The historic county of Conwy is the perfect family getaway in North Wales. Whether you’re looking for a coastal getaway or a mountain hiking experience, there’s plenty to explore!
Over a third of the county forms part of Snowdonia National Park, which stretches across North Wales. This area is one of the best in Wales for hiking trails with incredible views. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced climber, there’s hikes and walks for any level. In the national park, you can find attractions including Conwy Water Gardens and Conwy Falls, an impressive waterfall near Llandudno.
Conwy has a population of roughly 120,000, with many people living in the picturesque seaside towns lining the coast. Conwy is home to multiple fantastic beaches, which are some of the best things to do in Conwy. Many can be found in the county’s bustling towns, such as Llandudno and Colwyn Bay. Other great beaches in Conwy include Llanfairfechan, Penmaenmawr, Conwy Beach, and Kinmel Bay.
The town of Conwy is the county town of the region, and there’s plenty to do in this historic area. The town’s biggest attraction is Conwy Castle, an impressive 13th century castle built by Edward I. From the castle, you’ll see the Victorian era Conwy Suspension Bridge, which was created to match the style of the castle. There’s plenty more to explore in this historic town, including the Conwy Valley Railway Museum, Conwy Marina, and Conwy Food Festival, as well as plenty of shops, restaurants, and hotels.