Llandudno (Welsh: [ɬɑndɪdno], English: [lændɪdnəʊ]), with 20,701 inhabitants (2011) the largest seaside resort in Wales. It lies on a peninsula between the two Great Orme (207 meters) and Little Orme (141 meters) and has a beach on the southwest and a large, crescent on the northeast side. Llandudno has like almost all British seaside resorts, a pier, a long jutting out into the sea pier with shops and entertainment outlets. It was built in 1878. With 572 meters, the longest in Wales. In the summer of 1902, the funicular railway on the Great Orme was opened in 1969 also a cable car was built. Near is a park at the ground station in the so-called Happy Valley with a visitor center and an artificial snow ski slope, where are held every year the British artificial snow championships. An approximately five-kilometer-lane one-way road leads around the Great Orme. This Marine Drive begins north of the town at the Happy Valley Road and costs £ 3.00 toll. In many curves, always the sea to the right, the scenic road leads around the mountain and always offers new views of the Irish Sea. The only parking has a small cafe on the west side of the mountain.