North Wales Coastal Cycleway / Cycle Path National Cycle Network Route 5 Talacre to Penmaenmawr There is 34 miles of cycle path along the North Wales coast between Talacre and Penmaenmawr. It is mostly hard surfaced and nearly continuously off-road, apart from a 2-3 mile gap at Llandudno, a 260 yard gap on a main road at Rhos on Sea and a handful of very short linking sections on quiet roads. (There is also an official, signed, on-road short-cut between Rhos-on-Sea and Conwy that avoids Llandudno.) It is part of National Cycle Route 5, except for the first 2½ miles from Talacre. The route passes through the resorts of Prestatyn, Rhyl, Kinmel Bay, Pensarn (Abergele), Llanddulas, Colwyn Bay, Rhos-on-Sea, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Deganwy, Conwy and Penmaenmawr. It goes along the promenades or seafronts at all these places except Llandudno, where Conwy's cabinet have contentiously refused to rescind an ancient bylaw, so old it almost predates the invention of the bicycle, and which is used in an attempt to ban cycling on the promenade. Obviously there are fine and varied views of the coast and the sea, but also of the countryside, the Clwydian hills, the mountains of Snowdonia and the Great and Little Ormes.
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There are lots of family friendly activities to do near our parks, with many leaflets and guides available in the park reception.
Mighty Caernarfon is possibly the most famous of Wales's castles. Its sheer scale and commanding presence easily set it apart from the rest, and to this day, still trumpet in no uncertain terms the intention of its builder Edward I. Begun in 1283 as the definitive chapter in his conquest of Wales, Caernarfon was constructed not only as a military stronghold but also as a seat of government and royal palace. The castle's majestic persona is no architectural accident: it was designed to echo the walls of Constantinople, the imperial power of Rome and the dream castle, 'the fairest that ever man saw', of Welsh myth and legend. After all these years Caernarfon's immense strength remains unchanged. Standing at the mouth of the Seiont river, the fortress (with its unique polygonal towers, intimidating battlements and colour banded masonry) dominates the walled town also founded by Edward I. Caernarfon's symbolic status was emphasized when Edward made sure that his son, the first English Prince of Wales, was born here in 1284. In 1969, the castle gained worldwide fame as the setting for the Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales. History comes alive at Caernarfon in so many ways - along the lofty wall walks, beneath the twin-towered gatehouse and within imaginative exhibitions located within the towers. The castle also houses the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, Wales's oldest regiment. Caernarfon's position of pre-eminence in historic rankings is recognized in its status as a World Heritage inscribed site.
Conwy castle is a gritty, dark stoned fortress which has the rare ability to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere. The first time that visitors catch sight of the castle, commanding a rock above the Conwy Estuary and demanding as much attention as the dramatic Snowdonia skyline behind it, they know they are in the presence of a historic site which still casts a powerful spell. Conwy, constructed by the English monarch Edward I between 1283 and 1289 as one of the key fortresses in his 'iron ring' of castles to contain the Welsh, was built to prompt such a humbling reaction. A distinguished historian wrote of Conwy, 'Taken as a whole, Conwy's incomparably the most magnificent of Edward I's Welsh fortresses'. In comparison to other great Edwardian castles it is also relatively straightforward in design, a reflection of the inherent strength of its siting. There are no concentric 'walls within walls' here, because they were not needed. Conwy's massive military strength springs from the rock on which it stands and seems to grow naturally. Soaring curtain walls and eight huge round towers give the castle (a World Heritage Inscribed site) an intimidating presence undimmed by the passage of time. The views from the battlements are breathtaking looking out across mountains and sea and down to the roofless shell of the castles 125ft Great Hall. It is from these battlements that visitors can best appreciate Conwy's other great glory, its ring of town walls. Conwy is the classic walled town. Its circuit of walls, over three quarters of a mile long and guarded by no less than 22 towers, is one of the finest in the World.
As Wales' first fully digital cinema the Scala represents a whole new experience for local cinema-goers. The two 150 seat screens feature state of the art high definition digital projection systems offering a quality and flexibility to the cinema which is unrivalled in any other Welsh cinema. The quality of the projection system is matched by the auditorium itself with specially sourced comfortable seating designed to make the viewing experience even more special. Why not take a tour of the building
Prestatyn's premier Café Bar, located at the top of the High Street, number 236 to be precise. At Bar 236 customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We’ve spared no expense in creating a quality and friendly environment for you to enjoy and to relax in. Bar 236 has to be visited to appreciate the quality of the decor, both inside and out. Linda, Darren and their friendly, helpful staff are always on hand to make any visit to Bar 236 a pleasure you will want to repeat.Bar 236 is the place to de-stress after a busy day at work; a haven for quiet reflection or the place to meet and chat over the day’s events. The bar stocks premium lagers and we always have a selection of guest real ales. Prosecco can be served by the glass and an extensive wine list is on offer, the quality and choice reflects the passion the management wants to share with their customers. Our Fresh Segafredo Coffee is always a firm favourite!
Welcome to MB Wales - your guide to Mountain Biking in Wales Spectacular all weather singletrack trail centres like Coed Y Brenin, Cwm Carn, Afan Forest Park, Coed Llandegla, Nant yr Arian and Gwydyr forest. DH and freeride hot spots or wild back country riding in the Black Mountains, Brecons and other beautiful areas. Wales has everything a mountain biker could want.
Gronant is a beautiful area of marsh, sand dunes, shingle and sandy beach. It has a wild air about it almost as if it was in one of the more remoter parts of the Hebrides!
Bells of St Mary's pub is very easy on the eye and places where you can relax in warm and inviting surroundings. You'll always get a friendly welcome and with a wide range of drinks to choose from, it's the ideal place to meet up with friends for a casual drink
Set in the beautiful Vale of Clwyd, Rhuddlan is a course which offers fine views and a sheltered climate screened by the Clwydian Range. A gently undulating parkland course of 6291 yards, SSS 70, par 72 (Yellow tees), providing an excellent test of golf and is a regularly chosen venue for County and National Championship Events. In 2011 we are hosting the Welsh Seniors' Open from June 21st to June 23rd.
Our magnificent championship links course is situated off the coast road A548 to the east of the town on superb unspoilt links land. It enjoys a temperate climate and its seaside location ensures that golfers can play the greens all year round on superb turf.
Did you know that the best indoor bowls centre in Britain is in Prestatyn? Did you know that Tan-Y-Don Caravan Park is directly across the road from the center and does special discounts to bowlers? Did you know that you can play without joining a club? Did you know that you can just come and watch? ALL bowlers - from non players up to international level are very welcome.
Rhyl SeaQuarium has an open seafront location and sits on the beautiful North Wales coastline. We would like to welcome all new explorers to join us on a voyage of discovery as we travel beneath the waves.
All visitors are greeted with a warm welcome at Bridlewood, we are happy for you to come and look around our stables at any time. Family run Pony Club Bridlewood aims to offer a great selection of children’s horse and pony themed activities and days.