Welsh Mountain Zoo
“Panoramic views and breath-taking scenery at this caring conservation zoo” - AA Inspector
COLWYN BAY, CONWY
Set high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breath-taking scenery, this caring conservation zoo is set among beautiful gardens. Among the animals are many rare and endangered species, and there are daily shows which include Penguins Parade, Chimp Encounter, Sealion Feeding and Bird shows. Various events throughout the year.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Hilltop site with slopes, steps & narrow paths, approx 70% of exhibits are viewable by wheelchair
- Facilities: Wheelchairs for hire, ramps in some areas
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year daily, Apr-Oct 9.30-6 (last admission 4.45); Nov-Mar 9.30-5 (last admission 3.45). Closed 25 Dec
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About the area
The majority of the population of Conwy lives along its picturesque coastline, while a third of the county falls within jaw-dropping landscape of the Snowdonia National Park. The town of Conwy, which takes its name from the county (which in turn was named after the river that runs through it), is undoubtedly one of the great treasures of Wales.
Three fine bridges – Thomas Telford’s magnificent suspension bridge of 1822, Robert Stephenson’s tubular railway bridge, and a newer crossing – all stretch over the estuary beneath the castle, allowing both road and the railway into this medieval World Heritage Site. Pride of place goes to the castle, dating back to 1287.
Conwy is the most complete walled town in Britain, with walls measuring an impressive six feet in thickness and 35 feet in height. The walkway along the top offers splendid over-the-rooftop views of the castle, the estuary and the rocky knolls of nearby village of Deganwy. At the wall’s end, steps descend to the quayside where fishermen sort their nets and squawking seagulls steal scraps.
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