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Ship Inn is a 12 bedroom self catering holiday accommodation that sleeps 32 and is located in Colwyn Bay, Wales. This property is pet friendly allowing for 1 pet. Prices range from £1536 to £3565 per week. Local to Rhôs-on-Sea, Llandrillo-yn-Rhôs, Old Colwyn, Llandudno Junction
Ship Inn is a converted Victorian inn in the seaside resort of Old Colwyn on the North Wales coast. It sleeps up to thirty eight people and there are twelve bedrooms, ten doubles, one twin. one dormitory room that sleeps twelve and two sofa beds along with seven bathrooms. There is a fitted kitchen with a dining area, a pool room and two sitting rooms, one with a projector TV screen. Outside is off road parking and a patio with outdoor furniture. Close to the coast, Ship Inn is a superb holiday home for a large family or group of friends.
National Trust licensed tea rooms serving hot meals and light refreshments. All meals made from locally grown and / or sustainably produced ingredients. After a spot to eat, take a trip round the castle and enjoy the spectacular surroundings Bangor has to offer.
Find some tasty, home cooked food using fresh, local produce. Serving ice cream, cakes, lunch and afternoon tea, this little gem of a cafe is the perfect place to escape to, whilst soaking up the beauty of Loggerheads Country Park.
Discover some delicious home cooked food in a comfortable and friendly setting. Featuring the very best of local Welsh produce, this 300 year old pub is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat or to relax over dinner.
For a perfect evening suitable for all, a visit to Seldrakes is a must. Whether you love delicious a la carte food, a mouth-watering Sunday carvery or simply a drink or two whilst watching live entertainment this is for you. Also offers fantastic wedding packages.
At this farmers market visitors can buy cider made with Welsh apples and also cheese, olive oil, honey and yogurt. There are also handmade leather items, seasonal cards and needlecraft on sale. 8 producers from the Celyn Farmers Market have even appeared on the BBC2's 'Ready Steady Cook' show.
Unique pub restaurant beautifully nestled within the RSPB nature reserve. Specialising in fish and shellfish the lunch and main course menus are both outstanding. Also, offers a wide selection of real ales and fine wines.
Beautiful pub restaurant perfect for your dining/drinking experience. It offers all the traditional 'pub grub' food such as steaks and fish and chips all lovingly prepared by the chef. Accompany your meal with a pint of cask ale or glass of fine wine.
Dine within gorgeous surroundings in this modern restaurant. Offers a menu containing delicious starters and main courses such as chicken liver pate, soup, beef, pork and many vegetarian options. Finish off with a scrumptious homemade dessert like profiteroles or creme brulee.
Make a romantic meal a divine experience in this ultra modern restaurant. Enjoy exquisite French cuisine beautifully presented within an intimate atmosphere. Accompany your meal with a luxurious fine wine or champagne from the diverse wine menu.
An award-winning restaurant which serves excellent cuisine and fine wine in a relaxing environment. Its Granary Bistro is the ideal location for a relaxing and informal meal. You can enjoy anything from a cappuccino and light snack to a full three course meal.
Positioned high above Colwyn Bay, the Welsh Mountain Zoo is home to snow leopards, sumatran tigers, chimpanzees, brown bears, bearded dragons and African toads to name but a few. Enjoy the exciting and extensive Jungle Adventureland and Tarzan Trail Adventure Playground. For the more technically inclined, visit our Media Centre, where you can enjoy a virtual tour of the Zoo and play some great educational games. (Dogs are allowed in restricted areas only)
Bonkerz Fun Centre is a leading indoor play centre that offers a place for the children and parents to come and enjoy their excellent facilities. It is a first rate soft play centre, that is both fun and safe and offers children the ideal environment to run around and let off steam. The centre has a comfortable seating area for parents and the cafe is warm and inviting and serves a nice selection of drinks and a choice of meals that are freshly prepared and taste good. There is lots to keep children of all ages amused, the centre has a Medieval Castle themed environment, there is a toddler zone for children who are three and younger, together with interactive touch screens, slides, viewing pod and ball vacuum. The main play frame again has lots to entertain with its mirror maze, astro turf sports area, air cannons as well as giant slides, providing hours of endless fun. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the facilities are very good, clean and well maintained. The price for entry is very reasonable and there is no charge for an adult. Bonkerz Fun Centre is open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm and provides a perfect venue for a fun day out especially on a wet day.
Make the most of your holiday with a trip to this amusement park. Enjoy the fairground, amusement arcade, the long bar, restaurant, and award-winning floral garden. Ride the dodgems, the sizzler sensation, twist ride and the waltzer.
This family attraction offers a number of facilities including Geronimo's Adventure Playground with a vertical drop slide, 10 Pin Bowling, Terror Towers (nerve tingling walkthrough), an amusement arcade and cash bingo.
Enjoy the unrivalled views of Snowdonia on a narrow-gauge steam train journey - perfect for savouring the grandeur of Snowdonia. You'll pass the Welsh Slate Museum and Dolbadarn Castle and be presented with many photo opportunities.
