Llandudno

Travel Guide
Great Orme Tramway featuring railway items and street scenes
Explore this traditional beach town on Wales’ northern coast. It is framed by sandy bays, surrounded by ancient hills and home to Victoria-era architecture.

Visit Llandudno for the true essence of a British seaside resort. The town’s beaches, pier and pristine seafront preserve a captivating 19th-century splendor. Llandudno straddles the Creuddyn Peninsula on Wales’ northernmost coastline and overlooks the Irish Sea.

The town’s century-old charm resonates from Llandudno Promenade, sweeping elegantly around Llandudno Bay. Buy an ice cream, stroll along the waterfront and appreciate the well-preserved architectural landscape. Shop for curios and enjoy the amusement arcades on Llandudno Pier. Be entertained by a Punch and Judy puppet show.

The town’s beaches frame both sides of the peninsula. North Shore Beach sits in front of the promenade and is popular for donkey rides, sailing and windsurfing. West Shore Beach is quieter, offers views of Anglesey and attracts kite-surfers and surfers.

Stroll around the town center streets to find cafés, teahouses and friendly pubs. Browse exhibits of contemporary art at the Oriel Mostyn Gallery. Explore the town’s long history at the Llandudno Museum and see a recreation of life during World War II at the Home Front Experience.

Another of Llandudno’s major attractions is the Great Orme, a huge headland traversed by walking trails and inhabited by varied wildlife. Reach the summit via the historic Great Orme Tramway and the Llandudno Cable Car. Visit the Bronze Age mining complex, Great Orme Mines. Bike or drive along Marine Drive, a scenic road that encircles the headland.

Rent a car or use public transportation to reach attractions a short drive from the town center. Wander next to the perfectly groomed lawns of Bodnant Garden and spot exotic creatures at the Welsh Mountain Zoo. Walk in the footsteps of medieval kings at Conwy Castle. Relax and enjoy watersports at Colwyn Bay Beach and Penrhyn Bay Beach.

Regular train services connect Llandudno with English cities such as Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. Visit during May’s Victorian Extravaganza, when bands, dance groups and street performers celebrate the town’s Victorian heritage.

County Hotel
County Hotel
3 out of 5
The Promenade, Llandudno, Wales
The price is €51 per night from 18 Jun to 19 Jun
€51
per night
18 Jun - 19 Jun
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Llandudno. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
6.8/10 (212 reviews)
"Value for money, located on seafront and walking distance to shops and transport links"

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2023

County Hotel
Grand Hotel Llandudno
Grand Hotel Llandudno
3 out of 5
Happy Valley Road, Conwy, Llandudno, Wales
The price is €57 per night from 11 Jun to 12 Jun
€57
per night
11 Jun - 12 Jun
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Llandudno. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
6.4/10 (997 reviews)
"Do not expect champagne accomodation for lemonage prices, my boyfriend booked this his birthday purely for the historic status of the building and i was dreading it based on reviews. I was wrong. Its a beautiful building. Rooms are tired but very clean. Bar prices really good. Lots of elderly couples ..."

Reviewed on 27 May 2023

Grand Hotel Llandudno
The Marine Hotel
The Marine Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The Promenade, Llandudno, Wales
The price is €63 per night from 25 Jun to 26 Jun
€63
per night
25 Jun - 26 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Llandudno. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the breakfast in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
7.8/10 Good! (404 reviews)
"It is a nice former Victorian hotel that is sadly in a state of disrepair with watermarks and cracks and also dated but not Victorian grandeur style dated but more 1980-the 1990s not been updated since dated. Although they seem only cosmetic, I think this greatly affects the hotel in a negative way. ..."

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2023

The Marine Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
 A one bedroomed flat, 2 mins from the sea
A one bedroomed flat, 2 mins from the sea
Llandudno
Stay at this vacation home in Llandudno. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Holy Trinity Church and Llandudno Tourist ...
9.8/10 Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Weekend away
"First holiday with the baby and expecting another. Flat was very neat and had a lot of amenities. Some hygiene issues with corners and edges of room not being hoovered but nothing major. The windows were a life saver with keeping the flat cool in the heat kept a nice steady breeze throughout the ..."

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2022

A one bedroomed flat, 2 mins from the sea
Fabulous Apt in the heart of Victorian Llandudno
Fabulous Apt in the heart of Victorian Llandudno
Llandudno
Stay at this apartment in Llandudno. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a TV. Popular attractions Great Orme Tramway and Seilo Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel ...
10/10 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Short break
"Nice clean apartment, only downside was had dog with us, and he wasn't used to hearing people above us."

Reviewed on 7 May 2023

Fabulous Apt in the heart of Victorian Llandudno
Beachside Cottage - Delightful 3 Bedroomed Cottage
Beachside Cottage - Delightful 3 Bedroomed Cottage
3 out of 5
Llandudno, Wales
Stay at this 3-star cottage in Llandudno. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden and private gardens. Popular attractions Llandudno Museum and Gloddaeth United Church are ...
Beachside Cottage - Delightful 3 Bedroomed Cottage
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Llandudno

4.5
Top destination
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5/5 - Excellent

Andrea
20 Mar 2020

Clean and tidy

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller
17 Mar 2020

We took the children to the Welsh mountain zoo, the boys enjoyed it, we couldn’t find some of the animals that was on the map, but they are doing a lot of work new enclosures etc. There was a lot of good play areas for all ages.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller
13 Mar 2020

Love the place will definitely go there again.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller
10 Mar 2020

It is only a short run to Bodnant Gardens.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller
11 Feb 2020

Visited Llandudno many times as my daughter swims in galas, unfortunately we don't get much sight seeing time. The leisure centre is very good.Overall i do like Llandudno and there seems to be plenty to do for all ages.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller
2 Feb 2020

Lovely been here many times but not stayed over before summer or winter it lovely x