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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

 

Rivercatcher is perfect for exploring North Wales and its attractions

There are many things to do in the area and North Wales is quickly becoming a top destination for adventure and relaxation holidays.

Use the interactive map and our detailed descriptions below that to find out more.

 
 

North Wales Attractions

 

Adventure

 

Get Wet Adventure Company Set between Bala and Corwen in North Wales, 55 acres of broad leaf forest with the Crogen Estate provides the perfect location for High Ropes, Paintball, Raft Building and Gorge Walking. Just 5 minuties from Rivercatcher 

 

National White Water Centre  Based on the banks of the river Tryweryn, Frongoch, the National White Water Centre is just outside Bala in the beautiful mountains of Snowdonia National Park - rafting, canoeing and kayaking all available. The Tryweryn is a true mountain river, where you will be carried through fast flowing rapids on an exhilarating and fun filled trip. Because the water level is controlled by the dam upstream, they often have water here when other rivers are dry.

 

Zip World The longest and fastest zip line in Europe “The Nearest Thing to Flying”! This adrenalin fuelled tourist attraction is a first for the UK, and is located in the most dramatic of settings – Penrhyn Quarry nestled amongst the mountains of Snowdonia, North Wales

 

Bala adventure and Water Sports Centre  Adventure and excitement of outdoor pursuits. Activities on offer include; canoeing/kayaking, climbing/abseiling, windsurfing, sailing, archery, camp craft, raft building, mountain biking, powerboating, hill walking, gorge walking, and whitewater rafting.  Located on Bala Lake Forshaw.  

 

Mountain Biking at Coed Llandegla Coed Llandegla is a privately owned forest park which attracts around 200,000 riders a year. Covering 2.5 square miles, this is one of the UK’s biggest and best mountain biking centres, with a hire shop, swooping trails for riders of all abilities and a skills area where you can perfect your techniques on timber bridges, beams and jumps

 

Fauxdegla Shooting Ground  There are a fantastic range of activities going on at the ground with competitionsbeing held on a regular basis.They can provide you with tuition appropriate to your level of experience, from beginners upwards, and will also provide you with all the safety equipment you need. You can also hire a gun at the ground.

 

Llyn Brenig a forested site with a trout fishery and newly extended visitor centre with cycle hire. The visitor centre is open all year round with extended opening during the fishing season. The cafe and shop offer panoramic views of the reservoir - one of the largest areas of inland water in Wales. They have an adventure playground and picnic area, and the walk-through exhibition tells the story of Llyn Brenig lake and all it has to offer.

 

Visitor Attractions

 

Llangollen Railway Steam engines run by volunteers on a preserved railway in Denbighshire between Llangollen and the site of Bonwm Halt - 8.5 miles long. Currently the longest preserved standard gauge line in Wales and operates daily in Summer as well as weekends throughout the Winter months using a wide variety of steam and diesel locomotives. . 

 

Erddig, Wrexham a stunning house and 1,200-acre country park. Widely acclaimed as one of Britain's finest historic houses, Erddig is a fascinating early 18th-century country house reflecting the upstairs downstairs life of a gentrified family over 250 years. The setting is a superb 18th-century formal garden and romantic landscape park. Restaurant & shop. National Trust.

 

Portmeirion Village Portmeirion was created by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1976. He wanted to show how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it. Surrounding the village are 70 acres of exotic woodlands with miles of woodland and coastal walks. Scenic backdrop for filming The Prisioner. 

 

Horse Drawn Barge Llangollen Canal for over 100 years visitors have enjoyed trips from Llangollen Wharf. Experience a horse drawn boat trip on the beautiful Llangollen Canal, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Watch the fish swim lazily by in the clear water delivered fresh from the River Dee as your boat glides silently through the Welsh mountains

 

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway The Ffestiniog Railway takes you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Founded in 1832, this beautiful journey is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest railway in the world. 

 

Towns

 

Ruthin with its fine collection of black-and-white medieval buildings and a ghost story for every corner, Ruthin is packed with history and character. Visit Ruthin Craft Centre with its galleries, exhibitions and café. Munch your way around Ruthin, picking up local artisan paté from Patchwork on the north side of town and fresh pies from Eagle’s Bakery on Clwyd Street. 

 

Barmouth & the Beach  It rests just within the south west corner of Snowdonia National Park and is steeped in a history rich with connections to the shipping and slate industries. The old town is well worth a visit with its steep steps and slate-roofed cottages on the side of a mountain. The harbour is beautiful and you can walk across the spectacular Barmouth Bridge spanning the river which can be an ideal activity for an evening stroll. 

 

Harlech In the heart of the Snowdonia National Park over-looking Tremadog Bay and the Lleyn Peninsula lies the town of Harlech. Dominated by the Rhinog mountain range and its medieval castle, it is one of Meirionydd's best kept secrets.  With a historic castle and town and sweeping dunes at Morfa Harlech there is plenty to see at this Welsh coastal town.   

 

Llangollen  has many natural wonders. There are mountains, white water rivers including the spectacular River Dee canals with horse-drawn boats, the Llangollen Steam Railway,gardens and historic buildings abound

 

National Park

Snowdonia with its excess of 800 square miles in extent and dominated by Snowdon (1085m, 3560ft), the tallest peak in Wales, it has been protected since 1951. That makes it the largest, highest and oldest Welsh National Park.

What could be more energising than a hike to a cascading waterfall, mountain biking through the forest or even flying through the sky at 100mph for 1 mile at 500 feet high! Snowdonia can bring a new journey every day.

Snowdonia also boasts the largest natural lake, Bala Lake and contains Wales’ highest major waterfall, Pistyll Rhaeadr. You can also explore some of the best mountain bike trails in the world.

Rivercatcher is on the edge of Snowdonia National Park and ideally located for exploring this amazing territory.