Y Gorlan is only a 10 minute drive from historic Conwy and its castle. This beautifully preserved walled town is visited from far and wide and has a wide selection of shops, pubs and eateries. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from including an Italian restaurant, a Bistro, a tapas bar and an Indian restaurant. Do visit Edwards of Conwy, the best butchers in North Wales and winner of national awards. You can also take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy a drink in the Liverpool Arms! Close by there are the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno and the fantastic Bodnant gardens managed by the National Trust. There are beaches nearby at Morfa Conwy and Deganwy. If you can manage to tear yourself away from the lovely surroundings of Y Gorlan, Mount Snowdon is 45 minutes by car where you can either walk to the summit or take the train, Surf Snowdonia is 10 minutes away, Betws-y-Coed and Swallow Falls are 30 minutes away. In addition there are an enormous variety of circular walks and cycle routes directly from your doorstep in Rowen.
Take a leisurely drive around the Isle of Anglesey (the golden circle) and the Llŷn Peninsula which are only just over an hour away. Pony trekking or horse riding in Snowdonia Mountain range is also available south of Betws-y-Coed 40 mins away. For those who like fishing or golf there is an adundance of choice. Conwy castle is a must visit for the spectacular views over Conwy and the estuary from the turrets. Caernarvon castle is 40 minutes along the coast. There is also the scenic Conwy Valley railway line running down the estuary from Llandudno Junction as far as Blaenau Ffestiniog. This connects to the Ffestiniog Railway running to Portmadog which connects to the Welsh Highland Railway running to Caernarvon. Using buses a round trip is available. For the adventurous there is also the Snowdon mountain railway running from Llanberis to the top of Mount Snowdon. Recent local additions for the thrill seekers include tree top rope courses, zip wires and underground cave trampolining.
Adventure Parc Snowdonia
The adventure parc is home to our world-first inland surf lagoon and the only guaranteed surf breaks in the UK and indoor adventures at Adrenaline Indoors, or get out into the landscapes for gorge walking, mountain biking, SUP safaris or coasteering in the company of expert local instructors.
Distance from Y Gorlan : 3.8 miles
Adventure Parc Snowdonia, Conwy LL32 8QE
Tel: 01492 353123
Snowdonia National Park
With a unique culture, warm Welsh welcome and the finest food and drink, Snowdonia offers some of the UK’s most exciting experiences of 2019.
Distance from Y Gorlan : 17 miles
Snowdonia National Park
Zip World Forest
Nestled in the Conwy Valley, Zip World Fforest offers an idyllic woodland setting for adventures galore. Outdoor Activities, Tours, Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
Distance from Y Gorlan : 11 miles
Zip World Fforest A470, Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0HX, UK
Tel: 0248 601444
Snowdonia Riding Stables
Located in North Wales between Snowdon and the sea, Snowdonia Riding Stables offers you superb riding amongst some of the best mountain and coastal scenery in the British Isles, whether you are a complete beginner or a competent rider.
Distance from Y Gorllan : 30 Miles
Snowdonia Riding Stables, Waunfawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Snowdonia, North Wales, LL55 4PQ, UK
Tel: 07584 056520
Kids and adults alike won’t want to miss the opportunity to bounce, jump, and slide around this underground adventure playground, which is one of the few of its kind worldwide.
Distance from Y Gorlan : 22 miles
Go Below, Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
Tel: 01492 601444
Great Orme Copper Mines, Llandudno
Thought provoking and educational which can be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. Walking through tunnels mined out over 3,500 years ago gives visitors a feel for the harsh conditions our prehistoric ancestors faced in their search for copper. You could also combine this with some serious shopping in Llandudno town centre.
Distance from Y Gorlan : 8.9 miles
Pyllau Road, Llandudno, LL30 2XG
Tel: 01492 622170
Magnificent medieval fortress still towers over town after 700 years. Thanks to restored spiral staircases in its great towers you can walk a complete circuit around the battlements of Conwy Castle. We highly recommend it. This is one of the most magnificent medieval fortresses in Europe.
Distance from Y Gorlan : 4.7 miles
Conwy Castle, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8AY
Tel: 01492 592358