Queen of the Welsh Resorts

Key Facts and Historic Information

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. In the 2011 UK census, the community, which includes Penrhyn Bay and Penrhynside, had a population of 20,701. The town's name is derived from its patron saint, Saint Tudno.

Llandudno, "Queen of the Welsh Resorts", a title first applied as early as 1864, is now the largest seaside resort in Wales. Because of this, the area has so much to offer visitors and travellers alike to suit all interests.  

The town of Llandudno developed from Stone AgeBronze Age and Iron Age settlements over many hundreds of years on the slopes of the limestone headland, known to seafarers as the Great Orme. This makes the town a very historical place for studying, learning and discovering.

The Great Orme

Llandudno's main attraction is the near-wilderness of the Great Orme on its doorstep, a striking, rough-hewn headland where there are breathtaking views of Snowdonia range and miles of trails to explore.

The Great Orme is home to several large herds of wild Kashmiri goats originally descended from several goats given by Queen Victoria to Lord Mostyn. The summit of the Great Orme stands at 679 feet (207 m). 

A haven for some rare species such as peregrine falcons and a species of wild cotoneaster (cambricus) which can only be found on the Great Orme. The sheer limestone cliffs of the Great Orme provide ideal nesting conditions for a wide variety of seabirds, including cormorants, shags, guillemots, razorbills, puffins, kittiwakes, fulmars and numerous gulls. The Orme is an idyllic setting to go bird watching, climbing, geography or scientific investigating, or just to relax and enjoy the gorgeous views that it has to offer.

This great limestone headland has many attractions including the Great Orme Tramway and the Llandudno Cable Car that takes tourists effortlessly to the summit.

Local Attractions

There are many local attractions that can be of interest to many a people. These attractions host a wide variety of leisure, entertainment, activities, educational values and so on. Due to this, Llandudno has been rated the top destination in both 2015 and 2016 as the best seaside resort in the UK, according to TripAdvisor. Here are some of the attractions and special interests you can find on your visit to Llandudno:

Great Orme Tramway

Llandudno Ski Slope

Venue Cymru

Promenade and Victorian Pier

Great Orme Mines

Mostyn Gallery


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