Located near to the beautiful seaside town of Llandudno in North Wales, the cableway ride starts at the Happy Valley Outdoor Centre and climbs 679ft (207 metres) along the coast to the summit of the Great Orme headland. The panoramic views of Llandudno bay, the town and the Conway estuary are spectacular and passengers have plenty of time to admire them as the cableway is the longest in Britain with a measured distance of one mile and forty feet. Nine pylons support the 17 tonne continuous cable and the highest point that a cable car reaches from the ground is roughly 80 feet.
The Llandudno Cable Car opened during the summer of 1969 and has been thrilling passengers ever since. The cable way has 20 ‘cars’ that run along the line at approximately one minute intervals. A journey from the base station to the summit takes on average 10 minutes. The system was fully refurbished in 2006 and remains as popular today as the day it was opened so please keep in mind there may be some queuing before you can board a cable car.
Please be aware that weather conditions impact on the operation of the cableway which, with respect to safety, will not operate if wind speeds reach more than 22 mph. Thunderstorms and heavy rain will also result in the temporary suspension of the service. The cableway operates mainly between the months of April and October (inclusive). Times vary depending on light and weather conditions. It is possible to take a one-way journey to the top of the Great Orme Headland and walk to back to the town, a trip of around six miles. Cars can also be driven to the summit to collect travellers. Please note that the great Orme Cable Car and Great Orme Tramway are separate facilities.
Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Crynierth Caravan Park, Cefn Ddwysarn (Road), Bala
Gwynedd, Wales, LL23 7LN
+44 (0)1678 530 324
- Address: Happy Valley Cableway, Happy Valley Rd, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales, UK, LL30 2LR
- GPS: 53.32941667,-3.829611111
- Phone: 0044 (0)1492 877 205
- Part of UK: Wales
- Sat Nav Postcode: LL30 2LR
- Entrance Fees: Yes (For cable car)
- Visibility from Road: Excellent
- Image Credits: Header Image: Stephen Meese