The Great Orme in Llandudno is a famous attraction in its own right – there’s the Bronze Age caves, the nature reserve and, of course, the old tramway and its museum. Everyone knows about the tramway, but less well-known are the aerial cable cars. They are no less spectacular, so if you’re in Llandudno, it’s well worth hitching a ride on one of them.
It was recently fully renovated, and – measuring more than a mile in length each way – is the longest aerial cabin lift in the whole of the United Kingdom. We would say this is the best way to experience the majesty of the Great Orme.
Get on the cable car just above the Happy Valley, riding it all the way to the top whilst enjoying the impressive views. Once you’ve reached the summit, spend as much time as you like gazing over Anglesey and Snowdonia, wandering through the nature reserve or simply enjoying a picnic in the sun. There’s plenty to do at the top, and there’s no need to worry about clambering down the steep hills back to Llandudno town – you can just hop back on the cable car and be back again in no time at all. Lovely!
The Great Orme Cable Cars are conveniently located centrally to Llandudno. Spot the mountain, and the route will become clear!
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One of the most impressive sites of its kind in the world, the mines found within the Great Orme in Llandudno date all the way back to the Bronze Age, making them a whopping 4000 years old.
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Take a walk to the end of the pier, make sand castles on the beach, ride the tram or a cable car to the top of the Great Orme and treat yourself to a meal at one of the many restaurants. Llandudno has a lot to offer and is a great base for exploring North Wales.
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