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There are many attractions to be found in North Wales, fun for all the family including; steam trains, farms parks, zoos, cultural festivals and agricultural shows. Activity weekends are well catered for with excellent fishing, walking cycling and golf. The whole of North Wales has a variety of accommodation which will satisfy the most discerning of tastes across a wide price range. Weekend visitors can choose from hotels, country houses, B&B's, guest houses, farmhouses, self-catering cottages, bunkhouses and caravan and camping parks.

The magnet of the Snowdonia National Park lies in the former county of Gwynedd and is a popular attraction for walkers and climbers wishing to access the summit of Mount Snowden. It is widely regarded as a fine mountain, but it can become quite crowded, particularly with the Snowdon Mountain Railway running to the summit. The railway feature is extremely popular and starts at the side of the main road in Llanberis and consists of a single track with passing loops between Llanberis and the summit.

The old county of Clwyd, now part of the renamed area North Wales Borderlands, has interesting market towns and coastal areas offering a wide range historical sites with the Isle of Anglesey which is separated from the mainland by the Menai Strait, has several thriving towns, the historic town of Beaumaris is the site of one of the castles built by Edward I one of the many interesting places to visit on the island. For families the Coastal Resorts offer a wide range of exciting and fun filled attractions, plus a wide programme of events and evening entertainment.