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See: The Mad Hatter presents his complements to the assembled throng watching the mid-day parade at that great annual May-Day attraction, the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza, whilst the equally colourful Queen of Hearts harangues those on the other side with requests for The real Alice, Miss Alice Liddell, for whom those famous "wonderland" stories were written by Lewis Carroll, spent her childhood summers at Penmorfa, the house that her father, Dean Liddell, built, as a holiday home, almost on the beach at the West Shore, Llandudno.

Venue Cymru, one of the greatest theatrical attractions in the whole of North Wales offering excellent drama, ballet, opera, ice shows, orchestral concerts, brass and military bands, musical comedy, pantomime and stand-up (or should it be stood-up) comedians.

Take refreshments at the "Rest and Be Thankful" café, just half way round the Marine Drive.

On the northern side of the Great Orme, nestling in a sheltered hollow, is the church of Saint Tudno with its churchyard and the adjacent town cemetery, still in regular use.

From 1932 onwards it was known as the Great Orme Railway, reverting to its original name in 1977.

This is Great Britain's only remaining cable-operated street tramway, and one of only a few surviving in the world, and it is owned by Conwy County Borough Council.

The original power house, at the Halfway station between the lower and upper sections, was equipped with winding gear powered by steam from coke-fired boilers.

Communication between the power house and the tram cars was provided by a telegraph system, operating over an overhead wire and trolley poles on the cars.

Within the library is Donkey and Pony Rides have been a popular attraction on Llandudno’s sandy beach for over 125 years and continue to appeal to the children of all ages.

The line comprises two sections, where each section is an independent funicular and passengers change cars at the halfway station.

Whilst the upper section runs on its own right of way and is very similar to many other funicular lines, the lower section is an unusual street-running funicular.

Some of its exhibits are illustrated on the Welsh National Cultural Heritage website at "Gathering the Jewels".

Nearby is another of Llandudno's interesting attractions (in Take the Vintage Motor Coach tour from Prince Edward Gardens round the Great Orme via the Marine Drive.

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