With its unique combination of Victorian character and Edwardian elegance, Llandudno is admitted to be Wales' premier holiday resort - the Queen of Welsh resorts, and remains unspoiled by the passing of time making it the perfect location for that memorable family holiday, short break or day trip.
Explore Great Orme
Thousands of holidaymakers climb up the Great Orme to see the thrilling views from the summit. There is plenty to explore around the Orme. Take the Victorian tramway (it celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2002) to the top. Here you will find Gift & Curio Shops, Amusements, Themed restaurant & cafeteria, Randolph Turpin's Bar, Olde Victorian Picture House, Rocky Pines adventure Golf!
The 4000 year old Great Orme Mines display depicting life and times in the Bronze Age, archaeological finds and artefacts.
Don't miss the opportunity to experience Cable Cars rides, which is the longest cable car lift ride in Great Britain, rises to a height of 651ft above sea level at the summit of Great Orme.
For those who love even more activities Ski Slope and Toboggan Run are a must. It was created near the Happy Valley in 1986. 'Ski Llandudno' is of national importance to the sport, as the Artificial Ski Championships are held here each year.
The views will always take your breath away - all the way to the Isle of Man and the Lake District. Enjoy stunning panoramic views across the sea to Anglesey and Snowdonia. Happy Valley gardens slope up the side of the Great Orme, with views down over the pier and Llandudno Bay. Paths cross through between the small pools, shrubs, flowers and trees of the more formal gardens, which are surrounded by the woods and grassland of the Great Orme. Haulfre Gardens follow a path which stretches from Llandudno's West Shore, over part of the Great Orme and down into the old town at its North Shore. Great Orme Country Park is rich and varied in its terrain and wildlife.
Llandudno Pier & Promenade
The town boasts two significant beaches - the North Shore and the West Shore. The North Shore is backed by an imposing crescent of large Victorian hotels, with its graceful pier - one of the longest in Britain. The attractions' range includes boats trips, donkey rides, well known Punch and Judy shows, bands on the prom, and a whole host of summer events and activities. So much fun for everyone and ideal for family holidays.
Just at the end of the Promenade by the Little Orme you will see Bodafon Park - the Farm Park and Bird Centre will appeal to all ages all year round. The farm is involved in an owl breeding programme and you can get as close as you dare to native and foreign species of owls and birds of prey. There is so much to experience in the fields and paddocks, the tractor and trailer rides around the farm will make sure you see everything!
Compared with the Great Orme, the Little Orme, has seen relatively little development although there was significant limestone quarrying on the eastern side until recently. The Little Orme presents excellent opportunities for walking with more gorgeous views and a world of natural wonder, and its cliffs are a major challenge to experienced climbers.
The West Shore
The West shore is quieter, offering sandy shoreline backed by sand dunes, with breathtaking views westwards along the coast towards the Isle of Anglesey and Puffin Island.
Explore the Town
Llandudno is the resort where the real Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland spent her childhood summers. The Alice in Wonderland Centre in Trinity Square in the centre of Llandudno invites to relive Alice 's adventures, walking through Wonderland Rabbit Hole with life-sized animated displays of some of the most colourful and well known scenes from the Alice story - an enchanting experience for all ages. Llandudno is famous for its annual three-day carnival Victorian Extravaganza: a daily parade of participating vehicles, brass bands and carnival troops through the town streets and via the promenade. The Llandudno Festival brings music, literature and more to a range of venues around Llandudno, Conwy and Colwyn Bay each July.
For those who love Victorian and Edwardian elegance, Llandudno is a paradise of living history, with its beautifully preserved seafront, hotels and arcaded shopping parades. The Oriel Mostyn Gallery attracts visitors with its many famous works of art, sculpture and photography. The Llandudno Museum and the Home Front Experience are essential places to visit.
The attractive Victoria Shopping Centre reveals a tremendous choice famous high street shops. Browse for antiques or buy local crafts and specialities, in Llandudno's famously elegant Victorian shopping arcades. You might discover some very interesting and unusual shops here. Need a rest? There is a wide choice of cafes and restaurants for every taste.
The North Wales Theatre on Central Promenade has quickly established itself as the leading theatre in the area and offer a variety of quality entertainment throughout the year.
This just gives you an idea how much of various
activities you can experience while visiting Llandudno and its surrounding areas.
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