Uncovered in 1987 during a scheme to landscape an area of the Great Orme, the copper mines discovered represent one of the most astounding archaeological discoveries of recent times. Dating back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age they change our views about the ancient people of Britain and their civilized and structured society 2,000 years before the Roman invasion.
Portmeirion skyline from the sea - no, not an Italian coastal resort but a short drive up the coast from the holiday cottages. Stunning and fascinating place. You can lose yourself there and a day is hardly enough. Even the catering is reasonably priced!