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Destination: Llandudno & Conwy Tours

Description: Coastal area of north Wales with great scenery and castles
Region: North Wales
Pronounced: cclan-dud-no
Time to spend here: 3 hours - 1 day
By the seaFamiliesHistory lovers
Llandudno, Wales

Victorian Buildings dominate the mile long bay and has enabled Llandudno to retain the 19th century ambience which made it the place to stay for Victorians and European royalty alike, as they enjoyed shopping along wrought iron and glass verandas of Mostyn Street that still feature today.

For kids the sandy beach could provide the highlight; others will prefer the 125 year old pier with its plethora of shops, cafes, bars and attractions to suit all tastes; but without doubt, everyone will enjoy the cable-driven tramway to the headland known as the Great Orme with stunning views of the bay below. History lovers will find Great Orme’s ancient church and  ancient copper mines of great interest, and culture vultures will enjoy the museums and Venue Cymru to take in ballet, comedy or a musical.
Local Activities
Great Orme Tramway
Great Orme Tramway, Llandudno
Great Orme TramwayLlandudno’s Great Orme Tramway, with its Victorian splendour and charm is waiting to take you on the picturesque, breath-taking, one-mile journey to the summit of the Great Orme Country Park and Nature Reserve. Once you reach the top, relax and take in the amazing views and explore the surroundings.
Bronze Age Copper Mines
Bronze Age Copper Mines, Llandudno
Great Orme TramwayThe Great Orme Bronze Age Copper Mines date back nearly 4000 years. Over the past 21 years mining engineers and archaeologists have been uncovering more tunnels and large areas to reveal what is now thought to be the largest Prehistoric mine, so far discovered in the World.
Cable Car
Cable Car, Llandudno
Great Orme TramwayThe Llandudno Cable Car, the longest in Britain glides silently from Happy Valley to the Summit of the Great Orme (679ft) revealing breathtaking views of Llandudno bay.
Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Pier, North Wales
Great Orme TramwayLlandudno Pier, has a plethora of shops, cafes, bars and attractions to suit everyone. If you want to get out on the water, then there are plenty of boat sightseeing trips leaving from the jetties on the promenade next to the pier. On Mostyn Street, the fully covered Victorian themed Victoria Shopping Centre includes great shops and a coffee house. 
What can I see in the area?
Conwy Castle
Conwy Castle, North Wales
Great Orme TramwayConwy’s Town walls with its 21 towers and 3 gateways that enclose much of the town form a world heritage site and some of the best in Europe. Conwy Castle evokes a real medieval atmosphere. Breathtaking views from the battlements look out across mountains and sea, down to the roofless shell of the castle’s 125ft Great Hall.
Aberconwy House
Aberconwy House, North Wales
Great Orme TramwayAberconwy House is the oldest house in Wales, dating from the 14th century, the only medieval merchant's house in Conwy to have survived the turbulent history of the town. Furnished rooms and an audio-visual presentation present its history.
Britain's Smallest House
Smallest House, North Wales
Great Orme TramwayConwy also has the Smallest house in Britain at 72 inches wide, 122 inches high and was occupied until 1900. The last tenant was a fisherman who was six feet three inches tall!
Garden Maze
Garden Maze, North Wales
Great Orme TramwaySouth of Conwy near Dolgorog, the World's largest garden maze set in 2 acres of beautiful countryside contains many hidden surprises.  
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Great Orme TramwayThe Welsh Mountain Conservation Zoo, Colwyn Bay has many endangered species including Snow Leopards and Sumatran tigers.
Multi-attraction Passes Recommended for this destination:
Cadw Welsh Heritage Pass
CADW Welsh Heritage pass
This is a great base for exploring:
Snowdonia, Caerarfon
Transport options in this area: The local towns are very small and local buses serve the area. A vehicle is the easiest way to get around.
Did you know: Llandudno's motto is Hardd Hafan Hedd which is a Welsh phrase meaning 'Beautiful haven of peace'. This epithet was given by Queen Elizabeth of Romania while she visited in 1890.
From the region:
T.E. Lawrence
(of Arabia)
Timothy Dalton
Caernarfon Caernarfon Chester Chester
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