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Conwy Cycle Route – National Cycle Route 5
Beautiful North Wales is one of the best locations in the UK for cycling. No matter what your age or ability, the North Wales Coast Path can be enjoyed by everyone.
From the promenade in Llandudno, you can cycle along the coast for miles taking in the breath takings views along the way.
Several sections of the Wales Coast Path are designated sections of the National Cycle Network, which offers a great opportunity to explore the Path.
This section of the National Cycle Route 5 runs along the North Wales coast and links Rhyl, Kinmel Bay, Abergele, Colwyn Bay, Rhos on Sea, Llandudno, Conwy, Penmaenmawr and Llanfairfechan. The majority of the route is a traffic-free trail with a short on-road section at Conwy before returning to the traffic-free seafront route. The route then continues on-road and westwards along the coast through the seaside towns of Penmaenmawr and Llanfairfechan.
A mostly traffic-free section goes to Conwy through the beautiful Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno, around the Great Orme onto the West Shore and provides stunning views of the Conwy river and of Conwy Castle in the distance. This route also provides a link to the RSPB Reserve in Llandudno Junction.
A good proportion of the traffic-free sections of the route are suitable for walkers and wheelchair users.
There are plenty of cafes along the way in the many towns and villages.
National Route 5 extends westwards from the seaside towns of Penmaenmawr and Llanfairfechan, and finally to the city of Bangor.
If you just want to hire a bike for the day, bikes are available to hire from Llandudno Bike Hire, which has a range of non-electric hybrid bikes with plenty of gears, easy-to-ride town bikes and electric bikes. The non-electric bikes are available for a full day hire for £15, while the electric bikes are available to hire for a full day at £40, half day at £25 or two hours at £15. Extended rental periods may also be available on request and subject to availability.
At Stoneleigh Guest House we have secure storage facilities for bikes. There is an outdoor hose if you need one to hose down your bike.
Discover the beautiful coastline of North Wales, its charming villages and the picturesque landscape of the Snowdonia National Park and the Conwy Valley.
Llandudno is the perfect location for your walking holidays in North Wales. You’re not going to be disappointed as I’m sure you will enjoy the best of both, the seaside and the mountain landscape. So, walk to your heart’s content taking in the beautiful sights.
The Snowdonia National Park and the Conwy Valley are close by with the Wales Coast Path accessible from with the North or West Shores in Llandudno.
A short drive to Snowdonia National Park will take around 25 minutes from Llandudno. There are walks to suit all abilities, whether you prefer a leisurely walk with views of the mountain peaks or if ascending the peaks is what you had in mind, the National Park provides a range of routes from Hard Mountain Walks to Easy Leisure Walks. Take in the breath-taking scenery, cascading rivers, deep forest and lakes.
The exquisite village of Betws-y-Coed was once a major coaching centre on the Irish Mail route from London to Holyhead. Betws-y-Coed is known as the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park.
Join the Wales Coast Path from the North Shore in Llandudno alongside the Victorian pier. Follow the path to the summit of the Great Orme or along the lower path to the West Shore whilst enjoying the panoramic views of Llandudno Bay, Anglesey and across the estuary the medieval town and World Heritage site of Conwy with the Snowdonia National Park as a backdrop. You don’t have to venture far from Llandudno to find stunning views of the coast and landscape. The path continues along West Shore to Deganwy and Conwy and beyond.
Venue Cymru Theatre
Ellen Kent & Opera International presents La Traviata
2 Feb 2018, 7:30 pm
Based on a true story, it tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan, Violetta. There are many echoes of Verdi’s own life in Traviata and he threw himself into the music. The highlights include the Brindisi, the best known drinking song in opera, the duet Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park, presents by Robert Louis Stevenson
20 Feb 2018, 2:30 pm – 21 Feb 2018, 2:30 pm
Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man. Successful within his field and respected by his peers, he’s close to a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science forever. However, his methods are less than ethical, and when a close friend and colleague threatens to expose and destroy his work, Jekyll is forced to experiment on himself, whereupon something goes very wrong… or very right. And suddenly Jekyll has a new friend, the brutal Edward Hyde.
A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th century London’s fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn. Gripping, stylish and thought-provoking, this is unmissable theatre. Go on… treat your dark side!
Crazy For You
27 Feb 2018, 7:30 pm – 3 Mar 2018, 7:30 pm
Jamie Wilson Productions presents | By George & Ira Gershwin
High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical.
Starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and Strictly Come Dancing), Charlotte Wakefield (Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as ‘Polly’ and Claire Sweeney (Brookside, Chicago, Educating Rita, Legally Blonde) as Irene, it features a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook.
Mistaken identities, heartbreak, happiness and a wealth of memorable tunes, including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Embraceable You all feature in this exhilarating celebration of the great Broadway musicals.
Conwy Seed Fair
Monday 26 March 2018
A 700-year old Royal Charter Fair with seeds and plant stalls, honey and farmers’ market stalls inclusing craft and home produce
The Wales Coast Path opened in 2012 and is the world’s first uninterrupted route along 870 miles of the national coastline. The path in North Wales between Kinmel Bay and LLanfairfechan is around 34.5 miles long and includes a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) at Pensarn Beach, rare wildlife on the slopes of the Great Orme in Llandudno and the UNESCO World Heritage listed Conwy Castle
The Great Orme is the biggest of the two Ormes in Llandudno. The Coast Path will take you along Marine Drive around the headland of the Great Orme. This limestone headland on the Creuddyn Peninsula has long been called the Great Orme Head (Welsh name: Pen-y-Gogarth) and Orme, a Viking name meaning ‘Serpent’ as the Little and Great Ormes are thought to have reminded early sailors of giant sea serpents. Discover some of the Great Orme’s wildlife. The path takes in spectacular views of Liverpool Bay and the Irish Sea, the Carneddau mountains, the Menai Strait and Anglesey
What Kind of Walk is it?
- Time: Approximately 3 hours
- Distance: 6.5 km/4 miles
- Paths: Grassy paths, tracks and roads. The path is steep in places, so good walking shoes and boots are recommended
- Map: Explorer OL17
- Refreshments: Available at the Summit Complex, which is open daily from Easter until the end of October, weekends only out of season. The Rest And Be Thankful Café is at the far end of the headland, on the Marine Drive
10% discount when booking a 2 night stay. This offer is available Sunday to Thursday during April. Please use promo code ‘Coast Path’. Call direct to book