Llandudno In Winter

Being a seaside resort, many think the best time to visit us is in the Summer. Thoughts turn to ice cream on the prom, paddling in the sea and enjoying the stunning views. So, does a town like ours shut up shop when the clocks go back?

Absolutely not!

Llandudno should also be a place you make time to visit during the winter months, too.

For some, the wilder weather is actually more fun than the summer. With the wind blowing and the sea rolling in, a walk down the prom in winter is a completely different experience. With fewer people around, it is easier to enjoy the views and, with the Orme’s, at either end and a raging sea, they can be more dramatic than a calm summer evening.

llandudno in winter

If the prom is not enough, you can keep on walking. When you get to the roundabout, near the pier, you can walk to the West Shore for a completely different seaside experience. Or, why not wander down the pier? Looking back from the end of the longest pier in Wales, particularly when the lights are on in the hotels, gives a beautiful new perspective on the town.

The Great Orme attractions are still open, though you’ll have to walk, or drive, to get around it or up to the Summit.

North Wales is known for many things, including its magnificent castles. Our neighbour, Conwy, has one of the best in the world. Conwy’s castle has been designated a Unesco World Heritage Site, along with its walls, that surround the heart of the town. Glorious in summer, it takes on a new sense of foreboding in the winter months.

Our local theatres have full programmes of events and shows to keep you entertained, throughout the season. That includes the traditional pantomime, check the listings for Venue Cymru and Colywn Bay Theatre, to see what is being performed for you this year.

There is much more, too. Animal and nature lovers can go to the Welsh Mountain Zoo, RSPB sanctuary or Bodnant Gardens, a bit further afield from town. The splendour of Snowdonia is to be admired, with snow on the higher ground, it really is magnificent. Serious walkers will be in their element in the likes of Betws-y-Coed, a popular base for a day of hiking.

Back in Llandudno, you will still be spoilt for choice of where to eat and drink. There is nothing like a hearty meal to stave off the cold, so why not visit our restaurant and bar. They are favourites for many locals and visitors, open throughout the winter, we will make sure you won’t be going hungry or thirsty.

Of course, there is the shopping, too. With the Orme in the background, Mostyn and Madoc street make for picturesque places to spend your hard earned money and, with the Christmas Fayre this week, you can shop in an atmosphere unlike any other time of year.

Llandudno Christmas Fayre

Add in the museums, galleries and other attractions, like the Ski slope, and it shows that Llandudno is a town for all seasons. We even get thick snow on the prom from time to time!

llandudno wintertime