LAZY FRIDAY: FOR AN ELECTRIFYING EXPERIENCE VISIT ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN

Amid the Welsh Mountains, serene lakes and dramatic landscapes – at the edge of the picturesque Snowdonia Park you will find the Electric Mountain Visitors’ Centre.

Once you enter the Visitors’ Centre you will be in a different world.

Firstly, you will be shown a video that will give you an idea of what you are going to see and experience

You will then be introduced to an Underground tour deep into Eliden Mountain, where you will be able to see, feel and hear Europe’s largest man made cavern in operation with some of the largest and most powerful hydro -generators in the world.

A bus will take you from Electric Mountain into the centre of the Dinorwig Power Station. You will pass through many tunnels – stopping every so often to get off the bus and see the magnificent generators close up. And learn how they can go from zero output to full power within seconds.

The pump storage system that produces electricity at Dinorwig relies on falling water to turn the turbines.

The whole generating system buried deep in Eliden Mountain is in a cavern that is large enough to house St Paul’s Cathedral.

While in action – as much water passes through the tunnels at Dinorwig as London uses in a whole day.

There are tour guides who are very knowledgeable and will patiently answer all questions you throw at them.

Once you have returned from a tour, you may enjoy a meal or snack at the Connections Café / Bistro. Or a browse around the shop may take your fancy. For sale are souvenirs and gifts.

What Are The Opening Times?

Daily from April to September 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Rest of the year 10.30 am – 4.30 pm  (Thursday to Sundays only)
Closed December 23rd – January 4th.

What Are The Prices?

Free admission to Electric Mountain.

Tickets for the Underground Tour:

Adults £5
Children £2.50
Senior Citizens £3.75

Advance booking for the Tour is advisable.

What Are The Contact Details?

Electric Mountain
Llanberis
Gwynedd
LL55 4UR
Tel: 01286 870636
Fax: 01286 873002
Email: info[at]electricmountain.co.uk
Web: http://www.electricmountain.co.uk

How To Get There?

From the North A55 (coast road) Llanberis is clearly signposted and approximately 15 minutes drive via the A5, B4366 and the B454.

From the South (Betsy-y-Coed, Capel Curig and Bethesda) use the A498 and then the A4086 to Llanberis.

Eva

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