Llandudno Travel Diary | Book Shopping, Donuts & Great Views

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5th August 2019

My second time going to Llandudno this year was better than the first. It was incredibly sunny in Wales, while at home the heavens had opened. I arrived in Llandudno around midday and had such a lovely time.

The first place we (family and friends) went was a cafe to have some lunch. We sat outside on some decking and the seagulls didn’t take any chips. The food was lovely but I was too hungry to take photos beforehand! 

Next stop: the beach. We spent most of the afternoon flying kites and playing boules. We had a few games of cricket and I nearly broke my ribs laughing! It wasn’t too hot, nor was the sand too irritating. I dipped my feet in the sea and enjoyed an ice-cream. After enjoying a lovely afternoon, it was time for some fish and chips. We couldn’t go to the seaside without going to the pier, either. The arcade was lots of fun and I won lots of trash. 

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This photo is on a bit of a slant, please forgive me

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We got back to the hostel at 22:30 that night, after sitting by the sea in pitch-black. The hostel was really cosy and we played some card games before going to sleep. 

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I was rudely awakened that morning by my brother’s snores. Breakfast was early and we were packed and out of the room by 10:00. We walked around town and stopped off at the church for some knitting. It was relaxing and fun, especially with it being so quiet. 

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I found some Cassandra Clare books in a “Bargain Books” bookshop. Unfortunately they didn’t have the first one! I also went book shopping in Waterstones (it wasn’t really shopping because I used a voucher) and the YA section was beautiful! I now have A Court Of Thorns And Roses in my possession and I hope that I like it. 

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I love the editions where the spines create images

After a bit more browsing, we went up the Great Orme on the tram. Last time I walked up, though my friend hadn’t been to Wales before so she needed the full experience. There was a really nice café at the top and I fattened myself with a cheese and onion pasty. I was so windy at the top and I have great photos of my hair whipping around. For anonymity reasons, I will not share those with you. Just imagine beachy waves… but beachier XD

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We revisited the pier and had a weird encounter with a school friend and some donuts. My last hour in Llandudno was greatly enjoyed.

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We went headed home at 16:00 and my friend was knitting all the way back. It was a fun experience and we have more inside jokes now than ever before. 

Where have you been recently? Have you visited Wales? 

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16 thoughts on “Llandudno Travel Diary | Book Shopping, Donuts & Great Views

  1. I love Wales – I’ve only made it to Llandudno once so far, but it’s on my revisit list! I love the double language road signs and the accents and the countryside and the amazing castles!

    I even went to (deep breath) Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch once, just to buy a bookmark.

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    • The double language signs are always helpful! I can’t get my head around the language. I didn’t get chance to visit the castle near Llandudno but I would have done if there was time. Yikes, that is a lengthy town name. Isn’t it the longest town name in the U.K. or Europe?

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  2. Mmm the chips in the box look yum! I’ve never been to Llandudno so it’s cool to learn a little more. Never even knew there was a pier. Love going into arcades, especially using the 2p machines. It’s not a seaside/pier trip without hands smelling of copper coins from the machines & a bunch of crap in your bag that you’ve won 😂The only place I’ve actually visited, as a day trip on a handful of occasions, has been Cardiff. Not a huge fan of the centre but really like the bay. I really need to see more of Wales! Glad you had a lovely time!
    Caz xx

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    • Thank you, Caz! They were delicious. It’s called Fish Tram Chips 🙃 I do enjoy the 2p machines aswell – they’re the best part of the seaside! I visited Cardiff a few years ago for the Doctor Who experience so I didn’t see much of the city. I would love to go back again sometime because it was full of history! Thank you very much 😇

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