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I live just near Llandudno in North Wales, in the smaller town of Conwy. But I frequently go out to Llandudno to do my shopping and just generally walk around. I love that although it is a seaside town it isn't like some which have arcades every 2nd shop. It has a little bit more class than some seaside towns but it still has the fun seaside feel.
Things to Do
Go up the Orme by cable car and see the most amazing views. Beware though the cable car only runs in good weather, if there is wind they shut down. You can also use the tram, which is a nice vintage way to see the roads up the Orme. If you prefer you can pay a toll and drive the scenic route up the Orme yourself by Marine Drive. However, the cafe at the top of the Orme is abysmal, and I refuse to eat there, perhaps bring your own food or eat in Llandudno first. At the top of the Orme is mini golf, which isn't top of the range, but is a fun hour or so for the family to enjoy.
While up the Orme, perhaps visit the Great Orme copper mines, take a tour through the old mines and learn a bit of history too.
Go skiing at the Llandudno Ski centre, or even go tubing or tobogganing, it does get busy so if you have a big party remember to book ahead.
Go visit the famous Llandudno pier, there is plenty for children to do - slides, rides and ice cream and if you fancy a trip on a speedboat you can get on one near the pier and have the most exhilarating ride. There is also fishing for the adults and donkey rides during summer on the beach for the children to enjoy.
On West Shore there is a duck pounds and play area and a lovely beach to play on.
To experience a bit of culture, go visit the Llandudno museum or the home front experience where you can learn about life during the war and sit in an Anderson Shelter while you hear the (fake) bombs overhead.
A bit farther afield in Colwyn Bay is the Welsh Mountain Zoo, a relatively small zoo, but very sweet and lots of fun things to see a do.
I love nothing more than going out for a coffee and a cake. But since I am allergic to milk, the places I can go for my weekly coffee are very limited. There are four that make reasonable soya milk coffees.
Coffee Culture is a little coffee shop above Waterstones. It serves soya milk coffee, but no dairy free cakes. The coffee is reasonable, but can be a bit sweet if you ask for syrup.
Costa Coffee serves nice tasting coffee, but I don't like the actual coffee shop, it's always so busy and there is no where nice to sit and relax. Also there is nothing I can eat at all there.
Newly opened is Cafe Nero. I decided to try this out the other day and I really enjoyed it, the coffee wasn't too bitter and was smooth and tasted nice, the latte had plenty of foam and there are lots of nice places to sit upstairs. And some of the sandwiches are dairy free, which is always good if .I'm hungry
Badgers in the Victoria Centre is perhaps one of the nicest coffee shops in Llandudno. It's not dairy free and it is expensive, but I love the specialist coffees with cream, and the cakes are to die for. Treat yourself to a cream bun or a homemade crumpet and feel truly extravagant as the waitresses dressed in their Victoria clothes serve you.
The Hambone is a very popular sandwich bar, serving the best selection of sandwiches and the chips are amazing. They have recently opened a restaurant and coffee shop and I have to say I really love both their coffee and their food. They sometimes have soya, but not always, and when they do it really depends on whether they know what they are doing, more than once they handed me soya coffee with curdled milk and I've had to explain to them how to prepare soya. But the food is lovely, a bit expensive but very nice and they will keep it dairy free if you ask and make it clear that traces of milk are OK. It is very busy though.
There are some main shopping areas in Llandudno - the Victoria Centre is a precinct of various shops and cafes and eateries,
Parc Llandudno is a retail park with some big shops like Debenhams and Costa Coffee and the streets of the town are lined with plenty of shops to keep any one amused for hours.
For those partial to a bit of second hand there are plenty of charity shops and a very good second hand baby clothes store to visit.
There is also big asda for all your grocery shopping needs and the Mostyn Champneys Retail Park which holds all the usual businesses like argos and pets at home.
I really love Llandundo, it's nice for a day out, even when I've been many many times, and although it can get busy during summer it doesn't put me off. Even during winter I enjoy a nice roam through the charity shops, and I bought everything I could ever need for my baby at the second hand store. When I feel like getting out the house, I pop into Llandudno, have a nice coffee and peruse the shops. The perfect seaside town.
