North Wales.

What to see and do.

Ty Derw is situated in the beautiful Vale of Clwyd which is a haven for walkers and mountain bikers.

The Clwydian Range overlooks Ty Derw and very close by is the Clocaenog Forest and the lakes at Brenig and Alwen. These too are outstanding walking and mountain biking areas. We can advise on walks and rides from very easy to strenuous.


Llandudno retains its delightful Victorian and Edwardian elegance. The town has a sweeping bay and lovely Victorian pier with the backdrop of the Great Orme mountain and its unique cable tramway to the summit.There is a good variety of shops and some excellent restaurants.


Conwy is probably the most photographed town in North Wales with its pretty fishing port overlooked by the magnificent Castle which is worth a visit at any time of the year.

The town itself has some unique architecture, the ‘must visit’ places being Aberconwy House which dates from the early 15th century. Plas Mawr which dates from 1576 which has been subject to very sympathetic restoration and on the quayside is Britain’s smallest house!

A drive from Conwy affords outstanding views up either side of the Conwy valley. The renowned Bodnant Gardens are 5 miles from Conwy and are well worth the stop. There is a café and small garden centre adjacent to the gardens whilst one mile further up the valley is the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre which has a café, farm shop and the Hayloft restaurant.



Continuing up the valley is the market town of Llanrwst with its unique 17th century stone bridge and in Autumn the most photographed tea rooms in Britain. An ideal stop for afternoon tea?

At the head of the valley is the small town of Betwys Y Coed. From here there is a variety of routes.

Turn right on the old coach road now the A5 and marvel at the superb scenery of Snowdonia – another haven for walkers and for those who want to experience the easier way to the summit then the Snowdon Mountain Railway departs from Llanberis daily.

Straight on leads to the coast and the unique Italianate village of Portmeiron which was designed by Sir Clough William-Ellis and is also home to the world famous Portmeiron Pottery.



Llangollen has many attractions for the visitor and the very scenic drive from Ty Derw and over the Horseshoe Pass is delightful. The Llangollen Steam Railway remains ever popular and the views up the valley of the River Dee change at every corner.

If you wish to ‘cross the border’ then the Roman city of Chester is only 40 minutes from Ty Derw and provides an excellent day out with its Cathedral, unique Rows shopping as well as the Roman walls and settlement sites.

And by way of contrast, for the serious shopper there is the Cheshire Oaks Village Outlet with over 145 boutique shops as well as a variety of restaurants and cafés.

Cheshire Oaks is still the UK’s largest Designer Outlet.



Llanychan, near Ruthin,

Vale of Clwyd,

North Wales LL15 1 UF.

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