North Wales


This area is covered by the photo-location guidebook, Photographing North Wales by Simon Kitchin. The book features over 60 viewpoint locations illustrated with beautiful photographs. Below the map there are sample viewpoint locations from that guidebook. If you know a great photography spot in this area, that is not already covered in the book, you can share it here by clicking on this link.

Featured Viewpoints

Llyn Padarn

Located by Llanberis, Llyn Padarn is one of the largest natural lakes in Wales. Carved out by glaciers pouring down the valley from the high peaks of the Glyderau and Snowdon mountain ranges, at its western end is one of the best sunrise locations in Snowdonia. In the 13th...

Clywedog Valley

Situated 4 miles west of Wrexham near the village of Coedpoeth the Clywedog Valley Trail follows the River Clywedog through the Plas Power Woods that once thrived with activity at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Some heritage remains today at the Minera Lead Mines Country Park. Nant Mill...

Llanddwyn Beach and Island

Situated at the southern tip of Anglesey and overlooking Bae Caernarfon, Llanddwyn Beach and island near the village of Newborough is an important photographic location. This area is home to the Twr Mawr lighthouse – a classic UK landscape photograph. You will also enjoy endless beaches, rocky pools, sand...

Llandudno

Llandudno is the most beautiful seaside resort on the North Wales coast. Its Victorian promenade, pier and arc of hotels between the Great and Little Orme headlands are elegant and magnificent. It was labelled the Queen of the Welsh resorts back in 1864 just after the resort was designed...