This working slate mine has been open since 1836. It offers two unique underground tours that take you deep into the mountain where the temperature is a pleasant 54F. Visitors can learn all about the life of a slate miner. Enjoy a drink or meal in the Miner's Arms, overlooking the mountainous landscape.
Greenwood Forest Park is a brilliant day out for the whole family. Kids can jump on the giant pillow, pedal away on a moon kart, and slide down from the treetop towers or walk on the netted walkways. Then you can enjoy the jungle boat adventures as well as meeting the bunnies and admiring the peacocks.
An estimated half a million people climb to the summit of Snowdon every year, from the inexperienced climbers to some of the most skilled mountaineers. There are 7 main walking routes to the summit and, believe it or not, a 'Halfway Café' on the Llanberis path, which offers light refreshments.
Visitors can take the Mold Town Trail or the Flintshire Leisure Drive and discover stately homes, ancient monuments and stunning rural scenery. Alternatively, visitors can spend the day shopping or watching a film at the Clwyd Theatr Cymru. The town of Mold is only 3 miles away from The Clwydian Range, a designated Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
This old copper mine, now a unique family attraction, is situated in the glorious Gwynant Valley in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. It is a great example of our precious industrial heritage.
Redline Indoor Karting is a fun and exhilarating experience for all ages, where everyone can get involved. There are a range of modern and up to date karts for children through to adults that range in power. If you are deemed to driving irresponsibly the karts can be controlled by computer and your speed will be reduced so do be considerate and careful. The staff are friendly and helpful and will explain the rules of the track and how the karts operate, along with a comprehensive safety talk. Full equipment is provided here helmets, gloves and overalls. Afterward your race you will get a full printout of lap times and medals for the winners. There is no need to book on most occasions you can arrive and drive so perfect for those spontaneous decisions. With fast karts and a well set out course Redline Indoor Karting offers the ultimate fun day out at a reasonable price and suitable for all over the age of 8.
At the Henblas Country Park there is something for all the family, no matter the weather. There are superb views of Snowdonia to enjoy from the park. Visitor`s are encouraged to join in bottle feeding baby lambs and shearing sheep.
Discover all there is to see and do along the Wirral Peninsula. Dine at some fabulous restaurants, relax in stylish bars and take in the stunning surrounding countryside and coastline. Explore on mountain bikes, horse back or simply stroll around at your leisure.
A coastal village, boasting impressive salt marshes, wonderful local bird-life and lovely views. Treat yourself to some delicious seafood including shrimps and cockles, before enjoying some tasty local ice cream.
At Anglesey Sea Zoo you can see tiny lobsters and baby seahorses, octopuses and weaver fish. You can also see a shipwreck with conger eels. Then go to the coffee shop and have tea and cakes or go and have a game of crazy golf.
Set in 20 acres of outstanding natural beauty, Gypsy Wood Park makes for an enchanting day out for all the family. Take a walk through this fantasy land, find the fairies and make a wish, visit the animals, ride on the miniature railway, enjoy a picnic - so much to do, one day just won't be long enough!
Children and adults alike will adore this charity run cottage and farm. Say hello to the large variety of farm animals and take part in the many events on offer. Relax in the Tam O'Shanter Café offering sandwiches, toasties, baked potatoes etc.
Oxton is a quaint little village which has been designated into a conservation area. Have a gentle stroll round and visit the shops, pubs or churches or take part in one of the events which occur monthly.
A self guided tour of the slate works is both educational and fun. Try your hand at calligraphy and engrave on a piece of slate that you get to keep. You can also view the machines and craftsmen in action. After visiting the geological and historical exhibitions, relax with a drink or some lunch at the Welsh Rock Cafe.
You'll need your binoculars here to watch the only pair of breeding ospreys in Wales. Situated on the Glaslyn Estuary, this public viewing point has four powerful telescopes and a live feed of the nest projected onto a widescreen monitor.
If you would like a unique day out why not catch a ferry and travel across the Mersey? With various different cruises available daily you will be spoilt for choice. Try a relaxing river cruise or opt for a chilled out canal cruise. Boat hire is also available for those special occasions.
A must for war history lovers here is a chance to take a look around a real German submarine. Marvel at the astonishing interior and view the brilliantly preserved artefacts. Listen to the audiovisual exhibits on offer and hear the crew explaining about their lives on the U-boat at war.
Caernarfon Airworld is a year round attraction. Explore the aviation museum, home to a vast collection of aircraft, get the chance to sit in a cockpit or simply enjoy the beautiful setting adjacent to a blue flag beach. Better still, see it from the sky! Airworld offers various pleasure flights including one around puffin island.
For those looking for a more tranquil beach to visit West Shore Llandudno is the place to go. A quieter beach than most you can relax or even have a go at kite surfing. There are lots of shops and cafes nearby as well as some fine restaurants in the town centre.
For that great family day out visit this beach. Relax in the sun on the mostly sand beach or take a stroll along the promenade. There are boat trips on offer and the kids will love the puppet shows near the pier. Also, close to Llandudno town centre for all your essentials.
Llandudno boasts a sandy beach and is a seaside resort which has preserved its period charm. The splendid seafront dates back to Victorian times and is neatly framed between two headlands.
