Llandudno Pier has been a popular attraction on Llandudno seafront since its opening
in 1877. Holidaymakers take the stroll to the end of the pier in the
21st Century just as they did at the end of the 19th Century. Children
enjoy the amusement arcades and the fairground rides. Have your fortune
told or buy souvenirs from the delightful Indo-Gothik style kiosks that
line the pier. What can be more British than strolling to the end of the
pier enjoying ice cream cornets and watching the anglers catching ...er
nothing. There are great views of Llandudno Bay and the massive
Limestone blocks of the Great Orme and the Little Orme. Until recently
the paddle steamers Balmoral and Waverley would visit llandudno Pier
for trips around the North Wales coast. Lets hope they repair the
landing stage for these marvellous old boats pretty soon! Although the
holiday makers are more common in the summer season the hardy anglers
visit Llandudno Pier all year round. A lot of time and effort is required to catch those
mackerel, bass and flat fish. I was talking to someone the other day who
had not caught a fish for nine weeks!
The Pier is a Grade II listed building and many believe it be the finest
surviving Victorian pier in Britain. As a British Tourist Authority
report said of it - "It zooms out of the sea all 1,400ft (424m) of it,
in a spectacular Indian Gothic style rather like a Maharajah's palace
floating on a lake. Cast iron, brackets of iron lacework, an
outstandingly pretty balustrade like an enlarged fish net, ogee roofs
curling away to the sky, all add up to a totally pleasurable experience"
Review Llandudno Pier.