Attractions in Llandudno

Llandudno is a traditional seaside town with a fabulous beach, promenade and pier, many restaurants, bars, pubs, tea rooms and ice-cream parlours.

But Llandudno stands out from the crowd of holiday resorts having kept its Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour.

With the advent of cheap flights many of the traditional British seaside resorts lost out in the headlong rush to the mediterranean. However Llandudno Town Council with support from hoteliers have jealously guarded the Victorian feel to their town and have been rewarded for their efforts. Don’t even think about putting an ice cream kiosk on the promenade or a fish and chip shop on the sea front !

There is always controversy whenever anything new is proposed, and they could leave themselves open to being called old fuddy duddies – but time seems to have proved them right. Whereas many resorts are in decline Llandudno is still preening herself as the “Queen of Welsh Resorts”.

But don’t get me wrong there is still plenty to do in Llandudno. Indeed you could spend the holiday on the Great Orme and in the Great Orme Country Park alone, and not run out of things to do.

While staying in Llandudno you don’t need to travel far to enjoy Llandudno’s many attractions. Indeed within a one mile radius you have the opportunity to ride the Victorian Tramway, take the Cable Car, stroll the magnificent Pier, play a round of golf, ride your mountain bikes on great trails, have a cup of tea at the summit cafe, visit Europe’s most important Bronze Age Mine, swim on one of Wales most popular beaches, take a beach donkey ride, drive the spectacular Marine Drive, visit the Great Orme Nature Reserve with its abundant wildlife, sample rock climbing, visit Happy Valley and either go tobogganing or try your hand on the dry ski slope, take a boat trip around the bay, fish for sea bass and mackerel, visit two museums / art galleries, watch international stars at North Wales top theatre, or simply relax in a deck chair on Llandudno Promenade.

Phew ! Yes all that within a one mile raius of the centre of Llandudno.

Widen your horizons to 10 miles and the Rhiwledyn Reserve at the Little Orme comes into range, as does the RSPB Reserve at Glan Conwy, Bodafan Farm Park at Craig y Don, the Welsh Mountain Zoo at Colwyn Bay, the medieval Walled Town of Conwy and Conwy Castle, the world famous Bodnant Gardens and many more attractions in the beautiful Conwy Valley, and last but not least the jewel in the crown of North Wales, the Snowdonia National Park.