The beach at Rhyl offers 3 miles of golden sands and all the traditional pleasures of the British seaside like donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and fairground rides. Follow the 7 mile cycle route between Rhyl and Prestatyn, along a route sign posted by local ceramic artwork.
There are 3 sandy beaches along the Prestatyn coastline; Barkby Beach, Central Beach and Ffrith Beach. Visitors can stroll or cycle along the 4 mile long promenade which has recently been incorporated into the new National Cycle Network.
Wildlife lovers will adore a trek along this beautiful country park. With a pond and beach there are many opportunities to see toads, newts and crabs along with several species of birds. There are many walks available and a fantastic barbecue area which is great for family picnics.
Dinas Dinlle Beach is located on the northern coast of the Llyn Peninsula between Caernarfon and Pontllynfi in Gwnedd, North Wales. The beach stretches for miles with large areas of sand when the tide recedes, and the beach is back up with natural pebble banks. The excellent water quality makes the beach popular for swimming, fishing, windsurfing, surfing, canoeing, sailing, jet ski-ing and powerboating. Facilities at the beach include toilets including disabled facilities, shops and cafes.
This short circular walk runs from the village of Groes through to the ancient woodland of Coed Shed which is rich in wildlife. This easy walk through wooded areas and country lanes takes just over an hour to complete.
Pick and choose which length of route is right for you and set off through the rural Conwy county. At 40 miles in its entirety, there is a lot of choice!
Hire a cycle from Beics Menai and take it with you on the Welsh Highland Railway, a 'narrow gauge' railway that runs from the quay at Caernarfon through the beautiful Welsh countryside to the village of Rhud Ddu in the middle of Snowdonia. It is even possible to stop along the way. When you're ready, cycle back to Caernarfon along 'Lon Eifion', the most well known and used cycle route through the beautiful Nantlle Valley.
Explore the magnificent forest that is Coed Llandegla. Whether you?re a keen beginner or an experienced biker there is something for you. From challenging family routes, through fun off-road paths to hilly courses on tricky terrain; try the short 3 mile stretches or the more arduous 13 miles if you?re up for the challenge. There is also an award-winning cafe, which serves ?The Best Bacon Bap in Britain.?
Pack up a picnic and take the family to this beautiful park. Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton this is the first publicly funded park in Great Britain. With an adventure playground, cricket courts, fishing and a café in the fabulous glass pavilion you will never be short of things to do.
Llandudno Measdu Golf Club is located in close proximity to the town, it is a well established 18 hole Championship Course that is a combination of parkland and links golf. The course has some spectacular scenic views out over the gorgeous North Wales coastline. The course is in very good condition, there is a diverse collection of holes with gentle fluctuating greens and many water hazards, the greens are challenging, being true and fast and will test all level of golfers abilities. The staff at the club are hospitable and very welcoming, everyone you meet from the proshop to the clubhouse are so friendly and helpful. The clubhouse has a warm and relaxed atmosphere and the food is excellent, it is fresh and they use the best of local produce, and it is great value for money. Llandudno Measdu Golf Club is a great course, value for money and will appeal to any keen golfers who are seeking quality championship golf in North Wales.
North Wales Golf Club is located in Llandudno and has superb views out over the Conwy estuary to Anglesey and the Snowdonia Mountain range. It is a genuine natural Championship Links course and is completely exposed to the elements. The course itself is in brilliant condition, the greens and fairways run fast, and offers many challenges with several blind shots, high dunes and deep bunkers it will appeal to all level of golfer. The Clubhouse has excellent facilities as well as a pleasant and inviting atmosphere, where you can relax with a drink after an enjoyable round of golf, as you savour the scenic views over the course and Snowdonia. They serve fresh home cooked food that is flavourful and great value for money. You will find the staff throughout to be hospitable and professional and more than happy to help. North Wales Golf Club green fees are very reasonable and the course offers excellent golf so if visiting the region than do go along for a game you will not be disappointed.
If you are going to play any golf course in North Wales then Conwy Golf Club is the one, this stunning links course has hosted many prestigious events. It is situated in a stunning location along the North Wales coast with lovely scenery of the sea and the mountains. The presentation and condition of the course is superb and the course itself offers many challenges even to the most accomplished players. You can be assured an enjoyable and pleasing game of golf when you play here. The contemporary clubhouse has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and provides marvellous views of the course, as you enjoy a drink and something to eat. With friendly and attentive staff, a great course and lovely clubhouse Conwy Golf Club is the perfect venue.
Great Orme Family Golf is a 9 hole Pitch and Putt course that is positioned on the lower banks of the Great Orme in Llandudno town. The course operates daily from April through to October from 10.00am to dusk. Pitch and Putt is a simpler form of a normal game of golf making it perfect for families or learners, although, experienced golfers can still enjoy playing here. The course is really well maintained, and the greens are excellent. It is not necessary to take anything with you as club hire is included in the price, which, is extremely reasonable and allows you to play all day. Great Orme Family Golf offers great value for money and as you walk around the course you can take in the amazing views of the Llandudno coastline. All ages can enjoy this sport making it perfect for the whole family, you will have lots of fun and laughs as you go round. A visit to Great Orme Family Golf is highly recommended you are guaranteed a lovely friendly atmosphere and are assured fun, lots of laughs and you might even meet one of the resident goats.