Last weekend as the weather was so nice we decided to go to Llandudno for the day, we went there last year and found a lovely beach there and plenty do to. We live in Manchester and it is only roughly an hour an 10 minutes away for us, we just put in Llandudno town centre in the sat nav and it takes you to the beach as the town centre is located right next to the beach.
When you get to the beach it is really cheap to park if you drive along the sea front until you get to a gate, where there is a man standing there, it is only £2.50 to go through the gate and park there all day, which is the route you have to take to go up to the top of the orme. Our car has always been fine here and you get a really nice view from there too of the whole beach. If you park on the beach front it was about £4 for a few hours so I definitely recommended driving a bit further on to park all day for £2.50.
It is only a short walk back down to the beach front, where there is a nice pier selling all the usual seaside resort things like rock. There are loads of little rides there for the kids and plenty for them to do so they don't get bored.
We headed straight for the beach which is not completely sandy, there are lots of pebbles in it but it is still a nice beach, and even though it was really hot, it didn't get too overcrowded which was nice. One thing I would fault this beach about is the lack of places to get some food for dinner. Last year we went there was a nice burger place on the pier but it had closed this year when we went. All there is now is a fish and chip shop on the pier which looked awful so we decided to go and have a look on the beach front for something else. All there was were fish and chips places which were all eat in, but we didn't want to so we actually ended up going to the pound shop and we got a sandwich each for £1! It was actually very nice and the bottles of water and coke were 2 for £1 too.
Be careful of the seagulls on Llandudno beach! I was sat there on the beach eating my sandwich and a seagull swooped over me and took it right out of my hand!
There is a little town centre just on the seafront with the usual shops like peacocks etc. The hotels and houses in Llandudno look so much nicer than ones you usually see. They look more like the houses abroad, they are all painted in white and yellow or baby blue, and it feels like you are on holiday abroad as it looks so different to England.
If you go up to the top of the orme, there are some amazing views up there. There is a nice little café which is reasonably priced, and also a mini golf. If you want something to do whilst you are there Llandudno has its own outdoor ski slope.
Each year we have been though it has never been open, I'm not sure why, but there never seems to be anybody on it. You can also go tobogganing there to which does get really busy. It costs £4.50 each for 2 goes.
Llandudno is a great day out for families and people of all ages, there is lots to do or if you want a nice relaxing day the beach is lovely and the views are amazing! I highly recommend you visit there, we go every year!
Llandudno is one of the places I managed to enjoy whilst visiting my girlfriend recently in North Wales. Situated by the sea, Llandudno is a delightful coastal town with a number of great attractions that would keep any visitor occupied for days.
We decided to take a tram ride up the Great Orne which was a little costly but was worth it as the walk to some of the main attractions was very steep. Half way up, you will find an ancient Copper mine which has been uncovered and preserved allowing us to see how our ancestors mined for copper. This was an interesting attraction which takes around and hour to view and is relatively worthwhile for the cost.
A further tram ride and you will reach the summit of the great Orne which provides some stunning views as well as access to the longest cable cars in Britain. As well as this there's even some crazy golf thrown in for good measure.
Back down in the town, there are all of the usual high street shops present as well as some museums that we did not have time to look around.
One thing I would recommend is the punch and judy show on the promenade. It's fun, witty and very un-politically correct. A definite must see. It had me in stitches!
Llandudno is a town / holiday resort on the North Wales coast . It is relatively easy to get to via the a55 or down the old coast road , it also has a railway station which is served by arriva trains wales holyhead (anglesey) to cardiff service .
Some of the main attractions are - the pier , the great orme , the promenade and the ski centre . An interesting thing many people dont know is that Llandudno has two coasts therefore two beaches . There is the main one with the long array of hotels , the pier and the famous punch and judy show but if you head past the Bengal Dynasty (indian restaurant) and head straight down that road you will find the 'west shore ' which is a much quieter beach , whith excellent views across the afon conwy estuary .
There are two golf courses in the town - maesddu golf club and The North Wales golf centre , both welcome visitors and are of good quality .
There was recently a new retail park opened in the town ('parc llandudno') it has shops such as Debenhams , River Island , Next , Topshop and more .
