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As well as its stunning natural beauty North Wales is home to many fun-filled and unique attractions and experiences.

With zip wires, steam railways, water sports, tree top adventures, museums, art galleries, gardens, zoos, interactive historical experiences and more on offer you really can take your pick!

Surf Snowdonia

Tucked away amongst the rolling green hills of the Conwy Valley is Surf Snowdonia - a wave garden that is making ripples worldwide as one of the best in the world. A place for surfing enthusiasts of all levels to catch the perfect wave. 

There are other activities such as paddleboarding and a water assault course as well as a 'soft play shack' for toddlers. There is also a deli, restaurant and cafe where you can sit near the lagoon and watch the action. Also worth a visit if you prefer to participate in surfing as a spectator sport! The lagoon is open from 10am until sunset and the cafe and restaurant are open from 8:30am until late 7 days a week. NB: Surf Snowdonia will re-open on the 11th of March.

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Llandudno Pier

Located at the end of the promenade and at the foot of the Great Orme Llandudno Pier is an important part of Llandudno's history as a Victorian holiday resort. Today the pier is a hive of activity in the Spring and Summer months with its food kiosks and restaurants, arcades and shops and is a great place to take in Llandudno's sea views and get some fresh air all year round.

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Conwy Castle

Built for Edward I, Conwy Castle is one of 'the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain'. Venture inside to explore its towers and battlements, discover its history and look out to the magnificent views of land and sea that surround it.   

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Great Orme Tramway

Travel back in time when you take the Great Orme Tramway from Llandudno town to the Orme's summit -  a piece of engineering history still in operation after over 100 years.

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Alice In Wonderland Trail

Follow the white rabbit as he leads you around Llandudno with 55 bronze-cast rabbit footprints - through the busy shopping area, onto the promenade and up into Happy Valley on the Great Orme as well as the West Shore, this trail is a great way of exploring Llandudno. Download the app or visit the Tourist Information centre for details.

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Great Orme Cable Cars

Opened in 1969 the Great Orme cable car route is the longest in Britain. The upward journey takes about 10 minutes and gives you the chance to explore this special part of the North Wales Coast from a bird's eye view. Cable cars operate from April to the end of October.

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The Smallest House in Great Britain

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Zip World Caverns

Whizz through caverns and zip down the steepest zip wire in the UK for an underground adventure you will never forget!

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Zip World Velocity

Zip World's Velocity is the longest zip line in Europe and the fastest in the world!

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Zip World Fforest

Zip World Fforest is another epic member of the Zip World family located near Betws-y-Coed in the heart of Snowdonia. At Zip World Fforest there are zip lines, tree top nets, a parachute simulator, a giant swing and a tree trail - fun for the whole family from the age of 3 up.

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Home Front Museum

This war museum is hidden down a little side street in Llandudno is small but packed with war memorabilia and history. Well worth a visit for those who want to remember and learn what is was like to experience war from the homefront. Open mid-March to November 10 - 4:30 daily and until 2 on Sundays. £3.50 for adults, £2.10 for children.

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Go Below

Discover Snowdonia from below the surface at Go Below - an epic underground adventure that includes zip wires, ladders, bridges, boats, free fall jumps, traverses and abseiling in amazing underground caverns. 

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Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle has been hailed as Britain's most 'technically perfect' castle. Set in the coastal town of Beaumaris against the stunning backdrop of the Snowdonia mountains, the town itself with its pier, boutiques, restaurants, tea shops and rich history as well as this 13th century fortress is certainly worth a visit. 

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Bounce Below

Bounce Below is a range of giant nets hung in a cavern the size of a cathedral. Bounce, roll and slide the day away on this unique underground adventure. 

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Penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn is a 19th century Neo-Norman castle built for Lord Penrhyn. It is now a National Trust property and is a great educational and fun-filled experience for all ages. With its gardens to explore, guided tours and workshops a visit to Penrhyn Castle is like stepping back in time for a day and getting a taste of history for yourself. 

