Llandudno Queen of Welsh Resorts
Llandudno sits nestled between the headlands of the Little Orme and the Great Orme. With the Irish Sea at one side, and the estuary of the river Conwy on the other, you can walk across town from miles of golden sandy beaches, with dunes to explore and the chance to land-yacht, wind surf or even try kite boarding, to pebble beaches, Punch and Judy and yes, even Donkey rides.
Explore, Discover, Enjoy!
Long before the pre-fabs of the 1950s, Llandudno could be described as a purpose built resort. Marshland was drained and developed by Lord Mostyn, a visionary and highly enthusiastic developer and entrepreneur, who began work to create a new town in 1857. Along with promenades, arcades and all good Victorian facilities, he built a new Church and a pier, following the Victorian tradition of including a folly or two whenever possible.
Llandudno now offers a magnificent mix of welcoming traditional pubs and restaurants, as well as eateries from all over Europe, meaning everyone is, quite literally, catered for. If you enjoy live shows, then the North Wales Theatre offers true seaside fare, as well as a broad range of top class music and culture. The Oriel Mostyn art gallery is renowned across Wales as one of the best in Britain, and there are numerous Castles and historic parks and houses all within an easy drive through beautiful countryside.
At the end of the 380m pier, you can look inland and see the beautiful and majestic mountains of Snowdonia. Take a trip up the Great Orme and you can visit the enthralling Bronze-age copper mines, where entire families would live, and sometimes die whilst taking part in what was probably the very first organised industry in Britain.
Because of the beauty and magnificence of its’ surrounds, it’s no surprise that Llandudno welcomes visitors from all over the World, all year round.
Things To Do In Llandudno
Choose From Two Beaches to Visit
How many seaside towns do you visit where there is a choice of two wonderful beaches. The Victorian promenade also called the North Shore provides a great place to stroll and take in the scenery. The naturally beautiful West Shore has sand hills and rugged walks to enjoy, the sunsets here in the evening can be stunning.
Ride A Real Victorian Tram
The Great Orme Tramway is Britain’s only cable-hauled public road tramway. The Tramway climbs a mile (1500m) high up the Great Orme Country Park and Nature Reserve with the unique journey beginning at Victoria Station then climbing to the Halfway Station exhibition, where you can discover the history Victorian engineering.
Visit Venue Cymru
Venue Cymru is a theatre, conference centre and arena in Llandudno, Conwy county, North Wales. Formerly known as the Aberconwy Centre and the North Wales Theatre and Conference Centre, it is now a large arts, conference and events venue. More recently it has become a great place for live music events.
So Many Places to Eat Good Food
Llandudno and the surrounding county of Conwy has a fantastic array of delightful cafes, wonderful Bistros and award winning restaurants. The location means that there is also a great supply of locally sourced fresh produce, the best starting point for any recipie.