North Wales offers some of the most scenic and amazing roads in the UK. With all types of terrain, roads surface and road type there is something for everyone. From the beautiful coastal roads running from from Conwy to Nefyn, tight an twisty roads on Anglesey to stunning Mountain views around Snowdon. North Wales offers a truly one of a kind driving experience.
We’ve taken some of the most well known, and our favourite roads and lists them below for you.
The Evo triangle is made up of 3 different roads the A5, A543 and B4501, each as different as the last which makes for a great 20 mile route.
If it’s good enough for Evo Magazine (Where the name came from) and YouTube Vloggers like MR JWW it’s good enough for anyone. Expect stunning views, technical roads, plenty of photography opportunities and a lovely cafe called Ty Tan Llan on it’s most S/W corner.
Horse Shoe Pass
The Horseshoe Pass is well known for the Ponderosa cafe at its highest point and the scenic views along the road.
Both the cafe and the pass itself are extremely popular with petrol heads of all kinds.. There are some stunning views along this route, especially on a clear day for the ultimate “wow! factor we suggest heading from the A525 towards Llangollen to reach the A5.
Although the route itself may not be the longest, the shear drops from either side make it for one of the most exciting to drive.
The Llanberis Pass runs through some stunning scenery. Our advice, from the A5 turn onto the A8046 at Capel Curig heading towards the Snowdonia mountain range and the town of Caernarfon.
The roads itself is nothing short of amazing. Fast open sections at the start of the route, and then as you turn right to head up the mountains the roads narrows and gets very twisty.
A road to take with caution, but definately one to be enjoyed.
Oswestry to Ffestiniog
The route from Osestry via Bala to Ffestiniog is fantastic. It offers some great views, a mixture of roads and the end destination is in the middle of the Snowdonia National Park, what can be worse than that!
Starting out at Oswestry, head slightly south along the A483 until you come to the A495. At this point keep on the road which will turn into the B4396. The B4396 will come to an end near Penygarnedd, turn right onto the B4391 to travel towards Bala. Once you reach Bala you will need a right turn followed by a quick left, this will take you onto the A4212, a stunning road which travels along the Afron Tryweryn lake. A few miles after the lake turn right onto the B4391 which will lead you into Ffestiniog.
Caernarfon to Nefyn
On our previous driving holidays we have always stayed in Caernarfon, it seems a central place to all the good roads, and has some great facilities.
However if you wish to travel a little further afield the coastal road from Caernarfon to Nefyn is simply stunning an a clear summers evening.
The road itself is fairly simple, as most of the journey is on the A449 a fast and flowing A-road.
The real treat for driving this road? The Ty Coch Inn based in Morfa Nefyn, the Inn is litterally a stones through from the sea and offers some amazing food.
Abergele to Llanwrst
Head south from the beautiful market town of Abergele to Llanwrst along the A548.
This fast and flowing toad will take you through some amazing countryside and the final destination being Llanwrst is one of the most pictures towns in North Wales.
Lap of Anglesey
The island of Anglesey offers some incredible views, driving roads and hospitality. Not only is it home to (in my opinion) the best race circuit in the UK, Trac Mon (Anglesey Circuit). It also has an amazing coastal route that can take you through some beautiful places.
We start the journey on the main land and head over the Menai Bridge, follow the signs for the A4080 which will lead you up towards Hollyhead, when the road finishes hop on the A5 for a short while and then pick up the A5025. This will then lead you around the remaining part of the island.
Places to stop; Anglesey Circuit, Holyhead, Amlwch Port, Red Warf Bay, Cemaes.