I am arriving from Ireland via ferry to Holyhead and will be staying 3 nights in North Wales. Can you recommend the best city to have as my home base for my touring. I am traveling solo without a car and will need to rely on the train and buses.
I know Rick Steves recommends Conwy, but the Bryn Guest House has no vacancies for July 15, 16, 17, checking out July 18th. The other areas I am considering are Bangor, Llandudno, Caernafon, Llanberis, and Betws-y-coed. I will be leaving by train from Conwy to Chester and on to Cambridge to stay with a friend.
I am interested in seeing castles, historic homes, Snowdonia National Park by railway to Mt. Snowdon, and just nature in general. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. It appears hotel bookings are filling up fast!