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.
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.
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
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:
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
01978 266 033
8 – 9 Nov
|Abersoch Jazz Festival
11 -13 June
Various venues in Village
01758 712 929
|Anglesey Winter Show
01407 720 072
14 – 20 June
Various venues around Criccieth
13 & 14, 20 & 21 Dec
4 – 5 July
Bodlondeb Fields, Conwy
01492 580 454
|Wrexham Science Festival
18 – 28 Mar
01978 292 015
|Llangollen International Eisteddfod
6 – 11 Julay
01978 862 001
|Conwy Seed Fair
High Street, Conwy
01492 650 851
|Denbigh & Flint Agricultural Show
01352 712 131
|Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza & Transport Festival
1 – 3 May
Town Centre & Bodafon Fields
|Conwy River Festival
31 Jul – 8 Aug
01492 596 253
|Llanbedr Spring Festival
1 – 3 May
01341 241 467
|Llangollen Balloon Festival
28 – 29 Aug
|Llangollen Jazz Festival
9 – 11 May
0151 339 3367
|North Wales International Music Festival
St Asaph Cathedral
01745 584 508
Please check dates with the organiser.