Llandudno, north Wales - photos, chat and things to do

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by Biddlybee, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Tell me about it. What's it like?

    Thank you :)
     
  2. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam. Enforced Holiday Banned

    Victorian
     
  3. co-op

    co-op Free the rhubarb crumble!

    Hi BB.

    I did my driving test there in about 1992. Everyone drove like they were supposed to and stopped at zebra crossings and things liked that. It was like actually being inside the Highway Code.
     
  4. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Toying with the idea of a week up there at Christmas.
     
  5. llantwit

    llantwit 

    I know a peurile dirty joke about Llandudno.
     
  6. Structaural

    Structaural in Chatsubo

    Nicer in summer (I spent a week there with my school years ago)
     
  7. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam. Enforced Holiday Banned

    What exactly do you want to know?

    I live half an hour away and usually go to Llandudno for the cinema, shopping, walks and ice cream along the front etc.

    The Victorian front really is a gorgeous place for a romantic walk, or to go throw pebbles in the sea.
     
  8. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Whether it's a nice place to visit? Things to do on freezing days - nice walks? Nice pubs around?

    Not too sure tbh - just want to find out what the place is like really.

    Been offered a self-catering cottage to run away to for a week at christmas... not sure if it's a bit close to all my family in Birkenhead though - looks it on the map :D
     
  9. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam. Enforced Holiday Banned

    I don't know about pubs over there, haven't been drinking there in donkey's years.

    If you're looking for somewhere with nice walks then you are in the right place. You have the entire North Wales coast, and Snowndonia, on your doorstep.

    There's lots of old people in Llandudno though...that's not to say it's not a nice place. But it's not the liveliest.
     
  10. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Ah ok - sounds like an option then - cheers.

    Not really after lively, just somewhere to get away from work, London, chill with a bit of food and drink :)
     
  11. niclas

    niclas Well-Known Member

    Great Orme is, er, great... tram up to the top is on a ridiculous gradient. Wild goats up on the top. The prom is lovely, if you don't mind a blue-rinse overdose.... great architecture.
    Also North Wales Theatre has some good stuff on, although Xmas will probably be panto time.
    Llandudno is still owned in large part by the local landed gentry (aka Mostyn Estates) and hasn't, as a consequence, become one of those anonymous plastic town centres. Thank heavens for feudalism, eh?

    PS Llantwit - does that joke involve a tattoo and Ludo...
     
  12. llantwit

    llantwit 

    You got me.
    :D
    My first schoolboy dirty joke, that was.
     
  13. citygirl

    citygirl friendly fire

    went there during my honeymoon about 6 years ago...we stayed in rhyll, but llandudno was close by, and, if ya get the chance to go up the great orme, DO it...specially the copper mine up there :)
     
  14. mtbskalover

    mtbskalover drive,ski,drive,ski

    a mate told me that on a train from bangor into englandshire the train stop was introduced as:

    "lladudno junction, centre of the universe" :D
     
  15. Addy

    Addy cooking...

    Its quite nice.
    We have a static caravan in Towyn, nr Rhyll and we often drive up to Colwyn bay or Rhos on sea and walk along the shore to Llandudno.
    I suspect its quite quiet around christmas.... albeit for the pensioners ;)
     
  16. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    erm... never did go in the end, but still thinking about it for next year :D

    Is it quite flat or hilly? Not got a car, so thinking of taking the bikes and wondered if it'd be easy getting about?
     
  17. derf

    derf Banned Banned

    I've been several times and enjoyed the place.
     
  18. mattie

    mattie missing in inaction

    One of the episodes of Coast currently on the BBC iPlayer visits Landudno.....
     
  19. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Cool, I'll have a look, cheers mattie.
     
  20. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    :oops: so you say it clandudno?
     
  21. Gavin Bl

    Gavin Bl terrible awful baaad

    no, we say it llandudno, but we might let you off with clandudno. :)
     
  22. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    But the ll is kind of cl, but got that sound that scouse and russian have, and I've forgotten the name of :oops: guttural?
     
  23. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Ranges from a bit hilly, to very very hilly indeed. :)

    Lovely place I thought. Real old school victorian sea side resort that has somehow resisted tack & tat.

    (Avoid being near the drinking barn boozers though, like the whetherspoons, at chucking out time though. A bit leary.)
     
  24. Relahni

    Relahni New Member

    Lovely place.

    Rollem and I went when she was up the duff (first time). If you want to relax it's great.

    The only moment of stress I had was being attacked by a seagul. :) A wing in the face was quite funny tbh.

    The great orme is worth seeing. There's a tram that goes up there or the cable cars (which will never be running due to the weather).

    It's a nice town imo. Think Bournmouth without the international students and add 10 years to the average age.

    Good old fashioned pier and sea side.
     
  25. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    I reckon I'm convinced :)

    Won't be until next year, maybe Spring, but something to look forward to :)

    Yay! :D
     
  26. Relahni

    Relahni New Member

  27. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    no it isn't!
     
  28. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  29. Gavin Bl

    Gavin Bl terrible awful baaad

    more like 'L' with a 'TH' breathed through it, than 'CL'

    my wife's from south London, and she can manage it - so its not beyond the wit of 'your people' :D

    (I am just kidding you BB, Llandudno is nice, the fact that its fully of older people is a plus in my book - and Snowdonia is great)
     
  30. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    my people would mostly be scouse ;) :p
     

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