12 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT NORTH WALES...

February 19, 2020 Garreg Goch Caravan Park


...THEREFORE 12 REASONS WHY YOU MUST COME VISIT US THIS YEAR

1. Llandudno has the world's longest running Punch & Judy show. 
It has been amusing children and adults alike for 150 years. 
What's your favourite character? #punchandjudy 


2. The 'Yew Tree' at St Dygain's Church, Conwy is the second oldest living organism in the world. The tree is an amazing 4000 years old. (A lot of candles on that birthday cake!)

3. If you visit Beddgelert take a walk to Gelert's grave, the faithful hound of Prince Llewelyn the Great, the legend and story of faithfulness and honour is passed down through the generations. #beddgelert #beddgelertsgrave

4. North Wales is home to 'Velocity' @ Zip World, the world's fastest zip wire. Visitors travel at speeds in excess of 100mph.
#zipworld #zipwire

5. Built in 1805 by Thomas Telford. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is the  tallest boat crossing in the world.

6. The longest place name can be found in North Wales, try pronouncing...
'LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYILGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH'
(the winning word in Scrabble!)

7. Rhos-on-Sea is home to the smallest Chapel,  measuring a 
megure 11ft x 8ft. Within the chapel there is space for only 6 people to sit. (smallest wedding ever!)

8. Lawrence of Arabia was born in Tremadog in 1888
#lawrenceofarabia

9. The Snowdon Mountain Railway, when built, was a revolution of engineering. It is now over 100 years old, and still transporting walkers and visitors to the peak of Snowdon #snowdon

10. Caernarfon Castle is an UNESCO world heritage site, awarded for special cultural significance. Wales had approx 600 castles of which over 100 are still standing #visitcaernarfon


11. The Welsh Highland & Ffestiniog railway based in Porthmadog, is the UK's only mixed gauge flat rail crossing, and runs on a 1ft 11" narrow gauge.
The railway opened in 1836 to transport slate from Blaenau to the Harbour. Now it is a popular tourist attraction, offering scenic steam train trips from Blaenau all the way to Caernarfon #Ffestiniogandwelshhighlandrailway  #porthmadog

12. The picturesque village of Portmeirion was the backdrop for the cult TV series 'The Prisoner'.
Created by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and heavily influenced by Italian Architecture, it attracts lots of visitors, hosts weddings and events, and is set in subtropical gardens and woodland




For more information about sales or holidays please call us on 01766 512210 or visit our website www.garreggochpark.co.uk.






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