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The Conwy Valley and Snowdonia

bridge in llanrwst

Y Bont Fawr

The Conwy Valley at the edge of Snowdonia is a place of unsurpassed beauty clothed, it is said, in every shade of green imaginable. Despite the farming of its lands, the planting of great swathes of forest, building of roads and the railway, the valley has remained relatively unchanged throughout the centuries. Apart from the natural beauty of its rivers, lakes and vistas of the rugged Snowdonia mountains there are numerous places of interest to visit during your stay.

Llanrwst, the 'capital' of the Conwy Valley is an ancient market town built on the banks of the River Conwy. The ancient three-arched stone bridge leads into a town made up of narrow streets offering a plethora of shops selling goods from everyday needs to home baked bread and Welsh delicacies to butchers shops selling locally produced lamb. There is something to suit all palates in the variety of restaurants, bistros, cafes, take-aways and olde worlde tea-rooms.

There is a wealth of culture and heritage in the Conwy Valley, including the following:

  • St. Crwst's Church, Llanrwst (½ mile)
    15th century church with beautiful carved rood screen, effigy of Hywel Coetmor and stone coffin of Llywelyn the Great.
  • Almshouses, Llanrwst (½ mile)
    recently restored 17th Century Almshouses.
  • Tu Hwnt i'r Bont, Llanrwst (½ mile)
    Welsh afternoon teas are served in this ancient courthouse with its low oak beams, now in the keeping of the National Trust.
  • Gwydyr Castle, Llanrwst (1 mile)
    16th century Manor House that was the ancestral home of the Wynns of Gwydyr.
  • Trefriw Woollen Mills (2 miles)
    Working mill with large shop selling its products.
  • Crafnant & Geirionydd Lakes (4 miles)
    Beautiful lakes nestling in the mountains above Trefriw.
  • Capel Garmon Cromlech (5 miles)
    This burial chamber dates from circa 1800 BC.
  • Zip World (3 miles)
    Zip wires and aerial ropeways (discount vouchers available when you have made a booking with Bodnant Caravan Park) .
  • Surf Snowdonia (6 miles)
    Enjoy an action packed time on these aerial ropeways.
  • Betws-y-Coed (3 miles)
    This most well known of Welsh villages is in a picturesque location and offers many shopping opportunities.
  • Bodnant Garden, Eglwysbach (8 miles)
    (after which my mother named our caravan site - having been brought up on a farm adjacent to Bodnant Gardens)
    Surely the greatest garden in Wales. Famous for its Laburnum arch.
inigo jones bridge & tu hwnt i'r bont llanrwst

bodnant garden
conwy castle

ffestiniog railway

Further afield, but still within easy reach there are many more attractions to be discovered including:

  • Conwy Castle
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Llechwedd Slate Caverns - Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Slate Museum - Llanberis
  • Copper Mines - Llandudno & Beddgelert
  • Welsh Mountain Zoo - Colwyn Bay
  • Steam Railways - Ffestiniog Railway, Snowdon Mountain Railway and many others
  • Walking
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Pony trekking
  • Golf courses - Betws-y-Coed, Llandudno & Conwy
  • Beaches and Mountains.

The site is conveniently located for visiting the attractions of Snowdonia and North Wales.
Grid Reference=805 610
If using Satnav please use postcode of LL26 0SD (O=zero) - see note on front page about how to approach from A55.

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