If you fancy a day trip, catching the train to Llandudno is a great idea. In a little over two hours, you’ll arrive feeling fresh, relaxed and ready to explore this glorious seaside resort.
Make use of our free Wifi en route, allowing you to catch up with your friends or your favourite soaps. The beautiful town of Llandudno nestles on the north Wales coast, and from the mid 1800s was known as ‘Queen of the Welsh Watering Places’. With numerous attractions, gorgeous scenery and friendly locals, this famous Welsh resort is a great place to take the family.
The most obvious landmark is The Great Orme. This headland, with its wealth of flora and fauna offers a spectacular panoramic view across the Bay. Rising nearly 700 feet above sea level it’s a steep climb on foot to the top, luckily, however, there are other options for a more leisurely ascent. Both the Cable Car and the Tramway offer an easy-on-the-legs route to the summit. On the way up, look out for the herd of Kashmiri goats grazing on the rough, steep slopes. These white shaggy beasts are the descendants of two gifted by the Persian Shah to Queen Victoria, and they are a popular tourist attraction, especially during spring when the bouncy, enthusiastic Kashmiri goat kids arrive.
From the top of The Great Orme you can see Llandudno Pier as it stretches out into the Bay, and it’s well worth a closer look. This Grade II listed building is the longest pier in Wales at nearly 3000 feet, and holds the place for fifth longest pier in the UK. It’s a wonderful site to enjoy an ice cream and a stroll, or watch the sunset.
Fans of sporting activities should head for Llandudno Snowsports Centre. With the longest Toboggan run in the UK, getting your adrenaline buzz is easy. Skiing, snowboarding and tubing are all available, as is the little known, but highly enjoyable Alpine golf. The restaurant and coffee shop are there to help you recover.
The Venue Cymru theatre is perfect for a culture fix. Offering a year round programme of events, performances, and exhibitions, between the theatre and the large capacity arena, there’s something for everyone.
Catching the train home to Manchester, you can download our user-friendly app and start planning your next trip. With numerous money saving discounts, including Anytime tickets and Off-peak offers, you’ll have plenty left to explore Llandudno.