All amenities are available in Llandudno, including a superb range of shops and eating establishments, and a walk along its stunning pier, an absolute must. The train station is located in the centre of the town affording access by public transport to major destinations on the scenic North Coast. To the west for example, is the Isle of Anglesey, the spiritual heartland of Wales with its wild and windswept beaches and lovely walks. The majestic Conwy Castle, considered by many to be of the finest examples of medieval architecture in Europe, is only five miles from Llandudno and another ‘must see’. Further south is the lovely holiday town of Betws-y-Coed, an all year round tourist destination and the perfect place to enjoy a quiet stroll amongst its diverse and interesting range of shops. Of course no trip to North Wales would be complete without a visit to the Snowdonia National Park. This has wild and rugged landscapes comparable to anywhere else in the British Isles and is dotted with cosy and welcoming eating establishments. Those who prefer to scale the summit of the mountains through less arduous methods can use the breathtaking mountain railway.