This natural headland peninsula is joined to the mainland by a low strip of land on which the resort town of Llandudno has grown. The Orme is a truly magnificent sight and many walks cover its faces. The Orme is steeped in history with a bronze age mine that you can visit, and which, when discovered, redefined the date of when the Bronze Age actually began to 1500 years earlier than was previously known!! There are also caves with links to the Templar knights, beautiful gardens to stroll through, a cable car and Tramway, which will both take you to the Summit, to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Coastline and Snowdonia. For the thrill seekers there is also a fantastic dry ski slope and toboggan run. (www.greatormetramway.co.uk).
Enjoy a stroll along the impressive North Shore Promenade and Pier or meander through the town with it's mix of Victorian architecture and modern amenities. You will be spoilt for choice for places to eat and drink. At the West Shore you will find sandy beaches, easy parking and sheltered places for that beach picnic ! The views from here across to Anglesey & Snowdonia are wonderful.
Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful and spectacular gardens in the UK and is Internationally renowned. It spans some 80+ acres and is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the West and looking across the valley towards the Carnedd mountains in the Snowdonia Range. ( Bodnant Gardens Website)
For anyone wanting to observe some wonderful birdlife. Both native and migrating birds use this sanctuary as a place to live or to stop off and recharge before continuing their journey. Purpose built hides and a visitor centre provide fantastic views as well as information all about the wildlife you might see. A stroll along the banks of the Conwy estuary is also a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.
Venue Cymru annually plays host to a massive selection of stage shows, comedians, musicians and films to name but a few and also features a cafe and restaurant and extensive conference facilities.
The longest toboggan run in Britain and a scenic PermaSnow ski slope. Offering skiing, snowboarding, toboggan & sno-tubing with a fully licensed Alpine Lodge Bar & Restaurant.
Uncovered in 1987 during a scheme to landscape an area of the Great Orme, the copper mines discovered represent one of the most astounding archaeological discoveries of recent times.
Zip World Velocity is "The Nearest Thing to Flying" Home to the longest zip line in Europe and the fastest in the world and Zip World Titan brings you the largest Zip Zone in Europe. Titan is the first of its kind,the only 4 person zip line in Europe, where riders reach speeds up to 70mph over moor, mountain and mine. (www.zipworld.co.uk)
Explore the ancestral home and gardens of the Marquess of Anglesey and view Rex Whistler's world famous and enigmatic mural. Set on the edge of the Menai Strait in a secluded and sheltered location, the views towards Snowdonia are lovely. (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/plas-newydd)
Enjoy the experience of travelling through the heart of Snowdonia on either, or both, of these Heritage Railways. Check out the details at www.festrail.co.uk
Snowdonia is perhaps the most magnificent mountain range in all of England and Wales. Of course the "crown" of the whole area is mount Snowdon (or "Y Wyddfa"). The Highest mountain in both England and Wales, has numerous routes to it's summit that cater for all ranges of ability from a long but relatively easy stroll, to extreme scrambles and climbs to challenge any mountaineering enthusiasts. For those preferring a restful way up there's even a train!, which ascends from Llanberis, where you will also find, as well as truly stunning scenery, the Slate Museum and Electric Mountain experience. There are literally hundreds of walks through the other mountains and lakes with beautiful villages to stop in as well. (www.snowdonrailway.co.uk) (http://www.electricmountain.co.uk)