I would reccomend Llandudno forr a weekend break.
Llandudno is a gorgeous costal town in North Wales. Can be arrived at from the A55 and is very easy to find. There are plenty of parking areas including along the sea front but this is sometimes more expensive than elsewhere. There are also car parks set about a 5 min walk from the sea front but they are much cheaper. The sea front at Llandudno is very clean, lots of places to sit and overlook the beach. There is also Llandudno pier which has the usual arcades, shops and attractions. The main street in Llandudno is great for shopping and there is a shopping centre and retail park with further shops. The main attraction in Llandudno is the Great Orme. At the top is a taboggoning and ski / snowboarding centre and whilst this is usually quite busy at peak times it is definitely worth the wait! Theres also a great small little cafe for the mums and dads to chill in whilst the kids enjoy the slopes. You can even have a go at crazy golf! Llandudno is definitely worth the visit and if you were going to stay for a week or so it is very close to the A55 which will take you almost anywhere else in North Wales! Definitely a fun place to stay!
Not having a car, our family find it hard to find nice places to go on holiday to. My mums friend has a sister that lives in Llandudno and he visits every year in the May bank holiday. It is very easy to get to. We live in Liverpool and Llandudno is in North Wales so it is not far away at all. We get the train from Liverpool to Chester and then another train from Chester to Llandudno.
The town itself is very small. It is on the edge of a small mountain called The Great Orme. This means everything is uphill (or downhill depending on which direction you are going). It is also on the coast and has a long promenade and a gorgeous looking beach.
Llandudno pier is the longest pier in Wales and the fifth longest in England and Wales. There are Penny Arcades at either end of the pier. My family is addicted to these. My bigger brother loves the Indiana Jones Pinball Machine at the top one. At the end there is a pier bar and a cafe. Along the pier are many crafty shops which I love browsing around. There are also a couple of little rides for the children (and if I remember rightly, a hook a duck!). The pier is great to walk along on a sunny day with the blue sea glittering beneath you.
THE GREAT ORME
This has to be one of the biggest attractions in Llandudno. There are four ways to get to the top of the Orme. Obviously you can walk. There are many ways to do this. My brothers actually circumnavigated the orme once! They came back very sunburnt! You can drive up as there is a carpark at the top. There are cablecars but these don't run if it is in any way windy. These take you over the ski slope (yep, in north wales) and toboggan. My favourite way to get up is the tram. This takes you to the half way house. In the half way house it shows you how the trams work, it is like a tiny museum. You then get on another tram which takes you to the top. Also, at the half way house, there is a bronze age mine which you can go in. At the top of the Orme there are spectacular views as there is sea to the left and the right. If you look the other way you can see snowdonia. It really is amazing. There is a giant play area for the kids and a cafe and bar for the adults. There is also another penny arcade and a giftshop along with a museumy bit.
We go to Llandudno every year to do our christmas shopping. There are some strange shops. I love the witchy shop (I cant remember what it is called). There are many cheap bookshops and clothes shops. There are also high street shops and a giant complex with a debenhams, bowling and more.
This is on every year when we go on the first bank holiday in May (this year it was May 3rd - 5th). The extravaganza celebrates the towns victorian heritage. There are old fashioned and new rides, stalls and entertainment. There is also a parade with old fashioned steam engines. It is normal on this weekend to see random people walking down the street in full victorian attire!
There are many restaurants in Llandudno. There is a lovely Meditterranean restaurant at the top of Mostyn Street which we eat in everytime. There are also a couple of italians and indians which are delicious. There is a Fish and Chip restaurant on the corner which gave me severe food poisoning one year. It is called Tribells. We often eat in the Wetherspoons which is great (it is inside an old theatre, definately something to see!). We also eat in The Albert which is right near the train station and The Kings Head which is by the tram station.
There loads of hotels here. We stay in The Warwick Hotel which is on Church Street but there are loads to choose from. For more information see http://www.visitllandudno.com/home.php.
NAME OF LOCATION: Llandudno, North Wales
Gee Vee Travel were doing a March trip to Llandudno and my mother decided to book this particular holiday for her, my father, and myself.
