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Electric Mountain

Electric Mountain Llanberis
Set against a magnificent backdrop of the towering mountains and the magnificent scenery of Snowdonia, Electric Mountain is First Hydro Company's Visitor centre in Llanberis. Its split level layout contains a gift shop and café and is the starting point for the tour of Dinorwig Power Station.

Electric Mountain Centre Gift Shop
For all your shopping requirements, the gift and craft shop provides a comprehensive range of products including books, jewelry, glassware, pottery confectionary and novelties.

Connections Cafe
The café offers a superb range of home-made bistro dishes - from delicious local specialties to continental-style fare and refreshments. During the summer, you can enjoy your meal in the picturesque garden area. The centre has its own Barclays Bank cashpoint.

The Den
A fantastic soft play area suitable for children age 12 and under. Café available. Hours of fun! Parties also catered for. Please ring for details on +44 (0)1286 873050.

Book an Underground Tour
From the centre, a First Hydro bus will transport visitors to the Power Station itself. Descending deep inside ancient Elidir mountain's labyrinth of dark and imposing tunnels, visitors will experience one of man's greatest engineering achievements.
 
All visitors wear must wear Safety Helmets on the underground tour. These helmets are not suitable for use by babies and very young children. No cameras, mobile phones, handbags, rucksacks etc allowed on the tour. Lockers are provided

1.    From the Electric Mountain Centre a tour bus will transport visitors underground to the power station.
2.    From the main inlet valve gallery, you can then witness Dinorwig's massive pump/turbines in action.
3.    From the viewing gallery an underground film show explains the building and commissioning of the facility.
4.    The bus then takes you up to the surface and then back to Electric Mountain. It's electrifying!

Electric Mountain Address:
Electric Mountain
Llanberis
Gwynedd
LL55 4UR
Wales, UK

Electric Mountain Opening Times:
Electric Mountain Centre
February to May, 7 days a week, 10.00am - 4.30pm
June to August, 7 days a week, 9.30am - 5.30pm
September to December, 7 days a week, 10.00am - 4.30pm
Closed January

Electric Mountain Admission:
Admission to the visitor centre is free, there is a charge for the hour long tour of Dinorwig Power Station.
Dinorwig Power Station Tours
February to May and September to December
Advanced booking only (minimum numbers apply)
June to August, tours available daily (advanced booking advised)
   
Adult £7.00
Child £3.50

  
Family Savers
Number of Children:

 1

 2 

 3 

 4 

1 Adult £10.50  £14.00 £16.50  £19.00 
2 Adults £17.50  £19.50  £22.50 £25.50
3 Adults £24.50 £26.50 £29.50 £32.50
4 Adults £31.50 £33.50 £36.50 £39.00

Notes: Child in Family Saver means children 2 - 15 years old
Tour not suitable for under 2 years old

T  +44 (0)1286 870636
 
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