Llandudno

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Llandudno
Llandudno in Wales.jpg
Llandudno viewed from the Great Orme
Population20,701 (2011 census)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLLANDUDNO
Postcode districtLL30
Dialling code01492
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Conwy

Llandudno (/lænˈdɪdn/) is a town, seaside resort and community in the Conwy County Borough, Wales. It is located on the Creuddyn Peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea, in the historic county of Caernarfonshire. The community currently has a population of 20,701.

Llandudno is the largest seaside resort in Wales, and as early as 1861 was being called "The Queen of the Welsh Watering Places". The town's name is derived from its patron saint, Saint Tudno. The town 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. By 1847, the town had grown to a thousand people, served by the new church of St George, built in 1840.

It was specifically built as a mid-Victorian era holiday destination. The town's main modern-day attractions include the Great Orme Tramway, Llandudno Pier and Venue Cymru.

The town's railway station is situated on the North Wales Coast Line between Crewe in Cheshire, England and Holyhead, Anglesey. It is also the northern terminus of the Conwy Valley line to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

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