The Great Orme

Maurice G By Maurice G, 18th May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A guide on the Great Orme, which is a well known piece of land in north Wales, a place I used to visit a lot when I was a child.

The Great Orme

I loved this place when I was a child, visited it many times with my grandparents.
By Llandudno in north Wales is the great orme, a limestone headland that goes into the sea. It has a Viking name meaning serpent because the Vikings thought it looked like a sea serpent.
This is a fabulous place for tourists to visit !

The Tramway

One of the ways of reaching the top is by the cable tramway. It opened in 1902 and after 110 years it is still operating as of now. Some of the route the tram takes is besides public roads. This cable tram is pulled up a long steep hill to the top. At the top is the summit complex. On your journey you will see some lovely scenery.

Randolph Turpin

Randolph Turpin a famous boxer once owned the hotel when it was a public house. The hotel now has nine bedrooms and was built in the 20th century.

Copper Mines

In the year of 1987 copper mines were discovered, this was an archaeological dream. The mines date back 4000 years when it was the bronze age, so was in use 2000 years before the Romans arrived.

From all over the great orme you will have fantastic views of Llandudno and of the sea. a truly wonderful place to visit !


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author avatar Maurice G
I am retired, have worked in the leisure industry for abpout 40 tears, I am married with 2 grown up biproducts.
In this trade I have met peoples from all over the world !

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
19th May 2012 (#)

Informative article. Thank you.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
19th May 2012 (#)

Thank you for this beautiful article...I am for viking ancestory...or so my family folk-lore is told:0)

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
24th Apr 2014 (#)

lovely piece...I was evacuated from Coventry to Llandudno during the war...and revisited on a press trip a few years ago...fascinating place indeed....

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