Llandudno, Caernarfonshire (Gwynedd), North Wales. Location map
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  Photo of Llandudno Bay, Gwynedd, North Wales   Llandudno.

This is one of Britain's classic Victorian seaside resorts complete with a 2,295 foot pier, completed in 1875, all preserved just as it was in Victorian times.

The name Llandudno comes from the Welsh for 'Parish of St. Tudno', thought to be a 6th century monk, and the 12th century Church of St Tudno is to be found on the Great Orme's Head.


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Photo of the Pier, Llandudno, Gwynedd, North Wales
  The Pier, Llandudno.

This Victorian Pier, which starts just to the right of the large white building by the sea and extends out into the sea, is in an excellent state of preservation and has the appearance of being very well cared for.

The greenery at the back is part of the Happy Valley Gardens.


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  Photo on the Great Orme, Llandudno, Gwynedd, Snowdonia, North Wales   Happy Valley, Llandudno.

On the far side of the pier on the lower slopes of the Great Orme near the cable car terminus is a Victorian garden - Happy Valley. It is a CADW listed public park and in the lower part there is a drinking fountain erected in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria and there is also a druidical stone circle erected to mark the National Eisteddfod of 1962.


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  Photo on the Great Orme, Llandudno, Gwynedd, Snowdonia, North Wales   The Great Orme's Head, Llandudno.

The Great Orme's Head is a large Carboniferous Limestone headland, about 2 miles long, 1 mile wide and about 680 feet high, which juts out into the sea from Llandudno.

There is a cable driven tramway, just over 100 years old, which takes passengers up the very steep hill to the top of the Great Orme.


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