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Places to See & Things to Do

Due to it's unique location, Telford House enables guests to take full advantage of a diverse range of attractions both on the Welsh mainland and throughout the isle of Anglesey. From beautiful, blueflag beaches and breathtaking mountains to quite countryside and glorious coastal walks, there's plenty on offer for all guests.


Within Walking Distance

Menai Bridge town

The town of Menai Bridge is known as the 'Gateway to Anglesey' and sits at the Anglesey end of Telford Bridge. Still with its ironmongers, post office and butchers, Menai Bridge bursts with character and remains a 'working town'.

Church Island St. Tysilio (pictured right)

A short walk over the bridge from Telford House, turn left by the Anglesey Arms and the road takes you to a path following the water's edge, which leads to picturesque and ancient Church island which juts into the Straits. Visit the St. Tysilio website here »

Menai Straits

A Short Drive Away - Anglesey

Beaumaris (Beautiful Marsh)

A truly unspoilt, British seaside town with a difference – a moated castle which was built for Edward 1st, dominating the town centre. Pop in to our favourite fish and chip haunt, Café Neptune… Visit the Beaumaris website here »


A large village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge, and across the strait from Bangor. This village has the longest place name in Europe and one of the longest place names in the world.

National Trust's Plas Newydd

Home of the Marquess of Anglesey, with spectacular views of Snowdonia. Set on the shores of the Menai Straits, amidst breathtakingly beautiful scenery, this elegant house is famous for its Rex Whistler association, containing his largest painting and exhibition.

There's a fine spring garden and Australasian arboretum, with an understorey of shrubs and wild flowers, a summer terrace, and massed hydrangeas which give autumn colour. A woodland walk gives access to a marine path beside the Menai Strait. Visit the Plas Newydd website here »

Pili Palas (pictured right)

Enter the magical butterfly world of Pili Palas – whatever the weather! Also meet Charlie, Elvis, Jake and a host of other feathered friends in the birdhouse. Popular animal handling sessions give you the chance to go face to face with snakes, lizards, pygmy goats and rabbits. Also, check out the meerkats, bugs, tarantulas, scorpions and fire-bellied toads.
Visit the Pili Palas website here »

Anglesey Sea Zoo

You can experience incredible invertebrates in the No Bone Zone, and submarine Wolves! The thrill of crashing waves, before getting inside the Seven Sisters Shipwreck! See conservation in action at the Lobster Hatchery and the Seahorse Nursery. Then walk the Shark Pool grids, and glimpse a Kelp Forest full of huge fish. With over 150 species, all from around our coasts, come and discover. Visit the Sea Zoo website here »

pili palas

A Short Drive Away - Mainland

RSPB's Conwy Nature Reserve

Explore wetland, search for frogs and dragonflies in the ponds in summer, or marvel at thousands of waterbirds on the estuary in winter. Quizzes, trails and activities to keep even the youngest visitors entertained, or take time out with a cuppa and cake in the coffee shop, with view across the Carneddau mountains.
Visit the Conwy Nature Reserve website here »

Penrhyn Castle

19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings. This enormous 19th-century neo-Norman castle sits between Snowdonia and the Menai Straits and It's crammed with fascinating items, such as a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria, elaborate carvings and mock-Norman furniture. Visit the Penrhyn Castle website here »

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Situated near the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, 10 scenic minutes away from Betws-y-coed and about fifty minutes over the mountains from Llandudno.
Visit the Llechwedd Slate Caverns website here »

Bodnant Gardens

Situated above the River Conwy, with spectacular views of the Snowdonia Range, Bodnant Garden is one of the finest in the world and the holder of four National Plant Collections.
Visit the Bodnant Garden website here »

Caernarfon Castle

A brute of a fortress, Caernarfon Castle's pumped-up appearance is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. Picking a fight with this massive structure would have been a daunting prospect. By throwing his weight around in stone, King Edward I created what is surely one of the most impressive of Wales's castles. Worthy of World Heritage status no less!
Visit the Caernarvon Castle website here »

Tree Top Adventures

Looking for exiting adrenalin fuelled fun in a safe environment? Thrilling high ropes centre offering many activities from rope courses to gorge walking, from wet activities to dry activities. Tree Top Adventure is a great day out for all with our fully licenced bar & cafe that will cater to suit your taste and budget. Visit the Tree Top Adventures website here »

GreenWood Forest Park

Let the family adventure begin! Voted Best Family Attraction in North Wales, is a 'must visit' day out. Set in 17 magical acres, discover bags of woodland adventure, awesome attractions and forest family fun. Visit the GreenWood website here »

Dry slope skiing at Llandudno

The longest dry toboggan run in Britain, sno-tubing, snowboarding and skiing (with PermaSnow ski slope). A great action packed day out for all the family.
Visit the Ski Llandudno website here »

Penrhyn Castle

A Day Out

Snowdon / Snowdonia National Park (pictured right)

Get to the top of this magnificent mountain 3,560ft - without breaking a sweat - with the Snowdonia railway. Options include walking up and down, walking one way and taking the train the other or return train trip… Weather permitting, trains run every day from mid March to the end of October. Visit the Snowdonia website here »

Glasfryn Park

For a fun filled family day out. Choose from Wakepark, karting, bowling, quads , kids zone, fishing and archery. Visit the Glasfryn website here »


One of Wales' premier visitor attractions, welcoming 250,000 visitors every year. This quirky village, made famous by the 70's thriller series, The Prisoner - With free parking, complimentary guided tours and audio visual show, six cafes and restaurants, half a dozen shops, gardens and beaches it is the perfect day out for all the family. Visit the Portmeirion website here »