Spectacular views and a masterpiece of Victorian engineering

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Spectacular views and a masterpiece of Victorian engineering

Groups love visiting the Great Orme Tramway – Britain’s only cable-hauled, tramway that travels on public roads. 

The Tramway climbs a mile (1500m) high through the Great Orme Country Park and Nature Reserve to the Great Orme’s spectacular summit high above Llandudno. Visitors re-live the experience of travel more than 100 years ago in the original tramcars, each named after a Saint.

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The unique journey begins at Victoria Station, a 5 minute walk from Llandudno’s seaside and pier. Passengers climb aboard one of the beautifully restored tramcars and start the ascent through the winding roads of the Great Orme.

At the Halfway Station exhibition, there’s time to discover the remarkable history of the Victorian engineering and observe the Tramway’s powerful funicular system in action, before changing trams. Continue the journey to the Summit where the views are breath-taking. On a clear day, it’s possible to see as far as the Isle of Man, Blackpool and the Lake District!

There’s plenty to do at the top – begin by exploring the Visitor Centre, where your guests can also buy an official souvenir of their journey.

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If they are feeling energetic, your guests will love wandering the miles of footpaths and walking trails. Look out for the rare silver studded blue butterflies and the wild Kashmiri goats which live on the hillside, descendants of goats presented to Queen Victoria.

History buffs can explore the Bronze Age copper mines, Iron Age fort remains and the 6th century St Tudno’s church. Coffins used to be brought up to the church on the tram – mourners were charged the full fare, plus 2s 6d for transporting the coffin!

Others will prefer relaxing at the Summit Complex café and bar, while kids can enjoy the large adventure playground or play a round of mini golf.

Tour group visits for 2019

What to bring

The tramcars do not have windows, and the Great Orme summit is 207m high, so remember to bring something warm to wear!

When to come
Trams run regularly from 10am every day (last tram 6pm)
Every day from 24 March to November

£8.10 adult return, £6.60 adult single
£5.60 child return, £4.60 child single
10% discount for groups of 10 or more

Tour add-ons
1. Bronze Age Copper Mines (from Halfway Station)
£8 per adult, 10% discount on groups over 10 people
Film and self-guided tour up to 20 people, guided tour for groups of 20+ booked in advance
2. Self-guided Great Orme Walk – free of charge, download route cards for history or nature walks

How to book
Booking line: 01492 577877 or tramwayenquiries@conwy.gov.uk
A group risk assessment document is provided.

More information at www.greatormetramway.co.uk


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