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The Great Orme is a place of infinite mystery and the cause of much speculation amongst historians and archaeologists who come to study the area. Even those who know the old rock well, are intrigued by her shadowy beginnings and long to discover her ancient secrets.

A 300 metre, dry Ski Slope and Toboggan Run was created near the Happy Valley in 1986. 'Ski Llandudno' is not only popular with amateur enthusiasts but is of national importance to the sport, as the Artificial Ski Championships are held here each year.

The Old Rectory Tea Gardens are situated part way up the zig-zag road, leading from the Marine Drive to St Tudno's Church. Once known as Dolfechan Farm, this attractive cafe is now famous for its colourful gardens and prize winning flower beds.

For many years, cavers, archaeologists and geologists have been burrowing deeper and deeper into an old copper mining system beneath the Orme. Members of a group called 'The Great Orme Exploration Society' discovered that some of these tunnels dated back to the Bronze Age.

Popular Attractions Include:

Great Orme Copper Mines, Llandudno

Alice in Wonderland Centre, Llandudno

Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay

Harlequin Puppet Theatre, Colwyn Bay

Dinosaur World, Colwyn Bay

Palace Fun Centre, Rhyl

SeaQuarium, Rhyl


March: Premier Snooker League Final (Colwyn Bay)
May: Victorian Extravaganza (Llandudno)
June: Festival of Music and the Arts (Llandudno)
August: Bumper Weeksnd of Entertainment (Rhyl)