Places to visit around Conwy please

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    we are going over to this area next week ( kids 1/2 term) places to visit , not for kids ! sites already booked, Thanks
     
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    Bodnant Gardens, National Trust, should be gorgeous autumnal colours now.
     
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    Llandudno sea front
    Great Orme tram cars
    Betwys yr coed
     
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    We kicked off this year with a weekend near Conwy, I completely overlooked the A55 when booking, forgetting that ferries arrive all night and it's the main road to Ireland. If you are near then earplugs may be needed. Hardly slept all weekend.
     
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    Conway valley fisheries is worth a visit, they have otters and some exotic water pigs , reptiles etc. They have a pancake house with 60 different pancakes . It's on the way to Rowen .

    John
     
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    Conwy castle of course !!!:Doh::Doh::Doh:
     
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    Two places to stop at near Conway might be interesting.

    http://http://www.t-w-m.co.uk/
    Trefriw Woollen Mills
    At Trefriw Woollen Mills we manufacture traditional Welsh bedspreads/blankets, tweeds and travelling rugs. Our Welsh tapestry is made into cushions, dinner sets, shoulder bags and purses. Our tweed is tailored into hats, caps, jackets, capes, ruanas and skirts
    VISIT TREFRIW WOOLLEN MILLS

    Visitors to Trefriw Woollen Mills can see the weaving and hydro-electric turbines which generate our electricity (Mon - Fri all year). Additional machinery can be viewed in the Summer. Our products are available in the shop together with pure wool knitwear, accessories and sheepskin products.


    Trefiew Spa
    Trefriw Wells Spa

    In 1833 the old Roman mineral water caves (believed to have been discovered by soldiers of the XXth Roman Legion) were excavated in an attempt to attract people to them. In 1863 Lord Willoughby de Eresby built a small bath-house, replaced a decade later by the current building. Large numbers of people came, no doubt aided by national advertising, and the declaration by Dr. Hayward, a fashionable medical specialist from Liverpool, that this was "Probably the best spa in the United Kingdom". Baddeley's guidebook notes contains the quote - "inconceivably nasty and correspondingly efficaceous". In more recent times clinical trials have proven that the Spa water is a medically effective iron supplement.

    In 2003, Nelsons purchased the Spa and the rights to the Spatone mineral water produced there. Today Spatone is sold around the world, with all packaging and manufacture on site in Trefriw. The Spa is still open as a tourist attraction, with guided walks and a small museum.

    We have visited both the woolen mill and bought woolen goods.:Smile: We went to the spa and did the self guided walk :Smile: ( wear shoes that can cope if it's muddy) and tasted the waters. :thumb:
    They are past Bodnant gardens so you could do all 3 in a day.
    Lucille
     
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