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St. George's Hotel
St. George's Hotel

The Promenade, Llandudno LL30 2LG

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4.4 out of 5 (203 reviews)

Located in Llandudno, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 5-minute walk of Llandudno Tourist …

£89
Quay Hotel and Spa
Quay Hotel and Spa

Deganwy Quay, Conwy LL31 9DJ

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4.3 out of 5 (196 reviews)

Located in Deganwy, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Conwy Quay, Conwy Castle, and Lower Gate. Aberconwy House and …

£103
Llandudno Bay Hotel
Llandudno Bay Hotel

East Parade, Llandudno LL30 1BE

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4.3 out of 5 (75 reviews)

Located in Llandudno, this beachfront hotel is in a shopping district and within a 10-minute walk of North Shore Beach and …

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The Empire Hotel & Spa
The Empire Hotel & Spa

Church Walks, Llandudno LL30 2HE

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (238 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Great Orme Tramway, Seilo Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel …

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Grand Hotel Llandudno
Grand Hotel Llandudno

Happy Valley Road, Llandudno LL30 2LR

3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (308 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Llandudno hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Llandudno Pier, Llandudno Museum, and Seilo Welsh …

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Astonwood Hotel
Astonwood Hotel

16 Chapel Street, Llandudno LL30 2SY

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Llandudno, this bed & breakfast is steps from Gloddaeth United Church, Home Front Museum, and …

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Headlands Hotel
Headlands Hotel

10 Hill Terrace, Llandudno LL30 2LS

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (120 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Great Orme Tramway, Seilo Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chape …

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Harringtons at Fourteen
Harringtons at Fourteen

14 Chapel Street, Llandudno LL30 2SY

3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (48 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this bed & breakfast is steps from Gloddaeth United Church, Home Front Museum, and Llandudno Museum. …

£55
Beach House Hotel - Guest house
Beach House Hotel - Guest house

82 Church Walks, Llandudno LL30 2HD

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (202 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Llandudno Pier, Great Orme Tramway, and Seilo Welsh …

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Four Saints Brig-Y-Don Hotel
Four Saints Brig-Y-Don Hotel

Central Promenande, Llandudno LL30 2XS

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (163 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of North Shore Beach, Llandudno Tourist Information Centre, and …

£36
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Pocket Guide: Llandudno Great Orme Tramway Hotels

The only cable-hauled tramway in Britain, and in fact one of the last remaining in the world, the Great Orme Tramway is one of the most beloved heritage attractions in Wales, carrying in the region of 160,000 passengers every year from Victoria Station in Llandudno to the Summit Station, a distance of around a mile. First opened at the turn of the 20th Century, and preserved in part through funding from the National Lottery and the EU, the tramway operates on a funicular system, whereby each car is attached to the cable that is winched up the hill, the weight of the descending car helping to pull up the one ascending.

Interestingly, the Great Orme Tramway was built in two sections, and that division remains. In order to reach the summit then, it is necessary to change cars at the halfway station, a 21st century addition that showcases the tramway’s winding gear in a glass-panelled room, as well as an interesting historical exhibit. On the lower stretch, travelling along public streets, the gradient can be as high as 26%. Two cars operate for each section, named after saints, and beautifully restored as you’d expect.

Travel on this unique example of Victorian engineering through the appealing surrounds of the Great Orme Country Park and Nature Reserve. When the skies are clear you’ll enjoy breathtaking views as far as the Isle of Man and the Lake District, as well as Llandudno, known as the “Queen of Welsh Resorts”, below you.

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