Llandudno Hostel

Outdoors Category

Llandudno is set in a stunning location with plenty to do to enjoy the Great Outdoors - just minutes away from our front door as well as further afield.

Snowdon

As one of the three highest peaks in Britain majestic Mount Snowdon is one North Wales' greatest treasures. 

There are several different routes to reach the summit, all of varying degrees of difficulty. It is highly recommended that you research these and go well prepared to fully enjoy all that Snowdon has to offer.

For those who want to reach the top without the hard work of climbing it, there is also a train to the summit from the town of Llanberis.

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The Great Orme Country Park

The Great Orme Country Park is an area of special scientific interest and natural beauty just a ten minute walk from the hostel. Take some time to explore the Orme on foot, by car, bike, vintage bus, tram or cable car! As you explore you will take in some stunning sea views and maybe even catch sight of the flock of wild Kashmir goats that have made the Orme their home. At the summit you will find magnificent views towards Snowdonia as well as a summit complex, crazy golf, children's play area, visitor centre and a Bronze Age Copper Mine.

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Aber Falls

Aber Falls is a beautiful waterfall located at the end of the Aber valley. This is a great walk for the whole family and the country park where the falls is found is a great place to picnic and enjoy the outdoors.

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Newborough, Anglesey

Newborough boasts a stunning expanse of beach, sand dunes, forest and Nature Reserve with mesmerising views towards Snowdonia. A wonderful place for the whole family to explore, build a sandcastle, enjoy a picnic and go for a swim on a sunny day. Walk along the beach to Llanddwyn Island, also known as the 'Island of Love', where you will find the ruined church of St. Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers. 

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Little Orme

The Little Orme faces the Great Orme at the other end of the Llandudno Bay. It's a 2 mile walk from the hostel along the promenade and is a great place to explore with magnificent views up and down the coast as well as Angel Bay on the other side where seals and other wildlife often choose to visit. There is also a Brewer's Fayre pub just next to the Orme for those wanting to combine a walk with a stop off for refreshments!

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Llandudno West Shore Beach

Llandudno's West Shore Beach is the perfect beach for the whole family to enjoy. There is a cafe, public toilets, a play park and a large grassy area to picnic on as well as a beautiful sandy beach with spectacular views towards the Conwy Bay. Situated at the foot of the Great Orme it is a great place to explore the Orme from by foot as well as being part of the North Wales Coastal Path with walks along the coast to Deganwy, Conwy and beyond. 

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Marine Drive, Great Orme

For those who enjoy scenic drives the toll road around the Great Orme is a must! This winding road lets you take in stunning sea views and get a close look at the limestone caves and rock faces of the Orme. There are places you can pull in so you can get out to breathe in the sea air or explore the bays down below. You might even see its resident herd of wild goats as you drive by! It costs £3 which includes parking in the carpark at the top of the Orme. NB: To get to the summit take the left turn when it comes and return via the same route to finish the drive.

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Conwy

Conwy is a must-see historic treasure just 4 miles along the Coast from Llandudno. This quaint medieval town is a great place to while away a few hours with its majestic castle and walls to explore, the Smallest House in Great Britain, a picturesque harbour, boutique shops and eateries and coffee shops of all kinds, including an award-winning ice cream shop - Parisella's and an award-winning butchers - Edwards of Conwy where you will find baps and pies to take away. There are some great Fish & Chip shops too!

Conwy is a busy little town in all seasons with festivals like The Honey Fair, The Celtic Fayre, music festivals, food festivals, a Medieval festival and even a Pirate Weekend so it's worth checking out what's on when planning your trip.

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Happy Valley Botanical Garden

Happy Valley is an area at the foot of the Great Orme that was made into a public park in the 19th Century, with magnificent views out over the bay, gardens and green space to enjoy, a colonnaded walk and a Camera Obscura which was built in 1859 and recently restored. 

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North Wales Coast Path

The North Wales Coast Path is a great way to explore by foot or bike. From Llandudno you can walk to Deganwy, Conwy and beyond - taking in some gorgeous views along the way.

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Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway

The Ffestiniog narrow-gauge railway is the oldest in the world and a ride on a steam train through the glorious scenery of Snowdonia is certainly a magical experience that you will not forget.  

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Swallow Falls

Visit Swallow Falls as part of a riverside walk from The Ugly House or nearby Betws-y-Coed or park at the hotel over the road to walk down the steps to view it. There is a £1.50 entrance fee.

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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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RSPB Bird Reserve, Conwy

The RSPB Bird Reserve is a place for nature lovers to be inspired, learn about the local environment, go for a walk, birdwatch or have a cup of coffee gazing out at the beautiful scenery of the Conwy Valley. Events, workshops and educational activities are held at different times throughout the year. Open 7 days a week 10am - 5pm.

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Bouldering on the Great Orme

If you are an outdoor sports enthusiast you will be happy to know there are some great bouldering spots just a short walk away on the Great Orme. Within these limestone crags and caves are some well known climbing spots including Parisella's Cave and The Norman Wisdom Wall.

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Snowdonia Riding Stables

Explore Snowdonia on horseback - for beginners or experienced riders.

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