Saturday, May 06, 2006


Hope you all had a good Bank Holiday weekend! This week just seemed to go by so fast! I spent a very pleasant day in Llandudno on Monday. Llandudno is Wales’ premier seaside resort, with a unique combination of Victorian charm and Edwardian elegance. There is something for everyone there. With a good selection of shops, entertainment and cultural activities, It’s a lovely place and well worth a visit. There is also a superb promenade flanked by the headlands of The Great Orme and Little Orme. You can ride a cable car to the top of the Great Orme (or if you’re feeling really fit go up on foot!) and get great views all over the bay. Llandudno is one of only three places in the world that still operate the cable hauled street tramways. The other places that use them are San Francisco in the USA and Lisbon in Portugal.

Monday was the final day of Llandudno’s annual three day Victorian Festival It was almost like going back in time, as visitors (like myself) had the pleasure of seeing men and women dressed in Victorian costumes and vintage vehicles and steam engines. There was even a competition for the best, most authentic costume. Adding to the atmosphere was a smartly dressed gentleman on a penny farthing bicycle. There was something for the children too with some fairground rides and stilt walkers. All in all it was a great day out. If you on a visit to England and are planning to include a trip to Wales, don’t forget to visit Llandudno. The people there are very friendly and welcoming. You’ll be glad you did. Famous people who originate from Wales include actress Catherine Zeta Jones, actor Anthony Hopkins, singer Tom Jones and the poet Dylan Thomas.

For more information on Llandudno go to the links shown below.

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