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A Trip Up The Great Orme Tramway

A Trip Up The Great Orme Tramway

As you drive along the A55 across North Wales it is impossible to miss the magnificent sight of The Great Orme, a huge carboniferous limestone headland jutting out into the Irish Sea.

We had passed this countless times on our way to Snowdonia and Anglesey and had added it to our ‘to do’ list but never quite made it. We’d not been to the seaside town of Llandudno either, so a weekend plan began to form.

Determined to make it to the top of The Great Orme as a priority, we decided on The Great Orme Tramway as the way to go. 

A low level weekend in the Lake District

A low level weekend in the Lake District

When we invited our parents for a weekend in the Lake District we didn’t give much thought to how we would spend our time. We were confident that they could not fail to be impressed by the scenery, particularly as one of them had only been to the area once, 30 years ago. One thing was sure, with two willing but less sprightly seniors, a middle-aged dodgy knee and a car that didn’t perform well on hills, it was clearly not going to be a high altitude experience.