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Great Orme, Llandudno

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Accessible by a vintage tramway and a modern cable car, Great Orme is a prominent headland commanding extensive views of the area. Composed of limestone formed over a period of more than 300 million years, these old cliffs abound in fossil remains of primitive fish, sponges, corals, mollusks, and other invertebrates. The headland is part of a nature reserve that includes a Bronze Age copper mine, landscaped gardens, a parish church, and an award-winning summit complex. Tourist facilities include a gift shop, cafeteria, visitor center, play area, and hotel. Stop by on a clear day for a sweeping view stretching all the way to the Isle of Man. Add Great Orme to your Llandudno travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Llandudno vacation trip planner.
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  • August 21, 2017
    This was an exhilarating experience offering awesome views of Llandudno and all around from the summit. There were lots to do at the summit with a visitor centre, walking area. restaurant, shop all wi...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    We travelled up to the Orme by tram, the que was long but worth it. We spent a few hours on the Orme, had our lunch and crazy golf and then returned to Llandudno via Cable Car (again a very long que) ...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Overlooking the town of Llandudno this ancient limestone rock dominates the skyline. There is a multitude of things to do on and around the Great Orme. At the foot there is Happy Valley with all the A...  more »

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Where to stay in Llandudno

To enjoy a sweeping waterfront promenade and well-preserved Victorian architecture, book your rooms at one of Llandudno's seafront hotels. They offer spacious rooms with comfortable beds, panoramic views of the nearby bay, and trendy downstairs eateries. Just a short drive from the seafront you can explore a world of family-run B&Bs, offering a friendly atmosphere and serving hot meals prepared using only the best local produce. The town's finest B&Bs are located near popular pubs, bars, and restaurants, where you can get a true taste of this heritage-rich area.
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