Chester has been part of North Wales' history for 2000 years. Click here for more info.
Coastal North Wales
Sailing. Sand. Sea air. Just some of the reasons to head for our coastline.
The drive-on beach at Talacre is another. Home to Point of Ayr lighthouse, the oldest one in Wales. And at Llandudno you can ride the UK's only cable-hauled tramway to the top of the Great Orme. Then ski down the other side.
Another good reason is our sailing. Each August we throw a week-long celebration in its honour, called the Conwy River Festival. And further along the coast the award-winning beaches at Rhyl and Prestatyn are consistently warmer and sunnier than anywhere else in the UK. Good excuse for a break.
We've other great excuses, too. Like our history and culture. Plas Mawr is the best surviving Elizabethan town house in Britain. Bodelwyddan Castle has collections from the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Royal Academy of Arts. Venue Cymru shows world-class performances from Welsh National Opera, Moscow State Circus and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. We're a cultured sort, we Welsh.
Other things are cultured here. Like the landscaped gardens at Bodnant. Our wilder landscapes include watersport venues like Conwy and Prestatyn, where you can sail, jet ski, dive and fish. And, as you'd expect, we've a bounty of seafood, too. Including our famous Conwy mussels. And some of the best coastal accommodation around. Seafront suites in Llandudno. Cosy fisherman's cottages in Conwy.