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Local Attractions

If you are wanting activity ideas, take a look at list of indoor & outdoor attractions, most of which are open all year round.

Either way there is always plenty going on.

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Events

A full list of events taking place in and around the area can be found at the Conwy County Borough Council website.

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About this attraction

Bodnant Garden (which is owned by the National Trust) is one of the most spectacular and admired gardens in Britain.

Bodnant Garden was voted the winner of "The National Trust Gardens Award" by National Trust members and visitors, and separately it was voted "The Favourite Garden in the Country" by Daily Telegraph readers.

It was created by successive generations of the McLaren family, but was primarily the creation of the 2nd Lord Aberconway (Henry McLaren) who gave it to the National Trust in 1949.

Highlights of the Garden include:

  • the grand formal Terraces facing south-west across the River Conwy to Snowdonia
  • the Pin Mill, an elegant Georgian building which in 1939 was moved from Gloucestershire to Bodnant Garden
  • the famous Laburnum Arch, a curved walk about 55 metres long covered with laburnum which produces a magnificent cascade of long yellow flowers in late May / early June
  • the Dell, a deep valley with numerous streams, towering trees and rhododendrons
  • the design of the Garden and the vast collection of plants, including four National Collections, which ensure colour and interest at all times

The Hall is not owned by the National Trust and is not open to the public.


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Season : 20th Feb - 21st Nov
Contact : 01492 650460
Address : Bodnant Garden, Tal y Cafn, near Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL28 5RE

About this attraction

Constructed by the English monarch Edward I between 1283 and 1289 as one of the key fortresses in his 'iron ring' of castles to contain the Welsh, Master James of St George's design, remains one of the most outstanding achievements of medieval military architecture. The distinctive elongated shape, with its two barbicans, eight massive towers and great bow-shaped hall, was perhaps determined by the narrow rocky outcrop on which the castle stands.


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Season : All Year
Contact: 01492 592358
Address: Conwy Castle, Conwy, Gwynedd, LL32 8AY

About this attraction

Conwy is a big bear of a links course. It's loved far and wide for being one of the most challenging courses in Wales. Which explains why it's been host to The Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open for two years running. And why it held the European Amateur Team Championships in 2009. Sam Torrance, Costantino Rocca and Ian Woosnam are all fans.

Golf Punk, who voted Conwy their Welsh course of the year in 2006, described it as having 'a tightness of fairway that would have even Jim Furyk reaching for his hip flask.' So pack one just in case. Conwy has the whole package: testing holes, lots of character, great facilities and a warm welcome.

  • Course Type: links
  • Yards: 6,647
  • Par: 72

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Season : All Year
Contact: 01492 592423
Address: Conwy Golf Club,Beacons Way, Morfa, Conwy LL32 8ER

About this attraction

The Conwy Valley line, part of the National Rail Network, runs alongside one of the great rivers of Wales, the Conwy and continues along the banks of the turbulent river Lledr after it's confluence with the Conwy at Betws-y-Coed.

From your departure at Llandudno to your arrival at Blaenau Ffestiniog a breathtaking range of scenery unfolds before your eyes, from the historic castle at Conwy, through estuary rich in wildlife, to gentle slopes that give way to majestic crags as the train crosses the Lledr by the dramatic Gethin's viaduct.


Address: Platform 1, Railway Station, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, LL31 9NB

About this attraction

The worlds largest Bronze Age Copper Mine, self guided tour. Walk through tunnels mined over 3,500 years ago. See the amazing prehistoric cavern. Shop and visitor centre open to non mine visitors.


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Season : Late March to late October
Contact: 01492 870447
Address: Great Orme Mines, Great Orme, Lllandudno, LL30 2XG

About this attraction

The Great Orme Tramway is Britain's largest and most spectacular funicular tramway. The Tramway climbs one mile to the Orme's summit offering breathtaking views of Llandudno's magnificient bays and beyond! The Tramway has been thrilling old and young for over 100 years and is a unique attraction not to be missed!


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Season : Late March to late October
Contact: 01492 879306
Address: The Great Orme Tramway, Victoria Station, Church Walks, Llandudno, LL30 2NB

About this attraction

Enjoy a ride on the Llandudno Cable Car during your visit to this beautiful resort. As the cable cars glide silently from Happy Valley to the summit of the Great Orme (679ft) a magnificient panorama unfolds - breathtaking views of Llandudno, the Little Orme, Conwy Estuary and beyond to mountains of Snowdonia . Choose return (18 minute ride) or single from Happy Valley or the summit, where there is a cafe.

