Home to Snowdonia National Park with the highest mountain in England and Wales and the Clwydian Range, an area of outstanding natural beauty – North Wales also boasts 250 miles of coastline and beaches, natural lakes and its own island, Anglesey which was home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for some years. North Wales also houses three UNESCO World Heritage sites and its fair share of the country’s 600 castles famously including Caernarfon where the Prince of Wales is traditionally invested.
Building on its natural heritage, North Wales has become the adventure capital of Europe and it could be the perfect place to challenge, reward or incentivise teams – whether venturing 1,300ft below ground at Go Below, flying down the fastest zip line in the world at Zip World or taking to the surf at the world’s first inland lagoon at Adventure Parc Snowdonia.
North Wales has plenty to offer those with calmer tastes with an enviable reputation for locally produced food and drink including world famous seafood, lamb and vineyards and distilleries. Find top-class chefs including Bryn Williams proudly showcasing local produce at his beach side bistro Porth Eirias, or for Michelin star restaurants visit Sosban and the Old Butchers at Menai Bridge or Palé Hall in Llaandderfel near Bala and all this will add to the very special experience North Wales offers to its guests.
For conference and meeting planners, the region is home to some world-class venues, including recently refurbished Venue Cymru, the largest purpose-built venue in North Wales which can host up to 5,000 delegates. The region has played host to a number of global and regional events including The Marine Energy Wales Annual Conference, attracting representatives from more than 130 different organisations. North Wales has a fantastic hotel offering which can accommodate smaller meetings and events including Portmerion, the famous Italianate village, The Hilton Garden Inn and Wave Garden Spa at Adventure Parc Snowdonia and Château Rhianfa where delegates can arrive by helicopter or high-speed rib!
North Wales has some fantastic connections to both the north of England and the Republic of Ireland. The region is also well connected to South East Wales, with daily flights from Anglesey Airport to Cardiff Airport which has direct flights to more than 50 international destinations. Transport to Wrexham (Wrecsam), the region’s largest city, can be directly accessed by;
- road being less than an hour drive from Liverpool and 1 hour 20 minutes’ drive from Manchester;
- rail from under two hours from Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham and under three hours from London
- air through Anglesey Airport and daily connections from Cardiff Airport (CWL) offering 50 direct routes and over 900 connections through KLM and Qatar airlines.
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