Alice in Wonderland Town Trail
Discover the real Alice in Wonderland in Llandudno
Take a wonderful tour of the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno, taking in the sites inspired by the Lewis Carroll classic 'Alice in Wonderland'. Explore the history of the town, find out about Alice Liddell, the real Alice in Wonderland, and enjoy an Alice-themed afternoon tea. There'll be plenty of opportunities for silly nonsense, some curious sights and some great places to daydream.
Llandudno’s wonderland links stretch back to 1861 when the young Alice Pleasance Liddell (the real Alice in Wonderland) aged 8 years old first holidayed in the ‘Queen of the Welsh resorts’ Llandudno. Her holiday home ‘Penmorfa’ was built on Llandudno’s West Shore where the family holidayed for many years.
Explore the Alice Trail
From the Hearts Quarter of the town, you’ll pass the town Hall and enter into Madoc Street where nearby the famous White rabbit marble commemorative statue was created to commemorate Lewis Carroll’s Centenary.
Towards the promenade, you will pass the magnificent Mostyn Gallery, very worthy of a visit. Just past the Gallery you’ll encounter a White Rabbit Wooden Sculpture complete with waistcoat and a pocket watch. Remember to bring your bucket and spade to the Spades Quarter adjacent to the wonderful promenade on Llandudno’s North Shore, a beautiful spot with views of the Great Orme.
Along the trail, you’ll encounter the longest Pier in Wales, where you can admire the majestic line of Hotels that have not changed since Victorian times. Look out for the St George’s Hotel where apparently it is thought, Lewis Carroll wrote part of the book Alice in Wonderland and the St Tudno Hotel where Alice first stayed back in 1861.
Happy Valley is ideal to stop and daydream. It’s a surreal Park with wonderful views and lots of Alice in Wonderland sculptures dotted around. You can even play a game of Croquet. For a bird’s eye view, why not take the longest cable car in Britain, which will take you past the Alpine Ski and Toboggan Centre before reaching the summit of the Great Orme.
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Explore the Trail...then Relax over an Afternoon Tea
After all the exploring why not indulge in our Famous Afternoon Tea overlooking the Bay of Llandudno.
Enjoy the stunning Sea Views and some of the finest Tea and Scones served anywhere outside a Mad Hatters Tea Party.
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