Out & About

We are in an ideal position for touring beautiful North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park, being only minutes from the North Wales Expressway. Close by are the world heritage site of Conwy Castle and medieval walled town; Plas Mawr the Elizabethan manor house; the world famous Bodnant Gardens; Llandudno and the Great Orme nature reserve; the Welsh Mountain Zoo; miles of sandy beaches; several golf courses; horse riding, and many more attractions. There are beautiful country, and coastal walks either close to Colwyn Bay or for the more energetic the hills, valleys, lakes, and mountains of Snowdonia.


The Welsh Mountain Zoo is one of Britain’s best holiday experiences – a friendly and caring conservation zoo set in lovely garden surroundings high above sunny Colwyn Bay and enjoying panoramic views over Snowdonia and the beautiful North Wales coast. Spend the day in the company of many rare and endangered animals from both Britain and around the world, roam the wooded pathways and relax on the grassy slopes.



Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, situated above the River Conwy looking across towards the Snowdonia range. The upper garden around Bodnant Hall consists of the terraced gardens and informal lawns shaded by trees. The lower portion, is formed by the valley of the River Hiraethlyn and contains the Wild garden. The Garden will interest amateur and professional gardeners, artists, photographers and families alike. There are dramatic colours throughout the season.


Built for King Edward I between 1283-87, Master James of St George’s design at Conwy remains one of the most outstanding achievements of medieval military architecture. The distinctive elongated shape, with its two barbicans, eight massive towers and great bow-shaped hall, was dictated by the narrow rocky outcrop on which the castle stands.


Whether your interests lie in history, bird watching and natural history or simply walking or enjoying spectacular views, the Great Orme has something to offer everyone. The geology, wildlife, archaeology and landscape is of such importance that much of the headland has been designated a Special Area of Conservation, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Heritage Coast. The wildlife of the Great Orme is very rich. The Orme supports an enormous variety of wildflowers and invertebrates. The wide range of flowers on the Great Orme provide food for many species of butterfly, and during the summer months ‘clouds’ of butterflies can often be seen.


Situated in the centre of the North Shore promenade Llandudno, the North Wales Theatre has a Café Bar, Carvey Restaurant and multiple theatre bars designed to make your theatre visit more enjoyable. The North Wales Theatre has the lot.