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The Great Orme in Llandudno, Wales

The Great Orme, Llandudno, Wales

A view of Llandudno’s The Promenade and its surrounding area.

My feed is very summery right now and I thought I’d insert this gloriously sunny day we spent in North Wales.

The boyfriend, his parents and I drove to Conwy and Llandudno spontaneously on a Saturday. Aside from Lourdes and London, all other weekends I had was loosely scheduled, hence, being able to just “spontaneously” go .Coming from an archipelago, I loved the fact that UK is mostly just one big island and that driving to another country, England to Wales, is possible. Conwy is for another time since it’s a bit gloomy when we went. Thankfully, the clouds parted and gave me that beautiful blue sky as we went up The Great Orme Country Park and Nature Reserve.

To get there, we had to ride a 2-parts funicular tramway (similar to that in Lourdes) that has been open since 1902. Over a hundred and ten years, very impressive, indeed! They are open from late March to late October daily from 10am to 6pm (5pm during March and October). A return ticket costs 7.50 for adults or 5.00 for 3-16 y/o, in British pounds, of course. Halfway through, you get to have a peek of the machinery that’s making the tramway work, as well as a brief history timeline. I learned that the tramway going down actually helps the tramway going up since going down is easy and does not need a lot of power because of gravity.

There’s a café, souvenir shop and children’s playground at the country park. Plus, the unlimited grassy grounds that you can run around. Make sure you keep an eye on your younglings as there are steep slopes but nevertheless, it’s a perfect day out for the family. Adults and children can enjoy the place and man, North Wales is simply gorgeous. Our drive from Conwy to The Great Orme made me want to live there. It’s so peaceful and clean, the houses are charming and the people are quite friendly. The only downside probably is the Welsh accent and writings. I cannot, for the life of me, decipher their words. To my foreigner eyes, it seems like they dislike vowels and have just thrown random consonants together. But then, I’m just a naive girl standing in front of Llandudno, asking it to love and adopt me.

The Great Orme, Llandudno, Wales

Pretty shops and houses across the Victoria Station.

The Great Orme, Llandudno, Wales

A signage on top of the Victoria Station where the tramway starts and stops.

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Keep an eye out for Kashmiri goats that are unique to the Great Orme. This one’s a sculpture at the entrance of the country park.

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Being swept by the wind as I gaze at the Northern Atlantic Ocean.

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Starting 1969, tourists may now also take a cable car up and down The Great Orme.

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Countryside and mountain views.

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The boyfriend discovering tricks on my DSLR, haha. This one looks like I’m about to poo a flower, though. Hmm.

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I direct almost all of the shots and the things he has to do to get what I want includes lying down on the grass, lol. He’s a patient lad, bless him.

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A part of The Great Orme’s limestone and dolomite cliffs.

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I’m wearing a Dorothy Perkins strappy top, Bershka worn-once-then-ruined-by-the-washing-machine pleated skirt, Primark flats, New Look bag and choker.

The Great Orme, Llandudno, Wales

Should you have any other inquiries, their website is www.greatormetramway.co.uk.

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