Llandudno boasts two beaches – the North shore with its elegant crescent of hotels and Victorian Pier, and the wider West shore, famous for inspiring Lewis Carroll to write Alice in Wonderland, with its sand dunes and fabulous views towards the mountains, the Menai Straits and the medieval walled town of Conway.
Llandudno has long been considered North Wales’ premier shopping destination. Parc Llandudno, the town’s recently unveiled development boasts an impressive 13 retail giants. Amidst the wide pavements and Victorian awnings of the main shopping street, you’ll find lots of independent shops and family businesses alongside big high street names. But don’t forget to step off the main drag to discover some side street gems. Smaller coastal towns like Conwy, Deganwy and Rhos-on-Sea are bustling with interesting craft and antique shops where you can treat yourself or pick up a unique gift for someone else.