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Conwy River

Conwy River

One of the Estate fishing lakes

One of the Estate fishing lakes

Carneddau

Carneddau

Go Below

Go Below Caving trips

Hayloft at Bodnant Welsh Food

Hayloft at Bodnant Welsh Food

Freedom Outdoors

Freedom Outdoors

Freedom Outdoors

Freedom Outdoors

Go Below

Go Below

Conwy River
One of the Estate fishing lakes
Carneddau
Go Below
Hayloft at Bodnant Welsh Food
Freedom Outdoors
Freedom Outdoors
Go Below

Local Information & Links

BODNANT GARDEN

Bodnant Garden (which is owned by the National Trust) is one of the most spectacular and admired gardens in Britain. Bodnant Garden was voted the winner of "The National Trust Gardens Award" by National Trust members and visitors, and separately it was voted "The Favourite Garden in the Country" by Daily Telegraph readers.It was created by successive generations of the McLaren family, but was primarily the creation of the 2nd Lord Aberconway (Henry McLaren) who gave it to the National Trust in 1949. Telephone 01492 650460 http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden/

BODNANT WELSH FOOD

Bodnant Welsh Food Centre is located at Furnace Farm, in the stunning surroundings of the Conwy Valley. Originally built in the 18th century, the buildings have been lovingly restored to provide an excellent venue for our farm shop, tea room, restaurant, cookery school Telephone 01492 651100 or http://www.bodnant-welshfood.co.uk

BODNANT GARDEN CENTRE

Bodnant Garden Centre sells a wide range of gifts and plants throughout the year, and also incorporates various Craft Studios where individual craftsmen and women sell, and in some cases also produce, their crafts. The Centre is located at the entrance to Bodnant Garden (at the heart of the Estate), but you do not have to visit Bodnant Garden in order to visit the Garden Centre. The Gift Shop contains a varied collection of Bodnant souvenirs, glassware, stationery, bookshop, garden sundries, clothing and much more. Telephone 01492 650731 or http://www.bodnant-plants.co.uk 

PLAS NEWYDD

One of the UK's finest mansion house settings. Large gardens, walks, great views of Snowdonia and a military museum. Telephone: 01248 715272 or www.nationaltrust.org.uk

CONWY CASTLE

Built by Edward I between 1283 and 1289 it is now run by Welsh historic monuments agency Cadw. Tour the castle and visit exhibitions. Telephone: 01492 592358 or www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

PENRHYN CASTLE

Gothic fantasy with large grounds, formal Victorian walled garden, Victorian kitchens, railway and doll museums, furniture and art collections Open daily (except Tues). Telephone: 01248 371337 or www.nationaltrust.org.uk

CAERNARFON CASTLE

Explore lofty wall walks, twin-towered gatehouse and exhibitions and Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
Telephone: 01443 336000 or www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

RHUDDLAN CASTLE

Begun in 1277, this was the second of Edward I's great Welsh forts fortifications. A protected river dock forms one side of the defences of this concentrically planned castle dominated by a diamond-shaped inner ward. Open daily 10am-5pm. Telephone: 01745 590777 or www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

BEAUMARIS CASTLE

Begun in 1295, the last and largest of King Edward I's Welsh fortifications
Telephone: 01443 336000 or www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

MARQUESS OF ANGLESEY'S COLUMN

Built in 1815, it offers spectacular views of the Menai Strait and Snowdonia Telephone: 01248 714393 or www.angleseyheritage.org

RUTHIN GAOL

Stands on a site that was first used as a prison in 1684 and closed in 1916. See how prisoners lived in a building partly used as the County Record Office Open daily 10am-5pm. Telephone: 01824 708250 or www.ruthingaol.co.uk

SOUTH STACK

Dramatic clifftop walks to the 19th century lighthouse and suspension bridge, featuring thousands of nesting seabirds. Natural attraction, no opening times or fee. Holy Island, Holyhead, 01407 764973 or www.angleseyheritage.org

ORIEL MOSTYN GALLERY

Open Tues-Sat (plus bank holidays) 10am-1pm, 1.30pm-5pm. Free. Telephone: 01492 879201 or www.mostyn.org

HOME FRONT EXPERIENCE MUSEUM

Explore six years of war on the home front, captured in shops and room displays

GREENWOOD FOREST PARK

Green Dragon rollercoaster, adventure playground, den building, archery and Jungle Boat Adventure
Telephone: 01248 671493 or www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk

SNOWDON MOUNTAIN RAILWAY

Scale the highest mountain in Wales in comfort by letting the train take the strain - at least halfway
Telephone: 0871 7200033 or www.snowdonrailway.co.uk

