We have a lot of giants in North Wales. Not the fe-fi-fo-fum sort, although we’ve one or two of those. Including Rhita Fawr, who wore a cloak made from the beards of all the kings he’d killed.
These are giants of a different kind. Architectural monsters like the great ring of castles brooding all along our coast from Flint to Caernarfon. Giants of the industrial revolution – like Telford’s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct or his commanding suspension bridge over the Menai Strait.
Cultural treasures of huge renown, like the National Slate Museum at Llanberis. Towering historical figures including Bishop William Morgan, translator of the first bible into Welsh. Places so immensely sacred, such as St Winefride’s Well at Holywell, they were known throughout the medieval world. You get the picture.So many giants, in fact, that it’s hard to know where to start. Which is why we’ve hand-picked eight “must-sees” for your next visit to North Wales. Even among other giants, these are big news. Think of them as the true giants. All these are well worth a journey in their own right. But they can also act as hubs from which to explore their particular corner of North Wales. Following in the footsteps of these giants could lead you just about anywhere. It could be the start of a very big adventure.