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North Wales: An Amazing Destination
This season’s BetVictor Welsh Open will be staged in Llandudno, one of the most beautiful locations on the snooker circuit. But did you know that there is so much more to North Wales, one of the most varied and picturesque tourism locations in the world?
We took a whistle-stop trip around the region with Rob Walker to see a few of the main attractions in a single day – watch the video here:
The BetVictor Welsh Open will be from February 13 to 19 in 2023, and that’s half term week so it’s the perfect opportunity to bring your family to North Wales, explore the area and watch snooker in Llandudno at the same time. For tickets to the tournament click here.
To find our more about North Wales and the amazing variety of activities and scenery, CLICK HERE
Did you know?
Wales has three areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, three UNESCO Heritage Sites and 870 miles of majestic coast path.
Wales officially has more castles per square mile than any other country in the world. Caerphilly is the largest castle in Wales and is the second largest in Europe behind Windsor Castle. Wales has 641 castles.
The Welsh village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest place name in the world. The name of the town means ‘St Mary’s Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel near a Rapid Whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the Red Cave.’
Mount Everest is named after Welshman Sir George Everest. He was the surveyor who initially mapped Mount Everest and named the mountain after himself.
Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales. Snowdon (or Yr Wyddfa), is the highest peak in Wales at 1,085m (3,560 ft).
Wales has the most visited waterfall in the United Kingdom: Swallow Falls at Betws-y-coed.
The UK’s deepest cave can be found in Wales. Near Abercraf lies Ogof Ffynnon Dddu. It is 308m (1,010 ft) deep, and also has over 30 miles of tunnels and passages, making it the third longest network in the UK.
The Menai Bridge in Anglesey was the first suspension bridge in the world constructed to take heavy traffic. Designed by Thomas Telford, the bridge was opened on 30 January 1826. At the time it was also the longest bridge in world, measuring 386m (1,265 ft).