Heritage and History to Explore in North Wales

Wherever you travel in North Wales, you will come across historic buildings, castles, museums, ornate churches and an abundance of rich heritage.

If you want to visit the historical sites of North Wales, a Fifth Wheel luxury tourer would give you the chance to explore such places at your own pace and with so many touring and camping sites to choose from, you will have the freedom to move around with home comforts by your side.

We have listed some of the best places to visit that will give you the historical and cultural experience you desire.

National Trust Properties

There are several impressive properties in North Wales in the care of the National Trust, from Erddig Hall and Chirk Castle in the east to Penrhyn Castle and Plas Newydd in the west – each offering fantastic stories, spectacular gardens and stunning views.

Slate and Copper Mine Industry

North Wales is famous for its slate and copper mines and the slate industry is brought to life at two National Slate Museums one in Llanberis and one in Llechwedd.  The Great Orme Bronze Age Copper Mine on the rugged headland above Llandudno has a network of tunnels and surface works dating back more than 4,000 years and is the largest known prehistoric mine in the world.


UNESCO World Heritage Sites

North Wales currently has three world heritage sites – the Castles and Town Walls of Edward I that includes Caernarfon, Conwy, Beaumaris and Harlech in north-west Wales; The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal in north-east Wales.

National Treasures

There are also national treasures in North Wales including St Asaph’s Cathedral, a small ancient Cathedral that impresses with its architecture and stained-glass windows and St Winefride’s Well in Holywell – a shrine to the curative waters that restored Winefride back to life after her decapitation.


Famous the world over, Portmeirion boasts a beautiful collection of unique buildings and sub-tropical gardens built by the architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis.


Heritage Railways

There are several heritage railways that twist around the hills and valleys including Ffestiniog and West Highland, Llangollen, Bala Lake, Llanberis Lake, Corris Steam Railway and more!


Anglesey is also steeped in history and must-see places include the stunning Beaumaris Castle, Thomas Telford’s Impressive Suspension Bridge, the Copper Mine at Amlwch and The South Stack Lighthouse to name but a few.


North Wales may be small, but when it comes to amazing landscapes, world-class attractions, culture and history, it takes some beating.

If you like the idea of touring North Wales in a Fifth Wheel luxury tourer, visit our website today or give the team a call on 01745 583000.

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