The North Wales Way
The North Wales Way follows an old trading route for 75 miles (120km) along our northern coast into Anglesey. It’s the trio of huge castles that immediately grab your attention: Beaumaris, Caernarfon and the walled citadel of Conwy. Together with Harlech, this cluster of immense 13th century fortresses forms a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's a great location for a short break or an epic weekend away.
There are plenty of loops and diversions along this road trip. From here you can explore the mountains of Snowdonia, the Menai Strait, and our largest island, Anglesey. It’s the gateway to the Vale of Conwy and the Vale of Clwyd, where a string of handsome market towns line the route down to Llangollen. The North Wales Way also links easily with its sister Ways, public transport, and long-distance cycling and walking routes.
These epic trips showcase the best The North Wales Way has to offer including Zip World at Penrhyn Quarry which is home to the fastest zip line in the world where you could travel at speeds of over 100mph.
Travel on the world’s first eco-friendly people powered rollercoaster at GreenWood Family Park and discover our rich heritage and culture at the National Slate Museum in Llanberis.
There's much more to see including Caernarfon Castle a World Heritage Site that dominates the town, Penrhyn Castle – a flamboyant 19th century mansion, award winning distilleries, vineyards and orchard and a 27-hole championship golf course that sits on the northern coastline of the magnificent Llŷn Peninsula.
Get to know The North Wales Way
There’s so much to see along The North Wales Way it’s difficult knowing where to start. To point you in the right direction we’ve created a series of themed itineraries under the headings of adventure, walking, heritage, landscape, food and drink, castles and historic places, a Welsh journey, town and villages, golf and a long weekend in North Wales.