The Lion Inn - Gwytherin
North Wales Attractions

So Much to See and Do.

North Wales is the perfect place to visit for exploring, outdoor activities or simply just getting away from it all.


Exploring:

Castles

North Wales is a ‘castle heaven’ with Conwy Castle, Caernarfon Castle and a host of ‘minor castles’ within driving distance. Click here for more information on these impressive relics.

Stately Homes

Plas Newydd home to the Marquess of Anglesey, with spectacular views of Snowdonia, and strong links with the painter Rex Whistler, plus not to be missed is Gwydir Castle (not really a Castle but a Medieval/Tudor Great Home) in Llanrwst.5


Railways

Take a trip on one of Wales’ great little narrow gauge railways and experience a unique and historic way of seeing some of the most beautiful scneery in Britain (click here for more info). You might also want to take a scenic trip by train up Wales’ highest mountain: Mount Snowdon (click here for more info).


Local Attractions

Bodnant Gardens

Spectacular National Trust Gardens, rhododendrons, azaleas, and camellias all out do each other with a riot of colour, all to be upstaged by the laburnum arch in early summer. Click here for information on Bodnant Hall and what you can expect to see in the garden during the season you visit.

Swallow Falls

A stunning series of waterfalls set in a beautiful corner of the Conwy Valley.
Click here for directions.

Llechwedd Slate Quarry

Find out how life used to be, and how the world renowned Welsh slate was quarried. Take a journey deep into the mountain for a unique opportunity to see first hand a working mine, open since 1836. Click here for more information.

Electric Mountain Hydro-electric Power Station

Take a tour of this impressive structure - built in to a mountain in Llanberis. Click here for more information.


For the Outdoors types amongst you!

Walking

Nowhere can offer more to Walkers than North Wales, whatever your level of fitness or expectation. You can enjoy one of our walks right from our front door. Many guests choose to “conquer” Mount Snowdon during their stay, but Wales has 15 mountains over 3,000 feet and they are all here, each providing its own unique challenge. Mountains also provide a back drop to the myriad of walks through ancient Forests, around magnificent Lakes or through remote and sweeping Moorland. For more information click here for a selection of great walks in Snowdonia.

Climbing

There are some fantastic climbs in the area and whether beginner or seasoned expert you will find plenty to choose from in North Wales. Whether you are a complete novice of looking to sharpen your skills we recommend High Trek Snowdonia for friendly climbing lessons. Click here for a thorough rundown of climbing routes in the area.

Mountain Biking

The Gwydyr Forest, less than 10 miles away, provides some of the best mountain biking in the UK. Click here for more info.

Surfing

Not something you’d expect in North Wales, a perfect lozenge-shaped fresh-water lagoon, roughly the size of six football pitches, set in the lush, green Conwy Valley in the lee of the Snowdonia mountains, now add something entirely unexpected. A powerful head-high wave that rises at the centre of the lagoon, peels perfectly for more than 150 metres, and dissipates softly as it hits the shore. This is Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc a revolutionary, world-first, inland surf lagoon and the UK’s most compelling outdoor adventure destination. The awesome 300-metre surf lagoon is the main deal, but there’s loads of other stuff to try out when you visit – from adrenalin thrills & spills on the Crash and Splash lagoon to SUP safaris, kayaking and kiddies soft play.

Or why not...

  • Build a Sand Castle: North Wales has a host of fantastic sandy beaches and coves
  • Have a Treetop Adventure on a thrilling high ropes course
  • Enjoy the indoor surf and go swimming at Rhyl Suncentre
  • Enjoy a round of Golf at one of the many challenging North Wales Courses
  • See Tigers and Parrots at the Welsh Mountain Zoo
  • Take a stroll along the magnificent Llandudno Promenade & Victorian Pier

Local Attraction near the Lion Inn