The Great Orme Tramway
The Great Orme Tramway
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Great Orme Tramway is closed for winter. The Great Orme Tramway is Britain’s only funicular, or cable-hauled, tramway that travels on public roads. Delighting visitors since it opened in 1902. The unique journey begins at Victoria Station, a short distance from Llandudno’s seaside and pier. Climb aboard one of our beautifully restored tramcars and start your ascent through the winding roads of the Great Orme. Views from the summit are breath-taking. On a clear day, it’s possible to see as far as the Isle of Man, Blackpool and the Lake District! Well-behaved dogs welcome. The tramcars are open to the elements and the Great Orme is 207m (670 feet) high - remember to bring something warm to wear. Prices from £9.75 adult return, £6.90 child return - single tickets and family discount available.
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  • rebecca c
    56 contributions
    Dog friendly, unique and beautiful trip. Stunning views at the top.
    Really great trip. Yes you can drive the car up to the top of great Orme & save a few quid but this is a really unique and stunning experience. Even the dog loved it. Once at the top there are breathtaking views and plenty of areas to walk. Be prepared to queue for the ride up in the morning as it gets busy, but it's worth the wait.
    Thanks for the review - we're glad you had a great time!
    Written 13 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 10 April 2023
  • Monika S
    Bedford, United Kingdom6 contributions
    Great experience, but not for people with mobility issues (QUEUES!)
    Fantastic experience not just for tram enthusiasts, great views of Llandudno and the surrounding areas. Staff very professional, but there is distinct lack of any provision for customers with mobility issues - the only benches available are just by the tram station, which is not good enough when there are long queues. I am unable to stand for too long and we were unlucky to visit the tramway on a busy weekend, with queuing times at least 30 min plus. There is no option of booking online, which I believe would have saved some queuing time. Maybe there should at least be an option of fast-track access to book online?
    We are glad you enjoyed your ride on the Tramway! Thanks for the feedback - it will be passed on.
    Written 13 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 10 April 2023
  • Claire Y
    Stokesley, United Kingdom69 contributions
    Worth a ride
    Great experience on the trams. Beautiful views at the top. Take an extra layer...we did but is was still pretty nippy!! Play area at the top for kids which was nice. The information area/museum was good but could be improved on
    Thanks for the feedback! We're glad you had a great time.
    Written 13 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 April 2023
  • Howard-Liverpool
    Liverpool, United Kingdom3,136 contributions
    Proper Engineering
    It wonderful. As a rail enthusiast it has to be good and it is. Great fun a place all children should be taken for some proper engineering sights. Often a queue but worth the wait and the views at the top are splendid.
    We're glad you had such a great time!
    Written 9 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 7 May 2023
  • Charles_and_Susan
    Nottingham, United Kingdom5,802 contributions
    A good experience and good views at the top.
    Well, you have to do it really when you're in Llandudno. There was a little queue but we were soon on the tram and off trundling up the street. Change trams half way and it was getting cooler all the time. We had a good walk round at the top to a couple of viewpoints but there was a very cold wind and so we settled in the cafe for lunch before setting off down again.
    Hi Charles and Susan - We're glad you had good time!
    Written 29 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 June 2023
  • johnandcarol_8
    Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom160 contributions
    Worth the fee to keep the heritage
    The funicular railway was opened in 1902 and is a lovely example of British craftsmanship. Still running after 120 years and maintained to a really high standard, the fee is worth it as it helps to keep this heritage attraction in top order. There are many videos to explain how the tram works but if in the area we thoroughly recommend the journey for its scenic views and nostalgic feel. Great Orme is a lovely walk so make sure you leave a good 3-4 hours to take everything in.
    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review - we are glad you enjoyed your time with us at the Tramway!
    Written 29 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 23 June 2023
  • Ken J
    Birmingham, United Kingdom1,119 contributions
    A must do
    The tramway runs in two sections from Victoria station in Llandudno to half way station where you change for the second part to the summit. Expect queues to go up and ones to come down at appropriate busy times of the day when the tramway can operate a 10 minute service. We actually drove to the summit via a toll road - the ticket of which can be used for car parking at the top. So by doing it this way early in the morning we had virtually empty trams down to the resort. Nice history and pictures at half way station if you have time to have a look.
    Great idea to start at the top to avoid the queues. We're glad you enjoyed your ride!
    Written 18 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • GirlsOnTour
    London, United Kingdom3 contributions
    A must if you’re in Llandudno
    A charming ride up to The Great Orme on this quaint & beautiful tram. Open for over 120 years they have been restored beautifully. Prepare for a bit of queuing, and you’ll need to change trams at the halfway station, but well worth it. At the summit the 360° views are breathtaking. There’s a cafe serving hot food and drinks and fresh cream cakes. Delightful. Also a souvenir gift shop too. A pity the cable cars weren’t running as it was too windy. A thoroughly enjoyable ride on the Great Orme Tramway. Shame it didn’t last a bit longer.
    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review - we're glad you enjoyed your trip!
    Written 18 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 July 2023
  • KmanWent
    Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom177 contributions
    Interesting
    A pleasant ride, even if not very long. More of a means to an end, rather than an end in itself. Something you just have to do, to reach the halfway and the top. Shame that there isn't any cover outside base camp station for when it rains before opening time. And then you only get a single, small towel, to wipe down the wet seats before starting your journey. The Tramway can surely invest in a few more towels. Not much to see at base camp, but the halfway station - where you have to change trams anyway - has a good collection of posters and displays of historic information. I didn't see the Tramway company emphasising any of this, as you are effectively hurried out of 1 tram, through the covered walkway where the displays are located, and into the next tram, without much time to stop and look. Tho the old newspaper article about a fatal accident could have been less prominent. Then there's the summit stop. Typically there's an expensive and tacky souvenir shop at Summit station, and a similarly awful cafe and shop at the summit itself. But summit station does have an interesting display of flora/fauna/geology which I found very interesting and well presented. However, all in all, a reasonable distraction for tourists. And a must-do journey for the nearby Bronze Age Copper Mine.
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    Written 3 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • wendy i
    Liverpool, United Kingdom320 contributions
    The great orme experience
    We always take a trip up the great orme when we are in Llandudno. It’s a great experience and not too expensive. Adult £10.90 return and child £8 return which is reasonable for the experience. It’s a shame as no pre booking. My daughter has disabilities so it’s a bit of nightmare having to queue around the block, which is most of the time. I got there for 1115hrs. The queue was already at the entrance steps. We were on the third tram but the queue goes down relatively quick. There’s a halfway point where you change trams. At the top there is a mini golf course, an outdoor play area, a centre where food, toilet and gift shop were available. It’s a must do in Llandudno, sheep in the mountains, great view and fresh air on the way up. A lovely holiday activity.
    We're glad you enjoyed your trip with us - thanks for the review!
    Written 11 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 August 2023
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Alex B
Willenhall, UK115 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
A great way to get to the top of Great Orme and admire the amazing views from the top. Dog friendly and walks back down into Llandudno from the top. Worth it for the views alone.
Written 19 October 2023
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Denise L
347 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
The Great Orme Tramway was the reason for our visit to Llandudno. When I first saw a picture of the tramway, I immediately fell in love with it. Since Llandudno tends to get too crowded in the summer, we decided to visit in June, and luckily, the weather was even better than in July and August. We took the tramway up to the summit in the morning, and the view was phenomenal.

