What to see in Llandudno
There is something for everyone in Llandudno, North Wales. Whether you're looking to relax, explore or just enjoy, this four star seafront hotel is the ideal location. Here are just some of the attractions in Llandudno you can enjoy during your stay at The Imperial Hotel.
The Great Orme and Country Park
The Orme is a spectacle you cannot miss, a large limestone headland that stood long before the town of Llandudno, it is positioned at the end of the stunning bay and provides a beautifully rugged feature to the elegant Llandudno Promenade. Whether you walk, drive or take the cable car to the top, you can enjoy some of Llandudno's best views from the Summit of the Great Orme.
The Llandudno Cable Car is the longest passenger cable car system in Britain. Before your return journey enjoy spectacular views of Anglesey, Puffin Island and the mountains of Snowdonia. Or explore the many delightful walks over the Great Orme with its nature trails and prehistoric remains.
The Great Orme Tramway
A unique experience for all ages
Llandudno’s Great Orme Tramway is Britain’s only cable-hauled street Tramway, comprising of four of the original Victorian Tramcars, from which you will have fantastic views of Llandudno’s sweeping bays.
The tram takes you on a journey to the summit of the Great Orme Country Park and Nature Reserve, where you can explore, take in the stunning scenery with views to Anglesey, the Isle of Man and the Lake District, and discover all the Great Orme has to offer.
Alice in Wonderland
Alice Liddell, the young girl who inspired Lewis Carroll to write the famous Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass tales, spent many a happy childhood holiday with her family in Llandudno during the 1860s and 1870s. This connection with Alice has been marked by a series of wooden figures from the tales including the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit placed around the town at locations between the railway station and the Happy Valley. Theres is also The White Rabbit App a new and exciting Augmented Reality Experience for all the family. Fusing the timeless characters of Alice in Wonderland with the stunning landscapes and classic Victorian features of Llandudno.
Llandudno Ski & Snowboard Centre
Enjoy relaxation and exhilaration over-looking picturesque landscapes. The centre offers skiing and snowboarding for all abilities using the latest "perma-snow" slope. Ride the cresta run, spin down the slope in sno-tubes or test your skill on the alpine golf.
Mostyn Gallery Oriel Mostyn
International Art, award winning architecture and world-first history come together in Wales’ leading contemporary art Gallery. Situated just a short walk from the hotel.
Oriel Mostyn was established in 1901 by the Gwynedd Ladies Art Society after the Royal Cambrian Academy refused to have female members. It flourished until the war when it was taken over by the lnland Revenue for storage who’d set up their headquarters at our hotel. It then reopened in 1978 and rapidly became the leading Gallery for contemporary art in Wales building a strong profile nationally and internationally.
The Gallery underwent a long-awaited expansion and refurbishment programme that took six years and cost £5.2 million, £3 million of which was funded through the National Lottery. It re-opened in 2010 and offers visitors a light and spectacularly modern art gallery with a cafe and shop selling quality crafts from across the UK.
Venue Cymru attracts some of the biggest names in music, theatre and comedy to North Wales and is one of Llandudno’s main hubs of entertainment and activity just a 5 minute walk from The Imperial Hotel. With acts including stand-up comedians, and showings of the latest films there is always something going on. Frequently home to the Welsh National Opera why not attend one of these fabulous performances and then rest your head at The Imperial for the night on one of our fantastic Opera Breaks offers.
As well as a being a beautiful seaside resort perfect for relaxing and taking in some of the most stunning views of North Wales, Llandudno has great shopping facilities, so why not enjoy a spot of retail therapy during your visit. The combination of modern high street brands and traditional stores means you should have all you need for shopping in Llandudno.