The Great Orme Tramway - Delighting visitors since 1902, you can’t miss Llandudno’s premier heritage attraction and Britain’s only cable-hauled road tram. The Tram takes you on a picturesque, breath-taking one-mile journey to the summit of the Great Orme Country Park and Nature Reserve, where on a clear day, views stretch as far as the Isle of Man, Blackpool and the Lake District.
Your journey begins at Victoria Station, located a short distance from Llandudno’s North Shore and pier. Board one of the beautifully restored Victorian tramcars and begin your ascent through the winding roads of the Great Orme with stunning views of Llandudno’s sweeping bay.
At the Halfway Station, you can observe the powerful funicular tramway system in action and learn about the remarkable history of the Great Orme Tramway. To complete your journey to the summit, jump onto another tramcar and sit and relax while taking in the splendid views of North Wales and beyond.
The Great Orme’s dynamic beauty, rich history and natural splendour are well worth the journey. Once you reach the top, there is so much to see and do, relax and take in the amazing views or explore the Great Orme many attractions.
The views from the Great Orme’s 679ft (207 meters) summit are breath taking – from Snowdonia and Anglesey, all the way to the Isle of Man, Blackpool and the Lake District.
Begin by exploring the Visitor Centre and learn more about the Great Orme Country Park and the work of the dedicated Country Park Wardens. Take a picnic with you and enjoy the playground or even a round of mini golf.
If you’re feeling energetic explore the miles of footpaths or take time to explore the Great Orme and its amazing Bronze Age copper mines, Iron Age fort, Stone Age remains or the 6th century St. Tudno’s Church. On your journey look out for the wild Kashmir Goats or the rare Silver Studded Blue Butterflies.
Throughout the summer months the spectacular cliffs are host to breeding colonies of seabirds such as guillemots, kittiwakes and razorbills. Ravens and little owls also inhabit the more remote cliff areas.
Finish with a trip to the Summit Complex café before you embark on your return journey.
The Tramway is suitable for all age groups, each tramcar can accommodate up to 48 passengers. Due to the Victorian design, accessibility is limited.