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One of Bill Bryson’s favorite places to go, Llandudno is high on our list of places to visit in the U.K., there are plenty of reasons why its kept its place for over 150 years as one of the best seaside resorts in the United Kingdom for visiting. Besides the traditional reasons such as a beautiful pier, Punch and Judy, and even Alice in Wonderland are all reasons why we love Llandudno.
Travelers going to Wales for a quick weekend trip or even a more extended holiday will be delighted by the many excursions and adventures at hand. Surrounded on either side by sandy beaches, on warm days this place is a paradise. Designed as a posh holiday resort for Victorian travelers, it has managed to retain its charm and style so that visitors today can experience the very same magical feel of Llandudno.
One of the best parts of Llandudno is its size. Visitors to other, bigger cities may feel overwhelmed by the sheer largeness of a new, unfamiliar city, but Llandudno will not inspire that fear in visitors; who can easily walk around the boundaries of the town in an hour or two. If they do so, they’ll notice that Llandudno is full of charm with no bad areas. Holding just a couple of bed and breakfasts and vacation rental homes to charm visitors, we recommend that travelers create a fully-rounded experience for themselves by choosing one of these for their stay.
While not technically within the city of Llandudno, Conwy is a town just a short car journey or ride on public transportation away. We love this little town for its charming village feel, and its proximity to the Vale of Conwy is just one of the reasons why this place is a world heritage town. To fully experience this place, we recommend staying in a bed and breakfast or in a house rental, either on your own or with a family, so that you can get the full experience of the architecture and home style of this charming Welsh town.
While Llandudno has a very lovely beachfront and pier, one of our favorite things to do in Llandudno is to go inland and see the Great Orme geological formation, which is easily accessible from town and easy for travelers and visitors to hike around. Protruding out into the sea, this natural wonder is lovely to walk around. If you get to the top as well, it affords a gorgeous vista and photographic opportunity. The nearby copper mine is also a wonderful place to explore; the slightly creepy tunnels are a wonderful thrill to see.
If art and museums are more your thing, there are two places definitely worth a visit. One is the Home Front Museum, which offers a unique perspective on life during the second World War, and the Oriel Mostyn Gallery, which brings quite an impressive collection of modern contemporary art that will inspire any visitors who enter.
Llandudno has a very mild climate that makes it a very easy place to visit year-round. If you would like to visit and maximize the potential to have pleasant weather, we recommend planning your village for around June and July.
The fall and early spring are the wettest months, and while the temperature in the winter is very mild, it’s usually also very grey. We recommend going in the late spring and during the summer, but just in case, we highly recommend carrying an umbrella or a light jacket as the weather can be a bit unpredictable, or, because of its location near the sea, Llandudno can get a little bit windy.