Every year in October pram races are held on the main North Shore promenade to raise money for charity.
Teams of 10 dressed up in fancy dress, run in relays with a 'pram' and a 'baby'. The pram can consist of any unmechanised wheeled vehicle and the baby can be anyone over the age of 10! Very good fun.
The Great Orme
The Great Orme sits at the top end of Llandudno's coast. There is a funicular that takes you up the hillside, and you have to get off half way up and change to another one. Spectacular views from the top out over the ocean. There is a cafe and souvenire shop at the top, but quite expensive as they have the monopoly.
In search of flapping animals
The Great Orme country park covers the area of the Great Orme (surprisingly enough) that looms over Llandudno. It is an excellent place to wander about with many well marked paths and various points of interest.
The wildlife is quite unusual as well. Around the sea cliffs you can find guillemots, kittiwakes and razorbills, it is also possible to spot ravens and little owls.
For the butterfly collector the country park is a veritable haven for a number of species, including the very rare silver studded blue butterfly (sound like a bit of an S & M butterfly to me)
One of the more unsual (but easy to recognise) wildlife sightings is the rather odd sight of Kashmir mountain goats. Queen Victoria presented the town with a pair of Kashmir mountain goats, and things sort of developed from there.
Between Mountains and Golfstream
"Charming piece of Wales"
This small town is absolutely lovely. The city sea resort, at the Irish sea coast. The houses looks like from Agate Kristi’s novels. A god old England came from the pictures of the Encyclopaedia. I love this Wales architecture, with some Flemish influence. No skyscrapers, thanks God !
What was a great surprise for me, is seeing palms in UK. I’d never expect it. But people explained me there the reason of it. The area is protected by mountains from one side, and in the Irish sea it’s the place where the Golfstream is flowing. It makes the unique micro-climate that looks like “tropical paradise”.
"One of the biggest beaches in Wales"
Llandudno is one of the favourite beach towns for Wales inhabitants. It reminded me somehow Yalta. Not by the architecture, it's absolutely different. but by the long beach line and walking places along the beach,. with attractions, small shops, bars, etc. It must be very lively in summer time, I think people living nearby have quite of problems with sleeping :)))