Llandudno is a thriving Victorian seaside resort in north Wales, facing the sparkling blue waters of the Irish Sea. The twin limestone headlands of the Great Orme and Little Orme, which are believed to have been mountains in ancient times, loom over the elegant Victorian buildings dotting the seafront. Every summer, tourists of all ages throng the sweeping promenade. Even in the winters, Llandudno attracts a significant number of visitors, mainly adventure seekers, who want to try out various adventure sports.
Currently, there are more than 200 hotels in Llandudno, which includes guesthouses and bed and breakfast boutiques. As Llandudno is located near the breathtaking Mount Snowdon, it also makes a great base for tourists who wish to explore the beautiful mountain scenery. Some popular tourist attractions in Llandudno near the sea are:
. Marine Drive: This is a four mile sea-facing road, which extends from Happy Valley to the West Shore beach. It offers picturesque views of the sapphire Irish Sea, towering cliff faces and sharp drops; and has many amazing attractions along its route. Being a toll road, people are charged a fee of £2.50 to drive along it. This charge includes the cost for parking alongside the road, where one could halt for an enjoyable family picnic.
. The Lighthouse: Constructed in 1862 by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, this lighthouse was built to resemble a small fortress, using dressed limestone and pitch-pine wood panelling. It was decommissioned in March 1985, and the optic for warning mariners was transferred to the Visitor Centre on the Great Orme, where it can now be viewed. The lighthouse is located around two miles from the beach, along the scenic Marine Drive road.
. Old Rectory Tea Gardens: Once known as 'The Dolfechan Farm', this charming café is situated on the Great Orme, up a zig-zag path leading up from the Marine Drive to St. Tudno's Church. The Old Rectory Tea Gardens are surrounded by award winning flower beds and landscaping, and offer a delectable menu of homemade scones, cakes and other items.
. Saint Tudno's Church: Built in the 12th century on a site founded by St. Tudno in the 6th century, this church has been heavily restored a number of times. Some of the ancient features still remaining are the 12th century font, the stigmata roof boss, the serpent wooden beam and stone coffin lids.
. Mare's Well: This is a small natural well located along the Marine Drive, where ancient travellers used for watering their horses.
Space Boutique is one of the leading hotel Llandudno and can be contacted on 01492 818198