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Glamping Adventure: Top Activities and attractions to Experience in North Wales

Updated: Dec 5, 2023


Emlyn's Coppice Woodland Glamping is perfectly placed in North East Wales as a gateway to all that North Wales has to offer, and when it comes to exploring the scenic beauty and cultural riches of the United Kingdom, North Wales is a region that should definitely be on your radar. With its stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant attractions, there is no shortage of things to do and see in this captivating corner of Cymru. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking to unwind in a tranquil setting, North East Wales has something for everyone. In my Sunday blog this week, I want to take a closer look at some of the top things to do in our picturesque part of the world.


One of the highlights of North East Wales is undoubtedly its breathtaking natural beauty, and having grown up in rural Shropshire, Believe me, I know natural beautiful landscapes. From the towering peaks of the Clwydian Range to the serene waters of the River Dee, the region is a paradise for nature lovers.


If you're an avid hiker or cyclist, make sure to explore the miles of scenic trails that wind their way through the area. You can start right from the Glampsite gates! There's a public footpath opposite, and Sustrans cycle route 5 runs straight past!

The Offa's Dyke Path, a long-distance footpath that follows the historic boundary between England and Wales, is easily accessible from the Glampsite, and offers panoramic views and the opportunity to delve into the region's rich heritage.


For those looking to immerse themselves in history, North Wales boasts an array of fascinating historical sites. One such gem is Gwrych Castle, an imposing gothic ruin on the picturesque North Wales coastline, with spectacular sea views and impressive architecture around every corner. in recent years it has been famed as the UK home of "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here". Over in Wrexham, the historic Erddig Hall and Gardens provide a glimpse into the lives of the gentry during the 18th and 19th centuries.


With its opulent interiors and meticulously manicured gardens, this National Trust property is a must-visit for history enthusiasts, (and was actually the site of the Lady of the manor and I's third date!!). And just down the road from Emlyn's Coppice, in nearby Holywell is the pilgrim destination of St Winifred's Well and shrine. The chapel itself dates from the late 15th century. Set into the hillside, it's a striking and unusual building, richly decorated and exceptionally well-built. It is closely connected with Emlyn's Coppice, as the main School House in whose grounds the Glampsite sits was a Catholic School originally run by the St Winifreds Holy order.


If you're staying in Orme , our small family glamping pod, and seeking family-friendly activities, North East Wales offers plenty of options to keep kids of all ages entertained. Head to Techniquest Glyndŵr, a science discovery center in Wrexham, where children can unleash their curiosity and engage in hands-on experiments. For a more action-packed adventure, venture west to Zip World and take a ride on Europe's longest zipline and experience an adrenaline rush like

no other as you soar over the stunning Welsh countryside.


Or one of our favourite destinations is the stunning Welsh Mountain Zoo at Colwyn Bay.


No visit to North East Wales would be complete without indulging in some delicious local cuisine. From traditional Welsh dishes like cawl (a hearty soup, almost a stew) and rarebit (a little bit more than cheese on toast) to modern culinary delights, the region is a foodie's paradise. Explore the charming market towns of Mold and Llangollen, where you can sample regional delicacies at the local farmers' markets and cozy pubs. For a gastronomic experience like no other, book a table at a Michelin-starred restaurant like Tyddyn Llan in Llandrillo or The Machine House in Rossett. Or for a local and hearty welcome head down to the Blue Lion at Cwm.


When planning your trip to North Wales, it's important to keep in mind the region's distinct seasons. In the winter months, the area transforms into a winter wonderland, offering a host of seasonal activities. Lace up your skates and take a spin on the ice at the outdoor ice rink in Wrexham's town center. Alternatively, embrace the cold and head to the Eryri/Snowdonia National Park for exhilarating winter hikes and awe-inspiring views. But please make sure to dress appropriately for the weather, and stay safe!


Eryri, Snowdonia, Yr wyddfa, north wales
Eryri


North Wales is a destination that truly has it all. From its stunning natural landscapes to its rich historical heritage and mouthwatering cuisine, there is no shortage of things to do and see in this captivating region. Whether you're a nature lover, a history enthusiast, or a foodie, North Wales is sure to leave you with lasting memories. So, pack your bags, book your glamping pod, and prepare to embark on an unforgettable adventure in this hidden gem of the United Kingdom.


You can still book an winter hot tub glamping break at Emlyn's Coppice by visiting www.emlynscoppice.co.uk. and enjoy forest bathing for yourself. We're open right through till early January, and then from 10th February 2024 onwards.



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