Although I have visited Llandudno many times, they have usually been day trips from home (Chesterfield) or from other North Wales destinations that we have stayed at, so staying in Llandudno would be a great change.
I read several Ciao reviews on the topic so that I knew what was available in March - not a lot, most things open from Easter to October, and Easter was 3 weeks after my trip! Typical.
However, do not be despondent as we found plenty to do in and around Llandudno. Our Driver took us out on 2-day trips but we had plenty of time to explore Llandudno itself on the first evening and all day Thursday. We also had time after our excursions.
Our hotel (The Four Oaks) was right on the promenade and just a short walk from both the town centre and the North Wales Theatre (Theatr Gogledd Cymru).
About 10-15 minutes walk away from our hotel was the pier, which zigzags out from under the Great Orme and has cafes and amusement arcades. My father and I walked the length of it (quite some distance) but there are plenty of seats on route if required and met a fisherman at the far end, who we had quite a chat with. We noted that the pier attractions did not open till 10am or later - some were only just opening at 10.30.
The Great Orme Bronze Age Copper Mines are open from 1st Feb to Oct 31st 10am to 5pm. We did not get chance to do this attraction as the transport to get to the top of the Orme does not open until Easter and my parents are both physically disabled (but could still have entered this attraction as neither are wheelchair bound). They just can't walk up tall hills easily. (Although come to that, neither can I!)
Alice In Wonderland centre - I looked out for this attraction but didn't see it. Open almost all year. 10am to 5pm every day between Easter and end of October (4pm Sundays) and Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm November to week prior to Easter. Closed 2 weeks in November, Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Llandudno Town trail - a Circular (ish) trail of interesting points. I saw no 3, 4, 7 and 15 (out of 15). No 3 on Vaughan Street pointed out plaques on the Post Office and Mostyn Art Gallery. The Art gallery is free to enter - I didn't go in as my parents expected me back at a particular time and point.
Please note that if you want to use the public toilets in Llandudno that you need 20p to use a cubicle (sexist rule - as men can go in free if they only want to use the urinal, they can then use a cubicle if they want as you don't need the money to slot in the door of the cubicle as a person collects the money before you go in). Many cafes have got toilet facilities - remember that Toiledau means Toilets in Welsh and that Merced is Ladies, Dynion is Gents and Anabl is Disabled.
My favourite café (Samantha's in one of the mini market style shops) did not have toilet facilities (However, we were able to get 3 meals and 3 drinks and still have change from £10 - and they did not skimp on the food - we had baked potatoes with salad and it was piled quite high and even my tea belly dad was surprised at the size of the mug of tea he got for 80p - it was nearly a pint sized mug!).
I also saw a sign for a War Museum - which if I ever take Robert (my boyfriend) to Llandudno I will definitely visit.
Nearby are the following attractions, which are worth a look if you have access to transport.
1. Trefriw Woollen Mills - traditional weaving sheds in the beautiful Conwy Valley, Snowdonia, which is on the B5106 on the way to Betws-y-Coed. There are exhibitions of how wool is woven into particular products and a shop. Free Admission, but regret no school/student parties - open All Year Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm (Winter 5pm) (Saturday 10 am to 5pm). Weaving all year - except Christmas holidays. Can also see carding engines, spinning mules and hand spinning demonstrations - see www.trefriw-woollen-mills.co.uk for more details.
2. Betws-y-Coed - small village south of Llandudno with its own railway museum (which is available for a small cost (about 20p each). Plenty of shops to visit and very popular in summer with the tourists.
3. We also visited the Llechwedd Slate Caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog. I would have preferred to do this on another day - we drove up in the Snowdonia mountains and the heavens opened - our driver could hardly see 2 feet in front of the bus so we did not see any of the beauty of the Snowdonia mountains and when we got to these caverns it was very slippery underfoot - so my parents chose not to go down into the caverns themselves and just look around the Victorian village with pub and shops. A wonderful café area. www.Llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk Telephone 01766 830306.
4. Porthmadog - not much here if you don't like shopping (or it is raining, as it was when we went). Great value café opposite Woolworths, and diagonally opposite the Post Office, with a separate room for smokers and non-smokers. We had 3 "snack" meals (expecting small portions) of baked potato for me and my dad, and fish & chips for mum and 3 drinks, for just under £15. Again these meals were good portions - my mum struggled to finish hers! I think it was called Queenies or Queen something.
