Llandudno is situated on the North Wales Coast it is a charming town and seaside resort dating from Victorian times located between the Great Orme and Little Orme headlands. During the 19th century Edward Mostyn who was himself a landowner began developing the land, to make a sea-side resort
; sea-bathing was becoming more popular at the time.
The Oriel Mostyn Art Gallery is this regions most important contemporary art gallery. Hosting temporary and permanent displays with collections and works by renowned international artists.
The Alice in Wonderland Visitor Centre will entertain and enchant the children, Alice Liddell spent her summer holidays in Llandudno and was the inspiration for the Alice in Wonderland books; this makes a fun visitor attraction for all ages!
A visit to the 12th century St. Tudno church might interest you, the church has some old features including a 12th century font. There are open air Sunday morning services held in the church yard during the summer.
There are hop on and off buses operating from June to September which enable you to visit various attractions, a guide will point out the places of interest you get some good views from the top of the bus.
Llandudno Museum gives an insight into the town’s history and is worth visiting if you have the time.
Llandudno has two great beaches; the North Beach with its hotels is a sand and shingle beach very popular, suitable for families, with donkey rides and entertainment in the holiday season. This is the livelier of the two beaches and it has a delightful wide promenade.
You can take a boat trip around the Great Orme if you are visiting here in the summer months. Fishing trips can also be arranged from here if that is your preferred pastime. The West Shore beach area is much quieter but has some wonderful views.
On the central promenade you will see the North Wales Theatre which offers a varied programme of entertainment including live music and concerts. You should contact the Tourist Information Office on 01492 876413 who should be able to help you.
If you need to do some shopping you will find a reasonable choice of shops to keep you occupied. The Victoria Shopping Centre has some popular high street shops and you will find antique and speciality shops to browse around. There are plenty of cafes/restaurants for refreshments too.
Other enjoyable and interesting attractions
include the cable car or Alpine Cabin Lift which is located in the Happy Valley Gardens and takes visitors on a mile long journey to the summit of the Great Orme, great views! You can spend some time in the park enjoying the gardens. You may prefer to take a ride on the Victorian Tram to the top of the Great Orme whichever way you travel you will get to see some spectacular views.
A visit to the Great Orme Mine is recommended a great experience for all the family you will walk through the tunnels which were mined over 3000 years ago you get a sense of what our ancestors had to go through while searching for the copper.
Llandudno is a lovely seaside resort with accommodation choices to suit most everyone and is worth considering for a short holiday break, its location makes it ideal for touring Snowdonia and for seeing more of North Wales.