has survived the upheaval in British tourism. With the advent of cheap flights
many of the traditional British seaside resorts have lost out in the holiday
makers rush to the mediterranean.But
the local authority with support from hoteliers in Llandudno have always
been strict in retaining the Victorian feel to the town. Don't even think
about putting an ice cream kiosk on the promenade or a fish and chip shop
on the sea front ! There is always controversy whenever anything new is
proposed, and they could leave themselves open to being called old fuddy
duddies, but time seems to have proved them right. Whereas many resorts
are in decline Llandudno is still preening herself as the "Queen of
Welsh Resorts". But don't get me wrong there is still plenty to do
in Llandudno. Indeed you could spend the holiday on the Great Orme and
in the Great Orme Country Park alone, and not run out of things to do.
There is golf, a Victorian Tramway, some of the best views in the United
Kingdom, a country park and nature trails with a fine visitor centre, the
world class Bronze Age Mines, Happy Valley, dry slope skiing and toboganning,
to name but a few.
Back down into the town itself there is the 1500 seat North Wales Theatre
which since its spectacular Royal Gala opening has established itself as
one of the UK's leading receiving theatres. From rock and pop, comedy, opera,
orchestral and choral music, ballet, West End shows to children's shows
and pantomime. Blood Brothers, Jesus Christ Superstar, Willie Nelson, Chicago,
Don Mclean, Russian National Ballet, Welsh National Opera.. virtually every
form of live performance.
Or visit a genuine working farm where the countryside meets the sea in Llandudno
at Bodafon Farm Park. See rare farm breeds, and extensive aviaries, or stroll
along the farm heritage trail. Spend a day or just a few hours.
has always been known for its connection to Alice in Wonderland and today
you are able to see the Wonderland story come to life in colourful,
life size displays at the Alice in Wonderland Centre. Professor Codman's
original Punch and Judy on the promenade close to the Pier is a firm favourite
with the children, and the Pier nearby has a fun fair, amusement arcades,
and of course is a great place to try your hand at catching Bass, or to
just take a stroll.
Discover Llandudno's long and fascinating history in a visit to the Llandudno
Museum. Take a trip back in time and find about the history of the Copper
Mines, or visit an old Welsh Kitchen with traditional furniture, pots and
pans. The Home Front Experience takes you back 60 years to when Britain
was at war with Germany and Japan. Take a tour and discover
the sights and sounds of life during the second world war.
If shopping is your thing there are many high street shops to choose from
and the Canolfan Victorian Shopping Centre in the heart of the resort has
a unique Victorian theme, which has been designed to compliment the architecture
At www.walesdirectory.co.uk you are able to find the top attractions in
Wales and then make an instant online room reservation close to the attraction.
Please scroll down the page for a few more pictures of Llandudno.