Unfortunately I have some bad news regarding the Penmaenmawr forum. The account hosting it along with the servers for several major open source projects was destroyed with no notice and all back ups was not recoverable. I will be placing a new Forum soon as possible but the old forum posts have been lost (old members will have to create new accounts). We are so sorry about this and are upset for the loss of amazing oral history it had gathered over the years.

Hidden Treasures

As a new visitor to North Wales or a veteran of the Welsh countryside there is something for everyone within this beautiful land.  Nesting amongst Mountains and the Sea, Penmaenmawr can be located between Llanfairfechan and the historical town of Conwy. For those of you that are not aware of Penmaenmawr, you will be unaware of its hidden treasures, when you first arrive you will have either come off the A55 or you will have travelled from the direction of Conwy, over the breathtaking mountains of the Sychnant Pass which form part of Snowdonia National Park which will have given you a taste of what is on offer. It is worth looking at the History of this quarrying village in Penmaenmawr to give you an idea of why the Villages were created and how the Villages have developed over many years.

As a visitor to the area you will want to know what  Penmaenmawr and the villages around can offer you.



Wild horses can be found within the Sychnant Pass, In May you could see the mares giving birth to their young.  Various bird life can be spotted in this area in addition to the usual, we have Buzzards, Hawks, Kestrels, Owls, Herons, Bats etc.

The Great Orme in Llandudno isn’t the only place you will find Goats – looking across the mountains you may see a few.  Also hidden among the Mountains you could partake in trout fishing

If you visit Penmaenmawr in April you could also get the opportunity to see Dolphins leaping from the sea on their way out to the Menai straights, this is absolutely awe inspiring, to see them in their natural habitat.


This can take many forms, from sitting in flowered gardens or even the local park, at one of the local hotels  or bed & breakfasts reading a book. We have a number of good pubs and restaurants within Penmaenmawr and Dwygyfylchi that should be able to cater for most people. Dwygyfylchi PhotoTaking a gentle evening stroll along the soft sandy beaches, looking out over the clear blue sea to Puffin Ireland and Anglesey and watching some of the most breathtaking sunsets.  Our beach Now has been awarded the Blue Flag.

In the heart of the Village of Penmaenmawr some of the original features of the  old town still exist and this has many expanding and developing businesses.  However, since the A55 has bypassed the village the town the road is quieter from the busy road that was once used as the main route from Conwy to Holyhead.  Within the town we have a number of local village shops, businesses and places to eat which are well worth visiting.


Recently opened is a cycle path taking you along the picturesque coastal path from Conwy Marina along Dwygyfylchi and Penmaenmawr into Llanfairfechan. For those of you with slightly more extreme needs we obviously have the Mountains that you can travel through on Mountain bikes.


We have a sailing club in Penmaenmawr this can be found by driving into the town centre and following the sign posts to the Promenade.  We have a number of visitors to the village during the summer to take out there boats and jet skies etc. on a hot summers day you may be lucky to see a seal from Puffin Island.


Penmaenmawr Golf Course is as challenging in golf as it is stimulating in scenic beauty, Constructed in 1910, the course itself is equally magnificent. With three mountains surrounding as a back drop and the coastline in front,

TV documentary about Penmaenmawr

Part 2 of the video TV documentary about Penmaenmawr and its history, ITV Wales copyright