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The HA tenants had organised a day out and I was glad to sign up for it. Never occurred to me to Google Llandudno to find out where it was: I assumed it’d be just over the border. Coach took somewhere between 2.5 and 2.45 hours to get there, and we were dropped off about a mile from the front.

I didn’t know anyone else, so I asked one of hte organisers if I could have his mobile number, so I’d have some contact if I got lost on the way back. By the time I’d sorted this, everyone else had gone, so I poodled along in the direction that they’d disappeared in, and found the promenade eventually.

Managed to get on the bach but not very close to to the shore,as there was a steep ridge of shingle which showed where the tide usually came in; thought I could get down, but wasn’t so sure about getting back up again!

Strolled along towards the pier, had a nice chat with a total starnger when I took a rest on the bandstand. There was a “trip round the bay” that lasted an hour, I thought i’d do that on the way back (on the way back the trip had gone down to 20 minutes, so I didn’t bother).

The pier wasn’t what I was used to from Brighton and Southend etc – there were booths, but spaced out, selling all sorts of thigns from polished shells to lace, essential oils to local art. couldn’t find a fish-and-chip shop! settled for a cuppa and cake at the top of the pier, then trolled back, stopping to buy this time (no point buying on the way up and lugging it all the way up the pier and back again)

Stopped to take some pics: only took pics of the bay and birds (almost only).





the other side of the bay was very long …




one pair of very sore feet …

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I like Llandudno, we went up the great orme , the view from the tops lovely......I always like the sea, could watch it for ages...
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if the ha ever organise a trip to Bodnant gardens not far inland its really worth it........

12 Jul, 2014

 

the boat trip did say Gret Orm and another Orm, but that was the hour trip when I was onl the way up to the pier; don't remember where the 20-minute trip went, unless it was juist around the bay.

They did take a vote on the way back about whether to stop at a garden centre - I thought htey meant a local one and said I could get a cab home from there, but they must have meant one in Wales. no idea where, as the vote went for "go home"

lol apart from being worn out, I don't see much point in going to a garden centre and only spending half an hour or so there!

If they do any more trips I'll certainly sign up for htem, wherever they go.

Finally achieved a long-held ambiotn and been to Wales. First of many, I hope

12 Jul, 2014

 

We'll done Fran! I've never been there, so thanks for sharing. :)

12 Jul, 2014

 

wales is lovely but I have not been to Llandudno. That's for sharing.

12 Jul, 2014

 

Sounds like a good day out, Fran. I've never been to Llandudno so it was nice to see it.

12 Jul, 2014

 

Thanks Karen and Seaburn and Gee.

I'd wanted to go to Wales for oh, decades, but was a bit hard from London. And I'd heard that some Welsh people are as sniffy as the French are said to be when it comes to foreigners not speaking their language, but everyone I spoke to was chariming - seems that the white stick might be useful on many levels *s*

speaking of languages: I'd wanted to learn Welsh for ages, but didn't seem much point in London; some point now!

http://www.visitllandudno.org.uk/

13 Jul, 2014

 

The promenade islovely, wide and long with flowerson one side and the sea and sand on the other, some of the hotel along the front do morning coffees etc and you can sit people watching in comfort :0)

the great orme and the little orme that you saw Fran are named so from the Viking meaning sea serpent.......when we stayed the the hotel guy was telling us of the myth.

beautiful country Wales, I love the little trains, like the welsh mountain railway, and our latest trip up snowdon, pushed all the way by a little steam train......anyone remember Ivor the engine?

13 Jul, 2014

 

weonly had about three hours there, and I only stayed about two and a bit - I was loaded down with shopping and thought I'd start back early, anticipating difficulties in finding the car park again - good job I left that extra time, cos I needed it, well, some of it.

I do want to go back, but on my own, get a train there and take all day going round the town, or at least some of it - maybe make it an overnighter or weekend (provided I limit my shopping!)

I didn't find out until I searched for the tourist link yesterday that Llandudno has a cable car - and so much else!

*Deep sigh* got to go back one day - and not just to this place!

13 Jul, 2014

 

Fran thanks for the memories been there many many yrs ago

13 Jul, 2014

 

Theres a cable car and a tram.......and a cafe at the top!, lovely idea to go on the train, its a beautiful area, wonder if you could find a bus trip?

13 Jul, 2014

 

I have a disabled rail card, might be cheaper to get a train, I'll have to check the pros and cons. lol would rather spend least time travelling! next time I'll research and go armed with a list of things to do and to see.

13 Jul, 2014

 

Good idea, I have a senior rail card, we have a small station in the village, you pay on the train, much cheaper than car parks.....and I like trains☺

13 Jul, 2014

 

hadn't heard about paying on the train, but then I've only done Shrewsbury-London up to now!

13 Jul, 2014

 

Its because our villages don't have a proper station, just a platform and "bus type shelter"if theres a ticket office you have to use it!
only one an hour but not complaining its so convenient

13 Jul, 2014

 

while i was waiting for the train to go to London last time, station announcement for train to Wales said something about "pay on the train" but | thought I'd misheard.

13 Jul, 2014

 

Pleased you are getting about Fran, haven't been for a few years but I've always liked Llandudno and been up The Orme many a time, done the tour down into the mines as well, that obviously wouldn't be any good to you Fran but I think you'd enjoy the rest of it..
We've been on holiday in North Wales lots of times and always found the people to be very welcoming as well, mind you I wouldn't know if they weren't...LOL...

1 Aug, 2014

 

Shewsbury Age UK sent me a alrge-print list of activities; one of them is a week in Llandudno, which I'm definitely going to inestigate! could do with more than a couple or hourse there. willing to give the mines a go, at least - didn't know there were mines there but hey, this is Wales, right?! lol i'd need a searchlight on my tin hat! but this time i'll check up on everythign before hand, find otu what's where and how to get there.

3 Aug, 2014

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