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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. Add Electric Mountain and other attractions to your Llanberis trip itinerary using our Llanberis family vacation planner.
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  • Our friend told us about the Electric Mountain and we decided to visit. We had no idea what it was but the bus tour 1hr 10mins and video and on and off bus commentary explained all. As it is a hydro-e...  more »
  • The fascinating tour into the heart of the mountain was well-conducted and informative. The ingenuity and technical expertise involved on this project is staggering. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • We were on holiday in Wales, and had been told to go to Electric Mountain. From the outside, not much to see, but don't be fooled ! You are taken Inside a Mountain. Pay at the desk, and have a Cup of ...  more »
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  • Good excursion, you are being picked up by a buss, where they are taking you to a power station inside the mountain. There are miles of tunnels inside it. They show you and explain how the power station works and how it was built. Worth a visit. Not that expensive.
  • Well worth booking this very unusual and interesting trip. You meet at the visitors centre where you are shown a short film. Then you have to stow your belongings in a locker after which you're taken by bus to the power station pump, turbine and generator hall located down tunnels nearly 1 mile under the mountain! Don't worry, not much walking required plus you get to wear a hard hat.
  • Fascinating place to visit and learn about Pumped Storage Hydro Electric Power, the generating hall is quite awe-inspiring not just from the generating plant but also the sheer size of the cavern. Travel around the site is by coach with several stopping off places. Top tip, book early to avoid disappointment as the attraction is popular and spaces are limited.
  • The introductory video and the tour guide gave an easily understandable explanation of the history and workings of the power station, while still giving detailed info to the scientifically minded. Would have liked to see more parts of the facility but the areas shown were still impressive. A major thing to note is that no electronic devices are allowed on the tour, including cameras and phones.
  • very nice place to go but you will need to book online i got turned away has i never booked online