Posted: Sun 1st Mar 2020

Llandudno’s Cable Car – test your head for heights

North Wales news and information

There are many ways to see Llandudno. There are plenty of walking trails and routes in and around the town, views out to sea from the promenade, and the sea bird sanctuary at Little Orme to explore too.

But perhaps the best way to see the town and its surroundings is to hop on the Llandudno Cable Car. This mountain cable car is a popular attraction among locals and visitors to the area. If you try it for yourself, it’s not hard to see why.

How to find the Llandudno Cable Car

The lower station is in Happy Valley Gardens, accessible from Happy Valley Road. The postcode for the lower station is LL30 2ND.

The summit station is in the Great Orme Country Park, a little over a mile away. The postcode for this station is LL30 2XF. There is a summit complex at the top, along with the Great Orme Country Park Visitor Centre nearby. These are both easy to reach on foot by visitors arriving via the cable car.

How long does the cable car journey take?

From end to end, it takes just under 10 minutes to complete the journey. Plenty of time to marvel at the views and to take plenty of photos.

Does it run in all weathers?

Rain is no problem, although you may wish to wait for a clear and sunny day to make the most of the views. however, the cable car does not run if it is windy. If in doubt, call ahead to find out if the service is open. You can call 01492 877205 to learn more.

The service begins running on 1st April each year, with the last day of opening on 31st October.

Can you buy single or return tickets?

Both ticket types are available, along with family tickets. It is far cheaper to get a return ticket than a single. Make sure you have cash on you, as this is the only way to pay for tickets.

What is the best way to ride the Llandudno Cable Car?

The best option is to go to the lower station and to take the cable car up to the summit. This is 679 feet high, and in good weather, you can see for miles. You won’t be that high off the ground though, as you gradually make your way up (or down) the cable. The maximum height reached from the ground to the cable car is 80 feet.

If you take an early trip up on the cable car, you can spend the day in the park. There are plenty of trails and paths throughout the park, giving you the perfect way to explore. You could take a picnic with you or simply head for the restaurant or café in the summit complex. What better way to spend a day seeing the best of Llandudno?

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