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Zip World Fforest, Betws-y-Coed

Wales 2017: Year of Legends

Ten Top Legendary Adventures for Autumn and Winter

Looking for ideas on what to do and where to go Autumn / Winter 2017?  You’ve landed at the right place. Here’s a list of Ten Top experiences that should inspire you to take a break in Destination Conwy.

What type of legendary experience would you like? Need some inspiration?

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Thank you for visiting our Year of Legends page, with a chance to win a week’s holiday in Destination Conwy, to be taken during 2018!

The prize includes a week’s accommodation, and a full week of legendary activities and adventures, giving you a full taste of what the area can offer!*

To enter, please sign up for our E-Newsletter – a winner will be chosen at random on December 1st, 2017!

Good luck

(*Terms & Conditions apply – one week’s holiday to be taken any time during 2018 up to the value of £1000.  We may also contact you after the competition to ask your feedback on the Year of Legends campaign)


A game of thrones

If anything, Conwy Castle looks even more dramatic when silhouetted against a dark, brooding sky. Walk the ramparts to sense its power, undiminished 800 years after it was constructed as part of King Edward I’s campaign against Wales.

Location, location, location

Head into the hills to see where the princes ruled. It may be smaller than Conwy, but Dolwyddelan Castle is still a rock star. Built by Llywelyn the Great (13th-century Prince of Gwynedd and de facto ruler of most of Wales), its setting on a rocky ridge amid the peaks of Snowdonia has drama to spare. Climb to the top of the keep for some wild autumn views of the Lledr Valley.

Surf’s up

If you’re a surfer in search of the perfect wave, you might be surprised to find it in the green Conwy Valley. Newcomer Surf Snowdonia is already a legend with beach boys and girls. Not that it’s anywhere near the sea, mind. In an unlikely inland setting, revolutionary Surf Snowdonia produces perfect swell on demand.

Get Down

Give in to gravity at the Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre, the quickest way to descend from the top of Great Orme. No need to wrap up warm – the slippy PermaSnow piste provides perfect conditions. For a fun alternative to skis and boards, tackle the slope on a bouncy sno-tube, or ride the half-mile toboggan run, the longest in Britain.

Branch out

Live the high life at Zip World Fforest in woody Betws-y-Coed. Traverse the trees via a network of ropes, ziplines, nets and bridges, suspended in the canopy a dizzying 60ft above the forest floor. It’s a woodland walk like no other. For a true adrenaline blast, take a 100ft dive from the Plummet parachute simulator, strap yourself in for a hair-raising ride on Europe’s first five-seater giant swing or ride the new Fforest Coaster toboggan run.

Going underground

The weather isn’t an issue at Go Below near Betws-y-Coed. Miles of abandoned mines have been repurposed as a thrilling underground assault course (‘the scariest in Britain’, according to The Sunday Times). Tackle subterranean ziplines, clamber up steep shafts and abseil to the deepest spot you can reach in the UK, an amazing 1,300ft/396m below the surface.

Boot up

There’s never a bad time to dip into our section of the legendary Wales Coast Path. It stretches 34½ miles between Kinmel Bay and Llanfairfechan, so you’ll have plenty of waterfront walking to choose from. 

Art works

It certainly does at MOSTYN, Llandudno’s cutting-edge gallery. MOSTYN enjoys an international reputation for its adventurous contemporary art. What’s more, this futuristic, thought-provoking gallery is a piece of architectural art in itself.

Stage and screen

There’s a packed programme at Venue Cymru, Llandudno’s seafront entertainment hub. There’s musical theatre to suit every taste (ranging from The Band  - a new musical by Tim Firth with the music of Take That to Johann Strauss II romantic opera Die Fledermaus), plus rib-tickling performances from TV stand-up comedy stars like Sarah Millican and Bill Bailey.

For movie fans there’s Cineworld’s multiplex at Llandudno Junction, perfect for a blockbusting night out or film for all the family.

Great tastes

Call into Edwards of Conwy, the multi-award-winning ‘best butchers shop’ or Llandudno’s Tourist Information Centre for a choice of local food and drink. For a big spread of local flavours go to Bodnant Welsh Food. Set in a beautifully restored 18th-century farm, it’s a delicious one-stop-shop. Pick up the best in Welsh produce (everything from tender saltmarsh lamb to seasonal veg and cheese made in Bodnant’s own on-site dairy), or brush up on your culinary skills on a cooking course.

And don't forget to check out our epic events!

*Terms and Conditions:

 1: By entering the competition you're agreeing to receive marketing information from Destination Conwy. 2: Anyone who enters the competition will be deemed to have read and accepted the Terms and Conditions and will be bound by them. 3: To enter the competition go to and complete the online form. Online entries will be accepted between 28/09/17 and 01/12/2017. 4: The winner will be chosen at random after the closing date and notified by e-mail. 5: Entrants must be aged 18 or over. 6: Only one entry per person; duplicate entries will be excluded from the competition. 7: The Prize is a one week’s holiday in Destination Conwy to be taken any time during 2018 and up to the value of £1000.  8: We may also contact you after the competition to ask your feedback on the Year of Legends campaign. 9: Destination Conwy reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize as its absolute discretion.


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