Information on Frequently Asked Questions about Anglesey North Wales
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions and Useful Links.

Q. How do I get to North Wales?

A. North Wales is well served by extensive Road, Rail, Air and Sea networks.

By Car
Travelling to North Wales has never been easier - the A55 coastal Expressway links the region with the historic City of Chester, the North West of England and the motorway network - M56, M6, M53 and M54. For a leisurely drive and a more scenic route, follow the A5 from Chirk.

AA Information Service www.theaa.co.uk - Tel: 08705 500600
RAC Membership enquiries www.rac.co.uk - Tel: 0800 550550 

By Rail
Fast Virgin Trains services www.virgintrains.co.uk link London (Euston) with the popular coastal resorts of Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Rhyl and serve the University town of Bangor and Holyhead, the gateway to Ireland.

From Crewe, Manchester and Warrington, Arriva Trains Wales services www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk operate to Llandudno and Holyhead, and also on the Conwy Valley Line, providing a scenic journey between Llandudno, Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog, connecting into Ffestiniog Railway services www.festrail.co.uk to Porthmadog (Harbour). From Shrewsbury, Arriva Trains Wales also operate services to Machynlleth and the Cambrian Coast line to Barmouth, Porthmadog, Criccieth and Pwllheli.

Eurostar Service www.eurostar.com
National train enquiries - Tel: 08457 48 49 50
Ffestiniog Railway train enquiries - Tel: 01766 512340

By Air
Manchester Airport www.manairport.co.uk - Tel 0161 489 3000
Liverpool Airport www.livairport.com - Tel 0151 288 4000
Birmingham Airport www.bhx.co.uk - Tel: 0121 767 5511
Airport Transfer Service - Interlink Travel www.interlinkairporttravel.co.uk
Tel: 01492 573435

By Sea
Stena Line: Dublin & Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead www.stenaline.co.uk - Tel: 08705 42 11 70
Irish Ferries: Dublin to Holyhead www.irishferries.ie - Tel: 08705 171717
P&O www.poferries.com - Tel: 0990 980980
DFDS Seaways www.dfdsseaways.co.uk - Tel: 08705 333000
Brittany Ferries www.brittany-ferries.co.uk - Tel: 08709 012400

Q. What's the weather like?

A. Did you know that according to Met. Office statistics, North Wales enjoys nearly 200 hours of sunshine a month in the sunniest month of the year? 

You can find out the current weather forecast for North Wales by visiting one of the following weather sites:

Online Weather
http://www.onlineweather.com/v4/uk/regional/RFWANW.html

BBC Weather
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ukweather/wales/

Meteorological Office
http://www.meto.gov.uk/datafiles/RGPMS.html

Q. What Events and Festivals take place in North Wales?

A. Many festivals take place throughout the year reflecting the many cultural activities that North Wales has to offer. Events and Festivals are a part of the fabric of life, preserving the culture and traditions of the area.

Anglesey Oyster & Shellfish Festival
10 - 12 Oct
Treaddur Bay Hotel
01248 752 474
RAF Air Display
29 - 31 May
Llandudno
01978 266 033
Book Fair
8 - 9 Nov
Erddig
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Abersoch Jazz Festival
11 -13 June
Various venues in Village
01758 712 929
www.abersochtouristinfo.co.uk
Anglesey Winter Show
29 Nov
Anglesey Showground
01407 720 072
Criccieth Festival
14 - 20 June
Various venues around Criccieth
Ffestiniog Railway
13 & 14, 20 & 21 Dec
santa Train
www.festrail.co.uk
Bluegrass Festival
4 - 5 July
Bodlondeb Fields, Conwy
01492 580 454
Wrexham Science Festival
18 - 28 Mar
01978 292 015
www.wrexhamsf.com
Llangollen International Eisteddfod
6 - 11 Julay
01978 862 001
www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk
Conwy Seed Fair
26 March
High Street, Conwy
01492 650 851
Denbigh & Flint Agricultural Show
19 Aug
The Green
01352 712 131
Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza & Transport Festival
1 - 3 May
Town Centre & Bodafon Fields
Conwy River Festival
31 Jul - 8 Aug
Harbour
01492 596 253
www.conwyriverfestival.org
Llanbedr Spring Festival
1 - 3 May
01341 241 467
www.llanbedr.com
Llangollen Balloon Festival
28 - 29 Aug
Llangollen Pavilion
Llangollen Jazz Festival
9 - 11 May
Llangollen Pavilion
0151 339 3367
North Wales International Music Festival
End September
St Asaph Cathedral
01745 584 508
Please check dates with the organiser.

 

 

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