The seaside resort town of Llandudno, Wales, has many great attractions worth visiting. Llandudno encompasses several neighboring townships, such as Craig-y-Don, Llanrhos and Penrhyn Bay. The town is located between Bangor and Rhyl, being only a 15 minute drive away from Snowdonia. The town is very accessible, both by car (along the A55) and by railway.
Llandudno was built in the Victorian era as a holiday destination promoting the Great Orme. It has kept its Victorian style and still has the Llandudno Pier, as well as many other attractions, such as Happy Valley, Venue Cymru, Parc Llandudno, the old tram line, indoor skiing, high street and much more.
One of the main attractions in Llandudno is the Copper Mines. The Llandudno Copper Mines are located beneath the Great Orme and attract many people, from tourists and cavers, to archaeologists and geologists. The Copper Mines tunnels date back to the Bronze Age, up to four thousand years ago.
Llandudno is located on the Creuddyn peninsula; the North beach is the most popular with many hotels such as the Cae Mor, the Llandudno pier and the promenade which is busy with tourists throughout the summer. On the other side of town is the West Shore, it is a very appealing location and is less busy. There are often swans; a café and a children’s play area, as well as the beach itself and fantastic views of the Conwy mountains.
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Llandudno is surrounded by many other popular villages and towns worth visiting, including Conwy, which is a medieval style town enclosed in ancient castle walls and home to Conwy Castle; Conwy has many festivals throughout the year which attract tourists and locals alike.
Venturing into Snowdonia also opens a whole new selection of villages and popular attractions to visit, such as the famous Betws-Y-Coed, the popular Bodnant Gardens and the town of Llanberis, located at the foot of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales.