Llandudno ( Welsh: [ ɬɑndɪdno ], English: [ lændɪdnəʊ ] ) with 20,090 inhabitants (as of 2001) the largest seaside resort in Wales. It is situated on a peninsula between the Great Orme (207 meters) and Little Orme (141 meters) and has a beach on the southwest and a larger, crescent-shaped on the northeast side. Llandudno has like almost all British seaside resorts, a pier, a long pier jutting out into the sea with shops and places of entertainment. It was built in 1878 and is 572 meters, the longest in Wales.

In the summer of 1902, the funicular railway to the Great Orme was opened in 1969 also a cable car was built. Near is at the ground station in the so-called Happy Valley, a park with a visitor center and an art snow ski slope, where every year the British art snow championships are held.

A five -kilometer -lane one-way street leading to the Great Orme around. This Marine Drive starts north of the village on the Happy Valley Road and costs £ 2.50 toll. In many corners, always the sea to the right, the panoramic road leads around the mountain and always offers new views of the Irish Sea. The only parking, a small café on the west side of the mountain.


Llandudno was inhabited in the Bronze Age 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, many buildings date and give the place its character.

In 1862, a large castle -like lighthouse was built on the headland to the north of the city, which projects beyond the rocks. He is now, however, no longer used as a lighthouse and is privately owned.

A still image of Lewis Carroll recalls that the author of Alice in Wonderland was doing there with the family Liddell holiday, that family, for their daughter, Alice, he wrote his famous children's story.

In a storm in October 1859 over 800 people came to the coasts of Britain died. This storm also broke the plan to expand Llandudno to a port for the coal trade and the ferry to Ireland. The already started port facilities were completely destroyed by the storm. Instead, the city developed into a seaside resort.


The Great Orme Tramway