There are so many easy-paced walks and days out in North Wales – especially in the Llandudno and Conwy area, as such we put together this article to give you a guide as to where to go during your stay at our Llandudno accommodation.
Conwy bird reserve
Just a short drive from our seaside home in Llandudno is the medieval town of Conwy, just across the river, you will be treated to the gorgeous bird reserve of Conwy Bird Reserve. This place not only presents staggering views over to Conwy Castle, vistas of the Conwy Estuary, and sights of Snowdonia National Park. You will additionally have the opportunity to spot some rare birds native to the north wales region, absolutely perfect if you are a lover of all things natural. We recommend taking a flask of coffee and tea as there are a lot of cosy hideaways you can take shelter.
This Italianate village was constructed by a lover of Italian architecture Sir Clough Williams Ellis between the years of 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village. It is now owned by a charitable trust and is one of North Wales’ most favourite destinations to visit thanks to its now legendary status. This is a day trip from Llandudno but is a relatively simple and easy drive down the north wales expressway.
This amazing garden is one of North Wales’ prime days out, the gardens are expertly maintained and cared for, you can find a plethora of exotic and native plants here, supremely laid out to create a magical garden. It was featured in the recent – The Secret Garden movie, particularly its well-renowned Laburnum Arch which looks particularly beautiful when in bloom. It also has arguably the finest rose garden in the UK.
This enormous neo-norman castle was designed and built by world-famous Victorian architect Thomas Hopper. The grounds themselves are now owned by the national trust who maintain this historic manor house in a brilliant state so that anyone can come to appreciate and enjoy the grounds and building.
West Shore Beach
This lovely beach is one of the best in the area, thanks to its towering sandy dunes as well as its lush ocean views over to the Gwynedd coast and over to the isle of Anglesey mean it’s the ideal place to witness a majestic sunset. The best part of this is that it is just a short walk from the Elm Tree Hotel, and if you do want to drive there is ample parking alongside the beach thanks to its decent sized car park. Do take care when walking on the beach, especially when the tide is out, as it can come in quickly, leaving some people to be stranded on the sand-banks – be mindful of the tide times and always take a phone with you. There is a path that goes right the way along the beach so there is no need to head any further.
We do hope you enjoyed this article, and be sure to check out some of these lovely trips and make the most of the classic north wales scenery. Remember that if you are looking for a place to stay then the Elm Tree Hotel is likely one of the best accommodation choices in the entire region!