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Llandudno lies on a peninsula between two notable headlands, the Great Orme and the Little Orme.It is these headlands and the two waterfronts, the North Shore and the West Shore that give the resort of Llandudno its special appeal.

Llandudno Pier

The pier at 2,295ft is Wales’s longest pier and is regulary chosen for film and television scenery, including the 2002 filming of the forsyth saga.

It has been designed with a traditional Victorian appearance to in keep with Llandudno’s heritage.

The pier entrance is directly opposite the The Wildings Hotel. The Pier Facilities include A boat landing platform for cruises and tours Bar Café Rides and Arcade Games Gift shops Fishing (subject to purchasing day licence) Fast Food & Ice cream kiosk’s.

Llandudno Pier

Punch & Judy

Professor Codman brought Punch to Llandudno in 1860 and the Codman family still run the puppet show daily during the summer months on the seafront promenade.

This delightfully old world show will make your trip to Llandudno a quintessential Victorian seaside holiday experience.

Photo by Barbara Hobbs / CC BY

Punch and Judy

Llandudno Boat Trips

The Boat sightseeing trips embark from the Llandudno Jetty on Llandudno Promenade, Llandudno, North Wales.

The trips pass the beautiful Llandudno Pier and take in the Little Orme and Great Orme (approx 1hr); or simply the Great Orme (approx. 1/2 hour), payable on board.

There are also sea fishing trips (2hr and 4hr). These are bookable on the jetties on the Promenade.

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Llandudno Boat Trip

Great Orme Tramway

The Great Orme Tramway has been delighting visitors since it opened on July 31st 1902. An engineering marvel of its age, it’s still the only cable-hauled tramway still operating on British public roads.

At the Halfway Station exhibition, discover the fascinating funicular tramway – then enjoy the spectacular ride to the top. Lovingly restored – Re-live the experience of travel more than 100 years ago in the original tramcars – each named after a Saint.

The whole tramway has been lovingly restored, ready for another century of service.

Great Ormw Tram

Great Orme Cable Cars

The Cable Car from the Happy Valley to the Great Orme Summit is, at over one mile each way, the longest Aerial Cabin Lift in the United Kingdom The four seater cars are carried on an endless cable over two miles long and which weighs over 17 tons.

The lower cable car station is on the lower slopes above the Happy Valley and the entrance is reached by the paths round either side of the building. Choose return (18 minute ride) or single from Happy Valley or the summit, where there is a cafe.

Before your return journey enjoy spectacular views of Anglesey, Puffin Island and the mountains of Snowdonia. Or explore the many delighful walks over the Great Orme with its nature trails and prehistoric remains.

Llandudno Cable Cars

Great Orme Ancient Mines

The copper mines discovered below the Great Orme represent one of the most astounding archaeological discoveries of recent time. Dating back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age they change our views about the ancient people of Britain and their civilized and structured society 2,000 years before the Roman invasion.

A visit to Great Orme Mines is both an enjoyable and educational experience which can be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. Walking through tunnels mined out over 3,500 years ago gives visitors a feel for the harsh conditions our prehistoric ancestors faced in their search for copper.

The highlight of the tour is the amazing Bronze Age Cavern, dug out over 4,000 years ago by miners using nothing more than stone and bone tools.

Bronze Age Copper Mines

Llandudno Ski Slope & Toboggan Run

Situated just above Happy Valleys Park, leading up the Great Orme is the Llandudno Ski Slope & Toboggan Run.

This is a great attraction for kids and adults alike. Try out the fabulous artificial ski slope covered in the patented Perma-snow™ surface.

Or ride the longest Cresta toboggan run in Wales!! At an amazing 750m long, you don’t want to miss this exhilarating experience.

Photo by Verity Cridland / CC BY

Llandudno Ski Slope

The Summit Complex

Built in the 20th century , the Summit Complex has magnificent views of Llandudno, Anglesey, Conwy & the Menai Straits. Travel to the Summit by Tram or Cable Car, both journeys offer some spectacular views.

Drive to the Summit by Car, there is ample car parking and facilities for the Disabled. A Bus service is available and will take you near to the Halfway Tram Station.

The Summit Complex now houses a Bar and Restaurant which is themed on the famous Randolph Turpin who once owned the Complex. A themed Gift and Curio Shop stocked with gifts and Souvenirs as a reminder of your visit.

Summit Complex

Conwy Castle

North Wales is famous for its large number of castles and Conwy Castle is one of the most impressive.

Conwy castle is a gritty, dark stoned fortress which has the rare ability to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere.

The first time that visitors catch sight of the castle, commanding a rock above the Conwy Estuary and demanding as much attention as the dramatic Snowdonia skyline behind it, they know they are in the presence of a historic site which still casts a powerful spell.

Conwy Castle

Bodnant Gardens

Owned by the National Trust, Bodnant Garden is one of the finest gardens in the world, situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping to the south-west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.

The garden is in two parts, the upper part around the Hall consists of five stunning Italianate-style Terraces together with herbaceous borders surrounding informal lawns shaded by trees.

The lower part, known as The Dell, is a steep sided valley with the River Hiraethlyn at its base and contains the Pinetum and Wild Garden. Bodnant Gardens is only 5 miles from the town of Llandudno.

Bodnant Gardens

Welsh Highland Railway

North Wales has a number of fantastic Railway Experiences, including our historic steam trains.

Starting from the historic town of Caernarfon, the Welsh Highland Railway is North Wales’ newest narrow-gauge railway and the UK’s longest heritage line, operating the world’s most powerful narrow gauge steam locomotives.

You will pass some of the most beautiful scenery in the region as you enjoy their relaxing train rides.

Photo by Andrew / CC BY

Steam Train

Smallest House in Britain

The Smallest House in Britain is situated in a beautiful position on the quayside in Conwy. North Wales.

The red painted one up one down measures only 1.8m wide.

Built as a fisherman’s cottage, the last person to live in the cottage, Robert Jones was 6′ 3″ tall.

The Smallest House in Britain

Home Front Experience

Take a trip down memory lane to life in 1940s Britain.

In this unique living history museum take a self-guided tour and experience the sights and sounds of civilian life during the Second World War for yourself.

This is just one of Llandudno’s fantastic museums.

Photo by Yvonne Thompson / CC BY-SA


Great Orme Country Park Visitor Centre

The Great Orme Country Park Visitor Centre is a great place to start your visit to the Great Orme, a spectacular coastal headland found only half a mile from Llandudno.

Excellent displays describe and illustrate the Great Orme’s history, geology and wildlife.

There are also interactive and audio-visual exhibits in the Visitor Centre, as well as a wildlife gift shop where you can buy leaflets that provide more information about the Great Orme and the promoted walking routes within the Country Park.

Great Orme

Llandudno Swimming Pool

If you looking for a great local swimming pool to relax in, work out or take the kids for a splash around then look no further than Llandudno Swimming Pool.

Llandudno Swimming Pool caters for swimmers of all abilities and ages. With hi-tech equipment and the help of professional staff, all of your needs are guarenteed to be catered for.

Photo by Simply Swim UK / CC BY-SA

Swimming Pool

Bodafon Farm Park

Visit a genuine working farm where the countryside meets the sea in Llandudno.

Enjoy wondering around the paddocks of rare farm breeds.

Bodafon Farm is also home to North Wales Birds Trust where you can see the extensive aviaries containing owls and tropical birds from around the world.

Bodafon Farm

Celticos Tours

If you are looking for a top tour company to help you discover all the most beautiful areas in North Wales then Celticos Tours offers an outstanding service. You can not only enjoy all the most famous attractions but also find hidden gems off the beaten track.

Celticos Tours