Best Things to Do in Llandudno

Llandudno, a beautiful Welsh coastal town. Known for North Shore Beach, the 19th-century Llandudno
Pier and the links to the Victorian era. Staying in Llandudno you have plenty of choice, hotels Llandudno
offer a more boutique feel to your trip and this can make all the difference. There are a whole host of
varying activities on offer in Llandudno, there’s something suitable for everyone - here are just some of
the things you can do whilst on holiday in Llandudno.

Great Orme
From sea level, it’s hard to gauge the sheer magnitude of the limestone chunk of headland known as
the Great Orme - it is two miles in circumference and 207 metres in height. Named after a Norse word
for ‘sea serpent’, this gentle giant looms quietly over Llandudno. The headland is home to a wide
variety of wildlife, flowers, sea birds and a herd of wild Kashmir mountain goats (who can prove quite
cheeky at times!).

Bronze Age Mines
Sitting fairly unobtrusively near the top of the Great Orme is one of the largest prehistoric mines ever
discovered. This site of incredible historical importance has been developed as a must-see attraction,
with a visitors centre and the chance to go and explore portions of the mines. 

Mostyn Gallery
This lovingly restored, heritage-listed 1901 terracotta-and-brick sensational exterior hides the sharply
angled innards of North Wales’ leading contemporary art gallery. The six galleries house changing
exhibitions, and were amongst the first to exhibit female artists in Britain. Call in one afternoon,
explore the shop, grab a coffee upstairs and take in the sometimes perplexing art. 

Great Orme Tramway
Want to get to the top of the Great Orme without breaking a sweat? The original 1902 tramcar can
help you there. It’s one of only three cable-operated trams in the world - the others are located in
Lisbon and San Francisco. Trips make their way up the steep incline every 20 or so minutes, weather
permitting of course; and you’ll need to swap over to a different tram at the Halfway station.

Llandudno Cable Car
Britain’s longest cable car runs for a mile, from the beautiful Happy Valley Gardens situated above the
pier and if the weather isn’t too windy, it then gracefully whisks passengers up to the summit of the
Great Orme in just 18 minutes (which is certainly a lot quicker than walking!), with superb sea views
to take in along the ride. 

Llandudno Pier

You haven't truly visited Llandudno without taking a stroll down the Victorian Pier, eating ice cream or
candy floss and shooing away those adorably pesky seagulls - just don’t feed them! At a whopping
670m, Wales' longest pier - when it was opened in 1878 its main function was as a disembarkation
point for weary passengers from the Isle of Man steamers. This is definitely a favourite for families or
those adults who are still a child at heart; slot machines, air hockey tables and penny falls are in
abundance here.