Llandudno, on the North coast of Wales, boasts a magnificent horseshoe shape bay, sweeping promenade and wide sandy beaches. It’s the kind of old-fashioned beach from a time before the kiss-me-quick image of the British seaside reared its head. Head to Llandudno for a great day out with all the family!
Wales’ largest resort has kept its Victorian and Edwardian elegance from bygone years when the tramway system brought the masses to this corner of North Wales and ever since then it has catered well for those wishing to escape the confines of a hectic urban life.
The Pier of Llandudno
Llandudno’s 700m pier runs out to sea at a 45 degree angle to the shore and unlike most piers it actually has no practical purpose. It does however enable you to see sea and shore at the same time and becomes more and more peaceful the further out you walk. This pier has no high-powered rides, no swirling coloured carts dotting the skyline – instead the rather more sedentary merry-go-rounds, perfect for younger children, are positioned towards the shore side. Choose this pier to saunter the decks with your family, enjoying an ice cream or candy floss and take in the sea air, spotting seagulls flying over head looking out for tasty morsels. For your own snacking needs the pier offers many good eateries.
Great Orme Tramway
This remarkable cable operated street tramway opened in 1902 and is now one of only three surviving of its kind in the world! The tramway uses a most ingenious system where the gravity of the downward tram helps pull the tram on its way up! At the very top you can enjoy views of Snowdonia, Morecambe and the Lake District.
Highlight of the Day
Hop on a bus in St Edward’s Square and take a sight-seeing tour of the Orme!
Nearest train station : Llandudno
Car parking : Plentiful
Website : www.llandudno.com