The Great Orme Tramway’s Community Weekend to make its return

THE Great Orme Tramway will hold its Community Weekend event this weekend to thank residents for their continuing support.

Residents of the county of Conwy will be able to claim half-price entry to the attraction on October 30 and 31.

The Great Orme Tramway, which first opened in 1902, is Britain’s only cable-hauled tramway which travels on public roads, transporting passengers 207 metres up the Great Orme.

It even remained operational during Second World War.

The Great Orme Tramway team says this is the perfect occasion to reconnect with people who may not have visited the attraction in a while and remind them of Llandudno’s rich history.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to take the family on a historical attraction during half term,” said the tramway manager.

“We are looking forward to welcoming people back, and offering the community an experience where they can sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery that they may overlook during their daily routines.

“The tramway has played an important role in the history of Llandudno. We are hoping that this event will encourage return visits and inspire local people to invite their friends and family.”

Every year, the tramway carries approximately 200,000 passengers to the summit of the Great Orme, which stands at 679 feet.

Once at the top, there’s plenty to do, whether you’re interested in history, nature, family activities, or simply taking in the stunning view of Snowdonia.

The Great Orme Country Park has several walking trails; there is a mini-golf course and play area and the Great Orme Mines, which are located halfway and remain open until October 31.

Return tickets for this weekend’s promotion will be £4.25 for adults and £3 for children aged three to 15. Children under three have free entry to the attraction and event.

Residents should present proof of their address in Conwy county to be eligible for the offer.

The tramway is open from 10am until 5pm, with the last return tram departing at 4.20pm.

North Wales Pioneer | Llandudno