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Things to do in North Wales

When you visit North Wales you will want to return over and over again. There is so much to do and see and some things you will want to see more than once.
We have provided a selection of some of the attractions close to the Bod Erw and when you visit us we can point you in the direction of so much more.

Gwrych Castle

Just a 15 minute drive away is the famous Gwrych  Castle.

Currently in the spotlight for the filming location of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2020, Gwrych Castle has a very interesting history and a very bright future.

The castle was recently purchased by the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust (GCPT) and the locals have been watching with keen interest the works being carried out to bring this beautiful building back to its former glory.


Gwrych Castle

St Asaph Cathedral

Take a stroll from the Bod Erw to St Asaph Town Centre and at the top of the hill you will find St Asaph Cathedral.

This beautiful building is surrounded by history both on site and on the High Street and has recently opened a café for visitors to enjoy a meal or a snack within the Cathedral grounds

Scenic Walks

North Wales is well known for its spectacular scenic walks.

Some are right on our doorstep where you can walk along the river Clwyd from St Asaph to Rhyl and others are dotted around in every direction.

There are coastal walks such as Rhos-on-sea Promenade or The Great Orm at Llandudno as an example.

There are mountain walks including a myriad of trails through the Snowdonia National Park.

Or if you like to stroll, ride or run then there is Llyn Brenig reservoir, Bala Lakes or Alwen Reservoir to name a few.

Snodonia Walks
Bodnant Gardens

Bodnant Gardens

A 23 minute drive from the Bod Erw, this world famous National Trust garden is a beautiful way to spend a day; summer or winter.

This garden has 32 hectares (80 acres) of manicured lawns, wildflower meadows, water gardens, terraces and so much more to roam around and get lost in the splendour.


45 minutes from the Bod Erw is the town of Llangollen.

It is situated on the River Dee and is a lovely place to visit. It boasts many restaurants, shops and tourist attractions such as:

  • Llangollen Steam Railway
  • Llangollen Motor Museum
  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

You can stroll from the town centre along the river and watch the white water rafters as they navigate the rapids.

Valle Crucis Abbey

On your way to Llangollen and just on the outskirts is this beautiful abbey, located in Llantysillio, Llangollen.

It is situated in a very picturesque valley and you can spend hours here as the ruin is very well preserved 

Right next door, if you are feeling peckish is the Abbey Farm Bistro or you can drive on a further 10 minutes to Llangollen.