If you are looking for an adrenaline fuelled, fun packed family day, then High Ropes is the place for you. Negotiate tree top obstacles or take ""the plunge"" safe in the knowledge your harness and helmet will protect you. A unique and exhilarating day out!
Whether you?re a keen novice or an experienced rider, there is something for you at Bridlewood Riding Centre. Their instructors are B.H.S qualified and accompany all riders, ensuring a safe and fun day out is had by all. Join in on one of their pony clubs, take a ride on the beach or have a private lesson.
Llyn Brenig Sailing Club welcomes all ages and abilities. Located at a premier fishing reservoir and nature reserve, the sailing club is in a beautiful setting and has a full summer and winter sailing programme.
Discover adventure high up in the treetops of Padarn Country Park. Defeat the highest outdoor climbing and abseil tower in the UK or speed along on the aerial zip lines through tree canopies. The new children's course allows younger children to have their own adventures.
Surf-Lines is based in picturesque Snowdonia and provides the perfect venue for outdoor adventure. They offer a whole range of products, from adventure days through to expeditions in the UK. If you are an outdoor enthusiast or just introducing yourself to this arena you will not be disappointed by what they offer. Firstly the staff here are all professionally trained and have a real zeal for the outdoors that is contagious. During your time here you will be personally challenged and will be surprised by your actual abilities, as well as having an amazing adventure that is fun and exhilarating. They have many activities available including, canoeing, mountaineering, coasteering, rock climbing, paddle boarding and abseiling and much more. Whatever you do, you will be seeing some stunning scenery along the way. Safety is paramount and the instructors will give a full briefing before you start your adventure, also a run down on the equipment which, is excellent quality, you can rest assured you will be well looked after by the team at Surf-Lines. The facilities here are great, clean changing rooms and lockers and plenty of hot water for showers, a must at the end of the day. Catering to those aged 8 and over to to all levels of fitness, there is an activity to suit everyone. Your time at Surf-Lines will be enjoyable, fun, exhilarating and mostly unforgettable.
Looking for some adventure? Boulder adventures offers a great range of mountain sports from canoeing to kayaking, climbing to bouldering and gorge walking and much more. Don't worry if you're a beginner, there are qualified instructors to guide you. On the other hand, if you're experienced, there are great courses for you too!
Founded in 1933 this is a glorious 18 hole members only golf club. There has been little change to this course over the years and with competitions held every Saturday and most Tuesdays this is must for the avid golfer.
Plas Menai is an exceptional watersports centre, offering a comprehensive programme of courses in dinghy sailing, windsurfing, powerboating cruising and kayaking, as well as a hectic schedule of outdoor activities. They offer a whole range of courses from 1 day to 1 week and also residential courses, that are all great value for money and are suited to all ages and abilities. The staff are friendly, professional and capable and will immediately put you at ease. There is a huge range of equipment and you won't have to bring anything with you, and the selection, variation and quantity of boats is impressive. There is an energetic and enthusiastic vibe at the centre, and the facilities are first rate, with a lovely cafe and bar area. It is hard work but the rewards are worth it, you come away feeling tired but energised and knowing you have new skills. Plas Menai is a great venue for fun and to learn a new skill, if you have teenagers or young children and take them here they will love you!
Mold Golf Club boasts an 18 hole uplands course, offering extensive views of the Clwyd Hills, Cheshire and the Peak District. Facilities include a practice ground, putting green and club house.
Snowdonia Riding Stables is in a prime position between Snowdon and the sea, you are therefore, awarded with some of the foremost riding scenery with the rugged mountains to one side and pretty coast lines to the other. There are miles of traffic free bridleways and the region is suited to both beginners and proficient riders. They offer a professional and friendly service and have attentively chosen horses and ponies in a choice of sizes, types and temperaments so there will be a horse to cater to all riders. They provide helmets and safety stirrups are attached to the saddles. The staff are all highly experienced and all rides are accompanied by an experienced trek leader, who will ensure your safety and advise on the history of the area throughout your trek. There are a choice of ride options available from an introductory ride to a full day mountain ride, these take about 5 hours. Snowdonia Riding Stables offer a perfect way to see this stunning countryside and at very reasonable prices and cater to all ages and abilities, definitely worth the experience.
Experience the tranquillity of this 18 hole parkland course. As you take your shot from each hole admire the beautiful views of the Welsh hills and take a minute to listen to birdsong from the nearby RSPB bird sanctuary. Relax in the pleasant surroundings of the club and talk about your game.
Set amongst spectacular mountainous scenery Bala is the largest natural lake in Wales. This 4.5 mile long lake is popular for sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Mountain biking, rock climbing and archery are among the non-water based activities on offer here.
Anglesey Riding Centre offers beach and grass track horseriding with a number of local instructors to all levels of ability. There are also indoor and outdoor show jumping facilities. In the summer, young people can spend a half day or full day at the riding school riding, grooming and learning about horse care and management.
