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Llanberis and Snowdon from Dinorwic slate quarry

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Dinorwic slate quarry was one of the biggest slate quarries at the end of the 18th century. Even today it is still amazing to see the sheer size of the slate rubble hills piled up everywhere. From within the quarry you have a nice view of Snowdon, the Llanberis path, the two lakes Llyn Peris and Llyn Padarn and in the distance (to the NW) you can even see Anglesey.

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A: In the abandoned Dinorwic slate quarry

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B: Dinorwic slate quarry

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D: Dinorwic slate quarry - old winch house on an incline

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E: Quarryman's cottages in the Dinorwic slate quarry

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F: Chief engineers house - Llanberis slate museum

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G: Slate museum Llanberis, courtyard

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H: More machinery of the slate museum in Llanberis

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This panorama was taken in Wales

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Wales (Cymru in the Welsh language) is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The major cities are Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Bangor.  The city of St. Davids is the smallest city in the UK with a population around 2000.  Wales itself has a population of around 3 million.  The Welsh language is spoken by around 20% of the population.

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