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Places for Pups 

Llandudno stands out as an exceptional dog-friendly destination, offering a diverse range of activities for solo adventurers, couples, or families accompanied by their beloved four-legged companions.

Chill at Dudley & George's

Dudley & George's is a charming hangout for dog people, coffee lovers, and foodies. It’s a dog shop, a coffee house, a dog grooming spa, a grocery store, and a home store all in one.

Stroll Along North Shore Beach and Llandudno Promenade

North Shore boasts a delightful beach featuring a mix of rocky terrain and small sandy patches. Dog-friendly access is available during specific periods only, from mid-September to mid-May. However, the scenic promenade, which extends from the Great Orme to the Little Orme, is an enjoyable and steady lead walk all year round. It’s perfect for immersing yourself in the refreshing sea breeze while admiring the charming Victorian seafront architecture of Llandudno.

Visit West Shore Beach

West Shore Beach in Llandudno has sections that are dog friendly all year round. It’s a fantastic beach to go to get away from the hustle and bustle of Llandudno, and to let your dog run, play and paddle off lead. The beach has spectacular views of Conwy Mountain, Snowdonia and beyond. In spring and summer you’ll often find people windsurfing, picnicking and building sand castles - and ultimately, just taking some chill time. 

Enjoy Llandudno’s Victorian Pier 

Llandudno Pier proudly holds the title of being the longest pier in Wales, and it’s Victorian design earns it a well-deserved Grade Two listing. The pier extends a warm welcome to dogs on lead. Indulge your pooch to a toy or a treat halfway down the Llandudno Pier at the Pets on the Pier gazebo stall. And, if you’re looking to pause and unwind, the Oceans bar situated at the pier's end offers a dog-friendly environment both indoors and outdoors, making it an stop for you and your four-legged companion, no matter the season.

Ride the Victorian Tram 

If you’re heading up the Great Orme, but don’t fancy the walk, you can take the Victorian tram to the summit.  Dogs are welcome on the Great Orme Tram at a small cost, but service dogs are free of charge. The tram has two stops, the halfway point with information about its Victorian engineering, walks and the Great Orme Mines nearby (yep that’s dog friendly too) and then the summit stop with breath taking views, cafes, a playground and a dog-friendly visitor centre.

Visit the 3,500-year-old Great Orme Mines

At the tram's halfway point, a brief walk guides you to the Great Orme Copper Mines, a 3,500-year-old attraction offering both educational and enjoyable experiences. If you choose not to take the tram, you can also drive or walk to reach it. The attraction extends a warm welcome to your four-legged friends for all areas. However, it's important to note that there are some grids that some dogs may find uncomfortable to walk on, and the attraction operates only seasonally.

Ride the UK's Longest Cable Cars

If you’re looking to visit the Great Orme summit, then riding the Happy Valley Great Orme Cable cars is another option for getting there. You'll be pleased to know that these cable cars are dog-friendly, welcoming your furry companions on board. Notably, Llandudno’s cable cars hold the distinction of being the longest cable car system in the UK, transporting you in approximately 9 minutes to the top.

Reach the Great Orme Summit 

At the Great Orme Summit, you’ll find breath taking views of the Irish seas and beyond. You don't have to get the tram or cable car to get here. You can also drive or walk. There’s  a dog friendly café for you and your pooch to stop for a much-earned break from exploring the area. There are also little walks to explore where you can get different viewpoints of the Orme's surrounding beauty. The summit also has a small dog friendly visitor centre where you can learn more about the Great Orme’s history, and its biodiversity and wildlife. 

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