I am planning 5 nights in north Wales at the end of June. I will have a car; I will coming from the Cotswolds and afterwards heading to York.
I am trying to decide between two base locations: Conwy or Beddgelert.
some items on the itinerary include (not in any particular or geographic order):
Conwy castle, Beaumaris – Castle, Gaol;
Ruthin – Gaol
Caernarfon – Castle, Steam train; Segontium roman fort
Llabberis – mountain railway to top; Slate museum; Electric Mountain
Blaenau Ffestiniog – slate mine tour
in addition to the activities, I want/need good pubs.
Given that I will have the flexibility of a car, is one location much better than the other?
Conwy will be holding the Bluegrass festival while I am there and that may impact the decision.
Any suggestions are appreciated.