If you need a truly relaxing vacation by the seaside, then look no further than the traditional Welsh resort of Llandudno. Located in northern Wales, Llandudno is also titled as the 'Queen of the Welsh Resorts', as it is the largest seaside resort in Wales. It has two wonderful beaches, the popular North Shore beach and the more secluded West Shore beach, both facing the azure blue waters of the Irish Sea. Developed as a beach resort in the mid-nineteenth century, Llandudno has a large number of hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfast boutiques for every need.
Below are some of the major tourist attractions in this charming seaside town:
. Copper Mines: These Bronze Age copper mines were recently discovered on the upper slopes of the Great Orme headland. A tour usually begins with a short talk about the mine and archaeological excavations, before tourists are headed down to the mines for a glimpse of the prehistoric tunnels and caverns, in its interior.
. Great Orme Tramway: This is the only remaining cable-operated street tramway in Great Britain. It runs from Victoria Station to the summit of the Great Orme headland. Unlike other tramways, the cars on this tramway are permanently attached to the cable, and are moved by starting and stopping the cable.
. Cable Car: This cable car system is the longest passenger system in Great Britain, with a length of 679 feet. Running from Happy Valley to the summit of Great Orme, it offers a breathtaking view of Little Orme, the Conwy Estuary, Puffin Island and the mountains of Snowdonia.
. Dry Ski Slope: Llandudno has a 280 metre (920 feet) artificial ski slope, and the longest toboggan run in Great Britain. Covered with the patented 'perma-snow' surface, it offers exhilarating adventure sports like skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and sno-tubing facilities, in a picturesque setting.
. Victorian Pier: Voted as the 'Pier of the Year' in 2005, this 700 metre pier is also the longest pier in Wales. Often selected for seaside filming locations, the Victorian Pier has two entrances (North Parade and Happy Valley Road), and a beautifully designed deep-water landing stage.
. Saint Tudno's Church: Built in the 12th century, this ancient church lies in a sheltered hollow on the headland of the Great Orme. Even though the church has been heavily restored a number of times, it still possesses a few medieval features, such as the font, stigmata roof boss, serpent beam, stone coffin lids and painted tablets. This church still has regular services everyday.
Space Boutique is one of the leading hotel Llandudno and can be contacted on 01492 818198