Enjoy what the area has to offer
Wales is such a stunning part of the UK with so many fantastic walks within easy reach and north Wales is no exception. The countryside is so accessible in any direction that it’s such a shame not to make the most of the area whether you are visiting or live here and take for granted the stunning scenery right on your doorstep.
The Great Orme
The Great Orme not only offering a great back drop for the town, but entertainment in abundance. With the UK’s longest cable car up to the top, or the Victorian tramway thats been hauling folks up and down the Orme to enjoys the views and fresh air for well over a hundred years. A miniature 9 hole golf course. There’s also a complex at the summit which has a cafe, restaurant, children’s play area, gift shop and amusements. There’s also plenty of history to take in, at the Great Orme visitor centre and Bronze Age Copper mines, St Tudno’s church and cemetery and the Orme’s several historic wells, quarries and settlements.
Within ¼ of a mile from The Loaf you are on the Promenade, this is a mile long stunning stretch of stony beach called the ‘North Shore’ or also known as ‘Llandudno beach’ adjacent to a wide promenade that runs the whole length of the bay and is perfect for a sunny stroll. You can see many of the town’s hotels and guesthouses along the front along with the Great Orme sitting high in the sky to one side of you and the Little Orme looming over you to the other. The prom is enjoyed by hundreds of people every day both visitors and locals alike taking in the breathtaking views and the refreshing sea air. Dogs are now allowed on this beach during the summer months.
Llandudno pier is one of the town’s key tourist attractions jutting 2,295 feet (700 m) out into the sea. The current pier (second pier actually built here as the first one was destroyed by storms in 1859) attracts thousands of visitors and families every year to its amusement arcades, shops and food outlets offering a great Victorian day out.
More information on the Pier can be found at: www.llandudnopier.com
Famous Punch & Judy Puppet Show
The famous Punch and Judy puppet show started in 1860 by the Codman family and is still one of Llandudno’s favourite family entertainments. The show takes place on the prom daily from easter to mid-September (weather permitting) 2.00pm and 4.00pm and also at 12 noon during the height of the season and on Bank Holidays.
Within a short drive from the centre, you can visit the ‘West Shore’….a vast and stunning sandy beach that makes for a perfect walk on a nice sunny afternoon and dogs are welcome on this beach all year round. Here is where you will find a statue of Alice from ‘Alice in Wonderland’. An interesting fact about West Shore is that Llandudno was the holiday home of Alice Liddell, the girl who Lewis Carroll wrote his world wide famous story on, ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Alice Liddell used to visit Llandudno and stay in her holiday home with her family on West Shore.
More information on Llandudno can be found at: www.visitllandudno.org.uk