Here is just a little taster of some of the great family & dog friendly attractions in Wales you can visit whilst in Conwy!
Dog friendly places to visit – Conwy Castle
A walled market town dominated by the impressive castle, steeped in history and full of charm! The castle itself is not pet friendly, however you can stroll along the small section castle walls high path for a whistle stop tour (although if you have a small pooch with you, be prepared to carry them in parts where the wooden slats are a tad wide apart for little paws)! The turrets of this foreboding castle can be seen before you even arrive in the town, and there are many historic houses from the Elizabethan period to be found.
Dog friendly places to visit – Conwy Quayside
An ideal place to visit as part of your dog friendly short break or dog friendly holiday in Wales. By the old quayside you may even spot the smallest house in the UK! The individual shops are quirky and interesting, you will almost certainly find something that catches your eye! Many of the pubs and cafes welcome dogs and children so there are plenty of places to stop and take five. Try the Liverpool Arms or maybe the Albion Pub, where you will find the warmest welcome for all the family – the dogs even have their own menu for lunch to choose from. The Groes Inn is well worth a short drive out – a lovely country pub with rustic charm.
Dog friendly places to visit – Conwy Water Gardens
For great days out nearby, make the 5 minute drive to visit Conwy Water gardens which is such a lovely family day out – especially if the sun is shining! The best bit is, it is dog friendly and free!! However, there is a donation box if you want to contribute to the upkeep of these beautiful gardens. Pretty & interesting nature trails, three lakes, a play park for the children & lovely little surprises along the way. Look out for the giant’s shoes! You will see all manner of wildlife, ducks, chickens, and there is even an aquatic centre where you will no doubt find Nemo! I hear the Dutch Pancake House is pretty special too!
Dog friendly places to visit – Aber Falls
Another great easy, dog friendly walk in North Wales is at Aber Falls, just a five minute drive off Junction 13 on the A55. A lovely, gentle walk with the incredible waterfall at the end of the walk which is reward itself! Easy to find, and there are plenty of places to park for free along the lane leading to the falls, You will also find public loos here too. We love finding things to do – especially when they are free! Two walks are signposted from the bridge – we took the ‘moderate’ walk which was actually very easy, with only a few steps for the first five minutes or so, then easy going for the rest of the walk, both walks are just under three miles long however the ‘easy’ route is accessible for visitors with pushchairs or those who find steps a struggle.
Dog friendly places to visit – Bodnant Gardens
Discover the stunning plant collections of all colours and shapes in this 80 acre garden above the River Conwy. The garden is separated into two sections, one is known as ‘The Dell’ where you will find the wild garden. The other is the Upper Garden set around Bodnant Hall. The Laburnum Arch is simply stunning! Now, the ‘dog friendly’ rules here are a tad complicated, but the good news is that you CAN visit with your dog! One of the very few dog friendly places to visit in North Wales that cater for pooches. During the months of May, June, July and August, dogs are permitted on Wednesdays only between 5pm – 8pm. During November, December, January & February, dogs are welcome all day every day! We recommend you call Bodnant on 01492 650460 before visiting to check the dog access times and dates have not changed.
We have some fabulous dog friendly cottages in North Wales, particularly in and around Conwy.