Views from the Colonnade

View from the Colonnade

View from the Colonnade

Date

9 November 2014
Location

The Colonnade, Alex Munro Way, Llandudno

SH 78301 82909; 53.32905°N, 3.82884°W

Information

The road leading from Llandudno’s Grand Hotel to Happy Valley park was named Alex Munro Way in March 2014 in honour of the Glaswegian variety entertainer who settled in the town. Munro (1911-1986) was creative director of the Llandudno Pier Pavilion Theatre in the 1970s and his show at the former open-air theatre in Happy Valley ran for 30 years.

The 170m-long colonnaded walkway provides a sheltered pedestrian route along Alex Munro Way and also has an upper-level footpath along its roof. The Grade II listed structure was designed by G A Humphreys, architect, surveyor and chief agent of the Mostyn Estates, and was opened in 1932.

 

Looking across Llandudno Bay to The Parade

Looking from the walkway along the top of the Colonnade across Llandudno Bay to The Parade

Llandudno Pier

Llandudno Pier. The 700m-long pier is the longest in Wales and opened in 1877, replacing a shorter one completed in 1858. It was designed by architect Charles Henry Driver (1832–1900) and was built by Glasgow iron foundry Walter Macfarlane & Co.

Gwynt y Mor wind farm can be seen on the horizon. With 160 3.6 MW turbines, this offshore wind farm, located in Liverpool Bay 10 miles from Llandudno, is the second largest in the world. The £2billion installation, owned by RWE Innogy, was completed in June 2014.

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6 thoughts on “Views from the Colonnade

  1. wow, what an incredibly beautiful place… love the first one for the soft tones… and the second one for the houses in the distance… while the third one really makes me wanna go for a stroll along that pier… lovely photos!!

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