Llandudno and the North Wales coast – where life’s a beach!
What do you know about Llandudno and the North Wales coast? It has beaches, yes. It has lively and historic resorts, of course. It’s less than two hours from the England border near Chester – that too.
You may not know that Llandudno and the North Wales coast has the world’s largest prehistoric mine. It has the UK’s longest cable car. At Colwyn Bay it now boasts one the best watersports centres in the country. Oh, and it has that lighthouse on the beach – one of the most recognised coastal landmarks in Britain.
Walkers and cyclists will love the North Wales coast path, now part of the All Wales Coast Path. Much improved and mostly off-road, it brings you sea views, a castle at Flint, the Lourdes of Wales at St Winefride’s Well, dunes, wildlife and bags of variety. For fun and entertainment, head to the traditional beach resorts of Rhyl and Prestatyn, where you’ll find amusement arcades, fairgrounds and candy floss. For a slower pace, go west to the village of Rhos-on-Sea.
Llandudno is known as the Queen of Welsh Resorts. It’s not difficult to see why. Its wide promenade is backed by a graceful crescent of Victorian buildings. You can wander Llandudno pier, or climb the Great Orme headland and discover that ancient mine, a historic tramway, and a herd Kashmiri goats that have evolved into a unique species!
Bet you didn’t know that about Llandudno and the North Wales coast!