Happy Valley Botanical Gardens
Happy Valley Botanical Gardens was dedicated to the town of Llandudno by Lord Mostyn in1887 in celebration of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. The occasion was marked by the erection of a drinking fountain surmounted by a canopied bust of Queen Victoria, which can still be seen today.
Behind the fountain, you’ll find a druidical stone circle that was erected to mark the National Eisteddfod of 1962. Eisteddfod is considered the largest music and poetry festival in Europe.
The lower slopes of the park consist of informal gardens and a tea pavilion. Higher up the valley, you’ll find Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre with a 300m dry ski slope.
The cable car station is located at the base of Happy Valley and. Cable car ride is a great way to take in the botanical gardens. For those looking to be a little more active, there are plenty of pathways and steps weaving through the valley amongst plants and mature trees.
A picturesque outing awaits at Happy Valley Botanical Garden…
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