Great Orme

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The Great Orme is a prominent limestone headland on the north coast of Wales, next to the town of Llandudno. It is referred to as Cyngreawdr Fynydd in a poem by the 12th-century poet Gwalchmai ap Meilyr. Its English name derives from the Viking word for sea serpent, which it is said to resemble. The Great Orme was a major source of copper from the start of the British Islands' Bronze Age in approximately 2400BC. It is echoed by the Little Orme, a smaller very similar limestone headland on the ...

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