Welcome to Llandudno
The largest seaside resort town in Wales, Llandudno is a small
city with a great deal of Victorian flavour. Nestled in 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 at its pavilion, and 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
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 population.
Information & Facts
English is the official language, though visitors will be
astonished by the variety of regional accents.
The currency is the pound (GBP), which is divided into 100
pence. ATMs are available in all towns and Visa, MasterCard and
American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards
should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign
currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels,
however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks.
Travellers cheques are accepted in all areas frequented by
tourists; they are best taken in Pounds Sterling to avoid
Local time in the United Kingdom is GMT (GMT +1 from last
Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).