With the leaves turning golden and a festive buzz in the air, autumn is one of our favourite seasons. 

Here are a few reasons why you should book yourself an autumn adventure in Conwy.

1. Autumn’s cooler temperatures are perfect for cycling

Bright autumn days are perfect for getting out and about on your bike. From coastal to cross-country, North Wales has plenty of enticing routes. The one that’s got the bike brigade really excited is Traws Eryri, a new trans-Snowdonia trail. Bring your own hardtail mountain bike, or hire one locally, and let the adventure begin. 

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2. Watch the wildlife on coast and countryside walks!

As you stroll through the woods and open countryside, you’ll see berries in the hedgerows and toadstools peeping though the leaves. Songbirds are trilling after their late summer lull, and at RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve, seasonal migrants such as wigeons and teals start to arrive. Stride along the Conwy section of the Wales Coast Path, and you may be lucky enough to see a seal pup. Grey seals breed in North Wales every year.

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3. That’s entertainment!

Pop, comedy, opera, drama, dance… they’re all on the bill at Venue Cymru, North Wales’s biggest entertainment and arts venue. 

The biggest? Oh yes it is! (during the winter season there’s panto too).. 

Autumn is always a busy time of year for Theatr Colwyn in Colwyn Bay too, with a great range of entertainment, including blockbuster movies and family-friendly live shows.

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4. Conwy’s spookiest attractions come alive for Halloween

As Halloween draws closer, ghouls and ghosts start appearing in Conwy’s historic buildings. It’s all part of the fun. To join in, tackle The Mad Monk’s Chamber of Doom Escape Room at Conwy Castle, follow the Spooky Halloween trail at Plas Mawr, explore a creepy castle on an Escape Alive ghost tour or set off on a real-life Gwrych Castle Ghost Hunt. To really test your nerve, try dodging the terrifying zombie clowns on the rides at Zip World Betws-y-Coed’s Ffear Fforest – if you dare.

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5. If it’s chilly, you can warm up on yummy comfort food and drink

Ready to relax after a lovely long walk? It’s hard to beat a cosy gastropub with a roaring fire. Many of the best restaurants and pubs in Conwy offer game, mushrooms and autumn veggies at this time of year. In Llandudno, you can toast the season with something truly warming at Penderyn Distillery. Famous for its award-winning single malt Welsh whisky, Penderyn offers short tours and in-depth masterclasses, focused on the art and science of production.

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 6. You can watch fireworks on the beach

While many parts of the UK celebrate Bonfire Night on 5 November, in Llandudno there’s a twist. The famous Llandudno Fireworks Display takes place on North Shore Beach, which means that the date is determined by the tides. In 2023, weather permitting, it will be on Sunday 29 October. Expect to ooh and aah at every whoosh and bang.

There's also Colwyn Bay Bonfire and Fireworks Display on Friday 3 November and Abergele Fireworks Display on Saturday 4 November.

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7. Even though summer’s over, there are still loads of great places to stay

Conwy County is truly an all-season destination, with plenty of hotels, guest-houses, B&Bs and self-catering properties staying open throughout the year. If you fancy a cultural break with some museums, galleries and shopping thrown in, a townhouse hotel could be just the thing. But if snuggling up in the countryside is more your style, you’ll love Conwy’s cosy country cottages, where you can kick off your boots and feel at home.

Have you started the Christmas countdown? We have a range of festive gifts for all the family, or if you just fancy a gift for yourself.

Take a look at our Visit Conwy online shop.

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