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 – email@example.com
Web site – www.felincochwillan.co.uk
Some mills may charge for admission, but most will accept donations towards expenses or their restoration fund.