Llandudno Pier, North Wales

Llandudno Pier, North Wales, March 2011

Spans:Irish Sea
Design:James Brunlees
Construction:Braced cast iron columns, steel and concrete landing stage
Year opened:1877
Original length:(i) 376m; (ii) 700m, 1884
Present length:700m
Fire:1994
Restoration:1884, 1891, 1904/05, 1938, 1984/5

A British Tourist Authority report in 1975 said of it: ‘…. It zooms out of the sea…. in a spectacular Indian Gothic style rather like a Maharajah’s palace floating on a lake. Cast iron, brackets of iron lacework, an outstandingly pretty balustrade like an enlarged fish net, ogee roofs curling away to the sky, all add up to a totally pleasurable experience.’  The pier is also unusual because it is Y-shaped, with two entrances at the land end.  The noted conductor and composer, Sir Malcolm Sargent, began his career at the pier’s pavilion.

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