Electric Mountain

Electric Mountain, Llanberis: Address, Phone Number, Electric Mountain Reviews: 4.5/5

Electric Mountain
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First Hydro Company, the owner of the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre, has outlined its plans to refurbish the Centre in Llanberis. The aim of the new building is to deliver an engaging and attractive visitor experience, providing user-friendly resources that will appeal to tourist and education visitors alike. There will also be much-improved facilities for the community to use. Drawing on ENGIE’s regeneration capabilities, the new building will be sustainably designed, energy efficient and in keeping with the local environment and landscape. To facilitate the main demolition and refurbishment works going forward, the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre will be operating from temporary accommodation located in the Car Park effective 1 April 2019 until 30 September 2019.
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Nov 2019 • Friends
I was a youngster when this place was under construction holidaying in the family caravan nearby.
The day's would be interrupted with the dull booms of the heart of the mountain being slowly ripped out to make the caverns for the turbines.
It took me over 40 years to go and visit and what a fool I've been. This place is fantastic especially if you have an interest in engineering or a film buff.
In the main turbine hall, look to the roof and you see the drainage channel designed by the one and only Carol Voorderman of Countdown fame
Step outside into many of the service roads and think about those action movies you have watched like James Bond, Tomb Raider, Harry Potter to mention a few, all fimed here.
Five star attraction not to be missed.
Written October 24, 2020
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David G
Leek, UK223 contributions
Oct 2019
As a retired engineer I understand the incredible work that was undertaken to construct this truly awesome project. The visitor centre only gives a glimpse of the works and the reason behind them, travelling INTO the mountain to the great hall and its equipment is truly an incredible experience. If engineering isn't your 'thing' you might not be awed by it, but if you have the slightest inkling of the immensity of the project, you'll be amazed
Written February 17, 2020
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PatsyEdgers
San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain6 contributions
Apr 2019
if you have any interest in the environment and renewable energy a visit to Electric Mountain is a must. The visitor centre where the show the video of the turbines being ramped up as Coronation St.finishes and all the kettles go on for a cup of tea is amaing., 2000KW online in 20 sec.
Written February 12, 2020
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Aston IH
Aston Clinton, UK292 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
We want into the electric mountain to see how they generate hydro electricity. Not a lot to see but a huge feat of engineering. Not sure if the kids loved it that much!
Written February 2, 2020
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Andrew T
Brockley, UK55 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Had a guided tour from a very enthusiastic driver, saw inside the power station and the workings of it.
Written September 28, 2019
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DaisyD1717
West Midlands, UK144 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Our tour guide Wyn was amazingly knowledgable, he spoke very slowly and calmly that you kind of floated around the place rather than dragged round at top speed. We were took in by a small minibus and our hard hats were on the seat waiting for us. Lockers were provided for £1.00 deposit that you put in the coin slot and turn the key. Watched a 7 min video too before we boarded the bus. Once in the tunnel we pulled up and got off to look round at certain points then back on the bus to the next point. We both found the place fascinating and Wyn told you all about what you were seeing and what to look for in the next bit so you could easily keep your bearings as to where you were in relation to where you were previously in the tunnel. Yes the main part is still under construction and we left from the temporary portocabin but this made no difference to us we could still purchase a booklet on electric mountain just had to pay by card as no cash is held in the temporary cabin which is understandable. We still left on time and there were toilets there if needed before getting on bus.
I am so glad our tour guide was Wyn as he made the tour that much more enjoyable, a great asset to electric mountain 👍

Written September 15, 2019
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sarhip2018
11 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
So enjoyed this experience, our guide was brilliant (Wyn?) learnt so much, highly recommended, such an education.
Written September 14, 2019
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Nice to see this fairly briefly whilst we were in Llanberis, just a five minute walk away and well worth seeking out.
Written September 11, 2019
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Marie H
Hoyland, UK8 contributions
Aug 2019
Fascinating Tour of a hidden Gem. Reluctantly joined the visit as didn't think it would interest me, but i was wrong..
Well worth a visit descending 60 feet into the mountain to see how this amazing site produces electricity for Wales. A great feat of engineering of how it was made to be, what it is, and how it works.
A must see.
Written September 9, 2019
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Gareth L
Swansea, UK117 contributions
Aug 2019
we were taken into the electric mountain by mini bus which is the only way you can do the tour, sadly you cannot take any pictures inside and you have to leave all of your belongings in a locker. I would to have liked to see the control room and how it works but sadly that area is out of bounds to the public.
Written September 2, 2019
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