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Llandudno Attractions

Llandudno has a number of attractions which are both impressive, and excellent value. From exploring the wilds of the Great (and Little!) Ormes to skiing, Llandudno has so very much for all the family to enjoy.


Llandudno Pier

Llandudno Pier is both the longest pier in Wales, the UK’s finest, and the quintessential symbol of Llandudno. With a very rich history, Llandudno Pier is meticulously maintained and to this day provides an assortment of activities which all of the family can enjoy. From Leisure Island to a number of novel souvenir shops, excellent food options and of course appearances by the Llandudno Town Band, Llandudno Pier offers a great day out which you’ll want to repeat time and time again.

Distance from The Elm Tree Hotel: Less than a minute by foot. 


The Great Orme

You really, really can’t miss this attraction. Llandudno varies from other seaside resorts for many regions, not least that it has its very own mountain. The Great Orme Headland is a huge chunk of limestone which rises 207m straight out of the sea. You’re more than welcome to hop into the cable cars or take advantage of the Great Orme Tramway in order to ascend the Great Orme, and keep an eye out for the very friendly herd of Kashmir Goats which will greet you on your way!

Distance from The Elm Tree Hotel: Less than 5 minutes by foot.  


Llandudno Promenade

Enjoy a leisurely walk along Llandudno promenade at your own pace – while enjoying the spotless, clean and pristine beach. Suitable for all ages and all abilities- You’ll experience how the Victorians used to holiday as you walk up and down the undoubtedly classy promenade at your own pace. Llandudno Promenade has so many wonderful curiosities on the way – from the Codman Punch and Judy Show to the mini paddling pool at the end of the Promenade, we can’t think of a more scenic stroll!

Distance from The Elm Tree Hotel: Less than 5 minutes by foot.


The Great Orme Copper Mine

A self-guided tour, the Llandudno Copper Mines allow you to go up and down the ancient mines at your own pace. Interesting, informative and very exciting, these 4000 year old mines allow you to understand the history of Llandudno far before it was known as the Queen of Welsh resorts, and even features an underground walk!

Distance from The Elm Tree Hotel: 25 minutes by foot.


The Home Front Museum

Llandudno’s smallest museum, but certainly worth the effort! The Home Front Museum is packed with information and relics regarding WW2, and if you’re a fan of history, it is very worth visiting. Featuring well presented exhibits, helpful staff, a small shop within the foyer and even an air raid experience with an Anderson Shelter, the Home Front Museum has certainly captured the experience of life during World War 2 and truly begs a visit.

Distance from The Elm Tree Hotel: 6 minutes by foot.


The Happy Valley Gardens

A very well maintained garden, the Happy Valley Gardens have an awful lot to see and experience. With a Victorian water fountain, Alice in Wonderland Sculptures, meticulously maintained flowerbeds and even a few appearances from the Llandudno Town Band, the Happy Valley Gardens are a wonderful place to take the family and spend a long afternoon in the sun surrounded by the beauty of nature and panoramic views of the Llandudno Bay.

Distance from The Elm Tree Hotel: 7 minutes by foot.


Llandudno Ski Slope

Just when you thought Llandudno had it all, you’ll be surprised to learn that it even has a ski slope! Llandudno Ski Slope is great fun, offering an Alpine Slide / Bobsled as well as mini golf, skiing, and tobogganing. The Llandudno Ski Slope offers fantastic views of all around Llandudno, and is very reasonably priced.

Distance from the Elm Tree Hotel: 18 Minutes by foot.


Bodafon Farm Park

If you’re an animal lover, you’ll absolutely adore your time at Bodafon. With completely free entry, you’ll have  huge array of animals which you can feed at £1 for a bag. There is also a child’s play area and a tractor trip around the grounds. Of major note is the Owl’s Trust conservation area which is also park of the Bodafon Farm Park grounds, where you can view a great assortment of owls on display as well as learn more about them.

Distance from the Elm Tree Hotel: 9 minutes by car. 


Mostyn Gallery

Behind a traditional Edwardian façade, in the beautiful seaside town of Llandudno, is MOSTYN, the largest contemporary art gallery in Wales. Traditional spaces merged with stunning new architecture house six galleries which present regularly changing exhibitions by artists and makers from Wales and from around the world.
With friendly staff, activities for all ages, a lovely shop and a bright and airy café, there’s something for everyone. The building is fully accessible and admission is FREE.

Distance from the Elm Tree Hotel: 12 minutes by foot.



The Walled town of Conwy and its famed castle is a definite North Wales highlight, take some time to walk the Walls and visit the Conwy Castle. Conwy Quay has its own particular charm and makes for a pleasurable diversion, watching the ebb and flow of the tide and the numerous small boats.

Distance from the Elm Tree Hotel: 10 minutes by car. 



The park’s historic Snowdon Mountain Railway climbs to the summit of Wales’s highest mountain, Mount Snowdon, offering views across the sea to Ireland.

Distance from the Elm Tree Hotel: 40 minutes by car.