been there, done that
Planning a holiday to North Wales can be a tricky thing: deciding where to stay, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive. Don’t worry, Ambassadors North Wales can help – by putting you in touch with people from your corner of the world who’ve been here before.
As well as giving honest, helpful advice about things like accommodation and travel, our ambassadors can tell you why North Wales is worth a visit.
Tim Smith from Cambridgeshire
"Myself, my wife and 2 children have visited North Wales at least once (sometimes twice) a year, normally centering on Betws-y-Coed, and have explored the area extensively. The combination of beautiful beaches, fascinating castles and architecte, the most stunning landscapes in Great Britain, wonderfully friendly peoplure, great places to eat and no shortage of things to do means that we will always come back!"
Frank Hammond from Cheshire
"Our relatively short journey to North Wales has long made it a favourite place to go to over the years-and I mean THE YEARS-I have been visiting for 60 years! Betws y Coed is my favourite and the area surrounding the Conway and Llugwy valleys"
Mrs Jennifer Rawe from Essex
"We have visited Snowdonia at least once every year since we married in 1990 - sometimes 3 times a year. It has become like home. The people are always pleasant and welcoming and there always plenty to do. The scenery is absolutley breathtaking and so are the beaches. We would recommend a visit to find out for yourself what an interesting and beautiful place Snowdonia is."
Chris Holcombe from Merseyside
"Having walked and climbed in North Wales for many years, we have more recently bought a holiday cottage just outside Snowdonia and have been impressed by the huge variety of beautiful countryside apart from the
hills, and the enormous amount of history and culture there is in North Wales - Country houses, gardens, narrow gauge railways, industrial history, castles, waterfalls, cycling, white water rafting, fishing, golf - the list goes on and on.Suffice it to say North Wales is a great place for a holiday."
Diane Hauser from Colorado, USa
"I have visited Wales twice and find it one of the most beautiful and relaxing places. My first trip took me to a small town named LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH which in English means The Church Of Mary In The Hollow Of The White Hazel Near The Fierce Whirlpool And The Church Of Tysilio By The Red Cave. The town's short name is Llanfair P.G. You will find visiting the many castles of Wales built by King Edward I, to be a real treat especially Caernarfon Castle where the investiture of the Prince of Wales takes place."
"This past February I visited the Snowdonia National Park area and stayed in the picturesque city of Betws-y-Coed at Church Hill House B&B. The accommodations were clean and the food was good. People are very friendly and outdoor activities in the area are numerous. North Wales is the home of the famous Welsh Love Spoon still a cottage industry today. Shopping in Wales you will find many unique gifts made of wool and slate and of course the wooden love spoons. There is also a good selection of gifts for the football (soccer) enthusiast. I have been to Wales in the months of October and February and found it pleasant, but cool and for people coming from dry climates the coolness can be a little bone chilling so be prepared. I have never been disappointed with any of the restaurants (be sure to try a lamb dish as fresh lamb is always available and a nice change from beef and chicken). It goes without saying that fresh fish and chips are also a must and a favorite of mine. Wales is very seldom mentioned when people travel to the UK but you won't regret going and most of all ENJOY YOUR STAY!!!!"
Roland Cohen from France
"We came three time and enjoy it in many ways. We had always good or very good weather ( believe us !), even at the end of September. There are very few French, although coming is so easy from Liverpool airport. And we wonder why, as the countryside is gorgeous, gardens and castles fabulous and people nice and welcoming. And it is so quiet and preserved...
We specialy appreciate Snowdownia ( the railway to the summit seems to climb trough the Andes !), Portmerion, Blaenau Ffestinniog ( home-made mountains of slates, incredible!)and all those little roads across amazing landscape..."
For more information on what our ambassadors have to say, you can visit our Ambassadors North Wales website