I have been going through my old stuff and I found a piece of travel writing I did a little while ago and thought that I would share it with you. I’m not sure if I will regret this or not but here goes.
Many people have wondered if there was a place with fantastic views, activities for the kids, long walks in the stunning countryside and thriving little towns. If you have ever wondered about that then you may be surprised to know there is such a place. That isn’t made up. Full of mystery and magical locations. This stunning place is North Wales. If you are planning on visiting this amazing place you won’t need a fortune teller to tell you that fun lies in your future. However, if you aren’t planning on coming then let me tell you why you should.
Firstly, although North Wales may only be small (it could fit into Australia 1222.89 times) but there is so much to see and do you will want to stay there forever. Wrexham has the oldest international football stadium in the world. If nothing else, it will be a cool thing to tell your friends and neighbours at home. Holding records is something that North Wales can do pretty well as they have the record for the smallest house in Britain (which is 10ft deep, 6ft wide and 10ft high). Bala lake is the largest natural lake in Wales. Have you ever heard of the endangered white fish called the Gwyniad? Well Bala lake is the home to it Unfortunately, their ancestors got trapped there at the end of the last ice age and now they can’t be found anywhere else in the world. When was built in 1289 Harlech Castle cost only £8,190 and it was right on the coast. Now 727 years later it is over a mile inland as the sea has retreated from the rock it was built on. For people who like adrenalin rush there is the world’s fastest zip wire, which is in ZipWorld Velocity. You could end up whizzing along a zip wire at around 100 mph. However, going incredibly fast is not everyone’s cup of tea so for people who prefer life a slightly slower there is always horse drawn boat rides over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which is the tallest aqueduct in the UK. Enjoy breath-taking sights while you cruise over what was once the tallest boat crossing in the world. Animal lovers may be interested to know that Cardigan Bay is the home of the UK’s largest dolphin pod. Although they can be seen there all year round there is more in the summer months (you cane approximately 10-12 at a time). Have you ever tried a tongue twister? If you think you are good at them try saying this: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch! Created by a local tailor as a way to make the town stand out and attract more tourists by making it the longest place name in Britain. Just so you know it means “St Mary’s church in the hollow of the while hazel near to the fierce whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio of the red cave”. As well as having the smallest house North Wales is also home to the smallest chapel (11ft by 8ft). Inside of the chapel there is just, enough room for 6 people to sit.
Are you a National Trust member? Do you want to get the most out of your membership? Well, you may be pleased to know there are various National Trust places in North Wales exploding with fun activities for you and the kids. If you are looking for long fun walks, beautiful gardens and a huge play space to keep the kids entertained then come to Erddig Castle. Enjoy a sandwich or cream tea on rather peculiar seats then lose the calories whilst gazing at the amazing countryside. There is also a large space dedicated to making dens which is fun for the whole family. You could explore the actual home and see what life was like for the family and their servants. Most of the National Trust places are dog-friendly so your beloved pet(s) can come with you! Other National Trust places you may want to visit include Chirk Castle and Conwy Suspension Bridge.
So far all I have told you about is the things that common tourists would go to. However, there is a whole lot more to North Wales so I also have a few hidden things you can there. Llangollen is one of the many hidden gems that you may come across on your travels. On the outskirts, you will find many tall hills and campsites. Then when you get to the heart of Llangollen you will find a thriving little town stuffed with people and quirk shops. If you want to find the perfect gift for someone or just a memento to take home, then take a good look around as you are sure to find it. Also for the food lovers, there are a couple of really nice cafes, a fudge factory and a place that sells warm waffles. Another thing for people who aren’t scared of heights is the Horseshoe Pass. It is a long twisty road that goes up a mountain. At the top, there is a little café and amazing views… but whatever you do don’t look down! There is also a Horseshoe Falls which is a waterfall with a nice seating area. If you go here, you are sure to get some nice pictures.
Now that (hopefully) all your doubts are cleared up about North Wales you should be soon booking a hotel room for your very own trip to North Wales! I am certain you will be able to find many more places to go and things to see than what is mentioned here making it your own special adventure. However, whenever you get your next holiday you need to know that North Wales is waiting for you. Why wait?
So that is it. My little travel writing post. You won’t see many like this because it took a while even when most of was already written out for me from me of the past. If I was to write another one from scratch that would takes weeks of planning to make it just right. And I am lazy so that idea doesn’t appeal to me very much.
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Thank you for reading this and I hope you have a lovely day J.