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things to do around Conwy

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June 7, 2022 · 15 MIN READ

Make the most of your time in Conwy and explore the area with family and friends.

This blog is perfect if you already own a holiday home with us at Aberconwy Resort & Spa or you are interested in becoming an owner and joining the community. Each of the things listed below are suitable for everyone and less than a 30 minute drive away from the resort. So during your time at your holiday home you can enjoy making memories and incorporate a trip out to one of the places listed below.

Conwy Castle

Rose Hill St, Conwy, LL32 8AY | 6 min drive

Built by Edward I between 1283 and 1287, Conwy Castle is an impressive fortification that was constructed as part of the bigger project to make Conwy a walled town. It is extremely well preserved and contains the most intact set of medieval royal apartments in Wales so definitely worth a visit whilst you are in the area. Tickets are around £7.95 for adults and £5.60 for under 16s and with that you get to explore the castle and the grounds.

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The Smallest House in Great Britain

10 Lower Gate St, Conwy, LL32 8BE | 5 min drive

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Conwy is The Smallest House in Great Britain. Measuring just 72 inches wide by 122 inches high, Robert Jones was the last occupant and is still owned by his family to this day. It was built in the 16th century and has since been an extremely popular tourist attraction and people from all around the world come to marvel at its size. You can look inside the house and learn more about the history for just £1.50 for adults and £1 for children.

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Conwy Marina

Conwy Marina Ellis Way, Conwy, LL32 8GU | 4 min drive

Set along the picturesque North Wales coastline with the Snowdonia Mountains as a backdrop. Conwy Marina is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the views around you. Since opening in 1992 it provides shelter for around 500 boats. If you are in the area it is definitely worth having a walk over to the marina and watching all the different boats come and go throughout the day.

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Conwy Water Gardens

Glyn Isa, Rowen, Conwy, LL32 8TP | 13 min drive

For those who are interested in nature, wildlife and the outdoors, Conwy Water Garden will be the perfect place to spend the day. Here you can enjoy coarse fishing and exploring the nature trails, seeing all the wildlife along the way like otters and pheasants. Or head to the aquatic centre and see all the best indoor and outdoor fish which you can actually purchase. And for a bite to eat you can stop at the Dutch Pancake House and enjoy a sweet or savoury pancake.

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Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Rd, Tal-y-cafn, Colwyn Bay, LL28 5RE | 14 min drive

Owned by the National Trust and overlooking the Conwy Valley. Bodnant Gardens was founded in 1874 and had been developed over the years by five generations of one family before being given to the National Trust in 1949. Throughout the gardens you will see the most incredible flowers and plants like the iconic Laburnum Arch. There is also The Pavilion and Magnolia tearooms open each day along with a Riverside Kiosk open at weekends to provide you with plenty of food and drink options.

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Great Orme

Llandudno, LL30 2XG | 24 min drive

There is so much to see and do on the Great Orme which is why it’s the perfect day out with family or friends. It’s a huge limestone headland that rises 207m out of the sea and you can walk from Llandudno Pier all the way to the top of the Orme which takes a couple of hours. If you didn’t want to walk up the Great Orme there is the option of a tramway or cable car that both go right to the top. Or you could just walk half way up to the centre and café where you can try out the toboggan and artificial ski slope.

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Little Orme – Angel Bay

Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, LL30 3RW | 15 min drive

Most people know about the Great Orme but the other impressive Orme in Llandudno is the Little Orme, or more specifically Angel Bay that is at the end of the Little Orme. You can do a circular walk around the Little Orme and the nature reserve or you can park on the road Penrhyn Bay and take the steps up to the nature reserve where Angel Bay is. The reason Angel Bay is so popular to visit it because of the resident seals that use the cove as there place to rest and relax before heading back out to sea.

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Welsh Mountain Zoo

Colwyn Bay, LL28 5UY | 12 min drive

Since opening in 1963 the Welsh Mountain Zoo has been an extremely popular place to visit in the area. It’s the perfect family day out where you can learn all about the different animals like penguins, lemurs, snow leopards and more! The zoo puts on shows throughout the day like falconry displays and penguin marches that are definitely worth a watch! The zoo also has a Penguin Café, Safari Restaurant and plenty of kiosks with food and drink you can buy.

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Adventure Parc Snowdonia

Dolgarrog, Conwy, LL32 8QE | 19 min drive

With a specially designed inland lagoon along with indoor and outdoor activities, Adventure Parc Snowdonia is the perfect day out for thrill seekers. There is so much you can do here from surfing lessons to indoor climbing walls. They even have the Wave Garden Spa where you can enjoy a relaxing spa treatment with the views of Snowdonia around you. You will definitely find something for everyone to enjoy here.

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Aber Falls

Abergwyngregyn, Llanfairfechan, LL33 0LP | 28 min drive

Although you may think finding this waterfall in Snowdonia will come with a huge walk it is actually one of the shortest walks the mountain range offers. It’s also one of the most impressive waterfalls which is around 120 feet high. Along the walking route to Aber Falls you will go along a large wide open path with plenty of places to stop for a picnic. And once you get to the waterfall you can continue across the bridge to Rhaeadr Fach a thinner waterfall but still just as impressive.

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