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.
Llandudno has a vast and fascinating history. Developed from Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements over many hundreds of years, the limestone headland was known to seafarers as the Great Orme and to landsmen as the Creuddyn Peninsula. Historically, it lies with the Manor of Gogarth, which was conveyed by King Edward I to Annan, Bishop of Bangor, in 1284.
Llandudno was given the title of 'Queen of the Welsh Resorts' as early as 1864 and is now the largest seaside resort in Wales.