Sometimes there’s nothing better than a mini-break. A couple of days away to breath in fresh air and cleans the soul. We decided to head to Llandudno, north Wales for 2 nights. A chance to relax and unwind by the sea.
Where we stayed:
We booked into Pebble House, a family run contemporary bed and breakfast right on the seafront. Bright, clean and airy, with just the right space for the two of us in our room. Situated on the north shore, the view from the window looked straight out to the sea, it was simply stunning.
The room was £69.00 a night, which included breakfast. Check in was at 2pm and check out 10am.
Where we ate/drank:
There is plenty of choice for places to eat and drink, although at certain times of the day it can be hard to get a table in places for food. We were advised that it may be best to book, but sometimes that takes the fun out of exploring a new place. We found a few places for food and drink that we enjoyed, the main two being Cottage Loaf and the Fish Tram Stop.
The Cottage Loaf is a gastro pub, set off the main strip it can be difficult to find but it’s worth searching for! The food was delightful and the menu had plenty of choice which included a good amount of fish and vegetarian dishes. There was also a great selection of ales, we particularly enjoyed an ale called Boom Juice which was quite tropical in taste, to be honest several pints were enjoyed.
The Fish Tram Stop is situated next to the Great Orme tramway. They do take away and eat in, we decided to eat in. It’s a vintage style place with floral tablecloths and the waitresses were dressed in 1950’s style aprons. We both had fish and chips and to be honest they were some of the best we’d both tasted, especially the home-made mushy peas!
What we did:
Plenty of walking! Our B&B was set a short walk from the hub of the town, so it was a stroll along the promenade to get to anything. As the weather was sunny, this wasn’t a problem at all. We spent a lot of time walking around, getting our bearings and popping into the odd pub or shop, the rest of the time was spent either sitting on the promenade or dodging all pesky seagulls! Two things that were worth of note were:
- Visiting the Great Orme, a bronze age copper mine. We got the tramway up to the summit, which was an event in itself. The tramway works on a funicular system, which involves people and the trams working together in order to get up and down the hill (more information can be found on the website). Once at the top we were able to have a drink, sit and look at the views and take in the scenery, it was also rather windy so we didn’t stay up there too long.
- Walk along the Pier, built in the Victorian era the architecture is beautiful. We wandered along there when most of the shops and attractions were closed, but there is a bar at the end of it with indoor and outdoor seating. Sitting and having a drink there is the perfect way to end the day, although the arcades with the penny falls comes a close second!
We only stayed there for 2 nights, in hindsight we should have booked another night there or at one of the closer towns like Colwyn Bay. It’s a lovely place for a break, even though the place was full of pensioners!