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“Good selection of shops”
Review of Mostyn Street

Ranked #9 of 97 things to do in Llandudno
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Good selection of shops”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

The fact that we are supposed to be in a recession does not seem to have had a big effect here, probably because of tourists as well as locals. There is a very good selection of shops etc, also there is a shopping arcade, the street is quite long so it's a good walk and window shop if you dont want to spend your money and as high streets go, it's quite clean.

Visited March 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Trying...”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Like all high streets, Mostyn street is struggling with the combined effects of the recession and the increase in Internet shopping. Despite this, there can be few more pleasant places to shop. Broad and flanked by Victorian canopies, keeping shoppers dry during the rare days of wet weather, it's really enjoyable walking down the street and popping into stores, manned invariably by cheerful staff.

Visited March 2013
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“shoppers paradise”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Plenty bargains to be had didnt get chance to see it all as we were only there two days there was no dislikes it is a lovely place to be

Visited February 2013
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Welshpool, England, United Kingdom
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“shopping center”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

This street has most of the smaller shops and some big name shops with a shopping arcade to.
Further down the road there a couple of shopping estates with currys and british home stores to.

Visited February 2013
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“A certain faded charm.”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Llandudno calls itself "The Queen of Welsh Resorts".In my view thats accurate if you recognise its a very old queen,with a "past-its-best" feel.Mostyn Street,its main shopping street is a case in point.
On the PLUS side its one long street with a percentage under awnings so,for bits of the street its partially sheltered from the rain.Upper Mostyn Street is overshadowed by the MAJESTIC Great Ormes imposing face.Utterly brilliant.I NEVER weary of it.
The shops along Mostyn Street vary from the usuall high street names,M&S,WH,Smith H.Samual ,Greenwoods mans shop with its never ending sales signs in the windows etc,to the small local shops,and Claires dept store with its quaint,but inadaquate cage lift.

The negatives are the pavements are terrible.The flag stones often have BIG gaps between them,It crys out for a reboot.But then the eyesore of the crumbling Tudno Hotel on lower Mostyn street is testimony to decline.It blights Mostyn street.Decaying.

Llandudno sticks to an unchangiung,unimaginative,dated calendar.Each May the so-called "Victorian Extraveganza",The latter word being a GROSS exageration,in my view,Clogs up Mostyn Street for two days over the bank holiday.See it once,youve seen it.Its the same-olde year after year.I avoid it utterly as buses are rerouted,theres chaos in the town during this circus.
Like ALL UK high streets this ones taken the hit of recession etc.Many shops have gone in recent years.Its NOT a cheap High street either.Aside from the SPLENDID KFC which Ive reviewed before,Mostyn Street has expensive coffee shops and Cafes.though Barnicles on lower Mostyn street is a decent Fish and Chip cafe and takaway,the Cafe IS NOT cheap,,and NOT big on portions,BUT boasts a decent Gluton free menu.

Mostyn Street,being blighted by this victorian image of itself,has some cafes etc inaccessible to those who cannot manage steep stairs up,and/or toilets in the bowls of the buildings,pardon the pun,in basements,again accessed by steep stairs.
The irony of it is,Llandudno depends on the "Gray Pound",elderly visitors,often with mobility issues,yet,so many venues on Mostyn street etc,are difficult or impossible to access,CRAZY!.

On Mostyn Street the Victoria Centre is a fairly decent small shopping mall,Boots Dorothy Perkins,Evens etc are there.

Llandudno Business park,which is beyond lower Mostyn street with Denenhams,Next has drawn footfall and trade from MostynStreet,so it might be said,today,Mostyn street is not the main focus shopping of the town any longer.

Overall its fine strolling along Mostyn Street One word of warning,it dies at around 5.30pm,when the shops close.

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Visited February 2013
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