Things you didn’t know about North Wales

Having lived in North Wales for many years I am still spellbound by its beautiful countryside and unique way of life. DoodleIT has been providing websites throughout North Wales since 2013.

So what is North Wales famous for?

There are many seaside resorts which include Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Tywyn which also boast a cycle path running along the coastline. Fantastic for families with young children.

However, if it’s castles you’re looking for the towns of Caernarfon and Conwy are famous for their magnificent castles and historic centres.  Conwy is simply beautiful and well worth a visit.

North Wales is also home to three of Wales’ five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty including the Lleyn Peninsula, the Clwydian Range and the Isle of Anglesey.

A little North Wales history

You can experience it in our historic buildings and town centres, our centuries-old villages, our working museums and the Welsh language – still the first language in many places.

With entry to museums free and many of our historic buildings beautifully preserved, a visit to North Wales is a wonderful cultural experience.

Our castles may grab all the headlines, but there are plenty of other opportunities to immerse yourself in the rich heritage of our ancient Celtic land. Throughout the region, you’ll find ornate churches as well as austere country chapels and mysterious burial chambers, evocative reminders of harsher times in centuries past.

North Wales heritage also boasts many grand properties in the care of the National Trust, from Erddig in the east to Plas Newydd in the west, each revealing incredible family histories and stories of industrial endeavour.

Our world-famous slate industry is vividly brought to life at the National Slate Museum in Llanberis and at Llechwedd Slate Quarry where you can hear the haunting tale of a youngster’s difficult life working the mines with his father. Copper, lead and gold were also mined in North Wales, mines you can still explore today.

Driving around Wales you’ll soon discover that “Araf” is Welsh for “Slow”. Keen to know more? Learn about Welsh culture and language at Nant Gwyrtheryn, a converted former quarryman’s village perched on the sea cliffs near Nefyn.

When did Wales separate from England?

In 1284, King Edward I “The long shanks” annexed Wales making it a Principality of England. Under the Laws of Wales acts from 1535–1542 Wales became a legally defined territory and the Principality of Wales ended.


If the home of your business is also North Wales DoodleIT provides web design North Wales and has been providing their services to the region since 2003. This includes bilingual websites which are easy to update and come with our comprehensive support package.

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