The tram is in excellent condition, and we enjoyed the trip immensely.
Written 3 October 2023
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Jet C
Ipswich, UK182 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Definitely worth doing if you can find a break in the wind and the rain. There are some great views. We stopped half way up to do the great orme mine.
Written 28 September 2023
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Lynn S
Liverpool, UK131 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We decided to take a tram ride up the Great Orm, lovely experience, and even a crazy golf and cable car at the top, and a cafe. The weather was lovely so that was a plus. The views are gorgeous.
Written 25 September 2023
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annonymouswales
3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Interesting to read about the history of the tramway and to experience the journey up the Great Orme.
Very enjoyable and great views from the top.
Written 24 September 2023
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Thanks for taking the time to leave a review - we're glad you enjoyed your day.
Written 26 September 2023
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Elliemac
19 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Great trip, with wonderful views.
Railway drivers very pleasant and everything was well organised.
Nice Cafe and shop at the top
Written 24 September 2023
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We're glad you had a good time and will pass your compliments to the staff!
Written 26 September 2023
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mike w
Liverpool, UK123 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
A fine experience.

A trip full of beautiful scenery. We were unable to do all we wanted to on this trip.

Didn't have time to visit the copper mine or the church.

We will come back as the Great Orme is well worth your time.

Loved rattling along in the tram.
Written 23 September 2023
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There really is a lo to see up on the Great Orme - we hope you'll take another trip with us on your next visit!
Written 26 September 2023
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Karen M
15 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We loved the tramway, fantastic and fun way to get to the top of the Great Orme. Fare was good value and staff were all friendly and helpful. We recommend spending some time at the half way point (you have to get off here anyway to change trams) and walking down to St Tudno's Church, which is well worth a visit
Written 18 September 2023
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We're glad you had fun with us on your trip! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.
Written 26 September 2023
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Jennifer C
Lowestoft, UK5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
The views were amazing! Very reasonable price I think we paid £8-9 each for a return. You get 2 trams to the top. Half way up is a mine which is also a really interesting place to stop and take a look around.
At the top is a cafe which had lovely fish and chips and a mini golf.
The tramway staff were really lovely and helpful.
Written 17 September 2023
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Thanks for the lovely feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your day with us.
Written 26 September 2023
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Lance & Sandra
Manchester, UK1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Couples
Took advantage of the beautiful weather, my wife and I found Victoria Station and only waited a few minutes for the tram, surprised to find that we had to change at the half way point, but it was a nice surprise as the walk through to the waiting tram was interesting, no waiting at all then up to the summit, and the cafe for a bite, then up to see the wonderful views, all in all a fantastic day out
Written 16 September 2023
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We're glad you had a fantastic day with us!
Written 26 September 2023
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