The Lion Inn - Gwytherin
North Wales Attractions

Attractions in the area

North Wales is a great place for a holiday with more than enough to visit and things to do. There is so much to do all the family will stay happy whatever their tastes and interests.

The Ten Most Popular Attractions in North Wales:

Click here to see the ten most popular attractions in North Wales and get a flavour of what North Wales has to offer.

North Wales History


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. Click


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.

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!


To fit every taste and experience Walk out of the Inn door and up on to the hills. Take a gentle walk and finish at one of North Wales many other excellent Inns. Take a trip up Wales’s highest mountan: Mount Snowdon. For more information click here for a selection of great walks in Snowdonia.


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.


Try out one of North Wales many golf clubs or just amble around the many gift shops of Betws y Coed

For the kids

North Wales has a huge choice of activities for children and families. Here are just a few:

  • Try Tobogganing in Llandudno, or try snowboarding or dry slope skiing
  • Take a trip to the cinema There is a large multiplex cinema in Llandudno Junction
  • Enjoy the indoor surf and go swimming at Rhyl Suncentre
  • Build a Sand Castle: North Wales has a host of fantastic sandy beaches and coves
  • Have a Tree Top Adventure on a thrilling high ropes course
  • See Tigers and Parrots at the Welsh Mountain Zoo

Local Attraction near the Lion Inn