This year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, a story by Lewis Carroll which we all know and continue to love. To commemorate the anniversary, various events have been going on across the UK and continue to do so over the next couple of months. However one place in particular that brings Alice and all of her adventures to us every day is of course the Victorian town of Llandudno.
Llandudno offers the Alice in Wonderland trail which boasts over 50 bronze statues across the town of all the characters, amongst other sites worth seeing. In addition to the trail you can also download the two apps available and take yourself on a self-guided tour around Llandudno, whilst listening to the audio on the app of Alice’s Adventures.
The anniversary has been celebrated in more ways than one with some people dressed as the characters and touring London, before hopping on to the train from London Euston all the way back to North Wales. This was done as a reflection of Alice’s Adventures, as the people dressed as Alice and The White Rabbit searched for their way back to Wonderland. They toured the main attractions such as Big Ben and the London Eye, before heading back to the town that inspired Lewis Carroll’s story – Llandudno.
The Alice in Wonderland trail is the perfect day out for family and friends to group together and explore the town. Due to the length of the trail and all that there is to see, this can be spread over a weekend break or used as a day out in itself with pit-stops at cafés and restaurants along the way. Many areas around Llandudno which are said to have inspired specific features in the story are: the zigzag limestone pathways of the Great Orme is said to have inspired the story’s ‘corkscrew path’ and the seaside piers mirror Alice’s experiences in the Hall of Doors when it is still water.
The trail allows us to reminisce about Alice’s Adventures and will continue to grow as one of the main attractions throughout Llandudno.
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