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Llandudno - Conwy - A Welsh Holiday Resort   by Simon Haughtone
Llandudno - Conwy - is one of the major holiday resorts of Wales. It owes its well planned streets and wide promenade to Edward Mostyn and Owain Williams, who in the mid nineteenth century laid out a new town on former marshland below the Great Orme.

Llandudno provides not one beach but two. On the side of the headland facing Conwy is West Shore, with a terraced sea wall and a sand and shingle beach, backed by sand dunes. Bathing is safe at high water, but the sea recedes a long way out at low tide, and venturing too far out on the sand could mean being cut off by rising water. West Shore provides a children's playground and paddling pool as well as a putting green.

On the opposite side of the Great Orme is the North Shore, a two mile sweep of beach bordered by a promenade, with the pier at the western end and Little Ormes Head at the eastern end. Here shingle takes over from sand. Water skiing, sailing, and fishing trips are available from the jetty.

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Llandudno is a child of the railway age. In 1850 the population was around one thousand, but by the time the branch line opened in 1858 the new town was being developed with wide streets, large houses, and the promenade. The completion of the pier with its ornate pavilions brought still more visitors by paddle steamer from Merseyside.  Llandudno has never lost its elegance, and today's pavement cafes give it an almost continental feel. Its major attractions are still the beaches that now have traditional amusements such as donkey rides and Punch and Judy shows.

The town's local history museum covers the area's history from Bronze Age to Roman times, while the Alice in Wonderland Visitor Centre explains the town's connection with the writer Lewis Carroll.

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Things to do in Llandudno   by Andrea Roberts

There are so many things to do in Llandudno it's a great idea to stay for a few days to experience everything Llandudno and its surrounding area has to offer. Llandudno is the beautiful seaside town situated on the North Wales coast. Thousands of people every year visit Llandudno to explore all its glory and visit neighbouring towns like Conwy, Bangor, and Rhyl.

Firstly Llandudno has its beautiful long promenade which is laced with Victorian Llandudno hotels. This then leads on to Llandudno's pier which is again Victorian built in 1876 and stretches 1,234 feet. The pier is full of entertainment for all the family including cafes, bars, and souvenir shops.

Llandudno also has its famous Great Orme. The Great Orme is a huge limestone which is situated at the end of Llandudno. You can enjoy a cable car ride to the summit or a tram ride. At the summit you can experience breathtaking views which stretch across the North Wales cost or visit the Bronze Age Copper mines. The Great Orme also has a ski slope with a toboggan situated next to a tradition pub with refreshments and good food.

Llandudno is also known for its shopping. It has a beautifully Victorian shopping centre and high street which is surrounded by Victorian architecture. Here you can shop for all types of things. Just round the corner from this Llandudno now has its own shopping park which offers shoppers the latest high street names and fashion. Llandudno has the Venue Cymru, which is a huge newly re furbished theatre. Here you can enjoy a fantastic performance in music, ballet, pantomime, opera, and musical. If you are visiting Llandudno it's a great idea to tie in a show, as you won't be disappointed.

Llandudno is also within a close distance of Snowdonia, Conwy, Caernarfon, and Rhyl. These areas are a must see when your in North Wales so be sure to stay around in Llandudno long enough so you can visit these areas.

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About the Author - Check out Lauriston Court which is hotel in Llandudno which offers a comfortable and affordable stay while you're on holiday. Also a guide to visiting Llandudno will help you while you are staying in the area.

