High On The List Of Attractions
As we approach the end of these pages recollecting
our holiday in North Wales it is perhaps an opportune time to
return to our base and take a look at some of the attractions
of Llandudno. One of the highest both in geography and popularity
is the headland known as the Great Orme.
summit may be reached by various methods including a cable car,
a tramway, by road and of course on foot. All four ways can be
made out in the photo right with the Halfway Tram Station visible
towards the centre of the picture. Once at the top, commanding
views over the town, along the coastline or towards the Snowdonia
National Park are available, weather permitting. As can be seen
in the panoramic picture at the top of this page, Snowdon itself
is reluctant to show itself even on the brightest and sunniest
of days, often being shrouded with cloud. There are a number
of buildings at the summit of the Orme to cater for the visitors
including a souvenir shop and a restaurant.
Pictured below is the cable car terminus.
Wherever you go in Llandudno, the view to the west always seems
to be dominated by the rocky form of the Great Orme. Whether
viewed from the top ( below left) or from further afield (below
right) the headland is prominent and is rightly acknowledged
as being one of the town's major attractions.
A previous visit to Llandudno yielded the two images below and
serve to illustrate two vastly different attractions on the Orme.
One of the trams that hauls visitors up and down can be seen
approaching Halfway Station whilst just a few yards away, this
ancient mine offers guided tours of the workings. Those inclined
to less strenuous activities are welcome to sit in the tea rooms
or, on fine days, in the garden and enjoy a Welsh Cream Tea.
I'll leave you to guess our preference but here's a clue. We
put on weight!
Descent from the Orme does not mean leaving the attractions and
entertainment behind. The pier as well as being a good platform
for anglers also has the all usual seaside amusements.