Brings you the best marine ecotourism experiences in Europe

Best known for being home to the gorgeous Snowdonia National Park, the North coast is also the place to be if you want to experience nature at its most beautiful pristine forms. Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in the country, surpassing any mountain in England and Ireland with its 1085m. If you are looking for 'the hiking challenge' you can join the around 600,000 people that try to reach its peak every year! Make sure you also try Zip World, the longest zipwire in Europe!

Take a boat trip to Bardsey Island (the legendary Island of 20,000 Saints), most of which is also part of the Anglesey Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and visit the Cemlyn on Anglesey (internationally important site for seabirds, i.e. Arctic tern) and the iconic Puffin Island at the end of the Menai Strait, which owes its name to the hundreds of Atlantic Puffins found there. And don't miss the resident colony of Atlantic grey seals around the headland at Porthdinllaen!

Explore dozens of beaches and coves in the Llŷn Peninsula, also an AONB, where you can enjoy the region’s best watersports (specially at Abersoch) or simply delight yourself with one of the most breath-taking scenic walks to South Stack Lighthouse. Visit Llandudno, the largest seaside town in Wales, near the Great Orme and its perfectly preserved Victorian seafront; and try asking for directions to one of the places with the longest names in the World within Anglesey: "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch"!

If you are a medieval geek you should definitely visit the impressive castles and fortified towns of Caernarfon, Beaumaris and Conwy, built by King Edward I (1272-1307) and now desginated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make sure you also visit the World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. This region is also home to one of UK's top universities, the University of Bangor.