5. Anglesey - the place with the longest name which I can not pronounce (or spell)
6. Caernarvon - the place I wanted to get to but our excursion was cancelled due to bad weather. This has a Castle which I could have got into cheaper (or free) with my English Heritage as they are part of Cadw (the Welsh Heritage group).
7. Conwy - This also has a Castle which I could have got into cheaper (or free) with my English Heritage as they are part of Cadw (the Welsh Heritage group). We drove through Conwy to get to Betws-y-Coed but did not stop.
Coach to the hotel, but at Llandudno there is a cable car (www.llandudnocablecar.co.uk), which is open Easter to October and a Great Orme Tramway www.greatormetramway.com, which is open daily from 10am to 6pm from late March to late October.
In addition, during the summer months there are coach tours similar to the ones in London, which give audio commentaries about places of interest.
We walked around the town centre but there are also local buses and taxis available. We were near the coach park, but I did not see a bus station. I also noticed a train station on Vaughan Street.
Not really applicable.
Would need about £15 to £40 per person per day, I believe. Maybe more if you're a shopaholic. I prefer the bargain centres and pound shops.
1. Plenty to do - even if it rains
2. Road signs are in both English and Welsh - usually with the Welsh at the top!
1. May need a car to get around to some of the further away attractions.
2. Not all open in Winter months.
Learn welsh for next visit! May be not but here are some useful Welsh phrases
Bore Da - Good morning
Hwyl - Bye
Paned o de - cup of tea
Nos da - good night
Cymraeg - Welsh
Cymru - Wales
Croeso I Eyri - Welcome to Snowdonia
Caffi - Café
Dim - No (i.e Dim Ysbwriel means No Litter).
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Look out for Croeso/Welcome cards as these can get you money off at various attractions and are available from the Welsh tourist board.
Tourist information centres in N Wales include
Llandudno 01492 876413 (Llandudno.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Conwy 01492 592248,
Betws-y-Coed 01690 710426 and
Porthmadog 01766 512981.
www.star-attractions.co.uk may have more details on some of the places and attractions listed above - as I have used their leaflet for Attractions of Snowdonia.
We all like to go on a cheap holiday once in a while, somewhere where you can relax or explore or play games then Llandudno is the place to go. Llandudno is based in North Wales about 20 minutes drive away from Liverpool. Llandudno is a great Victorian tourist place because of its amazing attractions the brilliant views and ice creams (they are brilliant.) There are a load of great attractions here are a few:
Llandudno is home of two great hills (but some call them mountains) called the great Orme and the little Orme These are facinating views from the bottom (looking at it) and from the summit. There are a number of ways to get to the top of the great Orme (and little Orme) including the best way cable car. If you like a ride then I insist you get the cable car because of its great views into the sea if you don't like to take the cale car then there is a little train or a bus (but they are not as fun.) Once you get to the top of the Great Orme heir is a small café at he top and a restaurant or if you are being cheap then you can take a picnic for the children at the top of the Orme there is a play area which I think is great fun. If you are a bit more adventurous then there are mines underneath the great Orme to be honest Ive never been under there but I have heard they are amazing But if anyone has been please tell me.
Today I went to Llandudno and we where sitting near the sea but on some concete and this man was shouting at the top of his voice " come on the speed boat, come on the speed boat." He done his job well because he got us to come on.
As we are a bit tight on money at the moment their was two boats. One of them was an eight minute speed boat ride and their was another a cruise round the great orme the prices where £3.50 per person for a eight minute ride. The other was £1.50 for half an hour (£2.50 for adults.) so which one did you think we went on? Well we went on the cheap one it was a lovely relaxing journey it had good views but I suppose some kids would get bored on it ..Our friends went on the speed oat and they said it was a ride of their lifetime.
