The largest seaside resort in Wales, Llandudno sees almost ten million visitors every year.

Settlements have existed here since the Stone Age. The limestone headland, known as the Great Orme, provided natural protection from the rough seas. Llandudno is the perfect destination for a family holiday, some rest and relaxation, or as a starting point to explore North Wales.


Great Orme Mines

Dating to the Bronze Age 4000 years ago, the Great Orme Mines are one of the most important recent archaeological finds. Showing us how people lived and worked more than 2000 years before the Romans invaded Great Britain, these mines are thought to be the largest ever discovered. It’s estimated that around 1,760 tonnes of copper were mined from shafts beneath the Great Orme.

The mines can be viewed on self-guided tours. Above ground, you can watch how the copper ore was smelted to separate the copper from the rock, tour the opencast mine and see how the miners and their families lived. This is a fascinating glimpse into the social and working lives of our ancestors.  


Llandudno Pier

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon or two, Llandudno Pier offers the quintessential seaside experience. Stretching for 2,295 feet, it’s the longest pier in Wales, has been granted Grade II listed status and won the prestigious Pier of the Year award in 2005.

With stunning views over the Irish Sea and inland across the beautiful North Wales coast, the pier is home to a range of fun activities and attractions. Charming shops, colourful arcades, funfair rides and traditional fortune tellers fill the pier.

One of the highlights is the giant Ferris wheel. Designed and manufactured by Lamborghini at a cost of £1 million, this state-of-the-art big wheel (dubbed the ‘Llandudno Eye’) stands a whopping 69ft (21 metres) high and provides fantastic far-reaching views across the whole of North Wales. You’ll find the pier just under a mile from Llandudno railway station.  


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Home Front Museum

Llandudno’s Home Front Museum offers a trip down memory lane to 1940’s Britain. You can experience both the happy and the frightening side of life as a civilian in the Second World War. This unique museum brings the sights, sounds and smells to life, immersing you in the six years that moulded the country and its people.

Gas masks, rationing, Digging for Victory and keeping the home fires burning - these are living memories for many and offer a sense of nostalgia and a chance to reminisce. 


Llandudno Snowsports Centre

Snowboarding and skiing are on offer at Llandudno Snowsports Centre. There’s also an inflatable snow-tube and the 750 meter Cresta run, the longest toboggan track in Wales. If you prefer a less challenging activity, then why not try out the Alpine Adventure minigolf? It features nine holes in Alpine-themed surroundings.

  • Year-round artificial ski and boarding slope
  • An exciting day for your kids to remember
  • Fun for all the family


Wales Coast Pathway

Crossing the West Shore Beach and the Great Orme, a Special Area of Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest, the Llandudno stretch of the Wales Coast Path is popular with walkers.

Although its full length of 870 miles around the coast of Wales might seem a little daunting, the route can be broken down into manageable chunks. The section that follows the North Wales coastline takes walkers through Llanfairfechan and Rhos-on-Sea, allowing plenty of opportunities to stop, have a break and enjoy an ice cream or two.

Llandudno sees visitors returning year upon year. No wonder, with so many great attractions, superb beaches, water activities and friendly locals. 


Follow the White Rabbit

When in Llandudno, you can also find many Alice in Wonderland characters scattered about. There’s an Alice Trail map available from Visit Conwy, or you can simply follow the White Rabbit’s bronze footprints around the town.