Mills Open in Wales 2018 North Wales

North Wales

Llynon Windmill, Llanddeusant, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 4AB

Built in 1775, in operation until storm damaged in 1918, but now restored as the  only working windmill in Wales, producing wholemeal flour from organic wheat.

Location –   Follow brown signs.

National Mills Weekend opening – Saturday and Sunday  10.30  – 16.30

Contact  –    01407 – 730407 Arwyn Owen

National Slate  Museum, Llanberis,    LL55 4TY

A 50ft  waterwheel built in Caernarfon in 1870 which turns again, is part of the restored foundry and workshops complex, and quarrymens’ houses. |Slate  splitting demonstrations .

Café and shop .

Location –  Grid reference  SH 586 603 . Off A4086 at Llanberis . Follow signs to Llyn Padarn Country Park.

Opening times –  daily  10.00 – 16.00 (summer 17.00 )  except 25/26 December and 1 January.

National Mills Weekend –  Saturday and Sunday  10.00 – 16.00

Last admission – 1 hour before closing, but recommend at least 2 hours before closing.

Contact  – 01268-870630 or  0300-1112333        www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/slate

Trefriw Woollen Mills, Conwy Valley   LL27 ONQ

Originally the site of a water-powered fulling mill, or pandy, the present building dates from the 1960s. The machinery is powered by a Boving hydro-electic turbine dating from the 1940s. Traditional methods of production are used for Welsh bedspreads, tweeds and travelling rugs. Museum of carding engines, mules, etcLocation  In centre of Trefriw, on B5106 Betws-y-Coed to Conwy road, about 5 miles N of Betws-y-Coed.  Grid reference: SH 780 631

National Mills Weekend opening times –   Saturday & Sunday, 10.00-17.00    Shop and Turbine house.               Contact  –  Elaine Williams, tel. 01492 640462.

Felin Cochwillan, Tal-y-Bont, Bangor. LL57 3YB

Location -Grid reference:SH 601698 Turn off A55 at Penrhyn Castle into Tal-y-Bont village.

Built originally as fulling mill about 200 years ago, was converted later to a corn and oatmeal mill with four pairs of millstones, an oatmeal fan, grain cleaner, dressing machine and a drying kiln.In the process of being restored to working order.

National Mills Weekend  – Saturday and Sunday, 10.30-16.00. please note possible roadworks planned, please telephone for alternative directions if needed..

Contact: Cora and Howard Hutchinson, tel. 01248 362800

Email – info@felincochwillan.co.uk

Web site  –   www.felincochwillan.co.uk

 

Some mills may charge for admission, but most will accept donations towards expenses or their restoration fund.