Surrounding Areas & Activities

Places to Go

The surrounding area is full of beautiful landscapes and fun activities to do. There are lush forests, towering mountains, and historical casltes to explore. Some popular activities include hiking, camping, and fishing. There are also many quaint towns and villages with charming shops and restaurants to visit. Additionally, there are numerous opportunities for adventure sports, such as skiing, surfing, tobogganing and much more. No matter what your interests are, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the beautiful surrounding area.

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Bodnant Garden

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.

Surf Snowdonia

A world-first inland surf lagoon and the only guaranteed surf break in the UK. You’ll find us in the heart of beautiful North Wales, set against a backdrop of the forests and mountains of Snowdonia.

Conwy Castle

Conwy 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.

The Smallest House

The Smallest House measures 72 inches across, 122 inches high and 120 inches deep. It manages to squeeze in a bedroom and a living area (with very basic cooking facilities), and whilst more suited to one did have couples living in it in the 19th century.

Llandudno Ski Centre

We are the longest toboggan run in Britain and a scenic PermaSnow ski slope. Offering skiing, snowboarding, toboggan & sno-tubing with a fully licensed Alpine Lodge Bar & Restaurant.

Great Orme Tramway

There is so much to see and do on the Great Orme, a wonderland of nature and history. Upon your journey, look out for the two varieties of butterfly which are unique to the area, the wild Kashmir goats exclusive to the Great Orme and the Orme’s beautiful, rare flowers.

RSPB Nature Reserve

The longest toboggan run in Britain and a scenic PermaSnow ski slope. Offering skiing, snowboarding, toboggan & sno-tubing with a fully licensed Alpine Lodge Bar & Restaurant.

Welsh Mountain Zoo

The Welsh Mountain Zoo – National Zoo of Wales – is owned and run by a conservation and education charity.

Colwyn Bay Beach

Winner of the prestigious Blue Flag award, Colwyn Bay Beach (also known as Rhos-on-Sea beach) is great for swimming, watersports and fishing, with cycling and walking along the coastal track.

Zip World Forrest

Enjoy a journey through the canopy of the trees on Zip Safari, bounce and explore to your hearts content on Treetop Nets or soar over the tree tops on the giant five seater swing, Skyride. Our latest adventures allow you to weave, dart and speed through the trees on Fforest Coaster.

Zip World Forrest Coaster

The Forest Coaster is based on the traditional toboggan but runs on rails, which offers an all year, all-weather experience. Start in the heart of the woodland, taking your sledge on your own or in pairs, and travel on the uplift through the trees. You will then fly through the forest at exhilarating speeds!

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Zip World Caverns

Zip World Caverns is a remarkable, uniquely exhilarating and atmospheric underground adventure, in caves that have been inaccessible for nearly 200 years.

Go Below

Journey through a mountain via a series of adventurous challenges on one of our 3 epic underground adventures. Try zip-lining through caverns, climbing a vertical shaft, boating across a lake, traverse an abyss, scale a waterfall or abseil.

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Zip World Titan

The ultimate group zipping experience, Titan is currently the largest zip zone in Europe. Zipping in a seated position, you can see extraordinary views as you zip across the mountains and quarry!

Zip World Velocity

Journey up the quarry on our famous red trucks. Take in the stunning views from the Big Top of Velocity, out towards Anglesey with views of the Isle of Man on a clear day. You will then descend down the Big Zipper over the quarry lake often reaching speeds well in excess of 100mph.

Zip World Bounce Below

Bring out your inner James Bond and Lara Croft on Zip World Bounce Below, where thrill seekers aged seven and up get a shot of pure, unadulterated fun in a spectacular setting deep underground. Play, slide, jump and bounce from net to net in a cavern the size of a cathedral.

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Snowdon Mountain Railway

Since 1896 visitors have travelled to Llanberis, to experience the rail journey to the Summit of the highest mountain in Wales and England. Claim this mountain peak, the highest in Wales, as a lifetime’s achievement.

Electric Mountain

Set against a magnificent backdrop of the towering mountains and the magnificent scenery of Snowdonia, Electric Mountain is First Hydro Company’s Visitor Centre in Llanberis. Its split level layout contains a gift shop and café and is the starting point for the tour of Dinorwig Power Station.

GYG Karting

WE ARE OPEN ALL YEAR Book your Winter Arrive & Drive Karting Sessions. Check all availability online. Sessions are available for those 9 years and over.

Ffestiniog Railway

If you want to experience quality time with your family in a timeless way, we’re here to help. You don’t need to travel to the ends of the Earth to experience one of the world’s great railway journeys, there’s not one, but two waiting for you in the heart of Snowdonia.

Portmeirion Village

Portmeirion, created by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis to show how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it. Iconic architecture, scenic surroundings and vast woodland gardens, Portmeirion is home to hip hotels, historic cottages, a spa and restaurant.

National White Water Rafting

The National White Water Centre provides the best white water experiences in the UK, a world class whitewater venue available to paddle sport enthusiasts and to help Canoe Wales develop activities throughout Wales.

Beaumaris Castle

The most technically perfect castle in Britain has few equals. Dare we say it, an absolute cracker of a castle with classic proportions and perfect symmetry. The last hurrah of Edward I’s massive building programme in north Wales… just a shame he never got round to finishing it!

Plas Newydd Country House

Plas Newydd is home to one of the most famous and largest landscape murals in Britain, painted by the renowned artist Rex Whistler. Our room guides will walk you through this incredible work of art, piece by piece. Find out what inspired this 58-foot fantasy landscape and hear tales of forlorn love and family ties.

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