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Dinorwig as seen from the Llanberis to Dinorwig footpath. Photograph © Denis Egan

Dinorwig is a small village located high above Llyn Padarn, near Llanberis, in Wales.

The village has a long history of slate quarrying. The Romans used local slate for the construction of Segontium, and slates from the valley were used in the construction of Caernarfon Castle. The main local quarry was the Dinorwic Quarry which was worked from the lates 1770s until 1969.

After the First World War cheaper alternative roofing materials became available and production at the quarry declined. This led to a decline in the fortune of the village itself and many moved away to nearby towns such as Bangor and Caernarfon.

Today, the village shares its name with a pumped storage hydroelectric power station, Dinorwig power station.

Part of the film Willow was shot in the disused Dinorwig Quarry, in June 1987.


 Hotels in Dinorwig:
 Trem Y Mor
       Gallt Y Foel
       Dinorwic
       LL55 3EF


Exhibition film about the Dinorwig Power Station


 

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