The Great Orme & Llandudno

The Great Orme is a large rocky outcrop poking out to sea from Llandundo and reaches a height if 207m at its summit. You can reach the top by several means:

  • Use the cable car.
  • By tram.
  • Use your car.
  • Walk to the top.
  • Any other way that will work.

There is a cafe, childs play ground and a car park at the top, plus a Bronze Age Museum where you take a walk in the 4000 year old tunnels. There is also a dry ski slope.

The road that loops around the Orme has a toll of £3 (April 2016) for cars an you have the option to pay for a guided tour of the Orme. These can be found near the Grand Hotel. They could be a lot of fun if you enjoy guided tours!

There are quite a few wild camping sites that would be OK during the off peak times. Wardens operate in the area who may move you one during the summer. I think we will be back then to try it out. You will see great views of Snowdon at the top from the Great Orme.

Whats at top:

The Great Orme

Take the cable car to the top

The Great Orme

I just love the colours of the cable cars.

The great orme cable car

View looking west in the summit car park.

The Great Orme

Looking out to sea opposite the church of St Tudno

The Great Orme

Not quite so busy as the other side of the Orme and worth the extra mile to escape the madding crowd.

The Great Orme

The summit Cafe and cable car station from the other side.

The Great Orme

The Llandudno parade is a large curve with many Victorian architectural style hotels. Some feature amazing ornate iron work from the Victorian era. The town boasts the largest pier on the north Welsh coast, reaching 700m over the sea. Here you can be amused with a fun fair and in the summer watch the Punch and Judy show. Well worth a visit.

Llandudno Parade

The pier on the north beach

Llandudno Pier

Yum, vegan burger for dinner tonight  with the setting sun.

Food Great Orme

The old light house on the Orme has been converted into a hotel. Has anyone stayed there if so what was it like?

The Van Plan

Buy a van, (Or two.) Convert to a motor home then explore the UK and Europe, reaching places on the map other van travellers can not reach while enjoying vanlife in comfort.