A character holiday cottage located under the town walls of Conwy with views of Castle

Local Attractions

We have Blue Flag beaches, World Heritage castles, a fascinating conservation zoo, top-drawer golf courses, mighty big mountains and green valleys, some amazing restaurants and a complete host of outdoor activities.

Llandudno is Wales's most delightful resort, uniquely situated between the Great and Little Ormes with two wonderful beaches, the award winning North Shore with the historic Victorian pier and the quiet, sand duned West Shore.

The town it just a short distance from Conwy and has kept it's Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour but offers plenty of attractions and activities of a byegone era. 

There is always plenty of traditional seasonal entertainment such as the famous Punch and Judy shows on the pier, vintage bus tours, as well as pleasure boats rides, paddling pools and donkey rides on the beach. There are opportunities to take part in various watersports including sailing, paddleboarding and windsurfing. This is a great family beach, where all you need is your bucket and spade to have fun!

Local attractions include the Victorian Tram Way, Copper Mines, Welsh Mountain Zoo and the beautiful National Trust's Bodnant Gardens are just a 10 minute drive away up the Conwy valley.

Snowdon

The mountain, at 1085m (3560ft), is one of the most visited places in Wales. It forms the centrepiece of a dramatic range of rocky summits (known as the 'Horseshoe)' razor-sharp ridges, waterfalls and mountain lakes, a magnet to outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of spectacular scenery. It is just a short drive away from Conwy and one of the most popular destinations for our visitors.

If you prefer the easy way to the top, we recommend that you book the mountain railway in advance, as it can be very busy during the summer months.

The famous circular drive through Llanberis via the pass to Nantgwynant and the beautiful village of Beddgelert must be one of the most spectacular to be found anywhere in the country

Once in Llanberis there are a number of attractions including the excellent Slate museum (free), electric mountain, the lake railway, and of course, the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Portmeirion

The famous Italiante village built by the architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis used in "The Prisoner" cult 1960s show.  It is tucked away in a beautiful estuary surrounded by mountains and features lots of colourful buildings, cafes, shops, woodland walks and lovely sandy beaches. There is also a discounted china shop to buy to ever-popular china. 

Steam Trains

No visit to our region would be complete without a journey on one of our world-famous Steam Railways and what a choice we have!

The 19.5 mile Welsh Highland Railway running deep into the Snowdonia National Park is one of the most spectacular train journeys in Europe.  From the water's edge next to the Medieval Castle in the Royal town of Caernarfon, the line passes through the foothills of Snowdon past mountain lakes and rapid rivers to the harbour town of Porthmadog.   Once at Porthmadog, it is possible to travel onwards on the Festiniog trains up to Blaenau Ffestiniog - a  steam journey of over 40 miles! 

Most trains haul a cycle carriage (Bike hire in Beddgelert and Caernarfon) and it is possible to start your accent of Snowdon on two of the most popular paths by taking the train to either Rhyd Ddu or the Snowdon Ranger request stop.

The renowned Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the world and is one of the biggest visitor attractions in Wales. It has run steam-hauled passenger services from Porthmadog to the slate mining town Blaenau Ffestiniog since the 1860s.  From the harbour, the train crosses the famous cob with wonderful views of the coastline, before climbing a monumental 700 feet through the mountains.

The nearby Llanberis Lake Railway runs along some of the track bed of the old 4ft gauge Padarn Railway which carried slates from the Dinorwic quarry to Port Dinorwic on the Menai Strait from 1843 to 1961.