The most beautiful place on earth
Who could possibly argue with that while strolling along Llandudno’s elegant promenade past pastel-coloured properties and impeccably authentic seafront architecture just like Victorians did?
All that’s needed to complete the picture is a frilly parasol (for the ladies) and straw boater (for the gentlemen).
Llandudno’s appearance is down to the fact that, unlike most other resorts, it has remained largely unchanged for over a century. There’s a pier (the longest in Wales) and Punch and Judy, donkey rides on the beach and canopied shopping streets just behind the prom.
Put simply, the undisputed ‘Queen’ of the Welsh resorts retains its period dignity.
The town grew, on the coast, around the medieval castle, which is still in good repair today. Conwy Castle was built in the shape of a Welsh harp, its walls are 15 feet thick and a walk round their perimeter takes over half a mile. It was started, as were many Welsh castles, by Edward I in the late 13th century. It was here that Richard II finally surrendered to Henry Bolingbroke in 1399.
Telford's suspension bridge spans the Conwy river, and it was designed to compliment the castle's architecture.
Bodnant Gardens, 3 miles south of Conwy, are one of the most beautiful gardens in Britain, with the River Conwy and Snowdon in the background.
Snowdonia, the mountainous heart of southern Britain, is one of the UK’s most popular destinations for hiking and outdoor holidays. But there’s more to this region than craters and crags. It’s blessed with some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in Wales, on the Llŷn Peninsula and Cambrian Coastline. And its reputation for fine dining using Welsh meat, fish and cheese is growing all the time.
The Snowdonia National Park is a supersized adventure playground built of mountains, hills, river valleys, woodland and beaches. There are activities for all the family, not just the rough tough stuff for mountaineers.
Anglesey offers unparalleled beauty, amazing adventures, serious solitude and a warm welcome. Easily accessible, this unique island, with its coastline, varied beaches and historical towns, makes a refreshing and romantic base. It’s lively, too, with a fantastic programme of festivals celebrating local food, music, culture and the outdoors. It's also home to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, the longest place name in Europe.