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With beautiful beaches, spectacular countryside as well as culture and heritage at every turn, North Wales is truly a must visit.

It’s easy to see the appeal of North Wales as a tourist destination, with its beautiful rural scenery of wild mountains and attractions such as Snowdonia National Park. You might, therefore, be seeking details of great places to stay in North Wales.

Here at The Inn Collection Group, we are thoroughly experienced in providing top-drawer hospitality services and amenities through the well-supplied inns we run in enticing areas including NorthumberlandCounty Durham, and Lancashire.

We can provide the ideal location for you to eat, drink, and sleep as part of an exciting, eventful holiday in the region.


Places to stay in North Wales

Think of North Wales and you might immediately picture the many features of its beautiful rural scenery — like mountains, waterfalls, valleys, and steep river gorges. You can find all of this in abundance in North Wales.

It would be understandable, then, if you have recently Googled “best places to stay in North Wales”. The key to the appeal of our North Wales accommodation is that you wouldn’t just get a clean and comfortable sleeping spot. You would also have access to meticulously prepared food and drink so you can refuel yourself with a hearty pub meal during your stay.

We also take pride in offering a truly inclusive environment where everyone is welcome to stay. Booking with us couldn’t be easier!

Coach at The Bull's Head Inn, Beaumaris, Anglesey.

The Bull’s Head Inn

Imagine being able to enjoy amazing views of the Menai Strait or hiking up a Snowdonia mountain range. These possibilities would be even more possible if you opted to reserve accommodation at The Bull’s Head Inn.

This Grade II listed Inn dates as far back as the 15th century and occupies a conveniently central location in Beaumaris, with this seaside town itself situated on the Isle of Anglesey just off the coast of the North Wales mainland.

At The Bull’s Head Inn, you can enjoy a bedroom, breakfast, and dining all under the same roof — and our North Wales pub and rooms are dog-friendly, too.

Coach at The Bull's Head Inn, Beaumaris, Anglesey.

The best places to eat in North Wales

As we have established, The Bull’s Head Inn is much more than just holiday accommodation. It is also a Beaumaris pub where, from the moment you walk in, you will be able to sense the friendly, community atmosphere.

This establishment in the centre of town is easy to reach and offers a broad menu of food and drink. Whatever your dietary requirements, we can meet them — with vegan and gluten-free options available.

We have a wide range of beverages at our award-winning bar, while we put authenticity at the forefront with our menu of locally sourced food. Our delicious homemade cuisine is served daily from 7:30am until 9:00pm.

It all adds up to a dining experience the entire family can enjoy — and fondly remember long after returning home from North Wales.


Embarking on a North Wales getaway? Here’s everything you need to know…

It might be a cliché to say that an area offers ‘something for everyone’, but it’s also hard to overstate the high quality of things to do — and places to stay — in North Wales.

Though definitions of exactly where North Wales begins and ends tend to be more cultural than technical, the region borders the Irish Sea to the north, England to the east, and what is generally considered Mid Wales to the south.

North Wales is most famous as the location of Snowdonia. However, vast this National Park is in size, the wider region boasts plenty of other great attractions for you to enjoy — as the following suggested to-do list illustrates.

Visit Beaumaris Castle

One great advantage of booking a room at The Bull’s Head Inn is that it would place you only a few minutes’ walking distance away from Beaumaris Castle.

Construction work on this 13th-century castle took place over more than three decades — and you might not be too surprised by that when you take in the majestic sight of the structure as it stands today.

Though King Edward I of England created Beaumaris Castle with help from his architect James of St George, financial and political issues prevented this royal stronghold from being fully completed quite as intended.

The consequently squat-shaped — but beautifully proportioned — Beaumaris Castle has been hailed as “perhaps the supreme achievement of the greatest military architect of the age.”

Walk along the beach

Whether or not you will have ready access to a pleasant beach location can make or break a holiday plan — as we can attest from having long-offered accommodation in Northumberland, for example.

