Where to stay in Wales
One day is definitely not enough to explore the picturesque landscapes North Wales has to offer. Travel photographer and influencer Nadya Migai (@Nadin_me) recommended a stay at Plas Curig Hostel near Betws-Y-Coed. She said: “If you are on a budget, I would suggest stopping at the premium hostel positioned in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.”
It is quietly tucked away in the ancient mountain village of Capel Curig, and it provides great views. The interiors are modern and bright, and you can stay from just £20 per person, per night!
Nadya chose The Celtic Arms, a cosy restaurant in Northop near the River Dee, as her top pick for a reasonably priced place to eat in North Wales.
She said: "When it comes to dining out, I am picky, as it has to be cosy, tasty and affordable. One of my favourite places is The Celtic Arms restaurant, as it combines a homely interior, friendly staff and best of all 2-4-1 dining offers, which they do regularly.”
“Set in the beautiful surroundings of Northop County Park, The Celtic Arms is a hidden gem in the North Wales countryside, boasting an extensive wine list and large selection of beers and ales, not forgetting hearty food portions!”
Free thing to do
If you are looking for free things to do in North Wales, then Nadya suggests hiking to the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales for spectacular views.
Nadya says “you don't have to be a professional hiker as there are different paths to reach the summit. I took the beginners route (the Llanberis path). The experience is truly breath-taking and free of charge.”
There are six main routes to the top, varying in difficulty, and even a mountain railway if you don’t feel you can make it up and down by foot.
One thing not to miss
Nadya recommended 'The Smallest House in Great Britain' as one thing not to be missed in North Wales.
Located in the walled market town of Conwy, The Smallest House in Great Britain was used as a residence from the 16th century until 1900. Nadya said: “The last person to live there was a 6' 3" fisherman, who was forced to move out as the house was declared unliveable. For a small fee of £1 you can go inside to look around.”
This quaint photo-friendly attraction is an interesting contrast to the hulking presence of the nearby Conwy Castle.