If you’re travelling to the North Wales coast, there are plenty of sights to see and places to go in the towns of Llandudno and Colwyn Bay. Here’s a list of the top 10 things to do in Llandudno and Colwyn Bay on your next holiday there!
1) The Great Orme
The Great Orme is a headland jutting out into the Irish Sea. It dominates the landscape of Llandudno with its lush green slopes, rocky cliffs, and acres of sand dunes. The panoramic views are worth getting your socks dirty exploring this natural wonder.
2) West Shore Beach
The rugged sandy expanse of West Shore Beach is much quieter than Llandudno’s north shore, with a great deal of space for kids to play. In the summer months, it is a great spot for a sunny walk, and it’s quieter than Llandudno’s other sandy beach on the North Shore, while the sand is good enough for some gentle seaside fun like kite flying or sandcastle building. There are no lifeguards so take care, especially with the tides.
3) Oriel MOSTYN Gallery
Oriel MOSTYN Gallery is housed in an elegant building that offers state-of-the-art exhibition space for contemporary art. The gallery hosts contemporary art shows all year round, as well as workshops, talks, screenings and events. The programme has something for everyone, from the cutting edge of experimental work to more traditional exhibitions.
4) Llandudno Ski Slope
Llandudno Ski Slope Centre has a variety of slopes to choose from. The dry ski slope is for thrillseekers who want a quick dash down. Plenty of time to stop and take in the views before finishing off at the café – perfect for kids or families with elderly members.
5) Elephant Cave
The most famous cave in Llandudno is the Elephant Cave, with a large cavern to explore. There are over 40 caves in and around Llandudno, many of which are safe to check out yourself.
6) Conwy Castle
One of the most famous sights in North Wales is Conwy Castle, now a World Heritage Site, but was built for King Edward I at the end of the 13th century. You can climb the towers of the castle, explore the Keep, or walk around the town’s walls. While in Conwy, you can also visit shops and restaurants, try Welsh cuisine at one of many restaurants, or take a boat trip from the harbour. There’s plenty to see just a short drive outside of Llandudno and Colwyn Bay.
7) Welsh Mountain Zoo
The Welsh Mountain Zoo offers an amazing array of animals, birds and reptiles. Those who come will be treated to beautiful sights including chimps, tigers, bears and beautiful birds. Exotic creatures of all kinds can be seen.
8) Bryn Euryn Nature Reserve
The nature reserve is located on the south side of the hill overlooking Rhos-on-Sea. It features paths that meander through a woodland which has a vast array of wildlife and flora. Climb to the top of this nature reserve on a limestone hill to get a panoramic view of Rhos-on-Sea below.
9) Llandudno Pier
Visit the historic pier and admire its Victorian architecture. There are also various stalls selling Welsh gifts, such as woollen goods, scarves, blankets and Celtic jewellery. To keep entertained there is a Punch and Judy stall and penny arcades where you can play vintage games from the past like whack-a-mole or skee ball!
10) Venue Cymru
From blockbuster films and big bands to contemporary theatre and comedy, take your pick from an unrivalled program of world-class entertainment.