CONWY………..IT'S NOT JUST A CASTLE!
Whatever your reason for visiting the Castle Hotel, whilst you
are here there are plenty of local attractions and activities to
suit all interests, ages, tastes and timescales.
Conwy itself is bursting with interesting places to see. First
and foremost Conwy Castle (www.cadw.wales.gov.uk) and
its town walls which form the gateway to Conwy town is a "must see"
in anyone's schedule. The town itself boasts the splendidly
restored medieval mansion Plas Mawr (www.cadw.wales.gov.uk) and
Aberconwy House (www.nationaltrust.org.uk).
Walking the castle walls and visiting Wales' Smallest House on the
quayside is a real treat for children and afterwards there are
numerous shops for mums and dads to browse. Conwy is also home to
the Royal Cambrian Academy Art Gallery (www.rcaconwy.org) which has a
variety of exhibitions all year round. Throughout the summer
Conwy is host to a series of weekend events and festivals both
centrally and in the area surrounding Conwy
To make the most of the beautiful scenery of North Wales you can
visit Bodnant Gardens (www.bodnantgarden.co.uk) which is just a
short drive away or travel to Llanberis where you can take the
train (www.snowdonrailway.co.uk) up to the cafe on the summit of
Snowdon! Whilst we're on the subject of trains why not take a trip
on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway from Portmadoc (www.whr.co.uk) for a great family
day out in Snowdonia National Park.
Local crafts within easy travelling distance of Conwy can be
found at Trefriw Woollen Mill (www.t-w-m.co.uk)
and the Glassblobbery Studio and Gallery (glassblobbery.com).
Trefriw is a working museum, shop and cafe where you can buy the
traditional Welsh tapestry bedspreads. Alternatively beautifully
handmade ornamental glassware can be found at Glassblobbery which
also houses exhibitions of the work of local artists and craftsmen.
Further west, towards Caernarvon you will find Inigo Jones Slate
Works (www.inigojones.co.uk) where
you can try your hand at calligraphy and slate engraving.
Exciting days out for the children can be found at the Anglesey
Sea Zoo (www.angleseyseazoo.co.uk)
an award winning all weather family attraction with facilities for
childrens birthday parties, and even the family dog is welcome. For
something a little more strenuous try the High Ropes Adventure
Centre (www.ropesandladders.co.uk) or Go Ape! Coed-y-Brenin (www.goape.co.uk) where children
and adults alike can leap, climb and swing through the trees and
rise to energetic challenges. Not far away in Colwyn Bay is the
Welsh Mountain Zoo (www.welshmountainzoo.org)
for a great family day out in beautiful surroundings
The hotel's location in the centre of Conwy, close to the quay
and the ancient castle makes it the perfect place to rest when
visiting the numerous places of interest within the Medieval walled
town. You can be sure you will not be alone as visitors and locals
alike find sanctuary in this famous old hostelry.