Llandudno

Llandudno

Quick Facts

Type: British Coastal Resort
Best Date to Visit: Jun -Sep
Expense: Fair
Things to Do: Roam
Points of Interest: Llandudno Pier, venue Cymru, Great Orme, Llandudno Ski and Snowboard centre, Great Orme Tramway, Llandudno Promanade
The Good: Incredible Atmosphere with a variety of things to see and do
The Bad: Can get very very busy at peak holiday times

Brief

Llandudno dubbed the Queen of Welsh resorts is a very popular coastal town north of Wales. Its famed for its preserved Victorian architecture and its 19th century built pier. It is also popular for its modern entertainment complex in the venue Cymru, the cable cars and trams taking visitors to a special view of the resort.

Can be quiet, can be busy.

I visited Llandudno during a trip roaming North Wales just post of our third covid lockdown. I was told the town was a peaceful place with easy going people and due to the time I was visiting (post covid) this is what I was expecting. However to my surprise, when I visited it was full of people. Maybe it was due to people roaming from the lockdown rules or just the fact that it was a incredibly nice warm day. Nonetheless it was busy and in my opinion good for local businesses to return from the lockdowns and make some money. I have been told though at particular dates the resort can be peaceful.

Bask in History

Llandudno’s charms with its preserved Victorian architecture and 19th century built pier. Including lots of traditional fair rides and games the pier is a nice place to stroll before, during and even after chilling on the beach. Another incredible stroll is through the beach and promenade.

The Beach

Probably the main aspect of Llandudno are its pebble beaches which spans around 2 miles. A nice location to sunbath, stroll or have a little picnic. Boat tours are also available if that is more your thing.

The Views of Natural Beauty

Many coastal resorts in Britain do not have the rock and hilly formations that give a great panoramic view of the resort, sea and town itself. However Llandudno has the Great Orme which gives 360 degrees of beautiful scenery whether the pier, the promenade, the sea and much more. To get up there is a treat in itself, there the obvious walk, cycle or drive. However much more exciting is the Llandudno cable car and the Great Orme Tramway both unique in its own way and boasts incredible views.

Winter Activity?

Missing a ski trip or you just want to try out the winter activities without the winter weather. Then Llandudno has just the thing for you. The Ski and Snowboard Centre is a year round ski slope facility where you are able to learn or brush up on your skills.

Points of Interest

Llandudno Promenade- A lovely walk along Victorian styled buildings

Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre- Snow, rain or shine this is a year round artificial ski and snowboard slope

Venue Cymru- A modern multiplex hosting theatre shows and conferences

Great Orme- Beautiful scenic headland overseeing the town

Llandudno Pier- 19th Century built pier complete with traditional fair rides, games and shops.

Great Orme Tramway- Britains only cable hauled tramway which travels on public road. The line travels through the scenic Great Orme.

Llandudno Cable Car- A unique picturesque cable car line that runs through the Great Orme

Conclusion

My short visit in the resort was nice and relaxing even with the crowds. It is a charming little town that has so much character. The old styled buildings are a sight to see and the fact that there was plenty to do rather than to just lay on the beach is a huge plus.

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