Originally a 9 hole course dating back to 1885 this club is packed with history. The fairways were used in the Second World War for vegetables and the course was re-established in 1946 and made into an 18 hole course in the 70's. Fabulous course which will challenge every golfer.
This is an ideal destination for a day out whatever your age or interests. Experience nature close-up with magnificent views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle. There is also a shop and visitors centre to browse round.
Gors Maen Llwyd Nature Reserve is a heather moorland offering diverse habitats for wildlife including a plethora of bird species. The moorland is one of the Wildlife Trust's largest nature reserves on the northern shores of Llyn Brenig.
Coed Trellyniau is an ancient woodland - among the last natural remnants of an ancient oak and ash forest which becomes covered with bluebells in the spring months.
Nature lovers should not miss out on a visit to The Hilbre Islands. With many species of birds to spot and land mammals to see you will not be disappointed. Ramblers also will love a trek along these unique islands.
Park Dudley Nature Reserve is a mixed woodland full of wildlife habitats and native species of birds, plants and animals. Some of the more uncommon varieties travel all the way from Africa to nest on the reserve. There is a small walk around the reserve as well as a longer 1 kilometre circular walk for the more adventurous.
25 acres of woodland - rich in wildlife such as frogs and newts with lizards in the drier areas. There are also lots of insects, including wasps, bees, hoverflies and butterflies. The waters feature roach, trout and perch and occasionally sea trout and eels.
In the centre of the historic town of Pwllheli, the Lon Cob Bach Local Nature Reserve is a wonderful green space with an area of interdial mud and multiple species of birds and animals in the area. Explore these fascinating habitats and spend the day enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Y Foryd is a partially enclosed intertidal bay on the Menai Strait. The sand and mud are important feeding habitats for a number of native and migratory bird species. In the winter, this becomes a haven for many ducks and waders. Large flocks of over 5,000 widgeons can be seen, along with a number of shell ducks, oyster catchers, curlews and lapwing.
Located to the west of Conwy, the mountain has superb panoramic views across North Wales. If you visit in the summer months bell heather dominates the land and turns the mountain a lovely shade of purple. You can also follow the North Wales path and have a lovely walk around the area.
Encompassing over 80 acres of stunning gardens this site is often referred to as one of the most beautiful of its type in the UK. It is located near the River Conwy with magnificent views across to Snowdonia. Split into two sections, the terraced gardens and informal lawns can by found in the upper garden and enjoy a shady vista. Whilst the lower section is home to the Wild garden and is known as the 'Dell'.
Happy Valley Gardens is located on the side of the Great Orme in Llandudno, originally a quarry that was given to the town back in 1887 to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Over the years it has been developed and transformed into delightful gardens that accommodate many attractions for both locals and visitors to the area. The attractions you will find within the gardens include two miniature golf courses, a putting green, a ski slope, canle car and tramcars, lovely walks, open air theatre, Queen Victoria monument, a cafe and beautiful lawned areas. The gardens are brilliantly maintained, they include grass areas, lots of plants and benches and a playground. There are lovely views out over the pier and towards Little Orme, it is also the starting point for taking a walk up to the summit of the Great Orme. Look out for the Alice in Wonderland carvings as you stroll around. Happy Valley Gardens offer a lovely tranquil spot where you can relax and unwind and take in the sea air. On a nice day it is the perfect spot for a picnic where you can bask in the beauty of the park and enjoy the aromatic scents from the plants and flowers. If you are in the area check out Happy Valley Gardens you can just enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the gardens or enjoy some of the many attractions there are here.
Spend a great day in the Clwydian Range biking, horse riding or just taking a stroll around one of Britain?s areas of outstanding natural beauty. With beautiful expanses of heathers, woodland and rocky outcrops, it is a spectacular place to enjoy the great outdoors. At the heart of this AONB, are Loggerheads and Moel Famau Country Parks which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors per year.
Located on the Wirral peninsula, the stunning gardens were founded in 1898 by the Liverpool cotton merchant, Arthur Kilpin Bulley. With displays featuring 15,000 plants over 64 acres, these impressive gardens are well worth a look. Admire the vast collections, sourced from all over the world and relax in the tranquil atmosphere that these gardens inspire.
The stunning Coed Llandegla Forest is among the largest of all privately-owned recreation facilities in all of North Wales! Bicycle rentals are offered so visitors have more ways to see the natural beauty of the area. The grounds also include walking routes, trails, a bike shop and a convenient cafe.
Independent Evangelical Church is a reformed evangelical church positioned on the periphery of Llandudno. If you are interested in attending a service the congregation meet and worship twice each Sunday at 11.00am and 6.30pm. It is a very welcoming congregation and you will be gladly received and made to feel at home.
Situated on the promenade at Llandudno with views overlooking the sea, Venue Cymru is a conference centre, theatre and arena. A star line up brings its shows to the venue in a whole range of performances from stand up comedy, feel good musicals and music concerts from some of the biggest bands around.
