Llandudno, Conwy, Wales
Head to Llandudno for a big dose of that traditional seaside ambience that we all know and love; it’s the biggest seaside resort in Wales so there’s always plenty going on, and being right between the Little and Great Orme headlands, the scenery is stunning. Grab a load of bucket and spade fun on either of the two beaches, knotted handkerchiefs on your head, trouser legs rolled up ready for a paddle.
Llandudno has a lot of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, that’s a huge part of its charm, along with the dramatic limestone cliffs and the lighthouse; there’s a long promenade and the pier is the longest in Wales, with all the things you’d expect - fish and chips, ice creams, amusement arcades and a wonderful shell shop. Ride the Great Orme Tramway from Llandudno up to the top of the Great Orme where you can see the wild Kashmiri goats contentedly grazing, or take a trip by cable car – be prepared for staggering sea views. The Welsh coast may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of skiing but at Ski Llandudno there’s a 300 metre dry slope where you can perfect your skills if you’re thinking of heading off to some idyllic Alpine resort at some time.
There’s plenty to see and do in Llandudno; take a vintage bus tour, go deep underground and see the workings of a copper mine, enjoy a boat trip around the bay, set off on one of the nature trails with a picnic, or get yourselves a table in town and tuck into scrumptious food at Johnny Dough’s Wood Fired Pizza, The Cottage Loaf or Dylan’s restaurant – all have excellent reviews.
All information correct at the time of writing