Great Orme’s Head

Coach tour stopping at the viewpoint at the Rest and Be Thankful cafe


6 November 2010

Great Orme’s Head (Pen-y-Gogarth)

SH 75603 84324 53.34113°N, 3.86988°W

Further Information

Alpine Travel operates a tour around the Great Orme using vintage coaches. The tour lasts for an hour and runs four times a day.

The lighthouse was built in 1862 by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, with the light being located at ground level. It was decommissioned in 1985 and is know a small Bed and Breakfast hotel.

Built in 2003, North Hoyle was the UK’s first major offshore windfarm. The power output from its 30 turbines is equivalent to that consumed by 40,000 homes. Rhyl Flats became fully operational at the end of 2009 and is the largest renewable energy scheme in Wales. With 25 turbines, its maximum capacity is 90 MW, enough to meet the needs of 61,000 homes.

Marine Drive Tour (Alpine Travel); The Lighthouse (B+B); Rest and Be Thankful Cafe;
Rhyl Flats Offshore Windfarm (RWE npower renewables)
North Hoyle Offshore Windfarm (RWE Innogy)

Coach tour stopping at the viewpoint at the Rest and Be Thankful cafe

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Rhyl Flats and North Hoyle Offshore Windfarms

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