From local produce to designer brands, North Wales has it all when it comes to shopping. Not only can you shop until you drop, but with plenty of cafes and restaurants you can make a day out of your shopping trip.
Betws-y-Coed offers some great opportunities, from traditional Welsh crafts and gift ideas to art galleries and a fantastic choice of outdoor gear shops for walkers, bikers and climbers. You’ll also find a Post Office and a good choice of newsagents and general stores for your day to day requirements.
Conwy has a quirky range of independent shops offering unusual and distinctive products. Don’t leave without a trip to the Potters’ Gallery in Conwy which showcases the work of 20 regional crafts-folk.
There is a Craft Cymru store in Conwy and Betws y Coed to bring you a genuine flavour of Wales. Here you will find a wide selection of clothing for all occasions and the perfect place to browse through a beautiful selection of authentic Welsh gifts and souvenirs second to none.
A visit to Trefriw Woollen Mill in the Conwy Valley offers a chance to buy genuinely local products including Welsh cloth, flannel and tapestries.
Bodnant garden sells specialist Bodnant Garden plants grown in their own nurseries as well as garden furniture and accessories and many unusual gifts, cards and North Wales photos. Craft workshops and a cafe on site.
North Wales boasts two of the best award-winning farm shops. The Rhug Estate Organic Farm shop in Corwen sells over 2000 products from organic meat to artisan Welsh cheese and hampers.
The Bodnant Welsh Food Centre is housed in a beautiful stone-built farm in the foothills of Snowdonia where you could buy and eat the very best Welsh food products – and even see it being carefully crafted by experts. The National Beekeeping Centre of Wales is also based in the courtyard and the byre, where Bodnant’s cattle once munched on hay, now houses what has to be one of Wales’ most picturesque tearooms.
Places To Eat in North Wales
Some of the most popular places to eat include:
Asha Balti House – Llanrwst
The Old Ship – Trefriw
Bistro Betws – Betws y Coed
The Royal Oak / Stables restaurant – Betws y Coed
The Bridge Restaurant and Bar 1815 at the Waterloo Hotel – Betws y Coed