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Conwy is a magnificent walled market town which faces the touristy town of Llandudno across the River Conwy. Conwy and its town walls were built by Edward I of England between 1283 and 1289 as part of the conquest of Wales. The historical values of the town make it a popular tourist destination, as there are plenty of interesting activities and attractions within the town and surrounding areas. The Castle is open to public viewing and attracts thousands of tourists every year, offering a fabulous day out for all of the family.

The town itself has a population of 4000, but including the nearby areas, rises to 14,000. Although Conwy Castle is often considered to be the main tourist attraction to the town, the entire town has a friendly traditional feel to it, with many other attractions including the Conwy Morfa, Conwy Quay, Suspension Bridge, the Butterfly Jungle and the Smallest House in Great Britain.

There are plenty of traditional shops and places to eat, with pubs and fish and c…

The Great Orme and Local Llandudno Hotels

The Great Orme is a popular attraction for anyone visiting the Llandudno area, getting its name from the Norse word for ‘sea serpent’ the immense limestone headland stands at nearly 700 ft and referred to in poetry and literature.

The Great Orme is noted for its rich Flora, and is even home to some rare species of butterfly and flowers, while the sheer cliffs provide the perfect home for a variety of seabirds.

The Marine drive encircles the perimeter of the Orme and provides a fantastic view of the Great Orme up close and breath taking views of the ocean. The most notable feature of the Great Orme is probably one of the most significant copper mines of the Bronze Age. The Great Orme mines are the largest pre-historic mines so far discovered in the world, and engineers, cavers and archaeologists have slowly been uncovering even more. Abandoned over 600BC with evidence of Roman influence, the mines have been subsequently reopened and closed a number of times, the mines are currently …

Visiting Llandudno & staying in a local Hotel

Llandudno is Wales’ largest and most popular seaside resort and tourist destination. It is located on the North Wales coastline and has many different attractions and spectacular views of Snowdonia. The Wilton Hotel is located near the pier on the North Shore, over looking the bay.

The town has kept its Victorian and Edwardian style, but has also adjusted to accommodate many modern attractions, such as Parc Lladudno and Venue Cymru. There are many high street favourites in Llandudno, including HMV and Game, as well as many clothes shops, like Newlook and Banc, and plenty of places to get a coffee, such as Caffe Nero and Costa Coffee.

The Llandudno high street is very popular, often full of life, especially during the summer holidays. It offers a step back into a Victorian town and makes a perfect day out; with many Welsh fish and chip shops, small cafes and plenty of local businesses and shops selling souvenirs and welsh rock.

If you are planning on visiting Llandudno and looking for …