Llandudno Tourist Attractions
Llandudno (pop. 20,000) is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Wales, with two sandy beaches, one on either side of the town, separated by the limestone promontory of Great Orme Head. The more easterly of the two beaches, North Shore, is bounded by another headland, Little Orme. With the advent of tourism in the last century, this Victorian town became a gathering-place for the new middle class, who came here from the nearby industrial regions of Liverpool and Manchester. To date, the magnificent late Victorian pier has been mercifully spared the modern fairground influences - games machines and souvenir stalls - which are so typical of many resorts on the south coast. Mostyn Street, with its shopping arcades, is well worth a visit, and there is a wide range of cultural events and entertainments.
Great and Little Orme's Head
Great Orme's Head (679ft/207m) can be reached by a cable-car and has a superb panoramic view, while Little Orme's Head (463ft/141m) has beautiful cliff scenery.
Alice in Wonderland Centre
The Alice in Wonderland Visitor Centre presents life-size displays and colorful scenes of Lewis Carroll's fairytale. Commentary available in English, French, Japanese and Russian. Written translations in German, Italian and Dutch.
Statue of the White Rabbit
A statue of the White Rabbit commemorates C. L. Dodgson's (Lewis Carrol) writing and reading of his classic 'Alice in Wonderland'. A portion of the story was written at Pen Morfa, with excerpts read in the evenings to family and guests.
This annual weekend festival takes place in early May in the Victorian buildings throughout the town. The widely-varied program includes theater performances, carriage rides, parades, market stalls and activities showcasing Victorian traditions.
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