Located on the coast of North Wales only a few miles from Llandudno and the Isle of Anglesey lies Conwy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the beautiful Snowdonia mountain range overlooking the walled town.
Conwy is world famous for its medieval castle. The castle and its walls were built between 1283 and 1289, it plays a big part in Conwy as it is one of its biggest tourist attractions. Conwy is a great place for tourists to explore with its boutique shops, cafes and charming Pubs, there is plenty to do in the Conwy and on the Quay area.
The Victorians and Edwardians loved Llandudno – they called it the Queen of the Welsh Resorts, and graced it with some of the most elegant seaside architecture in Britain. You can delve further into the past at our 4000 year old copper mine or the medieval castle at Conwy. Or just enjoy the vintage charm of the Great Orme Tramway, Punch and Judy on the prom and a Victorian-style afternoon tea.
Betws y Coed
Betws-y-Coed is North Wales’ most popular inland resort and accommodation provider. It is where the River Conwy meets its three tributaries flowing from the West, the Llugwy, the Lledr and the Machno. Much of it was built in Victorian times and it is the principal village of the Snowdonia National Park.
Set in a beautiful valley in the Snowdonia Forest Park, it is ideal for outdoor activity holidays. Numerous Craft and outdoor activity shops are in the village with the popular Swallow Falls nearby.
Snowdonia National Park
Centred on Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales (1,085 metres; 3,560 feet), Snowdonia is a compact region of distinctively shaped mountains, ideal for walking, climbing, and horse-riding.
Snowdonia has a considerable industrial heritage which forms the theme of tours round Sygun Copper Mine, Llechwedd Slate Caverns, and Dinorwig underground hydro-electric power station.
The Conwy Valley is ideal for woodland and mountain walks, the locality also offers pony trekking, golf, tennis, squash, beaches, good food and an abundance of local inns of character, or why not take a picnic and spend a quiet day out fresh water fishing or boating on one of Snowdonia’s beautiful mountain lakes or enjoy some splendid Welsh food at the Bodnant Food Centre.
Where you will find the Snowdon Mountain Railway and walks up Snowdon. Further attractions include the “Electric Mountain” exhibition beside Llanberis Lake of the hyrdo electric installation built deep inside the mountain opposite Llanberis.
Isle of Anglesey
Nestling on the North West corner of Wales, with 125 miles of spectacular coastline all designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the backdrop of the mountains of Snowdonia, the Isle of Anglesey – Mother of Wales – is an exciting place at any time of year.