The Cable Car from the Happy Valley to the Great Orme Summit is, at over one mile each way, the longest Aerial Cabin Lift in the United Kingdom. It was built in 1969 and fully overhauled in 2006.


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Season : Late March to late October
Contact: 01492 877205
Address: Happy Valley, Great Orme, Llandudno

About this attraction

The 18 holes are gently undulating. While playing there are captivating panoramic views of the curving Conwy Bay, the Great Orme and in the distance the Snowdonia mountains, Isle of Anglesey and Puffin Island. The championship course, over 6500 yards, is varied and interesting.

A good score is achieved with careful putting on the undulating greens.

  • Course Type: parkland
  • Yards: 6,545
  • Par: 72

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Season : All Year
Contact: 01492 876450
Address: Maesdu golf club, Hospital Road, Llandudno, LL30 1HU

About this attraction

This is a true links course of championship standard, played out alongside the magnificent scenery of the North Wales Coast. Expect some tricky par 3's including the famously named 'O.L.' and 'L.O.' where a par will feel like a birdie.

The 8th is a great links hole, especially when there's a stiff breeze from the beach. This is also the club where a young Tony Jacklin had lessons during his summer holiday and reduced his handicap from 17 to 1.

  • Course Type: links
  • Yards: 6,254
  • Par: 71

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Season : All Year
Contact: 01492 875325
Address: North Wales Golf Club, 72 Bryniau Road, West Shore, Llandudno LL30 2DZ

About this attraction

Situated 415ft above sea level, Llandudno Ski & Snowboard Centre boasts spectacular views of Llandudno and the Irish Sea.

  • Latest Perma Snow (tm) surface,
  • Training slopes,
  • 750 metre 'Cresta Ride' Toboggan Run
  • Alpine Adventure Golf course
  • Ski & Snowboard courses
  • Sno-tubing sessions
  • Austrian Alpine Bar & restaurant
  • Free parking
  • 'Combo' tickets available for certain activites.

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Season : All Year
Contact: 01492 874707
Address: John Nike Leisuresport, Wyddfyd Road, Llandudno, LL30 2QL

About this attraction

The Mostyn gallery reopened in May 2010 following a substantial refurbishment and expansion project led by Ellis Williams Architects which fused the original Victorian terracotta façade and top lit galleries with striking modern new spaces and interior features.

Showing the best contemporary art from Wales and the rest of the world the Mostyn programme is varied, interesting and stimulating with friendly gallery assistants always on hand to help visitors get the most from their visit.

The Mostyn shop stocks original and unique hand made jewellery, ceramics, textiles and glass as well as a wide choice of greeting cards, art magazines and varied selection of art and craft related books.

Café Lux on the first floor offers a range of snacks, cakes and drinks in a beautiful, light and airy space with broad bay windows affording a view over to the sea.

Wheelchair accessible throughout, Mostyn is situated in Vaughan Street which runs between the end of Mostyn Street and the Railway Station.


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Season : All Year (10am – 5pm. Mon – Sat)
Contact: 01492 879201
Address: Oriel Mostyn Gallery, 12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno, LL30 1AB

About this attraction

Situated on the banks of the Conwy estuary, with magnificent views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle, this reserve is delightful at any time of year.

You're welcome to join one of our guided walks along pushchair-friendly paths. We have events to suit everyone from keen birdwatchers to beginners or young families. Birds can always be seen from the visitor centre, and our friendly experts can help you spot godwits and shelducks, or any of the more than 200 different species that have been seen at this reserve.


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Season : All Year
Contact: 01492 584091
Address: RSPB Conwy Reserve, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, LL31 9XZ

About this attraction

Offering a 1500 seat auditorium, a diverse conference facility, including a brand new arena and a stunning restaurant.

Call the box office to reserve your seats for top class musicals, drama, pop gigs and so much more.


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Contact : 01492 872000
Address: Venue Cymru, The Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB

About this attraction

Set in North Wales, high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery, its beautiful gardens are home to this caring conservation zoo. Roam the wooded pathways, relax on the grassy slopes and spend a lovely day learning about many rare and endangered species from Britain and around the world.

