Llandudno travel guide

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You're Going to Love Llandudno

When you're looking for novelty, a dash of relaxation, a pinch of excitement, and you know you want all of it by the sea, head to the Llandudno. Whether you're there for the day or staying for a few, with kids, Llandudno is the perfect spot for a getaway with a partner, friends, or family.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Llandudno

1. Ride the Cable Car and Tramway

The Great Orme Tramway is one of the best ways to capture all the incredible views of this Victorian seaside resort. Besides being a recreational spot, the Great Orme makes Llandudno a stunning natural site.

2. Take a Dip in the Paddling Pool

The paddling pools on the North Shore are the perfect place to cool off and splash around for an afternoon.

3. Stroll Along the Boardwalk

The Victorian Pier on North Parade is one of the most beautiful and exciting promenades in the United Kingdom. From children's carnival rides to shopping for adults and great seafood restaurants, there's something for everyone.

4. Get In Some Cardio by Shopping!

Without a doubt, you'll spend at least two or three days roaming around the Mostyn Champneys Retail Park. Shop till you drop, eat your way through excellent food stalls, and end it all with a movie and bowling.

5. Visit the Bodafon Farm Park

This working farm has lots of fresh produce and doubles as a sanctuary to birds of prey, including everyone's favorite: owls!

Where to Eat in Llandudno

The Palladium is a Llandudno staple for a reason. Enjoy Sunday brunch, English classics like fish 'n' chips, blood sausages, and curry plates. Two can eat here comfortably for between £30 - £50 with drinks and mains.

When to visit Llandudno

Llandudno in March
Estimated hotel price
£45
1 night at 3-star hotel
Llandudno in March
Estimated hotel price
£45
1 night at 3-star hotel

Like any city in the UK, the weather is best in the summer, July and August being the most pleasant months. Temperatures rise to around 77.

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How to Get to Llandudno

Plane

The nearest airports are Liverpool's John Lennon Airport or Manchester Airport. From here, take a train or bus to get to Llandudno.

Train

Catching a train from nearby towns like Manchester or Liverpool is easy. Fares start at £15.

Car

Driving from Manchester to Llandudno, use the M54 and the N Wales Expy/A55. Or, if you're coming from Cardiff, use the A49.

Bus

Getting into Llandudno from nearby towns like Newcastle-upon-Tyne or Bangor is simple and efficient. Services run about 15-30 minutes. Fares vary but average around £7 - £15.

Airports near Llandudno

Airlines serving Llandudno

United Airlines
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American Airlines
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Lufthansa
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KLM
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Delta
Good (30,770 reviews)
Air France
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British Airways
Good (23,357 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
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SWISS
Excellent (9,192 reviews)
Qatar Airways
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Iberia
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Air Canada
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Austrian Airlines
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Emirates
Excellent (15,783 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Ryanair
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Finnair
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JetBlue
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Where to stay in Llandudno

For a gala time, rest in luxury at the St Georges Hotel. Those who believe comfort and economy are not mutually exclusive will love the St. Tudno Seafront Hotel Llandudno. Budget travelers will be delighted with the accommodations at the Llandudno Hostel.

Popular neighbourhoods in Llandudno

Happy Valley - within the Great Orme is a sheltered hollow, located on its east side. That's Happy Valley, a public park that's perfect for picnicking, enjoying the landscaped gardens and trails, and taking in expansive views of the seaside resort from high on up.

North Parade - the main hub of the Victorian pier, the second-largest recreational pier in the country, with tons of great restaurants and carnival rides for kids.

Great Orme - a majestic formation of limestone, covered in lush greenery, the Great Orme is perfect for nature lovers and golf-enthusiasts, who will enjoy the greens at Rocky Pines Adventure Golf.

Where to stay in popular areas of Llandudno

Most booked hotels in Llandudno

The View Guest House
Excellent (9.4, Excellent reviews)
£88+
The Clovelly
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
£75+
St. Hilary Guest House
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
£83+
Gwesty Links Hotel
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£112+
The Castle Hotel, Conwy
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
£125+
The Groes Inn
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
£117+
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How to Get Around Llandudno

Public Transportation

To get around, use the Conwy Valley train or buses. To board, you'll need Gwynedd Red Rover Tickets, which are £5.50 for unlimited day travel.

Taxi

Since it's mostly a tourist destination, even for those living within the U.K., you can find taxis anywhere. Standard fares start at a flat rate of £3 and it's £1.55 for each mile after that.

Car

All the familiar names like Avis, Enterprise, and Sixt can be found in town. Fares vary but expect to pay around £25 for a standard, compact 4-door car.

Car hire agencies in Llandudno

The Cost of Living in Llandudno

Shopping Streets

Pretty much anywhere you turn in Llandudno, you'll find a shop or independent boutique. This is, after all, where native Britons go for their shopping. Check out Mostyn Champneys Retail Park and Parc Llandudno Retail Park, which includes any other activity you could want to do, including a bowling alley.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk costs £0.82 and a dozen eggs will come to around £2.

Cheap meal
£10.10
A pair of jeans
£70.66
Single public transport ticket
£2.37
Cappuccino
£2.43
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