Llandudno - 3 kilometres of beach welcomes you

LL30 2LG Llandudno, Conwy City center: 0.4 km
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LL30 2LR Llandudno, Conwy City center: 0.2 km
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LL30 1YL Llandudno, Conwy
LL31 9DJ Conwy City center: 2.3 km
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The long beach front of Llandudno with the imposing Victorian buildings facing the promenade is almost unchanged since it was built in the mid 1800's. The town is named after Saint Tudno who, according to legend, founded the parish church on the Great Orme headland in the 6th century and around, which the town grew from a small fishing village and copper mine into the substantial town you see today. It was in the 1850's that Llandudno came to prominence as a tourist resort when the marshlands behind the small town were developed and when the local railway was linked to the London and North Western Railway in 1859 mass tourism arrived. Llandudno is in the record books as having both the longest cable car ride in Britain and the longest pier in Wales.

Location: On the Creuddyn Peninsula at the edge of Snowdonia

Llandudno extends out into the Irish Sea with the Great Orme headland at its north-west tip. It is 9 kilometres from Colwyn Bay to the south-east, and the northern boundary of the Snowdonia National Park is just 8 kilometres to the south. The A55 - North Wales Expressway passes nearby and runs to the port of Holyhead 70 kilometres to the west and Chester, 71 kilometres eastwards.

Culture: A May Day festival that steps back in time

Each May Day bank holiday Llandudno hosts a Victorian Extravaganza where the whole town returns to the Victorian era. Many of the locals and visitors dress up in period costumes and there are old time fun fair rides and stalls in the Victorian street fair along with a steam engine rally and a whole host of true to the period activities for everyone to enjoy. What better way to experience the Victorian beachfront atmosphere than taking a leisurely stroll along the pier. Llandudno pier, the longest in Wales at 700 metres, was opened in 1878, and is a living piece of history that still shows original Punch and Judy shows near the entrance.

Activities: Seek out the hidden gems of Llandudno

Whilst the town is famous for its beach, cable car and Victorian Extravaganza, why not take a deeper look into the town's history and explore the prehistoric copper mine, a unique feature on Great Orme that looks down upon the town. Only discovered in 1987, they have been carefully excavated to expose what is believed to be the largest prehistoric mining works in the world. Using basic bone and stone tools, these ancient miners dug out a spectacular Bronze Age cave over 3,500 years ago.

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