Venue Cymru is a popular entertainment venue that hosts a diverse and entertaining program of events to cater to all tastes. The modern, bright and vibrant theatre has a warm and inviting atmosphere and a pleasant decor. The staff here are friendly, polite and helpful when collecting tickets, being served at the bar or being shown to your seat. Owing to its popularity the cafe and bars do get busy so it is best to arrive early if you want to get a seat. The theatre itself is very pleasant, the seats were comfortable, the acoustics and lighting are very good and the performances are excellent, very professional. They cover all aspects of cultural entertainment form live bands to musicals, operas to comedies and ballet to talks there really is something to suit everyone. If you are visiting Llandudno or the surrounding area do check the Venue Cymru website to see what is on, if you get the opportunity do visit this fantastic theatre you will not be disappointed, it makes for a great night out with family or friends.
The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art is run as a charity with the purpose of promoting arts and culture through visual art and lively exhibitions and education programmes. The Academy is a dynamic, light and airy art gallery that displays up to nine diverse exhibitions each year. On show here is a best mix of contemporary fine art done in the classic methods by artists that live and work in Wales. The gallery is well appointed and the rooms are well laid out so the art work gets maximum exposure. They also run a choice of interesting educational activities and workshops for those aged three and onwards, classes include Adult Master Classes, Life Drawing Sessions, Lectures, Saturday Art Club and much more. There is a shop where you can buy various items such as cards, books, jewellery and crafts, a lot of the art work is also available to buy. The gallery is closed on Sundays and generally Mondays, but does open on Bank holiday Mondays. With ever changing displays there is always something new to see here, the Royal Cambrian Academy of Arts is a great place to see art in a relaxed and friendly environment, definitely worth a visit.
Great Orme Cable Cars is classified as the longest Aerial Cabin Lift in the United Kingdom, extending to more than a mile in length each way. It was originally constructed in 1969 and was completely renewed in 2006. The cable car accommodates four people and run from Happy Valley to the Great Orme Summit where you are awarded the most stunning views as you ascend up the hill. The climb up the hill is smooth and silent almost as if you are gliding, it is so tranquil and serene, it ascends at a stealthily pace allowing you to take in your surroundings, although not a fast ride it is still thrilling. The views from the summit are astounding and there is lots to see and do up here, there is the Great Orme Summit Complex and Visitor Centre, which, includes a pub, cafe/restaurant and a gift shop. You will also find a children's playground and mini golf. It is not the cheapest attraction but well worth the price for the experience. Do wear something warm particularly if it is a windy day as the cars are not fully enclosed and it can get chilly. If you are in Llandudno you should not miss the opportunity to take one of these cable cars the experience and panoramic views are indescribable and it is a thoroughly memorable experience, ensure you have your camera to capture the moment.
West Shore beach is a more sedate and quieter beach than the busier North Shore, it is also more sheltered. It is a lovely sandy beach that runs for a long way and has rock formations that extend from the cliffs, it is a favourite with both locals and visitors to the area, and looks towards Conwy Bay. You will get get views from here over the estuary and towards Snowdonia. At low tide a broad stretch of sand is exposed, this is ideal for kite-flyers and kite-surfers too, a great spot for building sandcastles. There is a delightful little cafe located at the far end of the beach, as well as a nice safe play area for children in addition to gym equipment. West Shore is noted for its breathtaking sunsets they are simply stunning and should not be missed if you are in the region. There is no lifeguard on duty at the beach so care should be taken if swimming here. If you like to walk you can join the Wales Coast Path from here or clamber up Great Orme that is close by. The beach can be easily walked to or you can get the sightseeing bus or the train ride. West Shore beach is the place to come for peace and tranquillity as well as stunning views, it is a lovely spot in Llandudno.
Beddgelert is Snowdonia's loveliest mountain village. Its stone dwellings, inns and hotels are surrounded by the finest scenery in North Wales. Beddgelert's most famous legend Gelert's Grave, the resting place for Gelert, the faithful hound who belonged to the medieval Welsh prince, Llwelyn the Great, was wrongfully killed by his master.
Pant Du Vineyard is a thriving family run business that enjoys a lovely location on the slopes of the striking glacial Nantlle Valley, at the bottom of Snowdon. There are amazing views of the impressive Snowdonia mountains and scenic views of the sea from here. They have a vineyard and orchard that enables them to produce a highly regarded range of products including, Wine, Cider, Apple Juice and Spring Water, these are then sold in the onsite shop and are of excellent quality and value. They provide fascinating guided tours of the orchard and vineyard, a power point presentation, history of the area and the opportunity to sample their products. In addition they operate a wine tasting evening that you can add a meal to to finish an evening of fun, meal choices are limited but the dishes are home cooked and delicious. The cafe is open throughout the year and sells hot and cold drinks, and light bites and homemade cakes, that will tempt you. The location is tranquil and serene and the owners are so friendly and welcoming and will ensure your visit is memorable and enjoyable.
This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis (1883-1978) to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it. On the main driveway is Castell Deudraeth, a Victorian mansion recently restored as a brasserie style restaurant and hotel.
