Whether you’re a North Wales resident or just here for a visit, there are plenty of different things to see and do whatever the time of year. Since we’re in the throws of Welsh Winter, here are some of the best activities to try out in the region.
Well known and frequented in the warmer months, Bodnant is just as beautiful in the winter. Take a peaceful stroll around the 80 acres of wonderfully maintained National Trust land – explore the formal gardens, sprawling meadows, wild woodland and the ever-so tranquil lakes. At this time of year, the glorious winter garden at Bodnant is simply unmissable, with a stunning display of richly-coloured foliage and flowers.
This hardy welsh village is just made for winter; surrounded by steep mountains which are covered in a mixture of deep green pine forests and spectacular red hot shades of deciduous woodland, it’s a completely fairytale inspiring setting. With lots of walks in the area, with varying degrees of physical difficult, you can relax in front of a lovely fire and enjoy some of the best welsh hospitality.
A great all-year attraction, but there’s something special about the castle in winter. Climb the towers and you’ll be treated to magnificent views of the snow-capped Snowdonia mountain range. You can also look over the walls into the town of Conwy, see the narrow streets lined with inviting shops and cafes. Take a stroll along the town walls and see Conwy from all angles.
Lots of visitors to the area will tell you that Portmeirion is simply unmissable in the summer months; but during the winter you can really take your time to appreciate the scale of the architect’s ambition and drive to create his dream location.
Staying close to the Elm Tree is also a valid option, Llandudno has so much to offer visitors. Wander down the pier and take in the views of the Great Orme, or head along the promenade and see all the Victorian inspired hotels in their glory. With an array of restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from, you’ll find somewhere cosy to put your feet up after a day of exploring.
National Slate Museum
Head up into the mountains of North Wales and visit the Slate Museum in Llanberis; it’s a great free day out all year. You can watch slate splitting demonstrations, visit the cottages where the quarrymen would’ve lived and you can even get up close and personal with the powerful engines that helped production on and off the mountain.
Here at the Elm Tree, we’ve currently got an exciting Winter offer:
10% OFF on 2+ night stays & 20% OFF on 4+ night stays
*Valid from mid November to end February 2020.
*Subject to availability and valid on selected off peak dates.
So why not book a winter escape to the Elm Tree today!