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World Heritage Status Given To North Wales Slate Mines
 

World Heritage Status Given To North Wales Slate Mines

North Wales has a rich industrial heritage and the region has been recognised with World Heritage Status given to North Wales Slate Mines

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Zip World Voucher at Three Bedroom Holiday Cottage
 

Zip World Voucher at Three Bedroom Holiday Cottage

Receive a £20 voucher for Zip World when you stay at this nearby three bedroom holiday cottage.

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Snowdonia’s Industrial Heritage

Snowdonia is one of the most scenic and serene areas of the UK, attracting thousands of tourists each year to take in majestic views over the rolling countryside and tackle Wales’ tallest mountain. However, as well as being known for its beauty, Snowdonia has a strong industrial heritage dating back hundreds of years, with both farming and mining playing a valuable part in shaping the landscape we see today. North Wales is known for in beautiful natural scenery, but it was once and industrial heartland, abundant in materials such as slate, copper and gold. While these supplies may largely have dried up and made way for other industries, strong indicators of Snowdonia’s industrial heritage remain to educate later generations about the way people used to live in this part of the world. We naturally like to think that visitors to the area often find that basing themselves in a self-catering holiday cottage for the duration of…

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ZipWorld in Bethesda, Snowdonia, North Wales

[youtube]http://youtu.be/olBngRW2ZGA[/youtube] For his 70th birthday present we decided to buy my dad a ticket for Europe’s longest zip wire at ZipWorld in Bethesda, here in Snowdonia, North Wales. Once we looked into it, my mum, our two daughters and I decided we should probably come along to keep him company. Louise kindly volunteered to hold our bags and look after the car. (Insert chicken noises here.) So yesterday, 3 generations of the Llwyd family drove up to Penrhyn Quarry just south of Bangor for a truly remarkable experience. I hope you enjoy our video. Some quick facts about ZipWorld. £500K setup costs 1.6km long stainless steel zip wire imported from Germany 236m drop Top speed of over 110 mph

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