GREAT ORME COPPER MINES - Llandudno

Walk through tunnels mined over 3,500 years ago to get a feeling for the harsh conditions our prehistoric ancestors faced Open daily 9.30am-5pm.Telephone 01492 870447 or www.greatormemines.info

SYGUN COPPER MINE

Explore winding tunnels and large chambers of this historic mine. Stalactite and stalagmite formations plus Bronze Age, Roman and medieval artefacts
Telephone: 01766 890595 or www.sygun-coppermine.co.uk

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

Runs trains for seven and a half miles along the River Dee banks to Carrog through beautiful scenery. Telephone: 01978 860979 or www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

GO BELOW

Go Below is a unique adventure activity experience taking people on exhilarating half day underground trips. Get in on the caving action in the abandoned mines of Snowdonia for some serious underground fun! Challenge yourself with an abseil, zip line, boating, scrambling and climbing a waterfall as you move through this fascinating environment with info on the industrial history and artifacts to see on request. No experience necessary, no potholing or squeezing through small gaps and activities can be bypassed if preferred. All equipment and footwear provided. http://www.go-below.co.uk

FREEDOM OUTDOORS

Please contact Louise Tully to discuss any outdoor activities you may wish to try whilst on holiday at Bodnant-Estate inc Paddlesport, Rock climbing, Mountain & Guided walk & Special Interests (Flora/Fauna & Geology Walks) http://freedom-outdoors.co.uk/

LLANDUDNO SKI & SNOWBOARD CENTRE

Alpine environment, surrounded by magnificent views, 415ft above the Irish sea, ski, snowboard or toboggan. Telephone: 01492 874707 or www.llandudnoskislope.co.uk

PLAS Y BRENIN NATIONAL MOUNTAIN CENTRE

Try a wide range of outdoor activities at Plas Y Brennin, Inc. state-of-the-art indoor wall and skiing on an artificial slope, 01690 720214 www.pyb.co.uk

GWYDYR STABLES RIDING & TREKKING

Soak up the glorious views while the horse takes the strain
Half day, full-day (six hours) or ride between pubs. Near Betws y Coed ( town guide) 01690 760248 or www.horse-riding-wales-co.uk

WELSH MONTAIN ZOO

Enjoy our Penguin Parade, Chimp Encounter, Bear Falls, Condor Haven and the Children's Farm plus much more. Visit the 'Sealions Rock' and watch our Californian Sealions being trained. Enjoy the exciting and extensive Jungle Adventureland and Tarzan Trail Adventure Playground. For the more technically inclined, visit our Media Centre, where you can do a virtual tour of the Zoo and play some great educational games. Above Colwyn Bay Telephone: 01492 532938 http://www.welshmountainzoo.org/

BODAFON FARM PARK

See shire horses, llamas, alpacas, pygmy owls, cuddle the rabbits and play on miniature tractors
Open daily 10am-6pm. Telephone: 01492 549 060 or www.bodafon.co.uk

FOEL FARM PARK

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a real working farm, with pony rides, chances to meet and feed the farm animals. Telephone: 01248 430646 or www.foelfarm.co.uk

DEESIDE INDOOR KARTING CENTRE

Arrive and drive, full grand prix, enduro racing, 350m indoor go-karting track and cadet karts for junior drivers. Cafe, winners' prizes, lap time computer print-outs Telephone: 01244 531652 or www.thecircuit.co.uk

DEESIDE ICE RINK

Olympic size ice pad, fun skating sessions, disco and ice hockey. Telephone: 01244 814725 or www.flintshire.gov.uk

SURF SNOWDONIA

Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc: a world-first inland surf lagoon and the UK's most compelling outdoor adventure destination for you, your friends and whole family to enjoy.  01492 353 123 www.surfsnowdonia.com

ZIP WORLD

Zip World won international acclaim when it opened Zip World Velocity at Bethesda in March 2013.  It includes a pair of zip lines a mile long, where riders can exceed 100mph, 500ft high and experience the nearest thing to flying.  Zip World Titan opened in June 2014 at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, near the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.  This is the first four person zip line in Europe and the combination of Velocity and Titan makes North Wales the zip line capital of the world.  Bounce Below and Zip World Caverns, three incredible underground adventures, are also located at Llechwedd Slate Caverns.  01248 601 444 www.zipworld.co.uk

In the Area

Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden (which is owned by the National Trust) is one of the most spectacular and admired gardens in Britain. Events in the Garden can be viewed on the National Trust Bodnant Garden website.

The Garden is open 362 days a year

What's On & Events

For information on what's on during your stay click on the local information link. Or contact us direct & we can discuss local events suitable your group.

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