Llandudno © Maxime Guilbot
The largest seaside resort town in Wales, Llandudno
is a small city with a great deal of Victorian flavour. Nestled on
a rocky coastline that was once the haunt of Viking ships, the
city's rows of peaked houses are framed by forests on one side and
Blue Flag-certified beaches on the other.
Popular from the Victorian era, some of the top
attractions in Llandudno are manmade: the longest pier in Wales is
located at the end of the north-shore promenade and features food,
entertainment, and relaxation options at its pavilion, as well as
boat trips. Bodafon Farm Park is a working farm turned tourist
attraction that also houses a bird of prey sanctuary.
Active visitors to Llandudno will enjoy Happy Valley,
which boasts an artificial ski slope and toboggan run, miniature
golf, hiking trails, and a cable car to the summit of the Great
Orme. The surrounding areas of County Conwy offer their own
enticements, including golf, quad biking, hiking, and a number of
interesting castle ruins.
Llandudno has a lively nightlife that fits its small
size, with a variety of restaurants, cafes, and bars to entertain
locals and tourists. A must-try is the ice cream at Fortes, which
has been freshly made for over a century.
The city has its fair share of cultural pursuits,
with a ballet, opera, and regular orchestral concerts. Llandudno
also has a small but active gay community, which frequents the
clubs in Upper Mostyn Street along with much of the younger
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