Entrance hall

The Lighthouse was constructed in 1862 by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company who, with great attention to detail, built a fortress like building using dressed limestone and vast bulks of Canadian pitch pine.

The beacon remained a continuous warning to mariners until March 22nd 1985 when the optic was removed. It can now be viewed at the Visitor Centre on the summit of the Great Orme.

On entering the Lighthouse you are immediately impressed by one of the most interesting rooms, the Keeper's Hall. This has a unique 6m (19ft) pitch pine panelling and gallery, built merely to allow privacy between the two keepers and their families. Breakfast is taken in the North facing Victorian dining room, which allows guests to look down over a 100m (360ft) vertical drop whilst enjoying the traditional Welsh breakfast for which the Lighthouse is widely renowned.

The Lighthouse is situated within the Great Orme Country Park, enabling guests to walk in a peaceful environment with magnificent scenery and wildlife on display.

We are located just over two miles from the centre of the historic Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno, allowing easy access to numerous pubs and restaurants, the 1500 seats of the North Wales Theatre, and some of the best shopping facilities in North Wales. However, if guests are feeling slightly more energetic then there are facilities for golf, tennis, bowls, windsurfing, sailing, skiing, sea or freshwater fishing and pony trekking within a few miles.

Conwy Castle

Medieval Conwy, a world heritage centre, is only seven miles away and guests can visit its famous castle, Plas Mawr (a lovingly restored Elizabethan townhouse), and also walk the town's ancient walls. 

We look forward to meeting you and hope that the welcome you receive at the Lighthouse will encourage you to stay longer and return sooner.


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