Llandudno Attractions

 

 

Llandudno town centre, with its wide shopping streets, family entertainment and award-winning Victorian shopping centre, is just a pleasant stroll away.

You won’t have to look far to discover Llandudno’s wealth of natural attractions – from gentle town trails to breath-taking walks along the pier.

Towering above it all, of course, is the quiet majesty of the great Orme, which offers beautiful views down to Llandudno bay and Puffin Island. On a fine day, you can catch glimpses of the Blackpool Tower and the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland.

Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre -situated 415ft above sea level, boasts spectacular views of Llanduno and the Irish Sea. www.llandudnoskislope.co.uk

Great Orme Tramway ... Travel in Style. The Great Orme Tramway has been delighting visitors since it opened on July 31st 1902. An engineering marvel of it's age, it's the only cable hauled tramway still operating on British public roads. At the Halfway Station Exhibition, discover the funnicular tramway -then enjoy the spectacular ride to the top. Lovingly restored re-live the experience of travel more than 100 years ago in the original tramcars - each named after a Saint. The whole tramway has been lovingly restored, ready for another century of service. www.greatormetramway.co.uk

The Great Orme Experience ... So much to see. The views from the Great Orme's 679ft (207m) summit are breathtaking - from Snowdonia and Anglesey, all the way to the Isle of Man, Blackpool and the Lake District. So much to Discover -the Great Orme is a wonderland of nature and history. Look out for two varieties of butterfly which are unique to the area, the wild Kashmir goats and the rare flowers. Explore the headland's amazing Bronze Age Copper Mines, the Iron Age Fort and the Stone Age remains. Visit the 6th century St Tudno's Church. Or simply breathe in the fresh air and beauty.

The Great Orme Copper Mines. A visit to the Great Orme Mines is both an enjoyable and educational experience which can be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. Walking through the tunnels mined over 3,500 years ago gives visitors a feel for the harsh conditions our prehistoric ancestors faced in their search for copper. The highlight of the tour is the amazing Bronze Age Cavern, dug out over 3.500 years ago by miners using nothing more than stone and bone tools. www.greatormemines.info

The Cable Car ... from the Happy Valley to the Great Orme Summit is over 1 mile each way, the longest Aerial Cabin Lift in the United Kingdom. It was built in 1969 and fully refurbished in 2006 and many of it's magnificent views can only be seen as the cabin glides almost silently through the air. www.greatorme.org.uk

Pride of Llandudno "Open Top Bus". The open top tour covers Llandudno, Conwy and the Great Orme, so sit back and enjoy being taken around some of the best sights in North Wales. The full tour lasts approximately 2 hours and includes Historic Conwy Castle, picturesque views of the Great Orme and Llandudno's famous pier and scenic promenade. The commentary is also packed with information on all local attractions and the hop-on hop-off service means you can use the bus to get around as much as you like! www.arrivabus.co.uk