Llandudno has a theme of old Victorian and so their was all sorts of things going on like bandstands old arcades Punch and Judy and all things like that but there is a pier which sells Irish CD's but the best thing of all is the astro slide and the bouncy obstacle course. The arstro slide is one great slide which is about 100 feet high and it's a slide but the best part is .its £2 for as long as you like!!! And it's the same with the bouncy obstacle course but im too tall for that now. The pier stretches out to sea for about a mile it is a great walk and there is a surprise at the top but im ot telling you what otherwise it wouldn't be a surprise would it?
Llandudno is a tourist area so as you may of thought there is a lot of hotels as I was walking around I noticed the prices it ranged from around £18 - £28 but obviously there are deals like B&B included and others. Another thing I noticed that I thought was quite good they had the old styled busses. In Llandudno they have a wide range of shops just something for everyone! During my stay in Llandudno I spent on average £20 but that was with icecreams. (when you go to Llandudno go to the little condervatory on Trevor street they do the biggest and nicest ice creams at the lowest price!!)
So gathering what I have seen today and from when I have been there before I think Llandudno is a great place if you want to go for a cheap holiday the area is great for the kids and if you don't want to spend any money at al they
You get a bucket and spade and head off down the beach.
If you have any comments on how to improve this or any of my other reviews pleas tell me thanks!! Ste231191
p.s There are a lot of old people in Llandudno I think that's where they retire
p.s (again) I wrote this review on ciao too.
I remember visiting Llandudno with my parents when I was a child, for our annual holiday. I have happy memories of building sandcastles, playing on the two Ormes and walking along the long crescent promenade eating ice creams! Ah, happy days!
I had been to Llandudno a few times since, but only for a couple of hours on a day trip from home in the Midlands. While we were on holiday on Anglesey we went back onto the mainland to Llandudno on a couple of occasions and I was able to see a lot more of the town and the Great Orme in particular.
The really great news is that two and a half years ago we actually moved here to live! We had always wanted to live by the sea and when the opportunity presented itself Llandudno was the obvious choice.
Llandudno is an old fashioned Victorian resort that hasn't been allowed to deteriorate into the tackiness that one associates with Rhyl or Blackpool. No offence is meant by that description by the way - I love going up to Blackpool!
The main part of the town is flat and easy for walking whatever your ability and there's always a bench around if you fancy a sit down! It is always kept very clean and the gardens are well maintained.
The town and long sandy beaches, both of which have Blue Flag status, are sheltered by The Great Orme in the north and The Little Orme in the south. I won't go into too much detail about The Great Orme here as I have asked for a seperate category to be set up so that I can do a proper review on it but I'll give you a flavour for what is there.
One way to get to the top is the Victorian Tramway starting at Victoria Station, which was built in 1902, and climbs up the old road through the original Llandudno village. It is the only cable hauled street tramway in Great Britain.
The upper section of the track passes through a more barren area that was designated as a country park in 1980 and has recently won the Green Flag award.
At the top there is a café, a bar and shops as well as a few slot machines in a small arcade.
You can walk all over The Great Orme admiring the fantastic views out over the sea and spotting the rare flora and fauna that inhabit the area. There are many well signposted paths so that you can walk up or down the Orme as gently or as steeply as you wish.
There is also a cable car, which starts from an area called Happy Valley at the side of the Orme and terminates at the top. I remember going on this as a child but I also remember that mom wasnt too keen on it at all!
You can go into the Great Orme Mines, have a go on the artificial ski slope and toboggan run or visit St. Tudnos church. As you can see theres plenty to do here.
If you drive up the Great Orme you will have to pay a toll of £2 per trip, payable at the bottom of the road.
The road passes the old lighthouse, which has now been made into a bed and breakfast establishment. We quite fancied staying there so I have had a look at the website since weve been home and it looks amazing! One of the suites is actually set in the room where the lamp used to be with the windows all around. It currently costs £59 per person per night just for bed and breakfast but it is very tempting!
Take a look at the website at http://freespace.virgin.net/lighthouse.gb/ it looks gorgeous!
There is a Victorian pier at the foot of the Great Orme together with a few shops, amusements and childrens rides. The sad spectacle of the ruined Grand Theatre also stands here.
The town itself is set around a wide main street and has a variety of good shops and eateries. We particularly liked Tribells for their fish and chips and there's also a plentiful supply of tearooms!
