Snowdonia and the Slate IndustryTour ID: 147


Snowdonia and the Slate Industry

A spectacular and dramatic scenic tour visiting Llanberis and the National Slate Museum of Wales at the foot of Snowdon.  Here we will have a short easy walking tour of the quarry and learn how the quarrymen roofed the world and how this industry shaped the landscape and society of this significant region of Wales.

You will enjoy the scenic drive up the dramatic glaciated Llanberis Pass circling Wales’ highest mountain Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and enjoy the spectacular views.  We continue down the majestic Nant Gwynant Valley to the picturesque village of Beddgelert connected with Prince Llewellyn’s faithful hound, and surprisingly ‘Rupert the Bear’.  The drive then takes us through sleepy villages and farmlands alongside the Welsh Highland Railway down to the Royal walled town of Caernarfon and it’s magnificent Castle.  The story of slate ties up here at the slate quays where we see the remains of the supporting industries and foundries of the quarry and the docks for shipping the slate to all corners of the world.

*The tour “Town of Cofis and Princes" – Caernarfon Castle and Town Walk can be added to this tour to make a full day

Pickup from any preferred location, e.g. your cruise ship, hotel or other.

This tour is suitable for coach, minibus or by private car.

The cost is my guiding fee.

Entrance to the National Slate Museum of Wales is free.


Image: Crown Copyright (2015) Visit Wales

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Snowdonia and the Slate Industry


Gwen Hughes


North Wales


Snowdonia Mountains & Coast


Coach, Minibus or Private Car




5 Hours



Alternative Start Points: Holyhead , Llandudno , Llanberis