The owners of a Towyn leisure park have brought Llandudno Pier for £4.5 million.
The Victorian pier – the longest in Wales – has been sold to Adam Williams, who runs the Tir Prince holiday resort, including holiday & amusement parks and a showground which holds harness racing meetings during the summer.
The pier was put up for sale in March by Crown Entertainment Centres, alongside two of the three Blackpool piers, which remain on the market.
Mr Williams says he will invest further in the attraction to ensure its future and will keep free entry. He added ”I appreciate Llandudno is different to Towyn and I will not dive in and start changing things…I will spend the next few months learning about the pier and the people who visit and maybe 12 months down the line look at what we can do to improve things.”
Meanwhile, Tir Prince, long considered the UK’s premier harness racing venue, will resume race meetings later this month, after it was forced to cancel all fixtures last year due to delayed water works.