Famous for its breathtaking mountain scenery, beautiful beaches, ancient culture and heritage, North Wales is a region with huge appeal. From the delights of the Ffestiniog Railway at Porthmadog to the wild landscapes of the Snowdonia National Park, this book takes the reader on a fascinating journey along ancient routes and through spectacular scenery, sleepy villages and historic castles. Beaches and coves, castles and museums and magnificent mountains, they're all here in a lovingly painted picture of North Wales today. In 50 Gems of North Walesauthor John Idris Jones explores some of the places that make this part of the United Kingdom so special.
Born in the remote Welsh-speaking village of Llanrhaiadr-ym-Mochnant in mid-Wales, the author as a child spent many months at his grandparents' house in Borth-y-Gest, near Porthmadog. Here he witnessed the active port, the remains of the slate industry and the Ffestiniog Railway.