We are therefore pleased to report that if you stay with us for a North Wales getaway, you will have Beaumaris Beach practically on your doorstep. Other beaches that would be within easy travelling distance include:

  • White Beach
  • Lleiniog Beach
  • Penmon Point Beach
  • Tan Dinas Beach
  • Llanddona Beach

However, before you head off to any local beach, it would be wise for you to look it up on the UK Beach Guide website so that you can learn more about the beach’s features and decide whether they are what you are looking for.

Take a boat trip from Beaumaris to Puffin Island

Where is Puffin Island? It’s situated off Anglesey’s eastern tip — and though Puffin Island isn’t a habitat for any humans, you won’t be surprised to learn that there are, at least at certain times of the year, a lot of puffins here.

Those puffins tend to only hang around the island from about April to July for the breeding season, spending the rest of the year in the open ocean.

A number of companies arrange boat trips to Puffin Island, and there’s no guarantee of exactly which animals you will see on each tour. However, those known to spend time in the area include:

  • Guillemots
  • Kittiwakes
  • Grey seals
  • Bottlenose dolphins
  • Harbour porpoises

On the island — which also goes by the Welsh name Ynys Seiriol — remain traces of several ecclesiastical buildings, including a 12th-century church.

Enjoy Anglesey Sea Zoo with your kids

If your kids are aspiring David Attenboroughs fascinated by marine wildlife, you could take them to see many eye-opening examples of that at Anglesey Sea Zoo, which bills itself as the island’s “leading all-weather family attraction”.

Between them, the more than 40 tanks at this unique aquarium are home to:

  • Octopus
  • Seahorses
  • Lobsters
  • Conger eels
  • Jellyfish

Anglesey Sea Zoo allows you to not only see these animals but also find out more about British marine habitats and what the aquarium is doing to help save them.

Spending time at Anglesey Sea Zoo could also inspire you to check out a wide array of coastal locations in the North Wales region.

Walk around Snowdonia National Park

The name Snowdonia is derived from that of the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon, which stands at 3,560 feet (1,090 metres) high.

However, these are the English names; in the Welsh language, Snowdon and Snowdonia are known respectively as Yr Wyddfa and Eryri.

Snowdonia National Park comprises:

  • 823 square miles overall
  • 9 mountain ranges
  • 11,000 hectares of native woodland
  • 74 miles of coastline

Nonetheless, you need to be careful where exactly you go in the National Park, as not all of it is public land.

The Snowdonia National Park website provides guidance on what you can do in the park and where.

We can provide you with dog-friendly accommodation in North Wales, enabling you to easily take your canine chum to where they would be permitted in Eryri.

See the historic town of Conwy

As we run inns in various UK locations, including Northumberland, County Durham, and the Lake District, we can attest that the country is resplendent in hidden gems. Among those in North Wales is the walled market town of Conwy.

This Conwy County Borough town sits on the River Conwy’s west bank and is home to Conwy Castle, which was originally built in the 13th century but later ruined before being restored in the late 19th century.

The town walls were built concurrently with the castle, and designed to help protect it. Near the walls is a 16th-century building calling itself The Smallest House in Great Britain, a claim verified by Guinness World Records.

Learn some local history at the National Slate Museum

The National Slate Museum occupies the Grade I listed Gilfach Ddu industrial buildings originally assembled in 1870 at what was then the Dinorwic slate quarry. This was situated between the Welsh villages of Dinorwig and Llanberis.

The slate quarry was at one point the world’s second-largest but eventually closed in 1969 after almost two centuries of operation.

Today, the Museum displays relics providing an intriguing insight into the history of the Wales slate industry. You can find the National Slate Museum by journeying to the Padarn Country Park in the Gwynedd area of Llanberis.

