North Wales

Home to Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri (Snowdonia National Park) with the highest mountain in England and Wales and the Clwydian Range, an area of outstanding natural beauty – North Wales also boasts 250 miles of coastline and beaches, natural lakes and its own island, Anglesey which was home to the Prince and Princess of Wales for some years. North Wales also houses three UNESCO World Heritage sites and its fair share of the country’s 600 heritage sites including castles such as Caernarfon Castle where King Charles  III formally the Prince of Wales was traditionally invested.

Building on its natural heritage, North Wales has become the adventure capital of Europe and it could be the perfect place to challenge, reward or incentivise teams – whether venturing 1,300ft below ground at Go Below, flying down the fastest zip line in the world at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry or sledding through the trees at Zip World Fforest.

North Wales has plenty to offer those with calmer tastes with an enviable reputation for locally produced food and drink including world famous seafood, lamb and vineyards and distilleries. Find top-class chefs including Bryn Williams proudly showcasing local produce at his beach side bistro Porth Eirias, or for Michelin star restaurants visit Sosban and the Old Butchers at Menai Bridge or Palé Hall in Llandderfel near Bala and all this will add to the very special experience North Wales offers to its guests.

For conference and meeting planners, the region is home to some world-class venues, including recently refurbished Venue Cymru, the largest purpose-built venue in North Wales which can host up to 5,000 delegates. The region has played host to a number of global and regional events including The Marine Energy Wales Annual Conference, attracting representatives from more than 130 different organisations. North Wales has a fantastic hotel offering which can accommodate smaller meetings and events including Portmeirion, the famous Italianate village, The Hilton Garden Inn and Château Rhianfa where delegates can arrive by helicopter or high-speed rib! 

The region is home to two world-class research institutes, Bangor University and Wrexham Glyndŵr University, which are both working with industry on cutting-edge projects. 


North Wales has some fantastic connections to both the north of England and the Republic of Ireland. Transport to Wrexham (Wrecsam), the region’s largest city, can be directly accessed by;

  • road being less than an hour drive from Liverpool and 1 hour 20 minutes’ drive from Manchester;
  • rail from under two hours from Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham and under three hours from London 
  • by air through Manchester and Liverpool Airport 

For further inspiration on where to visit whilst extending your stay in North Wales, take a look below at including information on other ideas for delegate experiences in North Wales.

Two people on a Zip Line over Penrhyn Quarry.
Aerial shot of a hotel and italiante village on the cove of a coastline.

Zip World Velocity and Portmeirion Village, North Wales

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