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With 2020 being a “bit unpredictable” thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, more and more holidaymakers are choosing to staycation instead this year. A staycation is a holiday that is spent in one’s home country, rather than venturing abroad. 

We think that Llandudno is quite possibly the perfect Welsh staycation destination, or it should at least be in the top three of your choices for a holiday this year. There is something on offer for every type of traveller, whether it’s a romantic getaway, a family trip or an active break. 

Wales is a country that can be endlessly explored and revisited. A fifth of Wales is designated as a national park and it’s full of landscapes that certainly pack a punch. With the milder weather heading into Autumn, Snowdonia looks as inviting as ever for a long hike, or even a leisurely lakeside stroll. However, it’s not just the superior mountain landscapes that bring in the visitors; the Coastal Path is unmissable. 

It’s not just the dramatic and picturesque landscapes that draw you in, Wales isn’t just for exploring the great outdoors. Wales is a country full of traditional legends and stories, it’s brimming with local and national history. In fact, there are 641 castles in Wales – this is more per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Four of those castles, which aren’t too far from us at the Elm Tree – Caernarfon, Conwy, Harlech and Beaumaris – are even UNESCO world heritage sites. History-buffs amongst you will be happy to know that learning about the heritage of Wales is encouraged and made easy!

When visiting the many beautiful areas that North Wales has to offer, you’ll come across plenty of quaint and welcoming towns along the way. Conwy for example, is only a short drive away from us, and you could easily spend the day exploring the town. The town walls are free to walk and offer superb views over the town itself. You can also visit Conwy Castle, due to the pandemic and current restrictions they are only offering pre-booked visits. There are also the multitude of independent cafes and shops to explore, plus you could try some of the welcoming pubs too.