three times in the last ten years speaks to its quality!
It is one of the oldest and most established rally events in the country, so if you are looking to make it to just one race this year, this should be the one you choose. The very best drivers in the UK will be taking to the course, and as it’s the first event this year, it promises to be an exciting one.
Get yourself down to Llandudno in February if you are looking for a seriously thrilling day of motor sports excitement!
The Cambrian Rally can be seen at a number of locations including Llandudno, Clocaenog and Alwen Forst (near Llyn Brenig).
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Conwy Castle is easily the most spectacular of all the castles in North Wales (and cost the most to build, too!). The castle was built for Edward I by Master James of St George, and is one of the most impressive surviving medieval fortifications in Britain.
The town walls of Conwy are a major tourist attraction for the town, and with good reason: they are regarded as one of the most impressive and most intact walled circuits in all of Europe. Dating back to the late 13th century, they are as old as the town itself, and constructed by Edward I to pair with the equally impressive Conwy Castle, they form a foreboding defensive installation.
Known as “the Queen of the Welsh Resorts” since the middle of the 19th century, Llandudno is the largest seaside resort town in Wales. Characterised by the long promenade overlooked by the rows of Victorian buildings which make up the South Parade the architecture certainly lives up to this title. The town has 2 popular beaches, North Shore and West Shore.
Enjoy everything Conwy has to offer by staying in a cottage in and around the town or Conwy Marina. Attractions include Conwy Castle, the town walls, Plas Mawr Elizabethan House, The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, pleasure cruises and a wide range of shops and restaurants.
Take a walk to the end of the pier, make sand castles on the beach, ride the tram or a cable car to the top of the Great Orme and treat yourself to a meal at one of the many restaurants. Llandudno has a lot to offer and is a great base for exploring North Wales.
Find somewhere to let in town. Towns offer the convenience of shops, restaurants and other ammenities whilst you're never far from the countryside.