North Wales

Wales is of course only a few miles away, and easily reached by car. You can soon be in rugged and unspoiled countryside, enjoying excellent walks and breathtaking views. Snowdonia is only an hour away, but you don't have to climb so high to enjoy great hill country. There are many good walks and pretty villages in the Clwydian Hills, including ridge-top walks and Iron Age forts.

The Victorian resort of Llandudno and the historic Isle of Anglesey both make excellent day trips.