Top Choice Mine in Llandudno

Great Orme Mines

Sitting unobtrusively near the top of the Great Orme is the largest prehistoric mine ever discovered. Nearly paved over for a car park, this site of tremendous historical importance has been developed as a must-see …
Top Choice Hill in Llandudno

Great Orme

From sea level it's difficult to gauge the sheer scale of the Great Orme (Y Gogarth), yet it stretches for around 2 miles and rises to a height of 207m. Named after a Norse word for 'worm' or 'sea serpent', this gen…
Landmark in Llandudno

Llandudno Pier

A trip to Llandudno isn’t complete until you’ve strolled along the Victorian pier, eating ice cream and shooing away seagulls. At 670m it's Wales' longest. When it opened in 1878 its main use was as a disembarkation…
Gallery in Llandudno

Mostyn Gallery

A sensitively restored, heritage-listed 1901 terracotta-and-brick exterior hides the sharply angled innards of North Wales’ leading contemporary art gallery. Its six galleries house changing and often challenging ex…
Cable Car in Llandudno

Great Orme Tramway

Head to the top of the Great Orme without breaking a sweat in an original 1902 tramcar. It's one of only three cable-operated trams in the world (the other two are in equally glamorous Lisbon and San Francisco). Tri…
Waterfront in Llandudno

Llandudno Promenade

Llandudno's iconic 2-mile promenade is one of its distinctive sights. It was here that Queen Victoria herself watched Professor Codman’s Punch & Judy Show, performed by the same family since 1860 – we hope she w…
Waterfront in Llandudno

Marine Drive

Starting by the pier, this one-way, 4-mile narrow road loops anticlockwise around the Great Orme, with immense sea vistas opening up on your right-hand side. There are few places to pull over along the loop, but you…
Beach in Llandudno

West Shore

When the main beach gets too frantic, go west to this considerably less built-up stretch on Conwy Bay. The views over Anglesey and the mountains of Snowdonia can be stunning, especially as the sun sets, and there's …
Cable Car in Llandudno

Llandudno Cable Car

Britain's longest cable car runs a mile from the Happy Valley Gardens above the pier and, if it's not too windy, whisks passengers up to the summit of the Great Orme in just 18 minutes, with superb sea views en rout…
Hill in Llandudno

Great Orme Summit Complex

The summit complex isn't the most aesthetically sensitive addition to the Great Orme landscape, but it has picnic tables, a cafe and a gift shop.