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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa  Llandudno
Standing in over 200 acres of its own parkland to the south of Llandudno with spectacular views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle. Believed to have 13th century origins, Bodysgallen Hall provides all that is best in country house hospitality. Beautiful gardens include a rare 17th century parterre of box hedges filled with sweet-scented herbs, a rockery with a cascade, a walled rose garden, and several follies. Historic House Hotels Limited has skilfully and sympathetically restored the 17th century house. The hotel has two restaurants, with imaginative food, which has been awarded three rosettes by the AA for fine-dining in the Main Hall, and is prepared from fresh local produce and complemented by fine wine. 1620, Bodysgallen Hall's new Bistro opened at the end of 2008.
Empire Hotel Llandudno
The Empire Hotel is located in the centre of Llandudno, Wales, within three miles of Conwy Castle and 16 miles from Rhyl. Llandudno Junction, the nearest train station, is three miles from the hotel. Formerly a block of shops, the Empire Hotel is housed in a traditional Victorian property dating from 1854. The public areas are characterised by period features, rich drapery, and plush leather seating. Guests can work out in the fitness room, cool off in the indoor pool, and relax in the sauna, steam room, and jetted tub. The hotel offers a range of beauty services and also has an outdoor pool with paddling area and spa bath. Guests of the Empire Hotel can sample modern British dishes in the formal Watkins and Co. restaurant and enjoy more casual dining at the Poolside Grill. The hotel serves a complimentary full-English breakfast. Room service is available 24 hours.
Grand Hotel Llandudno
A traditional Victorian property with a white façade, located at the foot of the Great Orme, overlooking the Promenade with views of Llandudno Bay. The hotel offers two dining options: the Grand Hotel Restaurant serves a range of international and regional dishes from an a la carte menu in an informal setting; the Premier Carvery Restaurant offers full English breakfast and a three-course carvery menu with views of the bay. Guests can enjoy a range of entertainment in the hotel including karaoke in the Connaught Bar, summer cabaret in Langtry's bar, which offers snacks throughout the day, and live acts in the Grand Ballroom. The hotel houses a games room with table tennis and darts and a billiards room. Those wishing to explore the area will find Llandudno Tram Station 500 metres away, Llandudno Ski Centre and North Wales Theatre half a mile away, the Great Orme Copper Mines 1 mile away, and Llandudno Junction Leisure Centre and Cineworld at a 3 mile distance.
Imperial Classic Hotel Llandudno
Elegance and Excellence are guaranteed at The Imperial Hotel, Llandudno’s largest quality and sustainable Four Star hotel which is centrally situated on the Promenade with stunning views across the bay. With its impressive Victorian facade, stylish decor and outstanding reputation for food and service, The Imperial is the perfect venue for business and leisure and an ideal base for touring North Wales. Guests can choose from the award winning a la Carte Chantrey’s Restaurant where mouth-watering dishes using locally sourced produce are served or The Terrace where lunches and light refreshments are provided all day. The Imperial’s Bar is centrally situated on the ground floor and leads onto an attractive veranda.
St. George's Hotel Llandudno
St George's Hotel is located on the seafront in Llandudno, Wales, 700 metres from the Great Orme Tramway and 800 metres from Llandudno train station and the Alice in Wonderland Centre. Bodafon Farm Park is 1.5 miles away, and Conwy castle is four miles from the hotel. A Victorian seafront property, St George's Hotel features a distinctive tower and period interiors. The hotel's health centre, Shape, offers a sauna, a steam room, a hair and beauty salon, and a massage-treatment room. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, concierge services, and complimentary onsite parking. Open for breakfast, dinner, and Sunday lunches, the St George's Hotel's ornate Wedwood Suite restaurant offers organic British fare and views of the Great Orme headland. Other dining options include the Terrace restaurant and lounge, which offer views of Llandudno Bay. A complimentary full Welsh breakfast is served every morning.
The Sunnyside Llandudno
The Sunnyside boasts 22 individually decorated en-suite bedrooms. Located over 3 floors the rooms offer you comfort and the perfect base for exploring the North Wales Coast. Start your day with an English Breakfast in our restaurant or for the healthy ones, we also offer a continental choice. During the evening, why not kick back and relax in our warm and welcoming bar. The Sunnyside is the perfect location for you to explore everything the North Wales Peninsular has to offer you-easy access to Anglesey on the door step of Snowdonia National Park, not to mention the attractions in Llandudno including Venue Cymru, Great Orme and many more.

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