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  view over Llandudno.
by margaretvn

Great Orme's Head is a Country park and nature reserve, it is 207 metres high and has a long history of human settlement. Copper was mined here as far back as the Bronze Age and there are copper mines open to the public today.There is a church on the headland - the first church was built in the 6th century and was from wood. It was rebuilt in stone in the 13th century and restored in 1855. There is an interesting information centre on the summit. It is a good walk up to the headland but there are two other (less tiring) ways of getting to the top. There is the Great Orme Tramway, which is one of only three cable hauled tramways in the world. There is also the Llandudno Cable Car which offers wonderful views over the bay. Both these servicesw operate only in the summer months.

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  • Written Sep 6, 2003
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