Llandudno is the largest town on the North Wales coastline. It is located between Bangor and Rhyl, home to many different attractions and views and is set between two beaches with a mountainous backdrop.
The popular seaside resort of Llandudno has kept the elegance from its Victorian and Edwardian eras, but it has successfully developed many new modern attractions, such as the Parc Llandudno development, being home to many high street favourites like New Look, Boots, Costa Coffee, Debenhams and BHS, and the Venue Cymru, a large theatre which holds many events, including dramas, theatrical entertainments an, operas and concerts.
The Llandudno high street is often buzzing with life, especially on the summer weekends and bank holidays. It is a very popular location with tourists who enjoy visiting the town and North Wales for the day. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Llandudno, lots of fish and chip shops, restaurants, cafes, fast food outlets and coffee shops, such as Caffe Nero. Llandudno also has a Waterstones, which includes an upstairs cafe where visitors can read with some coffee and cake. The high street also has many popular shops worth visiting, such as HMV, Game and WHSmith.
Llandudno has a large indoor shopping centre, which has a range of popular shops, such as Thornton’s, Mainframe and Store 21. There are also many ideal places to buy gifts and souvenirs within the centre.
The largest industry in North Wales is tourism; Llandudno is no exception, with many hotels and accommodation throughout the area; mostly along the North Coast overlooking Llandudno bay including the magnificent Somerset Llandudno Hotel. Llandudno also has many other places worth visiting, the original tourist attraction was the Great Orme, which now has a tramway and cable cars to the top; offering spectacular views of the area and Snowdonia National Park.
The Great Orme is also home to the largest Bronze Age copper mine, which has a self guided tour and visitor centre and is still of interest to many cavers, archaeologists and geologists. Llandudno is also home to a large indoor skiing slope, which is popular with skiing enthusiasts and is of national importance as the Artificial Ski Championships are held there.
Llandudno also has a Victorian Extravaganza in May each year over the bank holiday weekend, which includes a parade, fair rides and many stools selling typical fair goods.
Llandudno is within driving distance of Snowdonia National Park, which is home to the highest mountain in England and Wales. The landscape surrounding Llandudno is very rural and is home to many other popular towns and villages.
Another favourite location near Llandudno is Conwy, a famous walled town home to Conwy Castle. The town is only a ten minute drive from Llandudno.