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Things to do this summer in North Wales

Things to do this summer in North Wales

This summer, experience the beautiful North Wales scenery. Visit Caernarfon and the surrounding Snowdonia National Park and experience the sights and sounds of the sea, the wildlife, and even steam trains! Whether it’s taking a quiet coastal walk or something completely different, there is a wealth of things to see and do around the surrounding area to make your trip unforgettable.

Here are some must-do activities for you and your family to delve into this summer.

1. Take a trip on a Steam Train

Talyllyn Railway

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Step back in time and hop onto an original steam locomotive, running since 1865, complete with Victorian passengers. Running up the Fathew Valley into southern Snowdonia, this train ride offers a traditional cream tea whilst you board.  Why not take a ride and spoil someone special this summer?

For more information visit Talyllyn Railway.

2. Bounce your way to around a disused mine

Zip World - Attractions North Wales

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Perfect for kids and adults, the Bounce Below caves allow you to jump around whilst suspended inside this old disused mine. This unique net adventure has been cleverly converted into the best playground ever!

For more information visit Zip World.

3. Paddleboard around Snowdonia at night

Paddleboarding - North Wales

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If you like stargazing and adventure, why not try out paddleboarding in one of the best spots in the world – at night. Best for the summer season, when the water is warmer, Psyched Paddleboarding on Anglesey guides boarders through two lakes in Snowdonia all completed in a two-hour long session.

For more information visit Psyched Paddleboarding.

4.  Discover North Wales’ secret lake

Blue Lake - Attractions North Wales

Living up to its name, the Blue Lake, has stunning rich blue waters, towered by craggy cliffs. Wander through the mysterious tunnel and emerge alongside the blissful lake. Fancy a spot of swimming? Dive on in! This lake is known as one of the best spots to experience wild swimming, So swim until your heart’s content. Not only can you access the water, you can also travel to the top of the cliff and experience the magnificent view of the glistening lake, and even abseil down if you wish to.

This hidden lake in Snowdonia National Park can be found in Fairbourne.

 5. Spend the night cliff camping

Cliff Camping - North Wales

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Want to try something new? If you’ve never tried cliff camping, it’s definitely on the bucket list if you’re a thrill seeker. After abseiling down the side of a cliff, to a ledge bed that is suspended up to 200ft above the ground, you will camp out for the night.

For more information visit Gaia Adventures.

6. Climb Snowdon

Climb Snowdon

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Discover the wonderful Snowdonia National Park. In the peak of summer experience the breathtaking views around the area with dedicated locally based guided walks. Welcoming all ages and families, feel alive in the great outdoors.

For more information visit Climb Snowdon.

7. Discover Great Orme’s Ancient Mines

Great Orme Mines - Attractions North Wales

These secret copper mines are discovered below the ground are one of the most astounding archaeological discoveries of recent times. Dating back to the bronze age, these mines are now thought to be the largest Prehistoric mine discovered in the whole world! Tours are Monday to Sunday, 9.30-16.30, for all ages. As well as a tour, it gives kids the opportunity to observe traditional methods of working with copper at the smelting shelter.

For more information visit Great Orme Mines.