Llandudno is Wales’s largest seaside resort. Llandudno became very popular during the Victorian era and to this today continues to be one of one of Wales’s most popular tourist destinations.
Llandudno offers something for everyone. It is located between two prominent headlands: the Great Orme and the Little Orme. The Great Orme is a large limestone headland which can be explored via the unique 18th century Victorian tramway, by cable car which is the longest passenger cable car system in Britain, or by car which offers amazing views around Marine Drive. For the more energetic, there are some beautiful walks to the Great Orme summit. From the summit you can see the Irish Sea on one side and the estuary of the River Conwy on the other. It also offers stunning views over Llandudno. At the top of the Great Orme is a nine hole mini golf course, a café and further down the Great Orme is a dry ski slope and tobogganing.
One of Llandudno's most famous attractions is the Pier, which is a grade II listed building. It was built in 1878 and is 1,234 feet, the longest pier in Wales and the 5th longest in England. It is located on the North Shore at the far north end of the Victorian promenade which leads to the Great Orme. There are numerous attractions on the pier such as amusements, fairground rides, a children’s play area, sweet & confectionary kiosks, and it also has live entertainment through the summer months.
The North Shore links to the West Shore via Gloddaeth Avenue. West Shore is Llandudno’s “blue flag” beach and is a lot quieter than the North Shore. It is located on the estuary of the River Conwy, it has a children’s play area and numerous picnic sites for families to enjoy, as well as a beach café.
Other things to see and do in Llandudno include a visit to Bodafon Farm, a genuine working farm over-looking the sea. It has an array of working animals, rabbits for the children to cuddle, aviaries containing owls and tropical birds, children’s play areas and the Cartwheel Cafe. Bodafon Farm is truly a great place to spend a few hours or the whole day. For those that like to shop, Llandudno’s main high street has a wide collection of shops and Retail Parc includes all the latest high street shops.
Surrounding areas include Deganwy which is a coastal town with stunning views over the Conwy Quays Marina and Conwy Castle. Betwy-Y-Coed is a little further at about a 40 minute drive from Llandudno but definitely worth a visit. It is the main village of the Snowdonia National Park and offers mountains, deep forests, valleys, and cascading rivers. To the west lies the Isle of Anglesey, a lovely island easily accessible via the Britannia Bridge which crosses over the Menai Strait.Anglesey is renowned for its spectacular coastline and thriving towns including Holyhead which is the port town for travel across the Irish Sea to Dublin.
Llandudno offers a vast array of accommodation to suit all budgets. Click on the link to view one of the Finest Llandudno Hotels.