In the beautiful, Victorian town of Llandudno, we have many activities including dry-slope skiing, tobogganing, swimming, fishing, 2 golf courses, bird watching and walking through scenic areas such as The Great Orme, Haulfre Gardens, Promenade, Pier and coastal paths. From Easter to October there is a Tramway and Aerial Cable Car (the longest in Britain) to the summit of the Great Orme. There are lots of great places to eat and drink; some of our favourites are Snooze, The Seahorse, The Cottage Loaf, Tapps, LC Drink and Dine, Home Cooking, Tiffany's, The Empire Hotel, The Cae Mor Hotel and many more. The North Shore has a long, wide promenade where you can walk or run or cycle and admire the views and also access the Pier which is the longest in Wales with lots of quaint shops and a cafe and bar to refresh you at the end, almost half a mile out into the Irish Sea.
The Town is closely associated with Alice in Wonderland because the character of Alice was based on Alice Liddell who lived in the town with her family who were friends of Lewis Carrol. There are 19 carved wooden statues of Wonderland characters spread across the town on The Alice Trail and you can download apps to your phone to follow a virtual trail with augmented reality.
We also have a fantastic Theatre complex; Venue Cymru, where many top artists, bands and shows visit throughout the year. It comprises 1500 seat theatre which can stage the largest of west end shows, a conference centre, and 1550m2 arena which can seat 1800 or 2500 standing. Check the Venue Cymru website for what's on when you visit.
If you like gardens and mansions, there are many National Trust properties to visit and for the history lovers, the Castles of North Wales bring history to life. Conwy Castle is among the most famous and impressive and is just a 4 mile walk away on the coastal path along the Conwy estuary. Caenerfon Castle, Penryn Castle and Beaumaris Castle are all nearby.
Within easy reach are some of the most exciting outdoor attractions in the UK. Zip World is in 3 locations in the area including the world's fastest zipline and an underground trampoline adventure in an old slate cavern. Adventure parc Snowdonia has the world's first inland surf lagoon, ideal for beginners through to pros along with a range of other outdoor activities.
Just a short drive or bus ride can take you into the Snowdonia National Park. There are 146 peaks over 2000 feet and 15 which are over 3000 feet making for some spectacular scenery. The highest and most famous is Mount Snowdon, standing at an impressive 3560 feet. The Snowdon Mountain Railway from Llanberis can take you most of the way to the top during the summer season but you must book in advance. Snowdon is also surrounded by steam railways which are a charming way to see the area. The Ffestiniog Railway runs from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog, The Welsh Highland Railway runs from Porthmadog up to Caenarfon, The Llanberis Lake Railway and The Bala Lake Railway which take you around these beautiful lakes, and The Talyllyn Railway takes you through the stunning scenery of Southern Snowdonia.
A short drive along the coast brings you to the Menai Straits and the Island of Anglesey. Cross the Menai Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford in 1826, and discover the amazing beaches, bays and coves of this dramatic and ancient landscape. There are lots of attractions like The Sea Zoo, Pili Palas Nature World, Plas Newedd, Amlwch Copper Kingdom, Puffin Island Sea Safari, Rib Rides and loads more.
Make Shamrock House your base from which to explore this fantastic town and the wonders of North Wales, Snowdonia and Anglesey. You will return; one visit is never enough.