I chose Llandudno as a base for the Welsh part of my journey because it's central to the places I wanted to visit and seemed like a reasonable spot in its own right.
The hotel is on the promenade overlooking the sea.
The sun was valiantly trying to peek out from the clouds so I went for a quick stroll around town. There were some people on the pier but I imagine it would get much busier here on the weekends in summer.
It provided great views back to the beach and coast. And it was a great spot to pause for a drink.
Llandudno is sort of on a peninsula and it's possible to walk to the other side. Along the way I could see the houses perched on the side of the mountainous part at the end of the peninsula.
The view on the other side of the peninsula is just as beautiful.
All of the official signage here is in Welsh and English. At the station, the train announcements were made in Welsh first and then English.
My hotel room is a sea view room. Unfortunately they're doing some major extension work requiring scaffolding at the front of the building, but that doesn't prevent me from still getting a clear view of the sea as you can tell from this picture.
Tonight I will read through all the pamphlets I have accumulated to plan my activities over the next few days. I'm looking forward to exploring.