The Great Orme
The Great Orme borders the west end of Llandudno's beach and rises to 207 metres above the sea. The headland has been designated a Special Area of Conservation, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Heritage Coast.
How you choose to climb to the top is up to you. You could walk, catch a bus, drive or use one of what are local attractions in their own rights...
The Great Orme Tramway
The Great Orme Tramway is the only cable-hauled public road tramway in Britain. It opened in 1902 and has been travelling up and down the Great Orme ever since. Board the tram at Victoria Station in Llandudno a short stroll from the Somerset Hotel then ride to the Halfway Station where you can discover the history of the tramway. Then board the next tram to ride the second half to the summit. For more information visit the Great Orme Tramway website.
Llandudno Cable Car
Another very unusual way to travel is by Cable Car to the top of the Great Orme. The cars glide silently up to the 679 feet summit, allowing you to take in the fabulous panoramic views of Llandudno, Little Orme and Conwy Estuary.
This is the longest passenger cable car system in Britain and the 1 mile ride to the summit takes about 9 minutes. The endless steel cable is supported by 9 pylons and you will travel at up to 80 feet above the ground.
At the Summit
However you choose to get to the top you are sure to be impressed. As well as fantastic views over Llandudno, on a clear day you can see as far as the Isle of Man, Blackpool and the Lake District!
As well as the views you can explore the nature reserve on the various trails. There is a restaurant, cafe, bar and shop. For children there is an adventure playground and the Rocky Pines Adventure Golf course.