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Jul 7, 2015 - National Slate Museum and Electric Mountain

Again not a good day weather wise so after giving Daisy a good walk in the morning we headed to Llanberis to visit the National Slate Museum and then to take the tour into Electric Mountain. The Slate museum is located 19th-century workshops of the now disused Dinorwig slate quarry and tells the story of the Welsh slate industry. As well as telling the history of slate mining the museum still maintains the workshops used in the old mine including the original giant water wheel which was amazing. From the Slate Museum we moved across to the...

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Jul 8, 2008 - Wales

Will add pics next time As soon as we drove over the border into Wales, it just felt like you were in a different country. Gone was the M5 motorway, the Tesco superstores and McDonalds in every town, replaced by small country towns with sheep and stone fences. We were also introduced to the Welsh language.... a whole lot of letters that don’t seem to go together and I we can’t imagine how you pronounce them. For example, the town of Lanfairpwllgwyngyll or maybe Abergwyngregyn?! Yes it just looks like I mashed the keyboard but I swear I...

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