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Visiting Wales for Winter? Here’s What To Do

Spending your Christmas in Wales or just visiting in the Winter, here are a few things you can entertain yourselves with.

Winter is a great time to visit Wales, the country is full of festivities, but if you’re not coming for Christmas don’t fret there’s a bucket load of things to do so you and your friends and family can have a great time.

1. Visit Conwyn Castle

Built by Edward the First, this legendary castle is definitely worth a visit. Built between 1283 and 1289 it provides a unique perspective into Welsh history, it is considered to be one of the finest examples of 13th-14th century military architecture in all of Europe. The castle was actually part of a larger plan for the town of Conwy to surround it entirely in a strong wall with battlements.

Conwy Castle

2. Take a Rib down the Menai Strait at ridiculous speeds

With a wide range of different experiences to choose from, RibRide Boat Tours have something for all the family. Take a short 45-minute trip up and down the Menai Strait and see some iconic sights, or wrap up super warm and embark on a journey to and around Puffin Island. Rides start at £20. RibRide Boat Tour has won many awards for its fantastic service and experience as a tourist attraction, including the “Go North Wales Green Tourism Award 2018 – Activity and Attraction of the Year”.

3. See Snowdonia by train

Snowdonia features a network of disused train tracks which in recent years have been recommissioned for commercial use, the train tracks were originally used as a method of transporting slate but now are used to transport visitors up, down and around Snowdonia – allowing for a new perspective of North Wales never before seen.

In the winter months, many of these charities who run the services get into the festive spirit with Santa themed trains and lots of other activities.

Festivities begin in late November see the link below for more.

Santa Train in Snowdonia

4. Have a go on the UK’s only Alpine Coaster

Reach speeds of up to 25mph as you coast through the Snowdonia Woodland, or use your own breaks and slow down to take in the scenery. Kitted out with tight banking turns, nail-biting steep descents. A ticket allows you to enjoy the coaster three times so each time can be different. After your run, you can even grab a recording of each run, recorded onboard the coaster.

See below for Health and Safety requirements for riding.

5. Underground Trampolining

Yes, you heard that right. If 25mph on a carriage with manual breaks doesn’t sound up your street, then Zip World also offers a range of activities including, the Underground Slate Cavern Trampolining.

One of the stranger places to bounce around the disused mine has found itself a new purpose.

The attraction features 6 net trampolines fitted into space twice the size of St Pauls Cathedral there is a whole new area to explore under the hills of Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Zipworld Slate Cavern Trampolining

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