Great Orme Cable Cars, Llandudno

Great Orme Cable Cars, Llandudno - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Llandudno Gwynedd LL30 2XF U.K

Phone: +44-1492877205

Ticket Price: 8 GBP

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Great Orme Cable Cars, Llandudno

Experience the expanse of air, as you move smoothly and quietly upwards with a glorious panoramic view beneath you. Be captivated and enthralled by the lush greenery and the stunning beauty of Mother Nature. Look down and you see the Irish Sea stretched out shining and quivering. Take a trip in the Great Orme Aerial Cable Car.

The Llandudno Cable Car opened in summer1969 and has been a tourist attraction ever since. The cabins are painted in arresting colours of red, yellow, orange, light blue and purple.

From the cabin you can see the breath taking view of the Irish Sea over looking to Rhyl and the Isle of Man as well as the aesthetic view of the Snowdonia National Park.

As the cable car glides silently, it takes you from Happy Valley to the summit of the Great Orme, Llandudno, the little Orme, Conway Estuary are all spread spectacularly beneath. On the return journey you enjoy the astounding views of Anglesey, Puffin Island and the mountains of Snowdonia.

This cable car is the longest passenger car system in Britain.

It is an 18 minutes return trip and the cable cars move slowly and sedately so people who are scared of heights, can enjoy the peaceful ride as well. Being 670ft in the air is a great way to get to the top of the Orme.

Great Orme Cable Cars Information

  • There are some steps, thus it may not be suitable for wheel chairs.
  • The cable car cannot operate when it is windy for safety restrictions.
  • It is often much calmer in Happy Valley but the wind is unpredictable at the summit, which results in closures which may last a few minutes or a whole day.
  • During thunderstorms and heavy rain the cable car are also shut down.

Great Orme Cable Cars Ticket Prices

  • Prices above are for return trip - Family return £23.00
  • For an Adult: £8.00 & for a Child (up to 14 yrs):£6.00.

How To reach Great Orme Cable Cars by Public Transport

  • Trains from Manchester, Cardiff & Holyhead change at Llandudno Junction.
  • Weekly National Express service to Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Sundays.
  • From England: From the M6, take the M56 in the direction of Chester, North Wales. Take the M53 in the direction of A55, North Wales at the end of the M56.
  • The nearest airports are Liverpool and Manchester but only Manchester is directly linked by train. 
  • Local buses operate from Rhyl, Bangor, Caernarfon, Llanberis and Llangollen.

Restaurants Near Great Orme Cable Cars

  • Pier Cafe
  • The Belle Vue Afternoon Tea
  • La Taverna
  • The Paradise Bar
  • Terrace at St. Tudno Hotel
  • WatersEdge Bistro and Bar

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Great Orme Cable Cars, Llandudno Reviews - Write a Review

  • We enjoyed the cable car ride here. It gives amazing birds eye view of the Great Orme and surrounding areas. The ticket office here only accepted cash. Luckily we had cash just enough for a return ride. Our family managed to board a single car on outward journey but during return we were told that because of bad weather we have to be in two different cars. It shows that the staff are safety contious and their priority is passenger safety.

  • The cable cars are absolutely wonderful! The views are breathtaking and it goes really nicely and slowly so it's not over too quickly.. for anyone who hasn't been in one I would most definitely recommend them.. it's a brilliant experience

  • My partner and I made the long journey from Rhyl to Llandudno a month ago to ride on the cable cars. We got there and they were closed. No reason. No signs to explain why. It was a lovely, sunny day, the slightest of breezes in the air. We couldn't understand why the closure. Best to check they're open before making any long journeys.

  • Fantastic, our 3rd time here. Queues were a bit long due to school hols. Highly recommend catching the sunset over the Great Orme.

  • Very poor queued for a hour at the top for a return trip,only to be told at the kiosk 15.50 hours that only one way trip available because they were closing at 16.00. No member of staff could be bothered to tell the long queue what was happening. Lots of people disappointed. Rate it minus 10 out of 10. Won't be going back.

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