"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Penmaenmawr

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

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Things to see and do in and around Penmaenmawr

  • Conwy Treasure Trail
  • Conwy Aquatic Centre and Coarse Fishery
  • Royal Cambrian Academy
  • Parc-Y-Glyn Rare Breeds Farm
  • Conwy Castle
  • Aberconwy House
  • Teapot World
  • Conwy Suspension Bridge
  • Llandudno Junction Leisure Centre

Tourist Information

Conwy
Conwy Castle Visitor Centre
Conwy Castle
Wales
LL32 8LD

Phone 01492 592248
Email conwytic@conwy.gov.uk

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Weather

Forecast for Saturday 16 December

06:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 6mph.
NW
Pressure 1018
Humidity 75%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 80%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 6mph.
WNW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 92%
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12:00


Chance of rain 53%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 7mph.
WNW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 90%
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15:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
WNW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 87%
UV Index
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18:00


Chance of rain 47%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
WNW
Pressure 1022
Humidity 90%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
W
Pressure 1022
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
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