Marvel at plants from all over the world grown from seed and cuttings collected over a century ago on plant-hunting expeditions. Created by five generations of one family, this 32-hectare (80-acre) garden is superbly located, with spectacular views across Snowdonia. Expansive lawns, grand ponds and impressive terraces, a steep wooded valley and stream, there are continually changing glorious displays of colour.
The Tramway climbs a mile (1500m) high up the Great Orme Country Park and Nature Reserve with the unique journey beginning at Victoria Station then climbing to the Halfway Station exhibition, where you can discover the history of the fascinating funicular and view the Victoria engineering. Change trams at the Halfway Station and continue your journey to the Summit where the views are breath-taking!
Set in North Wales, high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery, beautiful gardens are home to our caring conservation zoo. Roam the wooded pathways, relax on the grassy slopes and spend a lovely day learning about many rare and endangered species from Britain and around the world including Snow Leopards, Chimpanzees, Red Pandas and Sumatran Tigers!
Conwy Valley Maze extends over two acres and beat the previous title holder the Marquis of Bath at Longleat. The maze was designed and created by Giovanni Angelo Jacovelli with help from renowned Australian artist Bob Haberfield. The entire grounds covers ten acres. The Maze is unique in that it contains several themed gardens; Rose Garden, Butterfly garden, Japanese Zen garden, and Tropical garden.
A Majestic mountain top adventure. Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 3,560ft dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Claim this mountain peak, the highest in Wales, as a lifetime’s achievement. With stunning scenery and awe-inspiring views it’s all part of a great day out for you and your family in North Wales.
The Victoria Shopping Centre is situated on Mostyn Street, the prime shopping area of North Wales’ largest coastal resort. The centre is fully covered, with a unique Victorian theme, carefully designed to complement the architecture of Llandudno. The Victoria Shopping Centre offer a wide range of retailers, with shopping for all the family from children to seniors, and offer a very warm welcome to all!
If you’ve not come across Zip World before, be ready for an experience of a lifetime. Days out with us are about living life a little more adventurously and having fun with friends and family in the most unique ways. Zip World won international acclaim when it opened Zip World Velocity in March 2013. Velocity, offers riders what is the closest experience a human being can get to skydiving without actually leaping out of a plane.
19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings This castle sits between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait. It’s crammed with fascinating items, such as a slate bed made for Queen Victoria, elaborate carvings, and mock-Norman furniture. It also has an outstanding collection of paintings. The restored kitchens are a delight and the stable block houses a fascinating industrial railway museum and a model railway museum.
Journey through a mountain via a series of exciting adventurous challenges on one of our three epic underground adventures. Try zip-lining through caverns, or climb a vertical shaft, boating across a lake, traverse over an abyss, scale a waterfall or abseil your way to the deepest point in the UK! Adrenaline pumping, heart thumping, pulse jumping fun, guided by the most fun, experienced and qualified instructors in the country
The surreal experience of Bounce Below is unlike anything seen before, huge nets are hung in the old slate cavern at varying levels, linked together by tunnels and slides, where you are free to jump, climb and slide, and release the inner child! 2015 has also seen the opening of Junior Bounce, designed to offer an amazing and adventurous way for younger children (age 3 – 6yrs) to play away from the older kids and child like adults, for a safe adventure of their own.
Beaumaris Castle on the Island of Anglesey is the great unfinished masterpiece. It was built as one of the ‘iron ring’ of North Wales castles by the English monarch Edward I, to stamp his authority on the Welsh. But it was never finished money and supplies ran out before the fortifications reached their full height. Beaumaris is nonetheless an awesome sight, regarded by many as the finest of all the great Edwardian castles in Wales. Begun in 1295, it was also the last.
The National Slate Museum (previously known as the Welsh Slate Museum and the North Wales Quarrying Museum) is located at Gilfach Ddu in the 19th-century workshops of the now disused Dinorwic slate quarry, within the Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Gwynedd. National Slate Museum welcomes group visits and also has the Ffowntan café serves a variety of refreshments from sandwiches and home-made soup to cakes, treats and hot meals.
Winner of the Prince of Wales award for tourism, Sygun Copper Mine is one of the wonders of Wales – a remarkable and impressive example of how our precious industrial heritage can be reclaimed, restored and transformed into an outstanding attraction.There are winding tunnels and large, colorful chambers, magnificent stalactite and stalagmite formations and copper ore veins which contain traces of gold, silver and other precious metals.
Built for Edward I, by Master James of St George, the castle is amongst the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain. In a word, exceptional. You can’t fault it, from the grandeur of its high towers and curtain walls to its excellent state of preservation. An estimated £15,000 was spent building the castle, the largest sum Edward spent in such a short time on any of his Welsh castles between 1277 and 1307. Money well spent.
Caernarfon Castle is a World Heritage Site. A brute of a fortress. Caernarfon Castle’s pumped-up appearance is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. Picking a fight with this massive structure would have been a daunting prospect. By throwing his weight around in stone, King Edward I created what is surely one of the most impressive of Wales’s castles. Worthy of World Heritage status no less! Dogs are not allowed into the castle or grounds.
Shrouded in mystery, Ty Hyll (the Ugly House) is some 3 miles west of Betws-y-Coed, on the A5 towards Capel Curig. Its origins allegedly go back to 1475, when two brothers built themselves a hideaway in the Snowdonia forest and carving the date over the fireplace. Today the house is in the ownership of local charity the Snowdonia Society, and run as a visitor centre and cosy cottage tearoom.
The Smallest House in Great Britain (as recognised by the Guiness Book of Records) can be found nestled amongst a terrace of houses on Conwy’s quayside. You really can’t miss the smallest house and you’d be crazy not to pop in for a look on your way past. This national treasure has been recently refurbished and is well worth a few minutes of your time. Our visitors are impressed by the very special atmosphere of the house inside.
Voted best family day out in North Wales, we very much hope GreenWood Forest Park reaches your ‘where to go’ list. GreenWood Forest Park provides a very different day out in North Wales. Based on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, the Adventure Park is easy to reach from Anglesey, Holyhead, Llandudno and Porthmadog. Next to the Enchanted WoodBarn, the newly refurbished GreenOak Cafe serves a wide variety of tasty hot meals and snacks.
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. Portmeirion is made up of about 50 buildings most of which are used as hotel or self-catering accommodation and surrounded by 70 acres of sub-tropical woodland gardens.
This is the smallest chapel in Britain and stands on the foreshore (now protected by extended promenade and sea wall) at Llandrillo yn Rhos (Rhos-on-Sea). Its a simple stone and mortar structure with integral walls and roof and has a heavy wooden door. It was heavily restored in its present form with new external walls and roof about 120 years ago.
Since opening our doors, we have been awarded regional winner, for being the most progressive Decleor Spa 2007 and 2008. The Salon has also achieved Decleor Aroma Gold status from 2008 to 2013. Upon entering the Salon, you will be surrounded by an aura of calm relaxation, which will stay with you throughout your treatment – right until you leave. We hope to make your treatment with us truly a time of ‘INDULGENCE