The seafront is a wide sweeping bay with excellent sand for making sandcastles, as i said earlier, it is sheltered by the two Ormes which does mean that we get more than our fair share of good weather here.
On Sundays the Lifeboat stands on the Promenade next to a stall selling souveniers so if you're passing remember - buying a little gift is helping to save someone's life!
There is also a wide range of accommodation here in Llandudno from self catering flats and B & B's to some very smart hotels, most of which are open all year round and do some very good deals out of season.
The North Wales Theatre and Conference Centre stands on the Pormenade and we get some world famous acts performing here as well as some very high profile conferences.
Llandudno is also a good base to explore the surrounding area. Anglesey, Snowdon, The Centre for Alternative Technology and Port Merrion are just a few of the places within easy reach.
I have to say that I am very happy to be living here now and wouldn't move back to the Midlands if you paid me!
If you've ever been on holiday to North Wales then you're more than likely have been to Llandudno. Its one of the larger towns along the North Wales coast line. Its an old town, but dont let that put you off! Its one of (well the only main one really!) shopping places us people living in North Wales have access too! So we dont really get the choice! Having said that I still think its a lovely town on the whole. If you're coming from London, Manchester, or for that matter anywhere large like that, then you'll probably think its quite ammusing the fact that Llandudno is the biggest town around! There are NOT that many shops on offer, or facilities. But its all in all a nice town! The main shopping street (well the main street all in all!) is called "Mostyn Street" on that there are the traditional high street shops, such as WHSmiths, Woolworths, New Look, etc. aswell as just the local shops. In addition to Mostyn Street there are a few other streets that have shops on, but not many! An other area of Llandudno thats worth shopping in is "Champneys Retail Park" - this is situated down at the lower end of Llandudno (near Craig-Y-Don) (next town along). Champneys Retail Park houses the larger stores, such as JJB Sports, Homebase, B&Q, McDonalds...etc! Other attractions of Llandudno are the Ormes (the Great Orme and the Little Orme) - these are for the walkers among us...theres lovely walks (with brilliant views) up there. Aswell as the "Happy Valley" which is basically like a flower garden. You also have a dry ski slope, trams - oh and the famous welsh mountain goats! Once a year (in Summer) there is an event called the "Extraveganza". This is when Mostyn Street is turned into one great big fair ground...people dress up in old costumes etc! Although according to the local papers, the council are on about stopping this event (although its going to carry on for this
year). The beach isnt exactly the best in Wales (very pebbly) but its better than some! And you can take a long walk along the prom (dont mind the seaguls...people moan about them - personally Ive not had any problems with them!). You could also take a walk along the pier - just dont expect to find much at the end! If you've never been to Llandudno...then where have you been!? On the whole id say its worth atleast a day trip out!
Llandudno is cool! I've had loads of good day trips there. There is a dry skiing slope on the hills behind the town, a cable car up into the mountains, a pier with amusements, etc and some excellent fish and chip shops. The promenade is wide and safe for kids to run around on as it is seperated from the road. There are quite a few shops here, and I don't mean tacky seaside shops. The shopping street has old Victorian(?) pavement coverings, so even if it's raining, you don't get wet. It's easy to park near the front too. Have fun!
Llandudno is seaside resort in North Wales. The long bay stretches between the two 'Ormes', the Great Orme, and the Little Orme. The main part of the town was built around 1850 and much of the victorian buildings still remain. Llandudno prides itself on this fact in particular! The main part of the town is Mostyn Street which has a wealth of shops, some well known names, such as Woolies, but also small local shops where you can browse at your leisure for nicnaks. Llandudno is a very popular town with many attractions, the beach, although not as sandy now as it used to be is still lovely. (Unfortunatly actions have had to be taken and sea defences built) but this doesn't really spoil your enjoyment of a walk along the prom on a sunny evening. The local brass band plays regularly on the band stand on the prom in the summer evenings. There is a pier, which is worth a stroll along, there are some small rides there for young children and an amusement arcade. There are only 3 amusement arcades in Llandudno, the council will not allow any more for fear of becoming too commercialised, which I think is a very good thing. Other tourist attractions include the Great Orme Tramway, the skislope, coppermines and cable cars.