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Top Choice Castle in Caernarfon

Caernarfon Castle

Majestic Caernarfon Castle was built between 1283 and 1330 as a military stronghold, seat of government and royal palace. Designed and mainly supervised by Master James of St George, from Savoy, its brief and scale …
Top Choice Castle in Conwy

Conwy Castle

Caernarfon is more complete, Harlech more dramatically positioned and Beaumaris more technically perfect, yet out of the four castles that comprise the Unesco World Heritage Site, Conwy is the prettiest to gaze upon…
Top Choice Castle in Beaumaris (Biwmares)

Beaumaris Castle

Started in 1295, Beaumaris was the last of Edward I’s great castles of North Wales and today it's deservedly a World Heritage Site. With swans gliding on a water-filled moat and a perfect, symmetrical design, it’s w…
Top Choice Mine in Llandudno

Great Orme Mines

Sitting unobtrusively near the top of the Great Orme is the largest prehistoric mine ever discovered. Nearly paved over for a car park, this site of tremendous historical importance has been developed as a must-see …
Top Choice Pub in Conwy

Albion Ale House

Born out of a collaboration of four Welsh craft breweries (Purple Moose, Conwy, Nant and Great Orme), this heritage-listed 1920s boozer is a serious beer-drinker's nirvana. Of the 10 hand pulls, eight are loaded wit…
Top Choice Farm in Bodnant Estate

Bodnant Welsh Food

On the west side of the vast Bodnant Estate, a collection of lavishly restored 18th-century farm buildings now operates as Bodnant Welsh Food. One of the big attractions here is the Farm Shop, a wonderful showcase f…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Holyhead (Caergybi)

South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve

Two miles west of Holyhead, the sea vents its fury against the cliffs of South Stack, an important RSPB reserve – home to thousands of seabirds. A steep, serpentine flight of steps leads down to the suspension bridg…
Top Choice Hill in Llandudno

Great Orme

From sea level it's difficult to gauge the sheer scale of the Great Orme (Y Gogarth), yet it stretches for around 2 miles and rises to a height of 207m. Named after a Norse word for 'worm' or 'sea serpent', this gen…
Top Choice Historic Building in Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Plas Newydd

When you pull up into the car park, don't get too excited by the impressive building you can see in front of you – that's just the stables! The grand manor house of the Marquesses of Anglesey is set well back from t…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Rhosneigr

Barclodiad y Gawres Burial Mound

Squatting on a headland above gorgeous Trecastle Bay, 2 miles south of the village, Barclodiad y Gawres (the Giantess' Apronful) is the largest neolithic tomb in Wales. When it was excavated in the 1950s, archaeolog…