Travelling around Llandudno
Wide curving coastline, pretty piers and historic castles – when it comes to UK seaside towns, surely Llandudno has to rank somewhere near the top. Cosily sandwiched in between Snowdonia and the Great Orme, this pretty seaside town has glorious Victorian architecture and plenty of attractions to make a visit worth your while.
Llandudno is known for its wonderful nature spots. Visit one of the many glorious bays or beaches (and pretend you’re somewhere more exotic) or stroll through a picturesque park and take a minute to appreciate the pretty British countryside.
For somewhere that feels a million miles away from the frantic cities, Llandudno is actually very well-connected. Regular trains to Manchester and Liverpool and a hail-and-ride Sherpa bus that will take you up Snowdonia. You’ll find that Arriva buses operate numerous services from Llandudno to Bangor, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl and beyond.
A visit to Llandudno wouldn’t be complete without paying the Great Orme a visit. Two hundred metres above sea level, this wonderful coastal landmark has Stone Age origins and a nature reserve status. Take a walk to the summit for spectacular views and some excellent nature watching.
If you’d rather stay warm and dry, then the Oriel Mostyn Gallery is well worth a visit. Located within an elegant historic building, this stunning gallery hosts excellent contemporary art shows. You can expect to see exhibitions from world-class artists, as well as the best up-and-coming practitioners.
For those in the market for a spot of culture, Venue Cymru is sure to tick every box. Showing everything from blockbuster movies to huge operas, Venue Cymru is a world-class entertainment spot. There’s also a charming cafe with incredible views across the bay and a gallery showcasing the work of local artists.