A guide to Llandudno

Guide: Llandudno

Introduction

Modern Llandudno takes its name from the ancient parish of Saint Tudno but also encompasses several neighbouring townships and districts including Craig-y-Don, Llanrhos and Penrhyn Bay. Also nearby is the small town and marina of Deganwy and these last four are in the traditional parish of Llanrhos. The ancient geographical boundaries of the Llandudno area are complex. Although they are on the eastern side of the River Conwy (the natural boundary between north-west and north-east Wales), the ancient parishes of Llandudno, Llanrhos and Llangystennin (which includes Llandudno Junction) were in the medieval commote of Creuddyn in the Kingdom of Gwynedd, and afterwards part of Caernarfonshire. Today, Deganwy and Llandudno Junction are part of the town community of Conwy even though they are across the river and only linked to Conwy by a causeway and bridge.

Interesting Facts

The town of Llandudno developed from Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements over many hundreds of years on the slopes of the limestone headland, known to seafarers as the Great Orme and to landsmen as the Creuddyn Peninsula. The origins in recorded history are with the Manor of Gogarth conveyed by King Edward I to Annan, Bishop of Bangor in 1284. The manor comprised three townships, Y Gogarth in the south-west, Y Cyngreawdr in the north (with the parish church of St Tudno) and Yn Wyddfid in the south-east.

Places To Stay

There are three Welsh Rarebits hotels and one Great Little Place property located in and around Llandudno :

Places To Visit

Sources of Information

Llandudno http://www.llandudno.com/

Maps

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=276715&y=383522&z=0&sv=276715,383522&st=OSGrid&lu=N&tl=Llandudno,%20North%20Wales&ar=y&bi=~&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf

Photos & Videos

Flickr : Llandudno

YouTube :  Llandudno http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=llandudno%20wales&sm=1

 

Weather

Met Office : Llandudno http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/llandudno-conwy#?tab=fiveDay&fcTime=1386720000

BBC Weather : Llandudno   http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2644120