Penmaenmawr is a town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, which was formerly in the parish of Dwygyfylchi. It lies on the North Wales coast between Conwy and Llanfairfechan and was an important quarrying town, though this industry is no longer a major employer. The population was 3,857 in 2001.
It was named after Penmaenmawr mountain, which stands above the sea immediately west of the town. Much of its formerly rounded top (with an old hill-fort) has been quarried away, leaving the present-day lower flat top.
The town was bypassed by the A55 Expressway in the 1980s, losing its old Edwardian period promenade in the process, which was largely replaced by a modern one. Penmaenmawr is noted for its spectacular mountain and coastal walks. Nearby are the popular attractions of Bwlch Sychnant (Sychnant Pass) and Mynydd y Dref, and the town also lies partly within Eryri, the Snowdonia National Park.
Local authority: Conwy Council
OS Grid Reference: SH715765
Conwy Castle Visitor Centre
Phone 01492 592248
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This hotel features boutique style rooms with Spanish oak furniture, a coastal dining inn offering a wide variety of real ales, and locally-sourced food in North Wales. Details...
Min-y-Don Guest House is located on the promenade at Llanfairfechan. There is free parking and free Wi-Fi access is available. Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a patio. Details...
In the foothills of the Snowdonia National Park, this Edwardian country house boasts beautiful rooms, a candlelit restaurant and superb leisure facilities including an indoor heated pool. Details...
Located in the lower slopes of the Carneddau Mountains, YHA Rowen is a traditional stone farmhouse in the Conwy Valley with stunning views of open countryside. Details...
Situated just 6 miles from the coast, Bed & Breakfast Coed Mawr is located in the small village of Rowen. Offering free WiFi access and free private parking, the market town of Conwy is 11 minutes' drive away and Conwy Castle is 4.2 miles away. Details...
Nestled in the foothills of the Snowdonia National Park, Gwern Borter Manor bed and breakfast is located in Conwy Valley. It offers free WiFi access and free parking. Details...
5 Cae Glas is a terraced cottage in Dwygyfylchi, four miles from Conwy. The cottage has a king-size double and a twin, along with a family bathroom. Details...
Y Bedol is a welcoming, second floor apartment set in the small village of Capelulo, 1.5 miles from Penmaenmawr and 3 miles from Conwy. With two bedrooms including one double and a twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request), this cottage can sleep four people. Details...
Y Caban is a delightful, detached pine lodge located on the owner?s 35-acre smallholding in a woodland glen in Llechwedd near Conwy. The property offers a double room, a twin room and a shower room, which uses solar panels to heat the water, supplied from a nearby spring. Details...
Boasting exposed beams and a mezzanine bedroom, the property is full of character and offers spacious accommodation for two people. The patio to the rear allows you to soak up the views of the three acres in which the cottage is situated, whilst a wood-burning stove can transform the cottage into a cosy nest in the winter months.. Details...
Oakwood Stables is a delightful, detached cottage situated adjacent to the owner's home, in a tranquil countryside location, 1.5 miles from Conwy. Set entirely over the ground floor, this cottage contains a king-size double bedroom with single sofa bed and French doors, a contemporary shower room, and a spacious, open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburner and French doors. Details...
Mountain View is a modern, semi-detached cottage set one mile from the town of Conwy. With three bedrooms; two doubles, one with an en-suite double shower room and one single, as well as a further family bathroom, this cottage can sleep up to five people. Details...