Llandudno: A Quick Overview for Holiday Makers

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Llandudno is a seaside resort town in Conwy County Borough, Wales. It's located on the Creuddyn Peninsula, which juts out into the Irish Sea on the North Coast of Wales. It’s nestled between the headlands of Great and Little Orme, providing a wonderfully quaint setting. It’s truly the perfect place for a seaside escape from the stresses of city life.

Llandudno is famous for its beautiful beaches, but it also offers plenty of other activities like hiking, biking, sailing, kayaking and fishing. It’s also famous for its Victorian promenade and gothic pier, where you’ll be able to enjoy ice cream parlours and other shops with all the other typical seaside treats.

You could also ride the Great Orme tramway or cable car up to the summit of the Great Orme, and enjoy picturesque views out across the Irish sea and the county of Conwy. Although Llandudno itself is packed with things to do, there are also plenty of attractions nearby—if you're looking for something more adventurous, why not take a trip to Snowdonia National Park? 

With that in mind, we’ve put together this quick overview of Llandudno, and everything that makes it the perfect destination for your next trip to Wales.

Why you should Visit Llandudno

Llandudno is a popular tourist destination thanks to its stunning views and wide range of activities. In fact, this year it was named one of the top trending global holiday destinations by Booking.com. If you’re based in the UK, you have one of the most desired tourist destinations globally right on your doorstep – so why bother travelling abroad?

Visitors can go hiking along the Great Orme's head trail, which offers views of the Conwy Estuary and Snowdonia National Park. They can also take advantage of the many museums and galleries in Llandudno including the Llandudno Museum & Gallery and the Great Orme Copper mines.

Best things to do in Llandudno

As already touched upon, there is a huge range of things to do in Llandudno. One of the most popular locations in Llandudno is its North Shore Beach. It’s a cosy sand and pebble beach – and the perfect place to spend your day tanning, whilst protected from the elements by the Great Orme headland to your left, and Little Orme headland to your right. You can also windsail and parasail too – if that’s more your thing. 

Walking along Llandudno’s promenade and pier is a great way to soak in the Victorian-style buildings and views of the Irish that give Llandudno its character and charm.

No trip to Llandudno would be complete without a trip up to the top of the Great Orme. It’s a rewarding hike if you’re up for it, but if you’ve come to Llandudno to relax, then you can ride either the Great Orme Tramway or Cable Car up to the top.

Where to stay in Llandudno

With a variety of B&Bs, hostels, and hotels, you’ll find you’re spoilt for choice when looking for somewhere to stay in Llandudno.

If you want to really take in the best of Llandudno, we’d recommend you stay on Llandudno’s promenade. It’s Llandudno's main street and runs along the seafront. It’s lined with hotels, shops, cafes, restaurants, and pubs. 

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, we’d recommend the Esplanade. It’s located right on the promenade and has a variety of rooms and amenities, all at a reasonable price. By staying right on the seafront you’ll be able to enjoy views of Llandudno Bay and the Irish sea, right from your hotel room. You’ll also have easy access to all the great activities, sights, and restaurants that Llandudno has to offer.  

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