Plas Mawr is an Elizabethan townhouse that can be dated to the 16th century and is the best town house of this era in Britain. Built by a Robert Wyn who was a prominent merchant at the time, he wanted a house to reflect his social standing and Plas Mawr certainly achieves this, it is grand and ostentatious. As you wander through the various rooms you can't help but notice the wealth and craftsmanship here, from meticulous plaster work in the hall, that has been repainted in striking original colours to the plaster work ceilings and friezes and adept carpentry and gorgeous decoration. The house is representative of how it would have been so you get a real picture of life back then, the preservation is excellent. Throughout the house the initials RW together with various crests and coats of arms can be found so you don't forget who the owner of this marvellous house was. There are multi-sensory displays available so that you can get to know the history of Plas Mawr as well as guides who are friendly and informative, have lots of interesting facts and will happily answer any questions you might have. You can take the audio tour or explore at your own leisure. Plas Mawr is an interesting and beautiful house with loads to explore, and gives a real insight into the history of this era, it is suitable for families and is definitely worth a visit.
Conwy Castle is a fantastic example of a remaining medieval fortification, erected in the 13th century, it has a long and varied history and continues to dominate the town. Today this imposing structure still has its high towers and curtain walls and it is said to have a resident ghost!. At the time it was one of the most expensive castles King Edward I built, and is a perfect illustration of a concentric castle design. The castle is situated on a narrow rocky outcrop, it has two fortified gateways, eight colossal towers and a great bow-shaped hall. The views from the battlements are astounding you can see far across the mountains and sea. The interior is equally impressive, within the outer ward there is a great hall, chambers, wine cellar and kitchen and the more protected inner ward was where the private chambers were and the royal chapel, it gives a good illustration of how the royals would have lived here. There is lots of information pertaining to the history of the castle on the walls and children can do the quiz or get involved in the treasure hunt as they wander around and explore. Please note that the towers have spiral staircases so there are is a lot of climbing involved so might not suit everyone and sensible shoes would be best. Conwy Castle is an enjoyable and interesting day out for all, plenty to explore and stunning views and all at a reasonable price.
This National Trust property is the only medieval merchant's house in Conway and is believed to be the oldest town house in Wales. Dating from the 14th century, this popular visitor attraction has survived a turbulent history over nearly six centuries long. Experience life as it was back then through audio visual presentation.
Great Orme Tramway has a long and varied history and has been operational since 31 July 1902 when it was opened to take passengers and cargo along the Great Orme. Today it is Britains only cable-hauled public road tramway. You begin your journey at Victoria Station and then ascend a mile or 1500m high up the Great Orme Country Park and Nature Reserve, at a speed of about 4 miles an hour. You can descend the tram at Halfway Station where you can learn all about the engineering and intriguing history of these tramcars that are more than 100 years old, and the funicular system that operates them. You will also find a cafe and children's playground here. Clamber back aboard to continue your journey to the summit where you will be blown away by the astounding views, they are magnificent. On a clear day you will be able to see in the far distance the Isle of Man, Blackpool and the Lake District, amazing photo opportunities, so do take a camera. These authentic tramcars have been carefully and sympathetically repaired over the years and you will see that each car has been named after a Saint. You will find the staff to be very friendly and happy to explain how the trams operate and answer any questions you might have, the fare to get to the top is reasonable and they have a family ticket option available. The trams run frequently so you won't have to wait long. At the summit there is a lovely quaint pub where you can enjoy the views and a drink. The trams can be cold so make sure you wrap up warm particularly if it is a windy day. If you are in the area don't miss the opportunity to take a ride on this unique mode of transport, it is a lovely ride and the views are fantastic.
St John's Methodist Church is located in a gorgeous listed building in the centre of the town, and has a long presence here dating back to 1866. There will be a warm welcome extended to all visitors and the church has a lovely calm and tranquil feel about it. St John's is noted for its singing and in particular their male voice choir concerts that are carried out on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May to October, they sing in both English and Welsh and have a large repertoire. Worship takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. The church is open at other days during the week for other services and events. If you would like to visit the church to see its impressive wooden ceiling and the beautiful modern stained glass windows, the doors are open on Thursday afternoons. St John's Methodist Church is a lovely church to visit and if you get the chance to hear the choir you are assured a great performance, that will delight you, they are superb.
Holy Trinity Church is located within the town, and dates back to 1872 when it was constructed and today serves as the Parish Church for Llandudno. It is open throughout the week and has services on a Sunday morning. All visitors to the church are extended a warm and friendly welcome and you will find the church a place for contemplation and tranquillity. The interior of the church is lovely and ornate with its beautiful stained glass windows and wooden ceiling, also look out for the carved Thomson Mice and the Unusual Angel. At the rear of the shop you will find the Mustard Seed Shop that sells a nice selection of Christian greeting cards, books and small gifts, as well as other information relevant to the church. At times they host choir concerts and recitals that are amazing they are entertaining and atmospheric, you just pay at the door, they generally happen during the summer months but approaching and during Christmas further events are hosted, so do look our for these.
Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church is an important part of the towns religious culture proving a place of worship and a place to reflect and contemplate. The church has a long and interesting history dating back to the 15th century, and retains many of its ancient features, the font dates to the 12th century, as well as early sepulchral stones, and there is an amazing medieval carved wooden image located under the high roof over the chancel step. Come to Our Lady of the Star to savour the peace and serenity of the church or hear a service, you will be made to feel most welcome and at home.
Home Front Museum is a special museum in that it purely concentrates on civilian life throughout the second World War. As you stroll through this self guided tour you will cover six years of war through a fantastic collection of items, for many it will a trip of nostalgia and others a step back in history. It is a living museum that has recreated the wartime experience, with lots to see, hear and do, you will experience sights and sounds during your visit. You start your journey with Chamberlain's emotional speech declaring the start of World War II, they have recreated a street and shops fronts, you can listen to the music of the era, find out how the war was won on the "kitchen front", see authentic gas masks and ration books and lots more artefacts with lots of information available. If you are a history buff you will love this intimate museum, everyone will enjoy a visit here as there is lots of interesting items here, it is an intriguing and informative museum. The staff at the museum are so friendly and helpful and will answer any questions that you might have. The museum is open daily from March through to October and the entrance fee is very reasonable and they have a family ticket available. If you are in Llandudno and have an hour to spare make your way to Home Front Museum you will not be disappointed, it is an enjoyable and interesting way to spend your time.
This historic house is set in 260 acres of parkland and boasts a museum and formal gardens. Visitors can get their photo taken dressed in Victorian costume and visit practice trenches from World War I.
The building of this cathedral commenced in the 13th century and today it is reputed to be the smallest ancient cathedral in Great Britain. Many visitors say that this cathedral is a true hidden gem.
Situated near Bangor this neo-Norman 19th Century castle lies between Snowdonia and the Menai Straits. Tour the inside of the castle not forgetting the one ton slate bed made especially for Queen Victoria. On leaving the house, be sure to visit the National Trust shop, cafe and local art exhibitions.
When visiting Wales why not catch up on some fascinating history when viewing exhibitions in the art gallery? The gallery includes paintings, photography and sculptures. Take a few moments to browse through the museum shop and maybe take home a beautiful souvenir.
This park offers a museum with an attractive collection of original and reconstructed local buildings including a 16th century farmhouse. There is also an indoor activity area, adventure play area and a host of farmyard animals.
The Welsh Slate Museum is much more interesting than the name suggests, it is an industrial museum housed in an old slate works, located in the scenic and lovely countryside of Llyn Padarn. Taking a step back in time you get to see first hand how these buildings were actually used, as workshops and how they were an integral part of the local industry. The museum has been staged so it looks like the workers have just stopped working, there are talks, demonstrations and video presentations to give an actual perspective of quarry life. There is a row of quarry men houses onsite so you can see how these workers lived, as well as the Chief Engineer's House, see the differences. Craftsmen give demonstrations on slate-splitting, who make it look so easy but it is really a skilled job. Blacksmiths also demonstrate their craft as they create a range of objects. Take an intriguing tour of the workshops, forges, iron and brass foundry, see a functional steam locomotive and the majestic Waterwheel that provided the power for the machinery needed to make the tools. The staff are friendly and helpful and will answer any questions you might have. There is a playground for the children complete with a zip wire where they can expel the last of that energy, a popular stop. The Welsh Slate Museum is free and makes for an interesting day out for all the family regardless of the weather. The cafe onsite offers a choice of hot and cold drinks and serves a nice selection of refreshments.
Amgueddfa Llechi Welsh Slate Museum celebrates the North Wales slate industry which roofed the industrial revolution. This popular tourist attraction is a pocket of history for locals living in North Wales. Visitors can enjoy slate splitting demonstrations by craftsmen and a close up exploration of the largest working water wheel in mainland Britain.
Caernarfon Castle is an imposing structure that dominates the town, it is most certainly one of the most remarkable of Wales's castles, and it is not surprising it has World Heritage prominence. Built in 1824 it has a long and interesting history and has played an important role in shaping the town and surrounding areas, there are interpretation panels to tell the story of the castle. In a lovely location on the banks of the river Seiont stands this majestic building complete with Polygonal towers, the Eagle Tower being the most remarkable of these, and providing the most astounding views out over the town and surrounding countryside. Another feature of this castle are the colour coded stones that are strategically organised in bands. The castle houses the Royal Welsh Fusiliers museum that holds artefacts both old and new relating to the military, a full history of the Welsh Fusiliers, medals, guns, uniforms, pictures, weapons and much more. Be prepared touring the castle does involve a lot of stairs so may not be suitable for everyone. The staff are friendly and informative and the admission charge is very reasonable. Caernarfon Castle is an amazing and interesting historic monument that will provide many hours of enjoyment.
Outstanding art gallery within a breath-taking building of beautiful architectural design. Established by William Hesketh Lever and opened in 1922 it features exquisite exhibits from artists such as John Constable and Josiah Wedgewood.
For the ultimate Victorian garden village experience visit Port Sunlight. Built by William Hesketh Lever as homes for his soap factory workers prepare to be astounded at his fabulous buildings. Pop into the museum and discover tales of former residents and view some household artefacts.