Dating back to the Iron Age, Llandudno was known as Great Ormes to seafarers and as the Creuddyn peninsula to landsmen. Stepping away from its ancient past, the holiday destination is now the largest seaside resort in Wales. With a crescent shaped beach sweeping sandcastles between the headlands of Great Orme and Little Orme and a listed Victorian pier reaching out towards the horizon, this North Wales town boasts breath taking views Snowdonia National Park on clear days.
Escape to the Welsh coast with today's Groupon from St George’s Hotel:
Breakfast plus bottle of Prosseco on arrival
Undergoing a £4 million refurbishment in 2006, the 4* St George’s Hotel set the standard in 1854 as the first luxury hotel built in the area. Welcoming seven prime ministers during its 150 year reign, this indulgent lodging house presents seventy-five elegantly renovated bedrooms with high-speed internet access, LCD televisions and fully equipped bathrooms. An AA Rosette award-winning restaurant awaits guests, with locally sourced seasonal produce to delight taste buds whilst an impressive view of Llandudno Bay satisfies visual appetites.
Holiday makers can take an evening stroll along the longest pier in Wales, and the fifth in the UK, watching as the sun retreats for the day and taking in the calming sounds of the sea lapping against the shoreline. Those seeking to explore the local area can discover the medieval majesty of Conwy, with its castle shaped like a welsh harp or head further afield to St Asaph, one of the smallest cities in the UK and home to a cathedral dating back to 573 AD.
Llandudno boasts a wealth of restaurants within the town centre and along the promenade. The town is also served with a range of gift shops plus high street chains and convenience shops for every day essentials and holiday mementos. There is a main hospital in the town as well as visible police presence.
Weather and Climate
Oct-Apr 2-10°C; May-Sep 7- 16°C Cold in the winter, warmer in the summer with cool sea breezes and rain throughout the year
Trains: Direct trains operate from London Euston to Llandudno. There is a regular connecting service between Llandudno Junction (mainline stop on the Holyhead to London Euston line) and Llandudno town centre station. Along the coast, there are also stations at Pensarn, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Penmaenmawr, and Llanfairfechan.
Airport: Manchester and Liverpool airport are within driving distance.
Groupon Top Tip
The annual May Day Bank Holiday Victorian carnival is popular, arrive early to ensure a good viewing position.
TripAdvisor users have places St Georges within the top 20 hotel in the area, and awarded an impressive score of 4.5/5. Particular mention has been given to the welcoming staff and picturesque setting close to the beach, while comments from Late Rooms reviewers were also positive, with 90% of guests saying that they would return.
Excellent hotel , perfect location , quite possibly the best hotel in llandudno. This was our third stay at this hotel and our stay here was of the usual high standard .Highly recommended.
– Ian A, Late Rooms, Jul 2011
Our room was clean, light and had a massive ensuite. The new flat screen TV was an enjoyable facility. We slept soundly and comfortably. Now for the breakfast. The best bit!
– DavidAfter, TripAdvisor, Sep 2011