The North Wales Path is a glorious thing, winding along the coast for a distance of a little more than sixty miles. The length of the North Wales Path is made up almost entirely of public footpaths, and it takes its visitors all the way from Bangor down to Prestatyn, offering up some wonderful views along the way.
These views are not solely coastal, however – there are also some fantastic views of the hills and mountains to be had. It also takes you to some of the best seaside resorts in North Wales; perfect if you feel like taking a little time out from walking to build a sand castle, go for a paddle or simply relax with an ice cream.
Along the path are plenty of wonderful places to stop and enjoy. If you want to get one of the best possible views of the mountains of Snowdonia National Park, then we would recommend one of two places: either from the top of the Little Orme at Llandudno, or from the magnificent Conwy Castle.
One particularly enjoyable section of the path is right at the end – near Prestatyn, you can follow the Dyserth Way, a disused railway that’s about three miles long.
This walk begins in Bangor but taking the scenic route, walkers will end in Prestatyn.
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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.
Constructed in 1902, it is the only cable-operated street tramway left in all of Great Britain, and one of only a few remaining in operation around the globe. This means it is a truly unique experience!
The town of Conwy is a popular tourist destination in North Wales, primarily for one major reason: it is home to the rather impressive stone structure that is Conwy Castle, as well as the town walls that accompany it.
Find a cottage in the North East of Wales. Home to the Clwydian Range, Llangollen, Ruthin and Denbigh. Find a base to explore this hidden gem of North Wales.
Base yourself in the Caernarfon area to explore this historic castle town and the Snowdonia area. The Welsh Highland Railway starts from Caernarfon to Porthmadog, a great way to see the countryside. The Llyn Peninsula is also easily accessible. Find a your holiday cottage here.
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.