Along the sandy beaches looking towards the Irish Sea to the Vale of Conwy you take in the immaculate seaside resorts of Rhos on Sea and Llandudno, the dominant fortifications of Conwy Castle, and the towns of Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed in the valley of the River Conwy.
Welsh Mountain Zoo
The National Zoo of Wales inland from Colwyn Bay and just off the has a wide variety of animals, great views across to North Wales Countryside, whilst the Jungle Adventureland and Tarzan Trail will keep the family entertained for hours. It is just 3 minutes off the A55.
Rhos on Sea
A neat and peaceful resort with a long promenade to allow walkers to full their lungs with good sea air. Take a look at St Trillo’s – the smallest church in Britain, seating 6 or the remains of Bryn Euryn a 5th century hill fort.
A coastal resort with a pier and immaculate North Shore promenade framed by the Great Orme and the Little Orme. The fine architecture of the hotels and other buildings along the shore reflects the attractiveness of the town from Victorian times to the present day. Trips up to the Great Orme can use the Tramway.
One of the finest castles in Britain dominates the skyline and the town walls enclose a myriad of streets full of history. Explore or just sit and watch the activity on the Conwy estuary. Take a look at the Elizabethan town house Plas Mawr.
Superlatives don’t do justice to the beauty of these National Trust Gardens. Set in over 80 acres you can contrast formality and informality, see the first and best the Laburnum Arch established in 1880 to national plant collections of magnolia and rhododendron.
The market town of Llanrwst nestles in the valley of the River Conwy with its 16th century three arch stone bridge over the river and with views towards Snowdonia. The Norman church of St Grwst holds the sarcophagus of Prince Llewellyn. Gwydir Castle is a medieval Welsh House is a mile from the bridge.
At the gateway to Snowdonia the town exudes charm providing great views, walks and for the more active plenty to do. Explore the town, the Pont-y-Pair bridge over the river, and the nearby Swallow Falls.
Gwydyr Forest Park
Walk or cycle between the ancient woodland and alongside the many streams and waterfalls or sit by tranquil lakes in this peaceful parkland and let life’s stresses ebb away.