Llandudno Pier has the distinction of being the longest pier in Wales.
A wooden pier was built in 1858 as a tourist attraction when the railway arrived The pier was severely damaged in a storm the following year and was replaced by the stylish wrought iron pier with wooden decking resting on cast iron columns. It stretched majestically into the Irish Sea.
It rapidly became a major tourist attraction with its kiosk and concerts. All the well known names performed at the Pier Pavilion. There was even a landing stage at the end of the pier for steamboats carrying day trippers and day trips to the Isle of Man continued to run until 2005.
The public were charged admission to the pier until the Second World War. It is now free.
The first word that springs to mind is ‘nostalgia’… The pier is lined with small booths selling everything imaginable as well as a small fun fair aimed at the children. The only thing it doesn’t have are ‘what the butler saw’ machines!
If you enjoy this kind of thing, you will be in heaven!!