See a great clip below of the travels of Gary Bembridge of the Tips for Travellers YouTube channel and see the things to do, that you must do when you visit North East Wales.



Pontcysyllte Aqueduct


The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is an example of world class British engineering and is recognised as it has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. ‘The Stream in the Sky’ is the highlight along the 11 mile designated World Heritage Canal system that runs from Horseshoe Falls in Llangollen all the way down across Wrexham and into Shropshire. It makes for a  stunning, and frankly, terrifying walk but is a must do when you visit this corner of North Wales.


Llangollen Steam Railway


A unique activity to do in North East Wales is to travel through the Dee Valley on the Llangollen Steam Railway. Starting from Llangollen you can board the train with your own packed lunch or purchase one from the station, which is filled with local produce for your journey.

It is a fantastic experience to ride the steam train through the stunning Dee Valley and make sure to bring your phone or camera in order to light up your social media profiles.




Explore life above and below stairs in a unique family home that’s captured the way of life of a bustling household during the early years of the last century. Erddig has acres of space with activities laid on for your little ones throughout the summer, plus family-friendly eating places and facilities for when you need a quick pit stop. Whichever day you visit, it’s always worth a visit to the stables. We might be horsing around, with hands-on activities to try or our long-eared friends Lofty and Tambo might have popped in to say hello.


Chirk Castle


During the medieval period, Chirk oscillated between glory and disgrace. Five of its owners were executed for treason, their estates seized by the Crown – caught up in wars that rumbled on for centuries. Some days visitors can meet our castle garrison who will be happy to demonstrate weapons, allow you to feel the weight of the armour, and even take our younger visitors through a pike drill so they can defend the castle – be careful you’re not put in the stocks!


Prestatyn Beach


Prestatyn is a coastal resort in North Wales with three beaches that join up to form a five mile stretch of sand, interspersed with rock groynes. Central Beach is wide and north-facing, popular with sailors and windsurfers, and backed by a wide promenade much-used by cyclists.

Plenty of facilities including a leisure centre and amusement arcades. The North Wales Cycle Trail and Offa’s Dyke Path both converge on the seafront so all roads lead to Prestatyn Beach!