Easter is coming and with it, the much anticipated Easter Weekend. For many of us this means some very long-awaited time off work, and the opportunity to shrug off the very worst of winter and look forward to the weather brightening up.
Where will you go for the Easter Break? We’ve noticed that a lot of Travel Agents are starting to offer deals for quick easter getaways, but we’re not all that convinced. Not really. Did you know that there’s a beautiful resort in North Wales called Llandudno, which made the fourth spot of the Lonely Planet’s Top Places to visit in the World For 2017— beating destinations from all over the world?
Believe it or not, it’s true. This little Welsh seaside town managed to beat off stiff competition worldwide. What exactly makes little old Llandudno beat places such as Asia, America and Europe, though? We took a look at this seaside town in North Wales, to judge for ourselves.
We weren’t disappointed.
At first glance, Llandudno seems rather odd by the fact that for a seaside town in the UK, it looks very clean and in great working order, even in the winter. While it’s pretty well documented that the British Seaside Town in the winter is usually desolate and bleak, with most of the businesses closed and rubbish from the season strewn everywhere, British Seaside resorts in the winter can more often look like scenery from zombie films rather than anywhere you’d actually want to holiday.
Llandudno bucks that trend fantastically, with just how busy it is. Admittedly, there’s not many people building sandcastles on the beach, but Llandudno is very clean and very well maintained with absolutely no rubbish anywhere.
Even in Winter, it’s still alive.
The main shopping street, Mostyn Street, is jam-packed with people even in the coldest of winter days. This high street is packed full of shops, and what is most interesting are the buildings that the shops occupy. Llandudno is a town which managed to avoid the bombings in WW2 which wiped this sort of architecture from the rest of the UK (Mostly) and seeing such grand buildings serving as shops is certainly something.
What else is of considerable note in Llandudno is the assortment of beautiful hotels which line the promenade. All of these hotels are listed buildings and all have been sympathetically maintained and cherished, including the St Tudno Hotel in Llandudno which is both one of the most historic and important buildings in Llandudno – and also an absolutely stellar hotel with boutique rooms and very attentive staff.