Llandudno is a seaside town and the largest resort in Wales. It is known for its natural landmarks, beautiful pier and Victorian heritage. To pay homage to its roots, every summer there’s a carnival with street fairs, vintage engines and a parade of people dressed in Victorian-era costumes.
The Llandudno Pier is one of the most popular attractions in town, with plenty of stalls, arcade games and a Ferris wheel dotting the 700-metre boardwalk. You can take in superb sunset views over the sea from here, after a scenic stroll along the connecting Llandudno Promenade. This walkway is lined with pastel-hued Victorian mansions and runs along North Shore Beach, where you’ll find stretches of sand as well as pebble. You can also spend some time amidst nature at the artfully landscaped Happy Valley Botanical Gardens, and go skiing, snowboarding or tobogganing on the artificial ski slopes of Llandudno Snowsports Centre.
The Great Orme is a limestone headland that’s situated north-west of Llandudno. You can hike, take a cable car or ride the Great Orme Tramway to its summit for sweeping views of the Irish Sea and the town of Llandudno. Here, you can play golf, visit the 12th-century St Tudno's Church and explore labyrinthine caves and tunnels at the Great Orme Mines that date back to the Bronze Age.