Llanberis Things to Do

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    National Slate Museum

    by stevezero Updated Nov 30, 2005

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    National Slate Museum, Llanberis
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    The former works of the Dinorwic slate mine, which closed in 1969, now form the National Slate Museum. Set on the banks of Llyn Beris in the Padarn Country Park. The slate was formerly transported by train to the sea, and the railway is now a tourist passenger one, which runs from a station nearby in the summer months.
    Yoou can visit the old workshops, see the giant waterwheel, and see an exhibition of how the slate was split by hand.

    Admission free - what a bargain!

    Opening times -
    Easter–End of October: 10am–5pm, daily
    Beginning of November–Easter: 10am–4pm, closed Saturdays

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    Quarrymen's Houses

    by stevezero Written Nov 30, 2005

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    Quarrymen's Houses, Llanberis

    Also on the site of the Slate Museium are a row of four Quarrymen's Houses, rescued from demolition from Blaenau Ffestiniog. You can visit the interiors which re create different periods, with decor and furniture.

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    Incline Railway

    by stevezero Written Nov 30, 2005

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    Incline Railway

    At the back of the Slate Museum, the incline railway is being restored. It was used to transport the slate from the hillsides down to the mine buildings. In Victorian times it also transported the well to do passengers of the mine owners on pleasue trips. Would not get away with that these days however due to health and safety.

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    Padarn Country Park

    by stevezero Updated Nov 30, 2005

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    Padarn Country Park, Llanberis
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    On the shores of Llyn Peris is the Padarn Country Park. It is a great place for a wander or indeed for a major hike. You get good views of the nearby mountains and the landscape scarred by years of slate mining.

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    Llyn Peris

    by stevezero Written Nov 30, 2005

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    Llyn Peris

    Llyn Peris is one of the two lakes which make up the pass of Llanberis. The far shore is now a country park, and a great place to walk. For the less energetic a small steam train takes visitors along the shore at a leisurely pace.

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    Climb Mount Snowdon with the little railway!

    by skywalkerbeth Updated Jan 14, 2005
    a day hiking is gloriously spent

    This still ranks as one of my favorite hikes. Maybe it was because I hadn't done a great deal of overseas/mountain hiking, at this point. Maybe it was because you can take a train allllll the way to the top, and hike back down. Maybe b/c it was so green, and the far off mountain lakes so blue...

    regardless of why, you cannot miss this if you go to Wales.

    I included an interesting website below for more information.

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    Mount Snowdon 1085m above sea level

    by Custodyspice Written Oct 6, 2004

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    How I would love to say the views from the summit are awesome. And I'm sure they are. Try to avoid it in severe weather conditions like I didn't. There is the easy way up, the Mountain Railway which takes you from Llanberis town centre or if you like challenge, walk up. There are several routes up Mt Snowdon. I took the Llanberis Path that ran alongside the railway line so I could heckle the 'non-walkers'. A bit pricey I thought at £20 return, £14 one way. If you do intend to walk, take your ordnance survey map, compass, tea, banana and waterproofs, check the local weather reports and learn from my mistakes or risk being rescued by Squadron 22 (Mountain Rescue).

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    Lake Padarn

    by sandysmith Written Feb 27, 2003

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    Boats can be hire at Lake Padarn - the lake at Llanberis
    For those that like to stay on dry land there is the llanberis lakeside railway - a narrow gauge steam train, giving good views over Lake padarn to Snowdon towering high above the village.
    Open easter to October.

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    Dolbadarn Castle

    by sandysmith Written Feb 27, 2003

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    Lake Padarn and Dolbadarn Castle

    This Castle, seen in the pic here from Lake Padarn, is a historic landmark of llanberis. Built 800 years ago, its one of the famous "Castles of the Welsh Princes" to guard against the English enemy.

    The circular keep risies up from a hillock between the twin lakes of Padarn and Peris.
    Free access all year round.

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    Llanberis Pass Drive

    by sandysmith Written Oct 9, 2002

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    Llanberis Pass

    Llanberis is almost due north of Beddgelert, the two are linked by spectacular mountain passes which are a must to drive through. From Llanberis the pass runs southeast, with a classic mountain road winding its way through the boulder-strewn slopes of Snowdon. Climbers can be seen testing their skills on the fearsome rock slabs (the training ground for the first successful, British, ascent of Everest) which line the pass. Pen-y-Pass, at the road's summit, is the starting point for two popular walks to the top of Snowdon - the Pyg Track and Miners Path - more of which can be seen on my Snowdonia Page.

    drive carefully, its a narrow road and cars squeeze into little lay-bys to avoid the parking charges at the Pen-y-Pass car park or when it gets full.

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    Llanberis Pass

    by margaretvn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    This is a beautiful pass in the Snowdon National Park which you go through when going from Llanberis to Betws -y - Coed. There are a few parking areas along the road but they do get busy with people taking photos or starting off hiking.

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    up Snowdon

    by margaretvn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Even if you do not walk up to the top of Snowdon do at least walk from the town up to the waterfall. It is a walk of about 20 minutes and although it is steep in places it is worthwhile. The waterfall is lovely and you can see the rail tracks of the train. The waterfall path is well signposted along the main street.

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