When you're looking for novelty, a dash of relaxation, a pinch of excitement, and you know you want all of it by the sea, head to the Llandudno. Whether you're there for the day or staying for a few, with kids, Llandudno is the perfect spot for a getaway with a partner, friends, or family.
The Great Orme Tramway is one of the best ways to capture all the incredible views of this Victorian seaside resort. Besides being a recreational spot, the Great Orme makes Llandudno a stunning natural site.
The paddling pools on the North Shore are the perfect place to cool off and splash around for an afternoon.
The Victorian Pier on North Parade is one of the most beautiful and exciting promenades in the United Kingdom. From children's carnival rides to shopping for adults and great seafood restaurants, there's something for everyone.
Without a doubt, you'll spend at least two or three days roaming around the Mostyn Champneys Retail Park. Shop till you drop, eat your way through excellent food stalls, and end it all with a movie and bowling.
This working farm has lots of fresh produce and doubles as a sanctuary to birds of prey, including everyone's favorite: owls!
Like any city in the UK, the weather is best in the summer, July and August being the most pleasant months. Temperatures rise to around 77.
The nearest airports are Liverpool's John Lennon Airport or Manchester Airport. From here, take a train or bus to get to Llandudno.
Catching a train from nearby towns like Manchester or Liverpool is easy. Fares start at £15.
Driving from Manchester to Llandudno, use the M54 and the N Wales Expy/A55. Or, if you're coming from Cardiff, use the A49.
Getting into Llandudno from nearby towns like Newcastle-upon-Tyne or Bangor is simple and efficient. Services run about 15-30 minutes. Fares vary but average around £7 - £15.
For a gala time, rest in luxury at the St Georges Hotel. Those who believe comfort and economy are not mutually exclusive will love the St. Tudno Seafront Hotel Llandudno. Budget travelers will be delighted with the accommodations at the Llandudno Hostel.
Happy Valley - within the Great Orme is a sheltered hollow, located on its east side. That's Happy Valley, a public park that's perfect for picnicking, enjoying the landscaped gardens and trails, and taking in expansive views of the seaside resort from high on up.
North Parade - the main hub of the Victorian pier, the second-largest recreational pier in the country, with tons of great restaurants and carnival rides for kids.
Great Orme - a majestic formation of limestone, covered in lush greenery, the Great Orme is perfect for nature lovers and golf-enthusiasts, who will enjoy the greens at Rocky Pines Adventure Golf.
To get around, use the Conwy Valley train or buses. To board, you'll need Gwynedd Red Rover Tickets, which are £5.50 for unlimited day travel.
Since it's mostly a tourist destination, even for those living within the U.K., you can find taxis anywhere. Standard fares start at a flat rate of £3 and it's £1.55 for each mile after that.
All the familiar names like Avis, Enterprise, and Sixt can be found in town. Fares vary but expect to pay around £25 for a standard, compact 4-door car.
Pretty much anywhere you turn in Llandudno, you'll find a shop or independent boutique. This is, after all, where native Britons go for their shopping. Check out Mostyn Champneys Retail Park and Parc Llandudno Retail Park, which includes any other activity you could want to do, including a bowling alley.
A quart of milk costs £0.82 and a dozen eggs will come to around £2.
The Palladium is a Llandudno staple for a reason. Enjoy Sunday brunch, English classics like fish 'n' chips, blood sausages, and curry plates. Two can eat here comfortably for between £30 - £50 with drinks and mains.