Snowdonia is the best of the best of British tourism, and our beautiful hotel in Conwy is situated well within the region of Snowdonia. With a small amount of distance between us and the beautiful Conwy Estuary, as well as so many other attractions, we feel truly honoured to be here – with (what we believe!) are the very best views you can get in the whole of the UK, in a building as historic and as because as our handsome inn.
It seems we’re not alone in that thought. We see very many people every year looking for quality Surf Snowdonia accommodation as well as a stay at a luxury, but dog-friendly hotel, and we’re very happy to see visitors even in the winter. Essentially, for us at the Groes Inn, it never stops!
We’re open all year through the fact that the Snowdonia region draws in so very many visitors, and we’re very grateful for the opportunity to show off our beautiful Inn, as well as its fantastic restaurant in Conwy.
Saying that, we’ve always wondered something.
We’ve always been car crazy at the Groes Inn, and we’ve always wondered what happens to be the best route to take to get the best of the best of Snowdonia in a single day?
The answer would be that it varies, depending on who you talk to.
For instance, lots of our staff seem to agree on certain routes and argue against others, and it became quite a subject of discussion within the Groes Inn about the optimal plan.
For all intents and purposes, the plan was simple: to leave the Groes Inn by 9am, squeeze in the most attractions, plus the most scenic and enjoyable drives, plus get back to the Groes before 6pm, just in time to unwind and relax in our bar – with our selection of great ales and also take advantage of a good meal at our restaurant, which, just saying – happens to be one of the very best restaurants in Conwy, with visitors and locals alike flocking to our doors.
Starting from the Groes Inn, back roads are easily accessible to get to the charming village of Betws y Coed. Continue on to Capel Curig, and take advantage of the pretty drive through to the town of Beddgelert. (we recommend a visit to Gelert’s Grave in particular!)
The Groes Inn is central enough to return to for a good spot of lunch, and from there we recommend a jaunt to Porthmadog and the town of Portmeirion is always a treat. Pay close attention to anyone traveling with you and their reaction if they haven’t visited this town before! Of course, around this neck of the woods are the historic Harlech Castle and Criccieth Castle.
A walk around Borth y Gest is always a treat, and Plas Brondanw Garden is spectacular at this time of year. Furthermore, the steam trains at Blaenau Ffestiniog are always a knockout – especially if there are children traveling with you. We’re then accessible again through a pretty drive through Rhyd, which should get you back with us by 6 pm.
After your grand adventure on the road, sit back and relax at the Groes Inn, and choose from either our bar or our restaurant menu. We’ve got more than enough great to eat treats in order to ensure full stomachs to follow your route along Snowdonia in a day.