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Snowdonia revisited

I thought I knew most slate mines and visitor attractions., until I found Dinorwic. A steep climb... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Newport, United Kingdom
A testament to the men who lived and worked here over many years

If you're fascinated by industrial archaeology, holes in the ground, terraces and inclined planes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought I knew most slate mines and visitor attractions., until I found Dinorwic. A steep climb which draws in amazing views, easy to follow pathways which have been kept in very good order. A delightful afternoon spent in glorious weather, digging into slate history...More

Thank Stevenage104
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're fascinated by industrial archaeology, holes in the ground, terraces and inclined planes, abandoned machinery, winding houses and derelict barracks, then this is the place for you. The scale is just awesome

Thank Kcimyerfdog
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The walk to the quarry is great. We did it with our family and needed 3 hours for it. The visit to the quarry itself, the old houses was very interesting and gets more depth when combined with a visit to the slate museum

Thank Kees00
Reviewed 28 August 2018

So much to see here. I love the little terrace of houses, showing different era's of living. Then there's the lake railway, the Vivian Quarry, the history of slate and it's workings. Llyn Padarn too and the old hospital, up on the hill.

Thank 21cyndyc
Reviewed 26 July 2018

An amazing walk to an abandonment slate quarry. We started our walk on the National Slate Museum and followed the little railway up the hill. We passed little slatestone (working)houses. Higher up the hill we hopped over a fence and started our search to find...More

Thank Niels V
Reviewed 25 July 2018

You can walk up to this viewing platorm from the slate museum below or as we did, drive up via Deiniolen. Follow the road to the end where there is plenty of parking. Continue on foot along the old tramway path passing some impressive old...More

Thank stumpy15g235
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This really is a wonderful place littered with slate stone buildings left from the closure of the quarry and the people who lived and worked here. My favourite place is the Anglesey barracks with views looking over Llyn Peris towards Snowdon massif and Crib Goch....More

Thank PaulDrewsterDrew
Reviewed 20 July 2018

What a great place to explore. Vast mountain of slate with buildings to explore. We were the only people on the mountain which added to its atmospheric vibe. Great for photographers.

Thank nmaidwell123
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Depending on how much you enjoy physical activity there's three routes to access quarry, easy route is to part in tourist carpark near Dinorwig and follow designated path to view point and easy walking, second pathway is from a parking space at the end of...More

2  Thank drenw2016
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

One of the best / most interesting walks ive ever done, but not one for amateurs or the faint hearted! Work your way to the top for the most amazing experience and views. Tunnels / vast inclines / abandoned building and machinery just some of...More

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Response from aramis | Reviewed this property |
I always park in the nearby village of Nant Peris, and walk up from there. The quarry is fully visible, so just follow your nose!