If you find the time to venture out whilst you’re here, you will not be disappointed.
North East Wales has a whole host of fun things to do to make your holiday to this corner of North Wales a memorable one.
The area boasts a stunning coastline, rich heritage and family adventures. With an area of outstanding natural beauty, quaint rural towns, stunning coastline and an 11 mile long World Heritage Site, there is something to suit everyone.
With also being very close to the North West England border, it adds yet more variety to your holiday, having the attractions from Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester within an hour drive away.
To give you a heads up on a handful of the key attractions, we have listed them below. To have a read of the full selection we have highlighted, head to our Local Attractions page for more information.
The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Llangollen
The Poncysyllte Aqueduct is a piece of architectural wonder built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop, carrying the Llangollen Canal 125 feet (38 metres) above the River Dee. Not only is it a Grade 1 listed building and a World Heritage Site, it also has lots of odd quirks, such as the use of ox blood in the making of its mortar.
View more here: https://www.pontcysyllte-aqueduct.co.uk/
Offa’s Dyke Trail
Be surrounded by history and wildlife beside the 8th Century ancient monument along the English-Welsh Border. Offa’s Dyke Path is a 177 mile (285 Km) long walking trail. It is named after and often follows, the spectacular Dyke King Offa said to divide his Kingdom of Mercia from rival kingdoms in what is now Wales.
Whether you are looking for a gentle stroll for an hour or two, a memorable walk amid spectacular countryside is guaranteed. The landscape is always stunning, from the riverside meadows of the Wye and Severn valleys to the peaceful rolling hills of Shropshire and Powys and the dramatic heather-clad uplands of the Black Mountains and the Clwydian Range / Dee Valley.
View more here: https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/offas-dyke-path/
Rhug Estate, Corwen
Even by local standards, the Rhug Estate has a pretty amazing range of culinary delectations. This organic farm shop, takeaway and bistro has more than 2,000 delights for your tastebuds courtesy of these multiple award-winners. Relax in the large restaurant and patio area, or head for the grab and go burger bar if you’re on the hop.
View more here: https://rhug.co.uk/
The Ice Cream Farm, Tattenhall
A family-friendly tourist attraction bursting with all the fun you need in Cheshire. Set in the picturesque location between Beeston and Peckforton Castle, The Ice Cream Farm is the tastiest trip you will ever take, enticing more than half a million visitors a year.
From the delights of over 50 award-winning and irresistible Real Dairy Ice Creams & Sorbets to ‘Crazy Daisy’s’ amazing indoor Adventure Play Barn, Country Kitchen Cafe, Gift Shop, outdoor play areas for all ages, Animal Corner, Quad Bikes, Mini Golf and much more, there’s something for everyone at The Ice Cream Farm.
The site holds the Guinness World Record for the largest ice cream shop in the world and the biggest sand and water play area in Europe.
View more here: https://www.theicecreamfarm.co.uk/
Chester Zoo, Chester
As the most visited zoo in the UK and a conservation and education charity, Chester Zoo is home to over 35,000 animals and 125 acres of zoological gardens
You will be transported to some of the most remote corners of the world, to experience the critically endangered orangutans, to the bouncing ring-tailed lemurs, to the roarsome lions of the savannah plains, to name a few! Whether you’re a budding conservationist or wanting a memorable family day out, there is something for everyone at Chester Zoo!
View more here: https://www.chesterzoo.org/
Whatever you get up to and venture out to do, we hope you have a great day out!
Be sure to take some pictures and tag us into your Plassey adventures.