Llandudno - Wales’ Finest: Go Explore...

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If you have been thinking about a trip to Llandudno and checking out the area you have probably heard it called the ‘Queen of Welsh resorts’ at some point: And indeed its had its fair share of royal visitors and celebs over the years - In fact today, it is becoming a trendy destination for a lot of people a lot of the time - Myself included! There are some great attractions in and around this area: And with some choice boutique hotels in Llandudno available too, the town makes a good base from which to get out and explore the area.

Like you (probably) I started to hear about Llandudno through the grapevine. A few of my friends who are big nature and culture buffs were making it their business to ‘discover Wales’ and were doing a remarkable job ...as far as I could tell! So I decided to join in. None of us are exactly ‘mainstream’ but our days of backpacking without creature comforts are long gone: So the whole ‘boutique hotel’ concept was right up our street: You just have to experience them once and you will understand what all the fuss is about...

Boutique hotels can usually be discovered outside the central ‘tourist trap’ areas. They are unique, a bit chic and always come with a fine selection of choice toiletries and creature comforts - Perfect for us more discerning travellers who like to stay (just) a little outside of the box! The one we like best is situated around Llandudno’s quieter West Shore. Its Asian theme takes us back to our backpacking days but the power showers, plush decor and comfortable beds do not - And for that we are thankful! Plus, if you are going to discover all the wonderful attractions in this area there’s a lot to be said for a good nights sleep: As well as a great wine list!

A trip to the summit of the Great Orme is an absolute must for nature lovers: The views are stunning and the wildlife is friendly. You can reach the summit by following the nature trails, taking a tram or bus, by car and even by cable car. It is also possible to tour the four thousand year old Copper Mines of the Great Orme: A real eye-opener and a little eerie! More history can be found at Conway Castle which is only five miles from Llandudno. The Castle was built during the Middle Ages by the English and overlooks Conway town: Again, if you love a great view then Conway Castle is an absolute must. If it is culture you seek the Venue Cymru - The North Wales Theatre - is situated near the centre of Llandudno town’s promenade and is renowned for its ballet and opera productions. The Oriel Mostyn Gallery in the centre of town (Wales’ leading gallery of contemporary art) is also worth a visit.

I love visiting Llandudno. I also love the chic little boutique hotel we discovered on its West Coast Shores - A world away from the mainstream hotels in Llandudno; yet close enough to enjoy all the great things this town has to offer. In 1890 Queen Elisabeth of Romania stayed in Llandudno and consequently described Wales as "a beautiful haven of peace". In Welsh that is "hardd, hafan, hedd" and today this is Llandudno’s official motto - It’s good to note that definitely has NOT changed!


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Space Boutique Bed and Breakfast Llandudno is one of the premier Hotels Llandudno. This boutique B and B stands out from the crowd with its unique and bespoke furniture, bathrobes and slippers to indulge each guest in luxury.

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This article was published on 2011/06/28