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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 quarry - they basically 'converted' a whole hillside into slate. Here you can see some inclines and winch houses they built to get the slate down the hill side as well as the massive rubble hills. It is an adventure playground for climbers and really, you are not even oficially allowed to go there at all. From the quarry you have a nice view of Snowdon area. They actually used this slate quarry for some scenes in "Clash of the Titans". More information can be found under http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinorwic_Quarry

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Bilder in der Nähe von Wales

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A: In the abandoned Dinorwic slate quarry

von Bernd Kronmueller, 110 Meter entfernt

Once one of the biggest slate quarries in the world but all that remains today is an adventure playgr...

In the abandoned Dinorwic slate quarry

B: Dinorwic slate quarry - old rusty incline waggon

von Bernd Kronmueller, 280 Meter entfernt

One rusty old abandoned waggon used on the inclines to get the slate down the steep hills in the quar...

Dinorwic slate quarry - old rusty incline waggon

C: Llanberis and Snowdon from Dinorwic slate quarry

von Bernd Kronmueller, 370 Meter entfernt

Dinorwic slate quarry was one of the biggest slate quarries at the end of the 18th century. Even toda...

Llanberis and Snowdon from Dinorwic slate quarry

D: Slate cutting benches, Dinorwic slate quarry, North Wales

von Bernd Kronmueller, 520 Meter entfernt

This shows the abandoned slate cutting benches in the Dinorwic quarry. The slate was cut and split on...

Slate cutting benches, Dinorwic slate quarry, North Wales

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

von Bernd Kronmueller, 620 Meter entfernt

This is one of the old winch houses on the top of a quarry incline. Those huge winches were used to l...

Dinorwic slate quarry - old winch house on an incline

F: Quarryman's cottages in the Dinorwic slate quarry

von Bernd Kronmueller, 740 Meter entfernt

Those rows of houses were build so the quarryman could work longer hours because they would not need ...

Quarryman's cottages in the Dinorwic slate quarry

G: Chief engineers house - Llanberis slate museum

von Bernd Kronmueller, 1.1 entfernt

The engineer was the main person when it came to anything to do with engineering works in the quarry ...

Chief engineers house - Llanberis slate museum

H: Slate museum Llanberis, courtyard

von Bernd Kronmueller, 1.1 entfernt

Everything is about slate in this museum which is right next to Llanberis at the shores of Llyn Padar...

Slate museum Llanberis, courtyard

I: Saw at the slate museum

von Bernd Kronmueller, 1.1 entfernt

Everything is about slate in this museum which is right next to Llanberis at the shores of Llyn Padar...

Saw at the slate museum

J: More machinery of the slate museum in Llanberis

von Bernd Kronmueller, 1.1 entfernt

Everything is about slate in this museum which is right next to Llanberis at the shores of Llyn Padar...

More machinery of the slate museum in Llanberis

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Dies ist ein Überblick von Wales

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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