Whether you come by car or train, there is plenty for you to see and do for a great day out in Llandudno, and most of it can be done on foot. So, to help you plan your trip and make the most of your time in this beautiful classic seaside resort, here are a few recommendations.
Punch and Judy
Who doesn’t love this traditional Victorian seaside fun! From Easter to mid-September, you will find three daily shows near the entrance to the pier on North Shore beach. Great for all the family to enjoy!
These app-driven trails allow you and the children to immerse yourselves in Alice’s Wonderland, as the much-loved story is brought to life as you follow the trails round the town of Llandudno. All points of interest have an audio accompaniment, which are also interactive so you can stand in a scene with the characters to take a photo or a digital postcard to share with your friends and family.
For those wanting a traditional day on the seaside, West Shore in Llandudno is perfect for seaside fun, from building sandcastles to kite flying on the sand.
Great Orme Family Golf
The only full sized nine-hole pitch and putt golf course in North Wales – it’s a pay and play, with balls and clubs provided. Plus, with this golf course sitting on the Orme, you can capture the beautiful scenery whilst shooting a hole in one… hopefully.
No trip to the seaside is complete without ice cream, and our favourite is Forte’s Ice Cream Shop on Mostyn Street, where you’ll find over 35 different flavours. They also serve sorbets and frozen yoghurt. So, treat your sweet tooth to some delicious ice cream this summer.
Llandudno Ski & Snowboard Centre
Perfect for enjoying winter sports in the sun. Ski or Snowboard down the two “perma-snow” slopes, which provides a perfect piste all year round. Or, spin around in the crazy Sno-tubes, which can be ridden individually or linked together with other riders. Alternatively, you can ride the longest Cresta Toboggan Run in Wales. Ski and Snowboarding lessons are also available, but advance booking is essential.
Llandudno boasts two invigorating and challenging Championship golf courses – North Wales Golf Club and Maesdu Golf Club, which are suitable for players of all levels.
Step out of The Imperial Hotel’s front door and you’re immediately on the Wales Coastal Path. While you could walk all 870 miles of the route, you’ll be glad to know there are plenty of lovely, shorter walks to be enjoyed! Stroll down the Promenade and follow the paths up and over the Great Orme, or head to the Little Orme. Both are easily accessible and offer panoramic views from the top.
Victorian Architecture is in abundance in Llandudno, as the seaside resort was purpose-built in the mid 19th Century. Stroll around the town and you will see many classical architectural features.
Llandudno Cable Car
The longest cable car lift in the country, which rises to a height of 651 ft above sea level, taking you to the summit of the Great Orme.
Great Orme Tramway
Britain’s only cable-hauled street Tramway. Comprising four of the original Victorian Tramcars, the journey takes you to the summit of the Great Orme. So, why not take the Llandudno Cable Car up to the summit and the Tram back down.
Great Orme Copper Mines
The world’s largest prehistoric mines. Situated on the Great Orme, the Mines allow you to go underground to discover and learn how the ancient people of Britain lived before the Roman invasion.
The Great Orme
The Great Orme is a large limestone headland, which as well as being a nature reserve, offers plenty for visitors to see. Take one of the several paths past some of the 400 historical sites, including a Roman Well, and a ruined abbey which was home to Monks over 500 years ago. The Orme is also home to native and rare flora, over 400 different types, and a herd of Kashmiri Goats. At the visitors centre at the summit, you’ll find 3D maps and interactive exhibits that tell you everything about the headland’s nature, wildlife and history. There’s also a free walking audio trail with 14 waymarked audio points along the 5 1⁄2 mile circular route, discussing the wildlife and shipwrecks, geology and wartime memories, including the gunnery school of the Royal Artillery which was stationed on the Great Orme.
Great Orme Summit
The Summit offers breath-taking views of Anglesey, the Isle of Man and the Lake District. But, if you look South you’ll see Conwy Morfa, which is where during World War II over 1,000 men worked in secret during the night on the part-construction of the Mulberry Harbour. This was the portable structure which was responsible for the landing of 2.5 million men, 500,000 vehicles and 4 million tons of goods during the Allied invasion of Normandy. Look South West and you’ll see the Menai Strait, which is where the Catalina flying boats were modified and tested. You’ll also see the majestic rising of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales at 3,560ft and yet this beautiful mountainous terrain is also where the first RAF Mountain Rescue Service was set up in 1943.
A traditional seaside pier dating back to the late 1800s and the longest in Wales stretching 2,295 feet over the sea. On the pier, you and the family can enjoy the arcades, fairground rides, sweet treats and even a spot of fishing at the end spot.
Take time out of your day to relax at The Imperial Hotel’s Terrace while enjoying the stunning views of the bay. Open all day for refreshments, The Terrace is the perfect place to stop for coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or even an evening meal before you head home.
The town also hosts many fantastic events throughout the year. So if you want to coincide your trip with an event, why not visit our events in Llandudno page.