Llandudno’s Best Attractions

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As North Wales best tourist resort Llandudno has many great attractions suitable for all ages. For the younger generation there’s skiing on the Great Orme, ten pin bowling, a visit to the cinema, and a host of bars and cafes to relax in. For the children a visit to Llandudno beach is a fantastic day out or enjoy a spectacular ride in the longest cable car ride in Britain to the Great Orme summit. For the older generation sit back and relax on Llandudno’s beautiful promenade, enjoy tea and scones at Badger’s Tea Rooms in the Victoria precinct, or take advantage of North Wales best shopping facilities at Parc Llandudno.

Llandudno’s beautiful promenade is framed beautifully between the two spectacular headlands known as The Great and Little Ormes. Llandudno promenade’s is lined with Victorian hotels and the character has been carefully preserved over the decades by the town council. None of the usual tourist shops and amusement arcades that you’ll find on most promenade’s are present on Llandudno’s promenade resulting in a truly peaceful and very pleasant location to enjoy Llandudno’s beautiful bay.

At well over one hundred years old Llandudno Pier offers an enchanting walk with excellent views of Llandudno and the Great Orme. There’s lots of attractions on the pier for children with amusement arcades and rides and small stalls are dotted along the pier selling a variety of tourist items. The pier offers an excellent opportunity to take in the panoramic views of Llandudno’s promenade and also get a good view of Happy Valley and the start of the cable car ride.

As the longest cable car ride in Britain the Great Orme cable car takes you from Happy Valley at the bottom of the Great Orme to the summit over 600 feet above. A family of two adults and two to three small children easily fits inside the cars or up to four adults can ride at the same time. From the summit it’s possible to see the mountains of Snowdonia and the Isle of Anglesey on a clear day. The summit is also home to a visitor centre, adventure playground for younger children, and amusement centre.

Take the Great Orme tram to the summit which is just a short ride from the town centre. With open windows you’ll travel in style from the base station to the summit. The tram is a great alternative if it’s too windy for the cable cars or you dislike heights. At the half way station a small exhibition shows you some of the history of the trams in Llandudno.

Also on the Great Orme close to the summit are the Great Orme Copper Mines. The mines show what life was like for early settlers in North Wales and are believed to be over 4000 years old. Have a look around the tunnels and caverns chiseled from the rock millennia ago on the guided tour as you discover the history of this fantastic attraction.

For the younger generation there’s ten pin bowling at Llandudno Superbowl back in the town. The Superbowl has a licensed bar and food is available from the onsite cafe. If you fancy some skiing take a walk up through Happy Valley to Ski Llandudno with its alpine lodge and dry ski slope. The toboggan run is also here and is fun for all the family as it weaves around the slope.

If it’s raining outside you can always catch the latest blockbuster at Llandudno cinema. Located around 10 minutes by car from Llandudno town centre the cinema is ideally located next to the A55 for all the surrounding area. If you’re hungry there’s plenty to eat with a variety of restaurants by the cinema so why not make a night of it. Speaking of night’s out Llandudno has a wide variety of bars and pubs to visit. Most of the action nowadays takes place on Upper Mostyn Street and most venues have live acts on a regular basis.

Llandudno is North Wales best location for shopping so if you’re looking for a bargain then this is the location for you. The long high street has plenty of choice including many of the major retail stores. Towards the bottom end of Llandudno is the recently opened Parc Llandudno which has plenty of free parking spaces and well known shops such as Debenhams, Next, River Island, and Bhs.