Llandudno – Alice In Wonderland


Known as the "Queen of Welsh Resorts", Llandudno is a beautiful seaside resort on the Irish coast. It was developed in the mid-19th century to serve as a holiday destination for government officials and their families. Llandudno is located between two limestone cliffs and has two charming beaches. The stunning North Shore Beach and the more relaxed West Shore Beach. Popular sights in the city include the Greater Orme Ridge, Bodnant Gardens, Wild Simru and Bodafone Farm Park.

Llandudno is also known for its connection to Lewis Carroll, who wrote the children's classic "Adventures of Alice in Wonderland." The main character in this book, Alice, was based on a little girl named Alice Liddell, who Carol told how she had told stories as a child. Alice Liddell's family owned a vacation home called Penmorfa on the West Coast of Lenmudno, which they frequently visited during vacations. According to a local myth, during one of these vacations, Carol met Alice and began preparing stories for her entertainment, which she later wrote and published.

Penmorfa was built in 1861 on a piece of land purchased by the Alice family. The family had been living here regularly for 11 years until it was sold. The resort was later renamed the Gogart Abbey Hotel and later renamed the Penmorfa Hotel. Ignoring public protests, the building collapsed in 2009 by private developers to create a new building. According to another myth, Lewis Carroll wrote his books about Alice at the St.George's Hotel in Llandudno, a short distance from where Penorffa once lived.

Another place in Lisbon, Alice, was in the center of Wonderland. This center had an indoor rabbit hole mentioned in the book, which featured large screens of different scenes of life. It also had a gift shop that collected a large collection of Alice's items, which included dolls, costumes, books, toys and other souvenirs. Unfortunately, this place has also been closed.

Even in that case, the Alice in Wonderland trail still survives through the large-scale statue of the White Rabbit on the West Coast. Since the statue has been vandalized many times since it was opened twenty years ago, it has been decided to move the statue to the middle of the navigation lake. In addition, tourists can view wooden sculptures of the book "Alice's Adventures in Wonders" at Happy Valley Gardens in Great Orleans, Oregon.