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Great Orme Cable Cars
Ranked #18 of 101 things to do in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Took the cable cars up the Great Orme. Queues were massive mid-day - went up about 10am next day and didn't have to wait long.

Prices too high definitely.

Quite scary actually but good views, nice shop/café and bar at the top.

Beware - they will stop them and leave you at the top. We weren't long at the top and saw a sign saying they were shutting them at 12pm. There was quite some queue when we came back down so those people may have got stranded.

Thank Emma B
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Decided to take the tram up because the cable car wasn't running. By the time we got half way up it was and so decided to come down and then back up in the cable car.
Bit scary to start with, not for the kids but for me, and that soon passed to be met with silence and a view that money couldn't buy.
At £23 for a family ticket the cost was a bit on the heavy side, especially when at the bottom we had to get off and join the back of the queue (80+ people and 45 mins) despite other people, being allowed to just go around.
Loved the views and great for a one off experience.

Thank Jamus166
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Although we were queuing for 1 hour, it was worth the ride as the cable cars took us 2 miles down towards the pier. Great views on the way! Lost a star as thought the prices were a little dear.

Thank lou1414
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

The Cable car was right by our hotel, but we tried on several occasions to try but the queues were to long and no where to sit while waiting, the cost of £16.00 per person is expensive, you can drive to the top in your car.

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Reviewed August 23, 2013

The Great Orme Cable Car runs just over a mile from the base station in Happy Valley Gardens near Llandudno Pier to the Great Orme Summit Complex, and has been operating since 1969. It offers fantastic views of the Orme, Llandudno itself and the surrounding countryside.

The ride is smooth and quiet – very relaxing in fact. The cars are not fully enclosed so it can be quite chilly, especially if there’s any wind, but on the other hand it means you can take great photos.

Unlike with the Great Orme Tramway you can’t stay in your car for a round trip – you have to get off and then get on again, which can mean queuing for a while. When we went the weather was nice and it was quite busy, and we ended up having to wait over 40 minutes to be able to get back on and return to the Summit Complex where we’d started.

Tickets are fairly pricey, with a an adult return costing £8 (or £7.50 for a one way trip), but it’s a unique and worthwhile ride.

Note that in high wind or bad weather the cable car sometimes stops running.

Thank FluffyPuppy
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