Conwy Off The Beaten Path

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  • Great cafe, great location.

    by Arawn Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Sit in the tiny cottage, hearing the local people speaking in Welsh, enjoying the soup, the tea and the cakes. If you are planning a wedding - have a look at the wares next door! Then have a drive, a walk or a cycle up onto the moors above the village. Open Saturday only.

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    Llandudno

    by sue_stone Written May 4, 2006

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    Located only 5 miles from Conwy is one of Wales's most popular resorts, the town of Llandudno. The most scenic way to get there is to take the road that goes around the bay - and make sure you look back for stunning view of Conwy Castle.

    Llandudno has family friendly attractions and its two beaches make it a popular summer escape.

    We used it as a base to explore some of the surrounding area, in particular Snowdonia National Park. Llandudno has some fabulous accommodation options and good restaurants, making it the perfect base for us.

    The main attraction is the Great Orme, which is a huge limestone headland, offering spectacular views over the region. You can catch the gorgeous Great Orme Tramway to the top. There is also a beautiful pier and a beachside promenade to stroll on.

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    Chester and Liverpool

    by bugalugs Written Mar 12, 2006

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    Other places to visit whilst in the area are Chester which is 35 miles and Liverpool is also only 35 miles away. Both with so much to see.

    The photograph is of me in Chester with the old roman walls behind.

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    Llandudno Pier

    by bugalugs Written Mar 12, 2006

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    Great Orme and the Pier

    Llandudno Pier only took 12 months to build and was opened in 1878.

    You can even catch a boat here for a trip to the Isle of Man which is an island in the Irish Sea. We even went on this trip when I was 11 and it was one of the worst crossings they had had in years!

    The pier which I think there is an admission fee to has kiosks, amusements and cafes.

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    Llandudno

    by bugalugs Written Mar 12, 2006

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    Llandudno has retained its lovely Victorian and Edwardian buildings along the promenade. Most of which are hotels or apartments.

    At the turn of the century Llandudno became very popular and someone having an eye for the future decided a cable car from the bottom to the top of Great Orme would bring in the money. Which it certainly did. Construction of the cable car took 15 months and it was opened in July 1902.

    At the top of Great Orme a small hotel was built, that has seen many owners during its lifetime. During the war years it was used by the Royal Air Force as a radar station. After the war it was owned by a champion boxer who became into financial difficulties and ended up shooting himself!

    In the 1980's a dry ski slope was built on the Orme.

    Inside Great Orme are copper mines that date back thousands of years and visitors can view these mines.

    I will just add that when I was about 11 years of age, we went on holiday here, that is me =, my brother and my mum. We decided to climb Great Orme, and when we got to the top my mum was so terrified she refused to move until we got the Air Rescue helicopter to come and 'save her'!!!! However my brother who is a year younger promised he would look after her and led us back down to safety! I wasnt scared at the time, but how things have changed as now I would be terrified like my mum was of the height!

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    Llandudno

    by bugalugs Updated Mar 12, 2006

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    Little Orme

    Just 5 miles away is Llandudno with its large sweeping bay sheltered by Great Orme at one end and Little Orme at the other. Great Orme and Little Orme are the names given to the rock formations that lie at each end of the bay.

    This photo is of Little Orme, my mum when we were kids always said it looked like the head of an elephant lying with its trunk in the water.

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  • Sean from Gyffin

    by Llandudnotruth Written Sep 23, 2004

    Beware of Sean from Gyffin he works in a Llandudno hotel, like many decent people. But I have also seen him being a real scumbag, he may be a shop lifter, but i will keep that as an alleged detail, he certainly is a terrible scumbag

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    Aber Falls

    by hayward68 Updated Mar 30, 2003

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    Aber Falls

    After leaving Conwy to stopped off to hike to these falls in the drizzly rain and passed some adorable lambs gambolling in the fields. It's quite a pleasant hike and not at all strenuous, I thoroughly advise making the trip out there.
    The falls are "a short distance from the A55 midway between Bangor and
    Llanfairfechan. The village name is Abergwyngregyn." That info is straight from Sandysmith ;-)

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    River Conwy Gorge along the A470

    by Tom_Fields Written Mar 14, 2008
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    Following the A470 between Conwy and Swallow Falls, one passes through a magnificent gorge formed by the River Conwy, with some of the best scenery in North Wales.

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