Days Out In Llandudno & North Wales | The Rosedene Llandudno

Discover Llandudno & North Wales

The Rosedene is a short walk from all amenities, and a great base to see all Llandudno has to offer. It’s also the ideal base to discover North Wales.
Positioned on a tree-lined avenue, with no parking restrictions, if you’re looking for accommodation in Llandudno, look no further. If it’s walking, shopping, sightseeing, paddle boarding or T’ing off at one of the 5 Llandudno golf courses, or simply relaxing on the beach or llandudno pier. The Rosedene is perfectly placed.

Llandudno, also known as the ‘Queen of Welsh resorts’, is steeped in history and offers something for everyone.
Out of the many attractions in Llandudno to experience, the spectacular Great Orme is a must. Accessed either by walking or by the Great Orme tramway. The tramway is the UK’s only cable hauled tramway in operation. It’s only one of three operating in the entire world! Construction of the tramway started in 1901, around 25 years after The Rosedene was built. It started transporting visitors through the Great Orme Country Park to the summit of the Great Orme in 1902. The start of any tram journey starts at Victoria Station, just a 5 min stroll away from The Rosedene front door. The original Victorian station has been lovingly restored over the years and enjoys the perfect position next to the Kings head pub, which is the oldest pub in Llandudno. You can find out more about the pub here and it’s fascinating history.

A Victorian Experience

The Victorian’s knew how to enjoy things in style – why not experience a ride in an original Victorian tram car, which will slowly take you to the summit showing you fantastic panoramic views of both the North and West shores on the way. If you fancy something a little more daring, why not try a gentle ride over the picturesque views of Happy Valley, to the Great Orme summit, in one of the very popular cable cars.

Also situated in the Great Orme Country Park, are the world famous Kashmiri Great Orme goats, a much-loved symbol of Llandudno. The origins of the Kashmiri goat can be found in the mountains of India. Naturally they survive on the Great Orme, but the billy’s can be spotted around the town during winter and spring. The population of the goats is approximately 150 [at November 2022].

The goats were originally gifted to Lord Mostyn, from Queen Victoria and have roamed in a wild state on the Orme for about 100 years.
We really hope you love the goats as much as we do, but please don’t approach them, they are enjoy the quiet life and are happy enough to be admired from a short distance away.
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The World Famous Llandudno Pier & Promenade

A day out in Llandudno isn’t complete without a visit to Llandudno Pier. The pier is a Grade II* listed construction, designed by architect Charles Henry Driver, and opened on 1 August 1877.  At a whopping 2,295 feet, stretching into the Irish sea, from the North shore beach, the pier is the longest in Wales, and the fifth longest in England and Wales. It’s a marvel of Victorian architecture and engineering.

On the pier one can enjoy stunning views of Llandudno Bay, the Great Orme and the Little Orme. The pier even boasts a fishing platform that is open daily (weather permitting) from 8am to 8pm. Day fishing permits can be arrange in the cafe at the end of the pier. While having a stroll, you maybe lucky enough to spot seals, dolphins and porpoises also.
Offering a wide range of attractions, concessions, and food stalls, including all the traditional seaside favourites – we think it’s a ‘must do’ while enjoying your stay at The Rosedene.

A Holiday to Remember

From dry slope skiing, petting farms, sailing in the bay or catching the Sherpa bus to climb Snowden… It’s all a short stroll away. There’s simply too much to list, but we hope you can find inspiration here. If there is anything more you need to know to organise your trip while you’re staying with us here at The Rosedene, just get in touch.

Ski Slope, Snowboarding Toboggan Run Aerial View - Llandudno North Wales

Llandudno Snow Sports Centre
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skier you will enjoy the newly refurbished slopes ideal for birthdays or family days out with the kids. If you want something a little more exhilarating why not try the longest toboggan run in North Wales, which is situated right next door.

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Golfer Putting On The Green - Llandudno North Wales

Llandudno Gold Courses
The Rosedene is conveniently located close to several of the country’s finest golf courses.

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Outside Photo Of Venue Cymru In Llandudno North Wales

Venue Cymru
If you feel like a bit of culture why not treat yourself to a one of the very popular shows at Venue Cymru theatre. Showing musicals direct from the West End, Opera and Ballet, comedies and even World Championship Snooker tournaments. Go to the Venue Cymru website for all the latest news and events. The llandudno theatre is just a 10 minute walk from The Rosedene

Victorian Extravaganza
Held annually in May, the extravaganza is by far the most popular weekend in the Llandudno calendar. Due to its popularity, we advise you book your stay with us at The Rosedene. Dates for 2023 are 29 April to the 1 May.

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Bodafon Farm Park
A great day out for all the family, based just off the promenade. A working farm that includes the owls trust (amazing), gorgeous food at the cafe, and you can meet and feed the goats, deer and llama. We love it here.

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Visiting Wyddfa/Snowdonia
During the Summer months a bus service is available, 2 mins stroll away to take you into the heart of the Snowdonia National Park Mountain Range. During the winter months getting there using public transport may include a bus and train service. You can plan your journey here:  click here 

Conwy Castle
The castle is a World Heritage Site and one of the most magnificent medieval fortresses in Europe.! A must see for any visitor to North Wales. Visitors can walk a circuit around the battlements. We This is one of the most magnificent medieval fortresses in Europe. The mountains of Snowdonia can be viewed in the distance and then there is the town of Conwy to be admired – we can’t recommend this day out enough.

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Rocky Photo Inside The Copper Mines - Llandudno North Wales

Great Orme Mines
Spend an hour or so having a guided tour through the mines. The mines are now thought to be the largest prehistoric mines, so far discover in the world.

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Penderyn Distillery
Enjoy a tour at the Llandudno whisky distillery, just a few minuets walk away. There is sample tasting on the way while you can learning about the founding of Penderyn. Discount vouchers for the tour and whisky purchases are available from The Rosedene.

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Llandudno Cable Cars
Enjoy a ride on the cable cars during your visit to the beautiful resort. Take in some amazing views of Llandudno Bay and beyond

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Zip World – Forest Adventures
Set in a stunning woodland, nestled in the Conwy Valley. Close by to the Snowdonia village of Betws y Coed – exciting forest adventures await.

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Is this the prettiest village in North Wales? It’s a magical mix of archetuctuers and eclectic styles, colourful, romantic, and on a sunny day it feels like you maybe in Italy. On the coast of Cardigan bay, around an hours drive.

This stunning and unique village is so exclusive, you need a ticket to get in!

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