With its unique atmosphere, North Wales feels a million miles from the rest of the UK - but it isn't.
The A55 coastal expressway links the region with the historic City of Chester, the North West of England and the motorway network - M56, M6 and M53. For a leisurely drive and a more scenic route, follow the A5 from Chirk
Fast Virgin Trains services www.virgintrains.co.uk link London (Euston) with the popular coastal resorts of Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Rhyl and serve the University town of Bangor and Holyhead, the gateway to Ireland.
From Crewe, Manchester and Warrington, Arriva Trains Wales services www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk operate to Llandudno and Holyhead, and also on the Conwy Valley Line, providing a scenic journey between Llandudno, Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog, connecting into Ffestiniog Railway services www.festrail.co.uk to Porthmadog (Harbour). From Shrewsbury, Arriva Trains Wales also operate services to Machynlleth and the Cambrian Coast line to Barmouth, Porthmadog, Criccieth and Pwllheli.
Eurostar Service www.eurostar.com
National train enquiries - Tel: 08457 48 49 50
Manchester Airport www.manchesterairport.co.uk
Stena Line: Dublin & Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead www.stenaline.co.uk