Enjoy our Penguin Parade, Chimp Encounter, Bear Falls, New Condor Haven and the Children's Farm plus much more. Visit the New 'Sealions Rock' and watch our Californian Sealions being trained. Enjoy the exciting and extensive Jungle Adventureland and Tarzan Trail Adventure Playground. For the more technically inclined, visit our Media Centre, where you can do a virtual tour of the Zoo and play some great educational games.

We have a vast range of animals for you to meet including snow leopards, brown bears, Sumatran tigers, red pandas, camels, penguins, alligators, wild horses and much more.

We also have a children's farm, where our younger visitors can have a close encounter with goats, rabbits, ducks, chickens and guinea pigs.


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Season : All Year
Contact: 01492 532 938
Address: The Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay, North Wales, LL28 5UY

Tours

Celticos: celticos.com

Mountains & Walks

Mountain Walk: mountainwalk.co.uk
Llanberis Pass: llanberis.com/llanberispass
Paws in NorthWales: pawsinnorthwales.co.uk
Climb Snowdon: climb-snowdon.co.uk

History & Education

Llechwedd Slate Caverns: llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk
Inigo Jones Tudor Slate Works: inigojones.co.uk
Sygun Copper Mine: syguncoppermine.co.uk
The National Slate Museum: museum.wales/slate
Airworld Aviation Museum: airworldmuseum.com
Beaumaris Castle: beaumaris.com
Caernarfon Castle: cadw.gov.wales/daysout
Penrhyn Castle: nationaltrust.org.uk/penrhyn-castle
Plas Newydd: nationaltrust.org.uk/plas-newydd
Beaumaris Gaol: visitanglesey.co.uk
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens: plascadnant.co.uk
Portmeirion Village: portmeirion-village

Adventure

Adventurous Ewe: adventurousewe.co.uk
Beacon Climbing Centre: beaconclimbing.com
Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre: plasmenai.co.uk
RibRide Adventure Boat Tours: ribride.co.uk
Puffin Island Pleasure Cruise: starida.co.uk
Plas y Brenin: pyb.co.uk
Boulder Adventures: boulderadventures.co.uk
Raw Adventures: raw-adventures.co.uk
Surf-Lines: surf-lines.co.uk
Surf Snowdonia: surfsnowdonia.com
Zip World: zipworld.co.uk
Zip World Bounce Below: zipworld.co.uk/adventure/detail/bounce-below
Zip World Caverns: zipworld.co.uk/adventure/detail/caverns
Zip World Safari: zipworld.co.uk/adventure/detail/fforest-zip-safari
Zip World Fforest Plummet: zipworld.co.uk/adventure/detail/fforest-plummet
Zip World Fforest Skyride: zipworld.co.uk/adventure/detail/fforest-skyride
Zip World Treetop Nets: www.zipworld.co.uk/adventure/detail/tree-top-nets
Zip World Junior Tree Trail: zipworld.co.uk/adventure/detail/junior-tree-trail
Zip World Fforest Coaster: zipworld.co.uk/adventure/detail/fforest-coaster

Family fun

Tan y Ddraig Paint a Pot Studio: tanyddraig.co.uk
Electric Mountain: electricmountain.co.uk
Snowdon Mountain Railway: snowdonrailway.co.uk
Welsh Highland Railway: festrail.co.uk
The Llanberis Lake Railway: lake-railway.co.uk
GreenWood Forest Park: greenwoodforestpark.co.uk
Redline Indoor Karting: redlineindoorkarting.co.uk
Gypsy Wood: gypsywood.co.uk
The Fun Centre: thefuncentre.co.uk
Anglesey Sea Zoo: angleseyseazoo.co.uk
Foel Farm Park: foelfarm.co.uk
The Play Centre: theplaycentre.co.uk
LlanfairPG Station: lanfairpwllgwyngyllgogery.....
Parc Glynllifon: gwynedd.llyw.cymru
Pili Palas Nature World: pilipalas.co.uk
Llanddwyn Bay: anglesey-hidden-gem.com
Piggery Pottery: piggerypottery.co.uk
The Beaumaris Treasure Trail: treasuretrails.co.uk