Electric Mountain, Llanberis

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Experience the wonders of Welsh engineering at Electric Mountain. The hollowed-out mountain houses a major power station responsible for providing electricity to the area through large-scale water pumping. Put on a hard hat and journey to the center of the earth to tour the 1.6 km (1 mi) of tunnels containing over one million tons of concrete. Book online to ensure a spot on one of the underground bus tours. By using our Llanberis trip itinerary planner , you can arrange your visit to Electric Mountain and other attractions in Llanberis.
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  • Visited with my family in April, had high expectations.....however. Went on a bus, saw a big valve, went back on a bus saw a spinning turbine, went back on a bus and stood on a platform. Whilst I appr...  more »
  • It’s an incredible feat of engineering and the trip is not expensive. But needs a refresh: 1) interactive displays look dated and were not even plugged in. Shame. 2) film looks like it was shot on vhs...  more »
  • The vision and feat of engineering that lies at the heart of Electric Mountain is spectacular, and anyone who has an interest in engineering and energy will be in awe of its scale and ingenuity. For a...  more »
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  • Fascinating place and an amazing achievement. The tour guide (Ray) was excellent… knowledgeable, funny and interesting. Seeing more of the power station would make this five stars, as would a better cafe.
  • Well worth every minute! Amazing reception with information an photographs. Then a historical background film, followed by a tour in the tunnel with friendly staff. Great afternoon from a group of lads
  • The Visitor Centre is on the A486, about 1.4km from the Dinorwig Hydro Power Station, which is within a tunnel deep under the mountains. The Centre's setting itself is very attractive with the mountains as the backdrop. Visitors are taken by coach into the tunnel. First thing to do is to book tickets at the Centre. There's a decent restaurant where one could have something to eat or drink while waiting. If you have a longer wait, I would advise paying a visit to the National Slate Museum which is 950 metres away. It's free and could be an eye-opener. The power station is a great engineering feat. Off-peak electricity is used to pump water from the lake at ground-level into a reservoir at the top of the mountain. The water is then released at times of high demand to generate power. Mobiles phones, hand bags, rucksacks etc are not allowed. Lockers are provided at reception. The 45-minute tour is interestingly presented by the tour guide. You'll come out knowing where the blast of energy for the nation's cuppa is coming from.
  • This place is fantastic and the backdrop that it is set in is nothing short of phenomenal and breathtaking. Having not been here before I was suitably amazed at what this place offered, both in terms of the tour of the powerstation itself, as well as the mountains and nature that it sits in/under. Anyone who hasn't been here before, should most defiantly make this a 'go-to' destination. There is a vistor centre here with a gift shop, cafe as well as other bits to explore in connection with the mountains and its surrounding area, there is also outside seating for picnics. The tour itself is brilliant, as it takes you deep into the mountain itself, whereby you get to see the inner workings of the powerstation, something that is a true spectacle in itself, especially when the generators are working and you get to see the turbines working. The staff in the tour are very knowledable and really know what they are talking about, something that makes the tour that much more interesting.
  • It was a hot and sunny day when we visited this attraction. A welcome cool surrounding awaited under the mountain! Fascinating and interesting location. Coach takes you to the location with a guide to inform on all the relevant facts a little walking once inside to see the machinery etc. An engineer's pleasure. Well worth an hour of your time to see and a reasonable price. Recommended
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