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Incorporated into : 1974 Aberconwy (1996 Conwy County Borough)

Arms (crest) of Llandudno

Official blazon

Arms: Barry wavy of eight Azure and Argent on a Mount in base a representation of the Church of St. Tudno at Llandudno proper on a Chief per pale Or and Gules two Lions passant guardant counterchanged.
Crest: On a Wreath of the Colours upon a Mount Vert charged with two pierced Mullets Argent a Dragon passant Gules resting the dexter fore claw on an Escutcheon per bend sinister Ermine and Ermines a Lion rampant Or.
Motto: 'HARDD HAFAN HEDD' - Beautiful Haven of peace.


The arms were granted on July 14, 1959.

The shield shows the ancient church of St. Tudno on the Great Orme overlooking the sea, represented by the blue and white waves. The two lions from the arms of the Welsh Princes of Gwynedd.

The dragon is that of Wales and supports a shield bearing the arms of the Mostyn family, and the hill on which he stands bears two spur-rowels from the arms of the Bishops of Bangor, who had a Palace on the hill at Gogarth.

The motto is the Welsh version of the phrase used by Queen Elizabeth of Roumania in the year 1890 to describe Llandudno.

Coat of arms (crest) of Llandudno

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905

The arms on a Pascall's cigarette card 1914

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