The Risboro Hotel
The Queen of Welsh Resorts -
All of this within easy walking distance of The Risboro Hotel!
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Llandudno is a purpose built Victorian Resort ideally situated on a narrow isthmus which joins the limestone mass of The Great Orme to the North Wales Coast. Careful development under the guidance of the Mostyn Family has ensured that the town is pleasantly modern yet quaintly Victorian - an altogether winning combination!
Some of the town's attractions are well known -
on the orme
The Great Orme - a mass of limestone, almost an island, is a mecca for walkers, cyclists, fishermen and sightseers with its miles of footpaths and circular marine drive giving easy access to stunning views of the Denbighshire coast, the Conwy Estuary, Anglesey and. on a clear day, Ireland! All this within easy walking distance from The Risboro Hotel.
The top of the Orme is accessible by car, by the Great Orme tramway and on the Great Orme cable-car and other Orme attractions include the Summit Visitor centre, The world famous 4000 year old copper mines, The dry ski slope, toboggan run and Swiss Chalet cafe, and the charmingly peaceful Happy Valley gardens; something for everyone in fact.
llandudno pier night
The Pier - Llandudno's exceptional traditional pier stretches into the Irish Sea at the base of the Great Orme and includes a small funfair for children, Cafe, Bar, A wide variety of gift shops and excellent fishing as well as stunning views of the Orme itself. Fishing, Sightseeing and powerboat trips can be taken from the beach near the pier, as can the vintage coach trip around the marine drive.
The town is set out on the level and presents few if any mobility obstacles. If you have difficulty walking The Risboro Hotel has mobility scooters and wheelchairs for hire at modest rates.
Llandudno is a resort for the whole family - as dare-devil or sedate as you want it to be!
MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY - For three days the town is packed for one of Britain's premier vintage festivals - NOT TO BE MISSED!
The new installation of the Alice in Wonderland Statues around the town has now been completed. See if you can find The Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and Alice herself in the streets of Llandudno!
Culture Vultures will find plenty of interest in Llandudno. In the town is the award winning Mostyn Gallery which features changing exhibitions of contemporary art including video presentations.
On the seafront is Venue Cymru - One of Wales' top theatres which presents a varied programme including the Welsh National Opera, Pop concerts and West End shows.
If shopping is your choice then Llandudno has plenty to offer. The town itself is remarkable in that most of the main street - Mostyn Street, is furnished with victorian iron canopies which allow shoppers to browse through the town without fear of rain. The town boasts a wide range of chain stores and small independant shops with pavement cafes a-plenty to while away your time on a sunny afternoon. The new development of Parc Llandudno provides the high street shopping that you would expect of a much larger town.
And then , of course, there are the beaches of which Llandudno has two!
The main promenade runs the length of North beach, a tremendous sweeping curve which is a pleasure to walk on in all seasons. A busy bustling promenade with traditional seasonal features such as the Sunday brass band concerts and the Punch and Judy show.
On the other side of the isthmus is West Shore with its vistas towards Snowdonia across the Conwy Estuary. This is a quiet beach, expansive and sandy with rock pools and plenty of wildlife, just the place to be with the family on a sunny afternoon. This was also the beach where Lewis Carrol walked with Alice and the area was the inspiration for Through the Looking Glass - a statue of the White Rabbit can be found at the end of the duck pond!
The Risboro Hotel is at the heart of this lovely town, close to all of these attractions.