Local Attractions

For many people holidaying in Llandudno, the obvious starting point for exploring the area is the Great Orme. This striking headland, jutting out into the sea, is a Country Park and Nature Reserve, offering some of the best views in North Wales. Whether you choose to walk up to the top, or take the tram or a cable car, you will be rewarded with breathtaking scenery and the chance to glimpse some rare and unusual wildlife, including choughs and the Great Orme’s resident Kashmir goats.

Of course, Llandudno’s two award-winning beaches are another firm favourite with those holidaying in the area. The North Shore, or Llandudno Beach, is the busier and livelier of the town’s two beaches, and it’s a firm favourite with families, due to its sheltered aspect and golden sands. Paddle in the sea, laugh at the Punch and Judy show, give the kids a ride on one of the friendly donkeys, or just relax on a deckchair and enjoy a good old-fashioned ice-cream.

The West Shore offers an altogether more grown-up alternative to the fun and frivolity of the North Shore beach. Backed by dunes, the West Shore offers a long stretch of sandy beach, and some of the most memorable sunsets you’re likely to find in Wales.

Family fun is guaranteed in Llandudno, with plenty of activities to keep all ages entertained. Test your skills on the town’s dry ski slope, or take a walk on the wild side at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, in nearby Colwyn Bay.

When it comes to eating out whilst on holiday in Llandudno, there’s plenty of choice to suit all tastes and budgets. The Cottage Loaf enjoys a well-deserved reputation for excellent pub food, served in a friendly and welcoming environment, whilst Mamma Rossa offers authentic Italian cuisine that brings a smile to the faces of diners.

History lovers will be delighted with the sheer volume of castles and historic locations in the region. Conwy Castle, one of Wales’ most imposing medieval castles, is just a short drive away, and Conwy itself is jam-packed with listed buildings and places of historic interest, including the fascinating Plas Mawr Elizabethan Town House.

It’s impossible to visit this part of Wales without taking in the breathtaking beauty of Snowdonia. There are many exciting day trips to take in the area, including the picturesque village of Betws-y-Coed, a tip on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, or the adrenline-filled Zip World.

However you decide to spend your time in Llandudno, you can be assured of the warmest of welcomes and the most memorable of holidays.