Things To Do
It’s always difficult to know what to tell our guests about the area, there’s so much to do. So we’re providing some information for you here with a brief idea of each site. But if you’d rather wait till you get here, we’ll be happy to chat to you about what’s available in our beautiful local area.
Built at the command of the eighth-century king of Mercia, Offa’s Dyke is Britain’s longest ancient monument, following the border between England and Wales. Found just above the hills at Pentre Mawr, this beautiful area is perfect for walkers.
Denbigh Castle and Denbigh’s town walls are a set of fortifications built to control the lordship of Denbigh after the conquest of Wales by King Edward I in 1282. Just a five minute drive into Denbigh will find you at the bottom of the steep walk up to the Castle.
A fascinating local tourist site, Ruthin Gaol is a Pentonville style prison just a ten minute drive from Pentre Mawr. Ruthin Gaol ceased to be a prison in 1916. The gaol has since been used as offices, the county archives, a town library and even a munitions factory. In 2004 the Gaol was extensively renovated and reopened as a museum. It has recently been the background of a number of TV dramas and films.
Bodnant Garden RHS
Beautiful world famous gardens in the Conwy Valley about 30 minutes away
The wonderful National Trust Castle in Gwynedd is fully furnished and until 70 years ago was lived in by the Pennant family. The Art Gallery and tea rooms are not to be missed.
The Original home of the Marquis of Anglesey. A must see is the Whistler Mural in the dining room.
Great Orme Mines
Copper mines on the a mountain just outside of Llandudno.
Another Edward I castle, Conwy Castle is a World Heritage site and a medieval walled town on the mouth of the Conwy river.
Of all the Castles, this is the one everyone goes to see as it’s the site of the investiture of HRH The Prince of Wales and holds the museum of the Welsh Fusileers
The Zip Wire
The nearest thing to flying Zip World Velocity, Bethesda, is the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. This adventure takes you on the Little Zipper to build your confidence before you journey up the quarry on their famous red trucks.Take in the stunning views from the Big Top of Velocity, out towards Anglesey with views of the Isle of Man on a clear day! You will then descend down the Big Zipper over the quarry lake often reaching speeds well in excess of 100mph
Bring out your inner James Bond and Lara Croft as Bounce Below re-opens bigger, better and bouncier than ever. . The breath-taking site, in a former slate mine in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales, lets you play, slide, roll, jump and bounce from net to net in a cavern the size of a cathedral. Following a massive refurbishment, the Bounce Below experience now offers four new industrial slides, the height of two double decker buses and six new levels of bouncing fun, giving underground adventurers 400 additional square metres to explore. Visitors enter a network of enormous caverns hidden underground, once home to a working Victorian mine, and now brought back to life as the only subterranean playground of its kind, offering a unique adventure in a beautiful and historic location.
We recently had Richard and Emma from Spheremania stay with us. Fantastic fun people who run the daft extreme activity sport of Sphere Riding. The concept is simple, two people wearing full body harnesses are attached inside the Sphere, then rolled down a hill at up to 30mph. Harness Sphereing is not for the faint-hearted and could not be described as a gentle ride! More importantly though it’ll be the most fun and biggest adrenaline rush you may ever experience. It’s not far from here. For more information go to their web site or better yet give Richard a ring 07966 535162, he’ll give you all the low down and sort out your booking for you. If your daft enough to go Glamping, you’re daft enough to do this.
We’re delighted to be able to offer a superb falconry experience at Pentre Mawr. What could be better when walking the 200 acres of Pentre than to be accompanied by your very own hawk? During your experience you’ll be introduced to your hawk, learn how to handle her and then take her straight out flying. Whilst out for a stroll you’ll discover some of the art and history of falconry as your hawk follows along demonstrating her aerobatic skills. She won’t let you get lost, she’ll be checking in frequently by landing on your gloved hand. If walking isn’t your thing, you can stay put and enjoy the whole encounter while the hawk does all the hard work. No previous experience is needed, your hawk will bring along an assistant who will guide you through the encounter.This is a personal experience, just for you. Your booking won’t be shared with another group. Your hawk wants you to get the best from your encounter. Please contact Rich on 07704 366244 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book an extraordinary experience you’ll remember forever.
We’ve recently been asked about guided walking…..the strutting out kind. So we’d like to recommend Joe Cooper, he’s a local chap. He loves the outdoors and has a passion for health and fitness – so he is at his happiest when he’s walking, running or cycling in rural North Wales. He’s just the chap to get you out on Offa Dyke on a guide walk and you can come back and relax in your hot tub with a glass of wine, knowing you’ve earn it!
There are so many great golf courses within an hours drive of the house, we provided a separate page for you with contact details and web sites where available.
Narrow Gauge Railways
Wales is known for it’s steam railways LLangollen Railway Take a trip back in time and experience the beautiful Dee Valley by heritage train. LLangollen Wharf Fancy a canal boat ride over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct built by Thomas Telford or a horse drawn ride along the lazy waterways in Llangollen.
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Unfortunately we can’t supply a real safari experience but we’re lucky enough to have the Welsh Mountain Zoo about 30 minutes away.
A fabulous Zoo with a great conservation history and wonderful breeding programme and beautiful garden……….and who said you could have a safari experience at Pentre Mawr Country House
Loggerhead Country Park
This a super country park with long walks by the river and up into the woods…great for our four legged friends and a tea rooms or pub at the end of the walk…..whichever you fancy.
Snowdonia National Park
World renown National Park centred around Mount Snowdon.
A must see after great rains… not that it ever rains in Wales!!!
North Wales Theatre
LLandudno theatre 40 minutes away
Mold is just 20 minutes from Pentre and is our closest theatre. It has some great shows regularly playing, and worth checking out their website for What’s On.
We’re lucky enough to have a cinema complex at both Llandudno junction, and Broughton Shopping Centre, both 30 minutes from the house.