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Happy Valley (also known as Jubilee Gardens)1618

Introduction

The 19th-century public gardens at Happy Valley are situated on the east side of the rocky headland, the Great Orme, and afford wide views over Llandudno Bay. Features include a limestone rockery, a colonnaded walk and a newly-restored camera obscura.

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Features
  • Structure
  • Description: A camera obscura
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
  • Fountain
  • Description: Large drinking fountain in marble and sandstone with a bronze bust of Queen Victoria.
  • Walk
  • Description: Woodland walks.
Rockery, Garden Terrace
Visitor Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal park, open daily for general public use.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Llandudno
Designations
  • CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales
  • Reference: PGW(Gd)1(CON)
  • Grade: II
  • Green Flag Award
History

History

The area where the gardens were developed was formerly a copper mine and a stone quarry. The site was given to the town of Llandudno in the late-19th century by Lord Mostyn.

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
References

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