About the location
Llandudno lies between two headlands, the Great Orme and the Little Orme and it is these headlands, and the town’s two waterfronts, that give this tourist resort its special appeal. The town offers two superb beaches – the North Shore, with its wide promenade backed by an imposing crescent of Victorian hotels and the quieter West Shore with miles of sandy shoreline backed by sand dunes and superb views towards Anglesey. For the best views, however, you can reach the summit of the 679ft Great Orme using either the Great Orme Tramway or by taking an exciting cable car ride of over a mile. The town has an excellent selection of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés, as well as Venue Cymru, which is North Wales’ premier theatrical stage for opera, ballet, musicals, comedy and visiting orchestras, boasting a programme that is second to none – all this is just a stone’s throw from the promenade. Just 4 miles away is the town of Conwy – a designated World Heritage Site. A true medieval gem, Conwy is dominated by a splendid castle and completely enclosed by its well-preserved town walls. Discover miles of sandy beaches along the North Wales coast and excellent walking and climbing in the Snowdonia National Park just 20 minutes’ drive away – there’s plenty to see and do!