Rhythm Rhapsody and Blues
- Jools Holland concert
Take your seats at the Venue Cymru for a concert from this popular musician
- In-house concert and talks
Look forward to joining your expert host for informative talks and musical evenings
- Popular Llandudno
Enjoy a stay in this Victorian town with its elegant promenade and landmark pier
- Relax at the Dunoon Hotel
Enjoy a stay at this handsome Llandudno hotel
- Great Orme Tramway
Enjoy a ride on this nostalgic tramway into Great Orme country park
- Half board
Enjoy a Jules Holland concert and more on this new music holiday
‘Let the rhythm take you’ on this stay at the Dunoon Hotel in Llandudno, which includes a Jools Holland concert at Venue Cymru, two in-house concerts from your host Carol Anne Walls, talks, and a visit to Great Orme Tramway.
- Expert Host
- Saga Host
- Included themed activities
- Expert Host Talks
- Hosted welcome drinks reception
- Meet and greet with expert host
- Free hotel Wi-Fi
- Hotel porterage
- Cancellation rights
Plus, this hotel features:
- All breakfasts and dinner
Excursions and visits:
- Two in-house concerts from your host
- A visit to Great Orme Tramway
- Concert by Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra with guest artists at Venue Cymru
The Dunoon Hotel, Gloddaeth Street, Llandudno, LL30 2DW
The Dunoon Hotel (3Q) is a handsome building offering a traditional welcome in the Victorian resort of Llandudno – perfect for exploring the stunning scenery and attractions of North Wales.
The hotel has 48 traditionally-furnished bedrooms. Most are on landings with a lift but some only accessible by stairs. Superior rooms are available for a supplement – please call for details.
Tea coffee making facilities
Food and Drink
Look forward to dining in the hotel's oak panelled dining room. The restaurant serves locally sourced food wherever possible, including fresh fish from Llandudno, cheeses from Blas Ar Fwyd and meat from the Conwy Valley. You can also relax with a drink in the Welsh Dresser Bar.
The seaside town of Llandudno lies on the Creuddyn Peninsula and was dubbed the ‘Queen of Resorts’ in 1864. Its tradition and heritage are preserved and here you’ll still find a pier, Punch and Judy shows and, in season, donkey rides. It’s a haven for wildlife and the limestone cliffs are home to an enormous number of nesting seabirds, including cormorants, guillemots, shags and puffins. There are plenty of boat trips which, weather permitting, will allow you to get a closer view. You can also ride the longest passenger cable car system in the UK, which runs form Happy Valley to the summit of Great Orme, for panoramic views of the town and coastline.
Out and about
Llandudno is not far from Betws-y-Coed, the gateway to Snowdonia, the coastal village of Rhos-on-Sea, the historic town of Llanrwst, Towyn and Deganwy. In this area you’lll find a wealth of historic churches and castles, where you can learn about historic struggle between the Welsh princes and the Kings of England, travel on steam train lines, and explore nature reserves where the landscape and its endemic plants and wildlife are preserved.
Carol Anne Wells
Carol Anne studied at the Royal College of Music and specialises in both classical and light music. She has given recitals at the South Bank, Wigmore, Barbican and Royal Albert Halls, and broadcast on radio and television. Carol Anne has worked with numerous artists including the renowned counter-tenor James Bowman and soprano Marilyn Hill Smith, and appeared in Royal Gala concerts at the Albert Hall. In addition to being an exponent of the music of the French composer Cecile Chaminade, Carol Anne has made various recordings and arrangements, particularly of film music, and is passionate about the power of music to cross generations and cultures.
After time to settle into your hotel and acquaint yourself with your surroundings, look forward to meeting your host and fellow guests at a welcome drink reception. Enjoy dinner at your hotel then take your seats for the first talk from your host, Carol Anne, relating to the music genre of rhythm and blues and the music of Jools Holland. D
18/07/2020 Great Orme Tramway
This morning you can look forward to an included excursion to the Great Orme Tramway. (Please note: there is no transportation provided for this excursion so you will need to be able to walk to the Tramway, a distance of about 400 metres.) This famous tramway opened in 1902 and is the country’s only funicular that travels on public routes. Step aboard one of the restored tramcars for the 1500 metre climb to the summit, passing through Great Orme Country Park and nature reserve. Afterwards, enjoy the rest of the day to leisure to relax or perhaps explore the sights of charming Llandudno. After dinner this evening take your seats for an in-house concert from your host entitled ‘Travels with my piano’ punctuated with amusing anecdotes. B, D
19/07/2020 Jools Holland Concert
After the morning at leisure when you are free to relax at your hotel or perhaps explore independently, look forward to a pre-performance talk from your host, followed by an early dinner. Depart your hotel at 6.30pm for the short coach journey to the Venue Cymru, where you will take your seats for a concert from Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, together with special guests Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall. After the concert return to your hotel. B, D
20/07/2020 At leisure and in-house concert
Enjoy today at leisure when you may like to take it easy at your hotel or perhaps explore the local area. Llandudno is sometimes referred to as the 'Queen of Welsh resorts' and nestles between the Welsh Mainland and the headlands of Great Orme. It's famed for its promenade, Victorian pier and distinctive Edwardian architecture, as well as two beaches – the sandy North Shore and the rocky West Shore. Llandudno is also a perfect base for exploring North Wales, with its spectacular natural beauty – from the craggy peaks of Snowdonia to the forests, rivers and lakes of the Conwy Valley 'The Prisoner'. This evening look forward to your final dinner at your hotel followed by an in-house concert with your host entitled ‘Rhapsody Rock and Ragtime’. B, D
After breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and host and head for home. B