Dinorwic Slate Quarry
Located between the Snowdonia National Park villages of Llanberis and Dinorwig is the former slate quarry of Dinorwic.
Dinorwic Slate Quarry was once the second-largest slate quarry in the world and was quarried for more than 200 years, leaving terraces over 600 meters high! The quarry once employed over 3,000 men and produced over 100,000 tones of slate products each year.
Today, however, the quarry has been abandoned, home to only wild mountain goats! Every year, tourists flock from all over to explore the quarry, particularly popular with rock climbers and divers.
Dinorwic Slate Quarry offers a great walking opportunity with breath-taking views of Snowdon, Llyn Peris and Padarn to enjoy.
Be sure to brush up on the quarry’s history further at the Welsh National Slate Museum, before taking to one of the many paths to explore.
While exploring, keep your eyes peeled for a number of landmarks! Such landmarks include the derelict remains of a cable brake house, ruins of Anglesey Barracks and amazing views across Snowdonia!