Must-see attractions in Llandudno

With a wide curving coastline and pretty piers, Llandudno is the perfect holiday destination

Llandudno has something for the whole family and we’ve put together some must-see suggestions for things to do in and around this wonderful North Wales seaside town.

Llandudno Promenade

Measuring just under two miles long, the promenade is the perfect place for a leisurely walk looking out across the Irish Sea. 
Starting at the Eastern End, you’ll find cafes and shops, as well as a paddling pool and playgrounds. This is also where you’ll find the increasingly popular Ridiculously Rich, a bakery offering handmade cakes and bakes - there’s often a queue but they’re definitely worth the wait!
This end of the promenade is popular with families and, on weekends and bank holidays, it’s filled with a variety of activities, from small concerts to water sports.

As you continue to walk along the promenade, you can take in the views of Llandudno Bay Beach before reaching North Shore Beach - a popular beach for sunbathing, parasailing and windsurfing. From here, you can book yourself a boat trip to see the Little and Great Orme or simply sit on the sandy beach and enjoy the view.

Llandudno Pier

The promenade stretches around the bay and will lead you up to Llandudno Pier. Stretching 2,295 feet over the sea, Llandudno Pier is the longest pier in Wales - even winning ‘Pier of the Year’ in 2005!

The pier is home to an array of shops, cafes, bars and attractions for you to explore. So, whether you’re looking for a bucket and spade or somewhere to grab a bite to eat, the pier is the place to go.

There’s even the option to catch your own dinner; fishing is permitted in certain areas on the pier and permits can be purchased from the cafe on a first come first serve basis. Find out more and check opening times on the official website: www.llandudnopier.com

Llandudno Cable Cars

After a stroll along the pier, it’s a 5-minute walk to Llandudno Cable Cars. They are the perfect way to take in stunning aerial views of Llandudno and will take you to the top of Llandudno’s Mountain the Great Orme and are the longest of their type in the UK..
Operation is weather dependent. So, for opening times and conditions, please contact 01492 877205 as the company does not currently have a website of their own.

But if you’re not a fan of heights, you can also get to the Great Orme Summit with Arriva on service 26

Alice in Wonderland Town Trail

After walking the length of the pier and enjoying the heights of the cable cars, why not explore Alice in Wonderland and the history of Llandudno with the Alice in Wonderland town trail. The classic novel has always had a connection with Wales and this can be explored with the ‘Alice Town Trails’ mobile app. The trail will take you from the Hearts Quarter of the town all the way through to the Great Orme Country Park.
The trail is a fantastic way to explore Llandudno and discover how the real ‘Alice’ spent many summer holidays in Llandudno. Find out more on the official website: www.alicetowntrails.co.uk

Venue Cymru

After a day of exploring the sights, you’ll no doubt be wondering where’s best to spend an evening of entertainment. Located along the seafront, Venue Cymru hosts everything from comedy shows to pantomimes. So, make sure to check their website for up to date information on shows and events for your next visit: www.venuecymru.co.uk

Barnacles Llandudno

And of course, a busy day of exploring calls for a home-cooked meal. Local knowledge tells us that Barnacles is ‘the’ place for fish and chips. From generous portion sizes to fresh high-quality fish, we’ve heard that Barnacles should be top on your list for food when visiting.
Located on Mostyn Street, either get a takeaway to eat by the seafront or dine in and enjoy the atmosphere.

Image Credits: All images courtesy of Llandudno Pier

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