From the colour, light and sound of the stage and screen, to bowling, male voice choirs and some really great shopping.
This corner of Wales tops the bill all year round. World-class performances at Venue Cymru include everything from opera and ballet, dance and drama, to stand-up comedy, live bands and seasonal panto. So whether or not you’re a theatre buff, you’ll be spoiled for choice, and you can grab a bite to eat before the show at the restaurant. Colwyn Bay’s smaller theatre has a packed calendar of events, too, and just a short drive away at Llandudno Junction is a nine screen cinema showing big blockbusters, weekly classic movies and Saturday matinees for children.
Don’t miss the feast of annual events including the Llandudno’s Victorian Extravaganza
Need some entertainment?
There’s an inspirational year-round calendar of events at Venue Cymru. See what’s on at www.venuecymru.co.uk.
And, see great performances on stage and screen at Theatr Colwyn, visit www.theatrcolwyn.co.uk to find out what’s on.
Llandudno has long been considered North Wales’ premier shopping destination. Parc Llandudno boasts an impressive 13 retail giants.
Amidst the wide pavements and Victorian awnings of the main shopping street, you’ll find lots of independent shops and family businesses alongside big high street names. But don’t forget to step off the main drag to discover some side street gems.
Smaller coastal towns like Conwy, Deganwy and Rhos-on-Sea are bustling with interesting craft and antique shops where you can treat yourself or pick up a unique gift for someone else.
There’s also the chance to buy genuinely local products such as woollen, slate goods and other crafts in places like the Trefriw Woollen Mills in the Conwy Valley, or call in at the Craft Studios at Bodnant Garden for a wide choice of goods.
For lovers of art, Llandudno’s Mostyn gallery and Conwy’s Royal Cambrian Academy sell a beautiful collection of ceramics, paintings and glass work by local artists.
And there’s nothing like a shopping trip in North Wales to bring out your inner fashionista. Each one of our shopping towns has an exciting range of outfitters. From familiar high street labels, to tiny boutiques and designer shops if you like to stand out from the crowd. So whether you’re looking for cheeky club wear or something elegant for the evening, you’re sure to find an outfit that’s just right.
Don’t forget to look out for weekly markets too. You’ll find everything from hosiery to handbags and everything in between!
Did you know?
Conwy Castle was originally painted white and the towers sported conical roofs. What a sight that must have been.
Penmaenmawr, a few miles west of Conwy, was the favourite holiday spot of Victorian prime minister William Ewart Gladstone.
World famous mussels are harvested locally and processed at a special new plant on Conwy Quay, which is open to visitors.