Llandudno

15/07/2012

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Llandudno sea front

Llandudno is a sea side resort on the North Wales coast, this is a view of the western end of the sea front with the pier and above it Great Orme, a large headland overlooking Llandudno.

Llandudno sea front

Another view of the promenade.

 

Llandudno pier and Grand Hotel

Closer to, the pier and the Grand Hotel.

 

 

Llandudno pier

Looking down from the start of the road round Great Orme, a different view of the pier.

 

Great Orme toll road

Looking along the toll road from near where the previous photo was taken.

 

 

View from Great Orme

This view is from the Great Orme across the bay and towards Little Orme.

 

 

Little Orme

A zoom in view of Little Orme.

 

Llandudno from Great Orme

Llandudno seen from the top of Great Orme.

 

 

Aerials atop Gret Orme

At 207 metres the summit of Great Orme is in demand as a site for aerials as can be seen in this view of the Summit Complex - which includes a bar and caf.

 

 

 

Pemaenmawr from Gret Orme

Weather permitting there are marvellous views from the summit, this is looking out to Penmaenmawr.

 

View towards Anglesey

Slightly further round is Anglesey with Puffin Island at the mouth of the Menai Strait.

 

Comwy from Great Orme

Zoomed in a bit on Conwy with its bridges and castle at the mouth of Afon Conwy.

 

Great Orme Trams passing

The top of Great Orme can be reached by car, on foot, by cable car or by the Great Orme Tramway, two cars of which are seen here passing each other at the mid point of the upper section.

Great Orme tram nears the summit

One of the trams nears the summit of Great Orme.

 

 

Great Orme Mine

Great Orme Mine

Great Orme Mine

An attraction on Great Orme is Bronze age copper mines.  These were worked some 3,500 years ago, they are well worth a visit to see what men achieved by hand with only simple bone and stone tools.

 

Great Orme Mine

Great Orme Mine

Great Orme Mine

Excavations are still continuing and there is an archaeologist on site to answer your questions.

 

Goat on Great Orme

 The Great Orme headland is home to a herd of goats, this one is stood quite unconcernedly right by a steep drop down to the sea.

 

Goat kid on Great Orme

Her kid was resting on the hill side, it has a hard life ahead of it but some lovely views!

 

Goat on Great Orme

Another goat was climbing up this cliff face in search of food.

 

 

Goat climbing Great Orme

This one was 60 feet up a seemingly sheer cliff, quite how it got there or how it would get down I don't know, but I suppose it knows its way around its home turf.

 

Rhos on sea

Rhos on sea

Rhos on sea

Just the other side of Little Orme from Llandudno is Rhs-on-Sea, with its little harbour sheltering behind a breakwater.  It's unusual in being open at both ends.

Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay

The promenade at Rhs continues along to Colwyn Bay with its rather run down Victorian pier - what British seaside resort is complete without one?

 

Oystercatchers at Colwyn Bay

Near the pier at Colwyn Bay there were a lot of Oystercatchers among the gulls on the beach.

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