Llandudno Hotels Holidays and weekends away.
Llandudno is the largest resort in North Wales it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK.
In Llandudno there is much to do for everyone. from the dizzy heights of Britains longest cable car as well as the stunning views of the North Wales Coastline you will overlook the slopes of the Great Orme headland, and Ski Llandudno with its Dry ski slope and the 750 metre cresta tobaggan run. The more sedentary way up is by using the Tram you will still experience the heights and stunning views but with your feet firmly on the ground, albeit 207 metres above sea level.There is an abundance of hotels in Llandudno to choose from.
Llandudno has hotels in abundance from some of the country’s finest star rated hotel establishments, through to the smaller guesthouses and bed and breakfasts.
Most of the Llandudno hotels are situated on the main promenade and many of the hotel rooms will boast spectacular sea views.
Whilst there are some smaller hotels on the promenade, these smaller hotels tend to be tucked away on the streets behind the Llandudno town centre.
There are also hotels and guesthouses on the sides of the great orme, it is these Llandudno hotels which will offer the most in terms of panoramic views. It is from these hotels that you will not only enjoy a sea view, but also a panoramic view over the Conwy Estuary to the Snowdonia Mountain Range beyond.
A Victorian Resort
Llandudno is said to be the town in which Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland was written. Llandudno’s links with the famous story date back to 1861 which was when Alice Liddel holidayed in Llandudno at her holiday home on Llandudno’s West Shore Alice’s holiday home later became known As The Gogarth Abbey Hotel . Unfortunately The Gogarth Abbey hotel was demolished in 2008.
Llandudno is still keeping the Alice theme alive, by introducing the Rabbit trail.
A series of wooden carved sculptures of the characters from the book.
Longest Pier and Longest Cable Car!
Llandudno is home to both the longest pier in Wales and the longest cable car in the UK.
Llandudno’s pier stretches some 700 metres out into the Irish Sea.
The pier has amusement arcades at both ends, with plenty of shops, stalls and entertainment along its entire length.
The landing stage at the end of the pier was where you could take a ferry to The Isle of Man, it is now very popular with sea anglers as a sea fishing spot.
Llandudno’s Cable Car begins its ascent at the base of the Great Orme where you can take a ride in one of the 20 cabins to the 207 metre summit.
Whenever you stay in Llandudno then the cable car ride is not to be missed, it is an exhilarating experience as you ascend the one mile journey to the summit of the Great Orme.
The Llandudno Cable Car is a seasonal attraction and runs from Easter through to October.
If the dizzy heights that the cable car will take you to are to much, then you could always take the much more sedentary tram.
The Llandudno Great Orme Tramway begins it’s ascent at the Victoria Tram Station which is just a few minutes walk from Llandudno town centre.
The actual carriages have been in use since 1902, and it is Britains only cable drawn tram.
Queen Victoria’s Goats
As you ascend the Great Orme in the Tram you may be lucky enough to see the
Great Orme Kashmiri Goats which reside on the slopes of the headland.
It is often said that these Goats were given to Llandudno by Queen Victoria after she was presented with the goats by the Shah of Persia.
As well as the Goats the Great Orme is home to many rare varieties of wild flowers.
Walk the Great Orme
A walk up the Great Orme is a wonderful experience, it is a steep climb but there is an entertainment complex and refreshments at the summit.
As you walk up the Great Orme you will go through what is Known as Happy Valley, from there it is a steep climb past the Ski Llandudno complex and then a slightly easier climb to the summit.
Half way up the Great Orme are the Copper Mines. This is an old mine which has been opened as a tourist attraction for you to explore.
Shopping, Shopping, Shopping!
Did I mention shopping Llandudno town centre has many shops, cafes and bars along the main Mostyn Street. Other shopping areas in the town include the Victoria centre which is a small indoor shopping precinct and also Parc Llandudno shopping park with its many big name shops including Debenhams, Bhs and much more.
Skiing all year around!
Other Attractions in the town include Ski Llandudno, a dry ski slope situated on the slopes of the Great Orme overlooking the town, here you can try your hand at skiing. There is also a really good toboggan run which snakes around the dry ski slope, this is not for the faint hearted.
Venue Cymru which is situated on Llandudno promenade consists of what used to be known as North Wales Theatre, it now houses a state of the art theatre, and an arena where you can see the latest bands perform.
The North Wales Theatre hosts many of Londons West End Shows when they are on tour, as well as local theatre productions and top name artists.
Two Different Beaches!
As the town of Llandudno is a peninsula there is not one but two beaches for you. There is the North Shore which has a sandy beach which is overlooked by the hotels on Llandudno’s Promenade. Then there is the quieter West Shore beach with its sand dunes and just a few hotels. Both beaches are within walking distance of each other.
Surfing Fishing Hang Gliding!
The West Shore Beach is popular with wind surfers and other water sports. This west shore area is also popular with Hang Gliding. Often you can see hang gliders decending from the Great Orme and landing on the West Shore Beach.
Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza!
Llandudno is well known for its Victorian Extravaganza event. This event happens every year during the Uk’s spring bank holiday. The event lasts for three days from Saturday through to Monday and has attracted millions of visitors from all around the world.
During the Victorian Extravaganza the main shopping streets are closed to traffic. The streets are lined with side shows and fairground rides all with a Victorian Theme. Many people also dress in Victorian costumes for the event.
As well as a Victorian theme there is also a transport festival which has recently became a part of the same event.
It is advisable to book a hotel stay quite early if you wish to visit Llandudno over this period as it tends to be extremely busy.
The closest airports to Llandudno are Liverpool John Lennon Airport which is around or Manchester both these airports are around a one hours drive away from Llandudno.
If Travelling by train then there is a railway station in Llandudno town centre. Llandudno Train station is situated within easy walking distance of all of the towns hotels.
If travelling by car, then Llandudno is easily accessible from the main motorway network, there is a major A Road running from the main motorway network near Chester right the way along the North Wales Coast .
There are many other places to visit within easy travelling distance of Llandudno there are some really nice country hotels just outside of Llandudno.
Other places to visit include Conwy, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl or a little further afield there is Llanberis with some cosy guesthouses and a few hotels. Porthmadog is near the Lleyn Peninsula where there also are a few hotels.
In North wales your choice of hotels is plentiful from the Largest hotels such as the St Georges Hotel on Llandudno prom, right through to the smaller hotels and guesthouses .