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.
Admission to the visitor centre is free, there is a charge for the hour long 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, jewellery, glassware, pottery confectionary and novelties.
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 cash point.
A fantastic new soft play area suitable for children age 12 and under. Café available. Hours of fun! Parties also catered for. Please ring for details on Phone: 01286 873050.
BOOK AN UNDERGROUND TOUR
Tours run daily from Easter to the end of October. All other times, select days only, please call for details.
For booking information, call the Visitors Centre on 01286 870636.
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.
First Hydro Safety Procedures require that all visitors wear Safety Helmets on the Underground Tours. These helmets are not suitable for use by babies and young children, we therefore cannot allow any children under the age of 4yrs on the tours. Anyone suffering from claustrophobia may suffer some discomfort while underground and they are advised not to take the tour. As visitors are entering an industrial site suitable footwear must be worn, specifically no flip flops, sandals or high heels.
Restrictions: No cameras, mobile phones, handbags, rucksacks etc allowed on the tour. Lockers are provided.
- From the Electric Mountain Centre a tour bus will transport visitors underground to the power station.
- From the main inlet valve gallery, you can then witness Dinorwig's massive pump/turbines in action.
- From the viewing gallery an underground film show explains the building and commissioning of the Power Station.
- The bus then takes you up to the surface and then back to Electric Mountain.
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