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Report - Fawlty Towers, Llandudno - May 2015

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by The_Raw, May 12, 2015.

  1. The_Raw

    The_Raw 28DL Regular User
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    This was a random spot whilst driving through Llandudno, a quick bit of googling revealed it was abandoned in 2008 and has Grade II listed status. We figured it might be worth a nose around so went down there early in the morning and found our way inside. The place has been mostly stripped but there is lots of decay and some nice features left behind. Visited with Lenston and a couple of Germans, we did our best not to mention the war but the V day celebrations on the radio were difficult to avoid at times.

    The building dates back to the 1870s and was formerly two hotels, Tudno Castle and the Temperance Hotel. It became the Great Western Hotel and then went back to the Tudno Castle name. It was Grade II Listed in 1976. A previous attempt to redevelop the site collapsed, but last year developers revealed a new plan for the site. Under the £10m plans Opus Land would build a 63 bed hotel, retaining the existing facade, create three restaurants, two retail units and a business unit on the top floor.

    I'm not so sure about that personally, the place is fucked. Anyway, here are some photos, I quite enjoyed it in here despite it being stripped out.


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    22. As we were leaving the area an angry local approached us asking if we had been inside the hotel, I responded with this....
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    and off we went....

    Thanks for looking :thumb
     

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  2. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
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    Nice pics there mate, was a good mooch this considering we were only in the area a short time :thumb
     
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  3. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    Some really nice details still remain. Nicely photographed!
     
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  4. The Wombat

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    That is awesome, especially the ground floor rooms
    Excellent photos :thumb
     
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  5. bhg

    bhg In Search of Lost Time
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    Some nice shots TR!
     
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  6. Ojay

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    Flowery twats

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  7. KM_Punk

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    Great stuff as usual :thumb Love the entrance lobby in pic 20
     
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    Yorrick 28DL Regular User
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    Nice plasterwork.
     
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  9. GRONK

    GRONK 28DL Regular User
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    Nice little place that, I may need to check it out.

    Can't beat a hotel.
     
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  10. scrappy

    scrappy 28DL Regular User
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    I like this, great shots! :)
     
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  11. wellingtonian

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    Stayed in worse.......... :D
    Nice snaps fella :thumb
     
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  12. Oort

    Oort The spice expands consciousness.
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    Certainly still got a certain charm, some lovely well lit shots there! thanks for sharing :thumb
     
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  13. Paradox

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    Proper nice photos there, the ground floor is lovely :thumb
     
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  14. TranKmasT

    TranKmasT We're Earth explorers
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    Yes that is nice.
    Two mirrors left intact, nice area!
     
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    hahahaha, excellent!
     
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