Llandudno is the largest seaside resort in Wales. It lies on a peninsula between the two hilltops Great Orme (207 meters) and Little Orme (141 meters) and has a beach on the southwest and a large, crescent-shaped on the northeast side. Llandudno has like almost all British seaside resorts, a pier, a long jutting into the ocean pier with shops and entertainment venues. It was built in 1878 and is 572 meters, the longest in Wales.
In the summer of 1902 was the funicular railway to the Great Orme opened in 1969, also built a cable car. Close to the ground station in the so-called Happy Valley is located in a park with a visitor center, and a snow -slope, where every year the British Championships to be held snow.
A five-kilometer single-lane one-way street leading to the Great Orme around. This “Marine Drive” begins north of the location of the “Happy Valley Road” and costs £ 2.50 toll. In many corners, always the sea on the right, leads the scenic route around the mountain and offers a new view on the Irish Sea. The only parking offers a small cafe on the west bank of the mountain.
Llandudno was already in the Bronze Age settled about 4,000 years ago. Inside the Great Orme Copper was mined in tunnels. Such a mine is to visit since 1991. Since the 19th Century, called the Victorian era, was a popular seaside resort of Llandudno. From this period are still many buildings and give the place its character. In 1862, on the headland to the north of the city, a large castle-like lighthouse built that extends over the rocks. He is now, however, no longer used as a lighthouse and is privately owned.
A statue of Lewis Carroll pointed out that the author of Alice in Wonderland, where the family made Liddell holiday, that family, for their daughter, Alice, he wrote his famous children’s story. A storm in October 1859 on the coasts of Britain more than 800 people were killed. This storm also broke the plan, Llandudno to a port for the coal trade and the ferry to Ireland to expand. The port facilities were already underway by the storm destroyed. Instead, the town became a seaside resort.