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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