Llandudno is a seaside resort town located in Conwy, North Wales, about 20 minutes from Snowdonia National Park. The town was specifically built as a mid Victorian era holiday destination and is accessible by Railway or by the A55 expressway which runs along the coast of North Wales.
Llandudno is the largest seaside resort in Wales and also encompasses several neighbouring townships, such as Craig-y-Don, Llanrhos and Penrhyn Bay.
Llandudno has many attractions including two beaches, the Victorian Llandudno Pier, the Great Orme and Happy Valley, the Venue Cymru and a bustling high street.
Llandudno has kept it Victorian and Edwardian style, despite being home to many modern shopping precincts like Parc Llandudno. It was originally a relatively uninhabited area, and the Great Orme offered a challenge to reach the top; the beautiful scenery was attracting many visitors and tourist. Eventually local businessmen decided to build a tram line to the top of the Great Orme which increased tourism to the area.
Llandudno is home to a 300 meter, dry ski slope. Ski Llandudno is popular with enthusiast and is of national importance as the Artificial Ski Championships are held there each year.
One of Llandudno’s main attractions is the copper mines, located beneath the Orme. Cavers, archaeologist and geologists have all taken an interest in the site, exploring deeper and deeper. Some of the tunnels date back to the Bronze Age, around 4,000 years ago.
Llandudno has featured the Welsh National Eisteddfod in 1864, 1896 and 1963 and has also hosted the Liverpool Olympic Festival in 1865 and 1866.
Llandudno is within driving distance of Snowdonia National Park, which is home to Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales. The landscape surrounding Llandudno is largely rural, with most of the main towns and villages lying along the coastline.
If you are going to be visiting Llandudno there are a wide range of wonderful Llandudno Hotels to stay at offering wonderful views over Llandudno Bay.