Journey into England on the Llangollen Canal

The Llangollen Canal crosses the England-Wales border and was designed by the civil engineers William Jessop and Thomas Telford, who were responsible for all of the following features which can still be seen by visitors to the canal:

  • Aqueducts
  • Bridges
  • Tunnels
  • Cuttings
  • Embankments

It’s hard to overstate what a demanding engineering challenge the Llangollen Canal — which spans 48.8 miles in navigable length — presented once the development project had been initiated by the Ellesmere Canal Act of 1793.

One major centrepiece of the canal today is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the final stone of which was not placed until 1805.

Whether you cross the 126-foot-tall aqueduct by foot or by boat, you will be able to enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding area along the way.

Take a ride on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

If you are fascinated by the history of the railways, you could struggle to find a better thing to do during your North Wales getaway than join a train ride on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway.

The entire round trip will last roughly an hour, starting at Porthmadog (WHHR) Station (not to be confused with Porthmadog’s Cambrian Coast railway station, which sits on the opposite side of the same road).

The WHHR also runs a shop where you would readily be able to snaffle any of the following items before or after you hop on the train:

  • Gifts
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Railway models

The WHHR transports passengers in historic narrow-gauge railway carriages all the way to Pen-y-Mount station and back. Feel free to peruse the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway website for further details, including prices.

Go sea kayaking off the North Wales coast

Of course, one of the biggest incentives to go travelling on water is the opportunity to take in the kind of awe-inspiring views you would never typically get when staying on land.

If the prospect of going on a cruise or canoeing feels a bit too, well, leisurely for your taste. In that case, you could try sea kayaking instead — with North Wales arguably offering some of the best avenues for it in the world.

Tripadvisor has a list of well-rated North Wales places to go sea kayaking — and, as you engage in it, you could have fun watching out for intriguing wildlife.

See the famous village of Portmeirion

As you wander around this tourist village, you could easily feel as though you are abroad. That’s probably because this settlement in the North Wales county of Gwynedd was originally designed and built to resemble an Italian village.

It was the respected Welsh architect Sir Bertram Clough Williams-Ellis who oversaw that project across the span of a few decades in the 20th century.

The Welsh historic environment service Cadw has listed many of Portmeirion’s buildings for their significance to architecture and heritage.

Portmeirion has also been featured in numerous films and TV shows. However, its best-known on-screen appearance has been in the 1960s TV series The Prisoner, where it stood in as a mysterious place known simply as ‘the Village’.

Explore Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon’s famous 13th-century castle was built in stone by King Edward I of England after his conquest of Wales.

Edward actually started assembling the castle’s current structure before the wider area of Caernarfon was established as a market town, which happened in 1284.

Today, Caernarfon Castle is open to the public — and firmly established as a major tourist attraction. For tourists, the building also has the advantage of being in close physical proximity to these other historical landmarks:

  • Caernarfon Town Walls
  • Segontium Roman Fort
  • Castell Bryn Gwyn

Befitting its historical significance, the 13th-century castle has also been designated part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meet the animals at Foel Farm Park

If you are set to take kids with you to Anglesey, you could pencil In a visit to the small working family farm at Foal Farm Park.

You would be able to join a tractor and trailer tour of the farm itself, which is set in a stunning location by the sea. The site’s onsite amenities include:

  • Giant jumping pillow
  • Giant sandpit
  • Country Café
  • Gift Shop
  • Chocolate Shop

You are urged to look up the Foel Farm Park opening times for when you will be visiting. The admission price covers admission to the park and all of its rides.

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Sleep tight knowing our inns are purposefully AA three-star Gold rated, so you can be assured of a warm welcome, clean and comfortable rooms with excellent facilities.

Enjoy homemade food prepared in five-star food hygiene rated kitchens, while we proudly hold awards for our impeccable cellar management.


A warm welcome for all

As welcoming as possible, whether for parents with pushchairs and little ones, or for guests with extra accessibility needs, find information about additional facilities on each of our inns' access statement.

We understand pets are part of the family. That's why all our inns are pet friendly with designated dog friendly rooms and areas within our dining and bar areas.