Llandudno, Conwy audio tour: Jewish Llandudno: Explore the Town’s Alternative History

Jewish Llandudno: Explore the Town’s Alternative History

Walking Tour

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35 mins
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1.7mi

About the Tour

If you enjoy learning about lesser-known histories, then this walking tour exploring Llandudno’s Jewish community is for you. Having lived here since 2006, I decided to dig up the hidden parts of north Wales' past and uncovered Llandudno’s fascinating Jewish history.

While you stroll around this seaside resort town, I’ll share some of the stories that guide books don't tell you. Our tour starts on the seafront, winds its way through the town, and ends outside the Home Front Museum. Along the way, you’ll find out about the immigrants whose small local businesses went on to become global companies, including the world-famous jewellers, Warski’s. You’ll also hear about a tram accident that wounded a visiting rabbi and learn about North Wales’ last surviving synagogue.

Whether it’s your first time in Llandudno or you’re a local who’s curious about the town’s lesser-known tales, this tour will offer you a valuable introduction to its hidden history. Allow 40 minutes for this walk. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars along the route for a refreshing stop.

Tour Producer

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Nathan Abrams

I am a professor at Bangor University and a member of the local Jewish community.

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Major Landmarks

  • Llandudno Museum

  • Llandudno Pier

  • Mostyn Street

  • Llandudno Promenade

  • the Homefront Museum

  • the Great Orme

  • the West Shore

Directions to Starting Point

If you are arriving by train, exit the station and keep walking directly forwards until you reach the sea. The tour starts on the promenade outside the Oasis B&B. If you are driving, park near Venue Cymru and then walk towards the promenade.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Johnny Dough's Pizza, Providero, The Cottage Loaf, the West Shore, the Great Orme and its tram, and much more!

Best time of day

Anytime

Precautions

None

Comments

I expected more history of the town itself.

Posted by Ritwik , 12 months ago
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Jewish Llandudno: Explore the Town’s Alternative History