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The Great Orme Bronze Age Copper Mines

The Bronze Age coppermines are located close to the summit of the Great Orme. Go underground to experience the prehistoric mines for yourself and above ground check out the excavations and opencast mine.

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Bodelwyddan Castle & Park

Museum and Country Park with indoor activities and an adventure play area as well as First World War experiences and events throughout the year. Adults will enjoy the historic guides and tours and for families there are quizzes, trails, an interactive gallery area, toys and tools to help you explore and make the most out of your day at Bodelwyddan.                                          

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Bodnant Gardens

Located in the Conwy Valley, this beautiful Victorian garden spans 80 acres and is full of brick paths to follow, Italianate terraces and ponds to discover. Open all year excluding the 24th, 25th and 26th of December. 10am - 4pm November - February and 10am - 5pm March - October.  

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Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle is another stunning historical monument built for King Edward 1. This is where Prince Charles was crowned Prince of Wales - a special place for the monarchy and history lovers alike!

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Oriel Mostyn Art Gallery

A contemporary art gallery just a minute's walk from the hostel, exhibiting the best contemporary art in Wales and from around the world the Mostyn art gallery is the perfect place to go for a bit of inspiration and maybe even a coffee or some lunch in the cafe upstairs. Free admission. Open Tuesday - Sunday 10:30am - 4pm. 

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Anglesey Sea Zoo

A visit to the Anglesey Sea Zoo will introduce you to British marine wildlife that you probably didn't even know existed. A fun and educational experience for all! 

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Venue Cymru, Llandudno

About a 10 minute walk along the seafront, Venue Cymru is the place to go for Arts, Entertainment and Events in North Wales. From Operas and Ballets, Comedies and Concerts to Snooker tournaments and Tattoo conventions there is always something going on at Venue Cymru.

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Codman's Punch and Judy

The Punch and Judy show has been a Llandudno tradition for over 150 years. Situated on the promenade next to the pier, there are daily shows at weekends and during school holidays from Easter to September. Performance times are at 2pm, 4pm and also noon during the height of the season - weather dependent!

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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Discover unique history and surreal landscape that is unique to North Wales. Step into the history of the slate industry with an exploration of slate caverns 500ft underground and Llechwedd's man-made slate mountains above ground. 

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Sygun Coppermine

Explore a Victorian coppermine, see stalactites and stalagmites, experience what it's like to pan for gold, detect metal, visit the museum of antiquities, explore lakeside walks and play in the adventure playground. Open 10th of February - 10th of November and 27th of December - 2nd of  January. 9-30am - 5pm British Summertime. 10am - 4pm British Wintertime. 

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Plas Mawr, Conwy

Plas Mawr is a restored Elizabethan townhouse at the heart of the medieval walled town of Conwy, described as 'the finest town house of its period in Britain' - well worth a visit for those who enjoy exploring local history. Open November to March.

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National Slate Museum, Llanberis

A historical exploration of Wales' once thriving slate industry with quarry craft demonstrations, a giant waterwheel, events, exhibitions, cafe, shop and children's play area.

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Great Orme Golf

A 9 hole Pitch & Putt Gold course for families, beginners and more advanced golfers. All day play for adults £5 and £3 for children. Open daily April - October 10am - 7pm.

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Known to locals as Llanfair PG its claim to fame is that it's the town with one of the longest place names in the world. A quick stop off on a day out in Anglesey - even if just to take a picture next to the sign at the train station!

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Ty Hyll -The Ugly House

The Ugly House is actually a cute little cottage with a tearoom inside and a garden and woodland to wander around outside. Owned by the Snowdonia Society, the people at The Ugly House are committed to wildlife conservation which makes it a great place to learn about the local environment and learn a bit about bees and beekeeping in their Bee Room too!

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Trefriw Woollen Mills

Located in the Conwy valley a visit to the Trefriw Woollen Mill, shop and tearoom will take you back in time to witness the traditional weaving process firsthand.  

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