Friday, 29 June 2012

Conwy is a magnificent walled market town which faces the touristy town of Llandudno across the River Conwy. Conwy and its town walls were built by Edward I of England between 1283 and 1289 as part of the conquest of Wales. The historical values of the town make it a popular tourist destination, as there are plenty of interesting activities and attractions within the town and surrounding areas. The Castle is open to public viewing and attracts thousands of tourists every year, offering a fabulous day out for all of the family.

The town itself has a population of 4000, but including the nearby areas, rises to 14,000. Although Conwy Castle is often considered to be the main tourist attraction to the town, the entire town has a friendly traditional feel to it, with many other attractions including the Conwy Morfa, Conwy Quay, Suspension Bridge, the Butterfly Jungle and the Smallest House in Great Britain.

There are plenty of traditional shops and places to eat, with pubs and fish and chip shops being big local and tourist favourites amongst the town. Each year there are music, food, fishing and boat festivals which attract thousands of visitors. Conwy is great for night life with plenty of live bands playing in various pubs and locations. Conwy is considered one of the best holiday attractions within the United Kingdom.

The shopping scene in Conwy is very relaxed, and very different. You won’t find many of your high street giants when you visit, but there are plenty of small independent shops that offer gifts, arts, crafts, and food, many of these shops are very quaint and definitely worth a visit. Conwy is a great town and a plentiful tourist destination that everyone seems to love. Get over to Conwy in North Wales for a fantastic time away with familiar friends and partners.

Check out the Visit Conwy Directory for a wealth of information and local business listings.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Great Orme and Local Llandudno Hotels

The Great Orme is a popular attraction for anyone visiting the Llandudno area, getting its name from the Norse word for ‘sea serpent’ the immense limestone headland stands at nearly 700 ft and referred to in poetry and literature.

The Great Orme is noted for its rich Flora, and is even home to some rare species of butterfly and flowers, while the sheer cliffs provide the perfect home for a variety of seabirds.

The Marine drive encircles the perimeter of the Orme and provides a fantastic view of the Great Orme up close and breath taking views of the ocean. The most notable feature of the Great Orme is probably one of the most significant copper mines of the Bronze Age. The Great Orme mines are the largest pre-historic mines so far discovered in the world, and engineers, cavers and archaeologists have slowly been uncovering even more. Abandoned over 600BC with evidence of Roman influence, the mines have been subsequently reopened and closed a number of times, the mines are currently open and offer fee-paying visitors to come and re-explore the wonders carved out thousands of years ago, tours are available to be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages, and allows you to experience the harsh conditions faced by prehistoric ancestors who carved out the mine with nothing more than stone and bone tools.

The copper mining village of Tyn-Y-Coed lies closely to the mine and provides an incredible view of Llandudno and the little Orme, a similar but smaller limestone headland, lying across on the other side of the town.

For those visiting Llandudno and looking for local affordable seafront accommodation The Cae Mor Hotel Llandudo could be just what you are looking for. Conveniently located on the seafront next to the Venue Cymru (perfect for those wanting to catch a show). The Cae Mor offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation the suit individual budgets. Call today to find out about their special offers: 01492 878101

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Visiting Llandudno & staying in a local Hotel

Llandudno is Wales’ largest and most popular seaside resort and tourist destination. It is located on the North Wales coastline and has many different attractions and spectacular views of Snowdonia. The Wilton Hotel is located near the pier on the North Shore, over looking the bay.

The town has kept its Victorian and Edwardian style, but has also adjusted to accommodate many modern attractions, such as Parc Lladudno and Venue Cymru. There are many high street favourites in Llandudno, including HMV and Game, as well as many clothes shops, like Newlook and Banc, and plenty of places to get a coffee, such as Caffe Nero and Costa Coffee.

The Llandudno high street is very popular, often full of life, especially during the summer holidays. It offers a step back into a Victorian town and makes a perfect day out; with many Welsh fish and chip shops, small cafes and plenty of local businesses and shops selling souvenirs and welsh rock.

If you are planning on visiting Llandudno and looking for good quality affordable accommodation check out The Wilton Hotel Llandudndo. This 4 star hotel affords quality accommodation and is ideal for those looking for a short or longer stay in the area. It is situated perfectly for access into the town and for guests to explore the local area. The bedrooms are well decorated with en-suites, flat screen tvs, freeview, hospitality trays, hairdryers and complimentary toiletries.

Llandudno is an extremely popular vantage point for people visiting North Wales, the Snowdonia National Park, home to England and Wales’ highest mountain, is only a short drive from Llandudno. From the peak of the Great Orme (north most of Llandudno), there are stunning views of the Snowdonia landscape and the Irish Sea.