Let’s face it, Summer 2020 is going to go down in history! It’s unlikely many of us will be able to leave the country so we’ve put together a STAY-cation series to help you find the best places in the UK to get away for some kind of break this summer.
Location: North Wales
Type of Staycation: Seaside/Countryside Break
Best places to stay:
Without being biased my little hometown is the perfect central stay if you want to explore North Wales. We are right in the middle of the coast and home to two beautiful beaches right between the mountains. You can see Snowdon and Puffin Island from West Shore beach and just 5 minutes from the A55 it is the perfect location for travelling to explore our coastline. It isn't called the Queen of Resorts for nothing.
Conwy the next town over is home to Conwy Castle and the town is situated within the castle walls. There are holiday homes/Airbnb right on the quay so perfect to sit outside listening to waves with your morning coffee. You might even catch a glimpse of our, now famous, Great Orme goats as they roam around getting up to mischief!
The beautiful Isle of Anglesey where you will find some of Wales' stunning beaches. At the real heart of Wales you can travel back in time to some of the real historic sights of North Wales as Anglesey is home to 6 castles or even shop at the same Waitrose as Prince Wills & Kate as they lived on the Island whilst Prince Wills worked in the RAF. With a great range of food and drink from traditional pubs to Michelin Star restaurant Sosban Fach (you will have to book!) Try your hand at the lingo and see if you can read any of the Welsh signs on your travels huge brownie points if you can say llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Yes it is really a place and no there isn't much there but a train station!).
I always think of Abersoch as the Jack Wills and Hollister combined twenty-something getaway. It takes me back to the days of Wakestock festival and staying right on the beach with friends bbq'ing and drinking cider in the sun all weekend. Very popular amongst campers, golfers and cyclists you can't complain when you're overlooking the sandy beaches and Lleyn Peninsular waves.
Things to do:
If you're a bit of an adrenaline junky, love a good adventure or just want to try something new North Wales doesn't disappoint.