This area is perfect for outdoor activity pursuits, close to the River Dee and the Berwyn Mountains there are guided walks available up into the hills, bike trails, kayaking and in nearby Bala is the National White Water Rafting Centre. The Berwyn Nature Reserve has a fascinating archaeological heritage and the open moorland is home to a variety of wildlife, Adventure Mountain offers a range of adrenaline based activities for thrill seekers, with quad biking tracks in the mountains or for the smaller ones there is a go karting circuit at Glan Y Gors.
Caerau Uchaf has gardens open to the public with a wildlife trail, willow maze, adventure playground and fort. The Llangollen Railway follows the River Dee, which is an ideal way to travel through the Dee Valley and take in the countryside views. Historical points of interest along the way include Dinas Bran, the Valle Crucis abbey, Horseshoe Falls and the Elisegs memorial cross. The Llangollen Canal is a lovely peaceful walk, and there is also the option of a horse drawn boat trip. The hilltop fort of Caer Drewyn has impressive views down to the town and across the valley,
There is a fantastic visitor centre open all year round at Llyn Brenig, there is fishing, cycling and walks around the reservoir. The onsite sailing club has guided kayaking and children’s classes. Bala Watersports is another great centre to visit for adventure activities and courses.
North Wales showcases some of the UK's most varied landscape, from the snow-capped mountains of Snowdonia to the beaches of the Llyn Peninsula. Indeed, it is one of the only parts of Britain where you can be in the mountains in the morning and at the seaside by the afternoon. The diverse animal life of the region reflects this, with everything from otters to ospreys and seals to dolphins.
Not many places are imbued with such history and heritage, which is reflected throughout the region from cottages to castles! Attractions abound, with zoos and farms, steam railways and activity centres. There are regular events from international cultural festivals and shows to family fun days.
The area also offers a huge range of outdoor activities; walking, cycling, fishing, golf and water-sports to name only a few. In many parts of North Wales the spoken language is Welsh, not English, although people who cannot or will not speak the latter are rare, and signposts and other notices always display their message in both languages.