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Sygun Copper Mine

Mining museum

Sygun Copper Mine is one of the wonders of Wales - a remarkable and impressive example of how our precious industrial heritage can be reclaimed, restored and transformed into an outstanding family attraction.

The mine, a unique modern day reminder of 19th century methods of ore extraction and processing, is situated in the glorious Gwynant Valley - the heart of the stunning Snowdonia National Park.

This is a wonderland of spectacular mountain scenery, trees, rivers and lakes dominated by Snowdon, the highest peak in the country of the legendary red dragon.The incomparable countryside captured the imagination of movie makers, who turned the mountainside surrounding Sygun into a Chinese village in 1958 for the filming of 'The Inn of the Sixth Happiness', starring the late Ingrid Bergman.

Sygun offers a rare opportunity for those with a sense of adventure and curiosity, from the young to the elderly, to discover for themselves the wonders it still shelters after being abandoned in 1903.

Our self-guided audiovisual tours allow you to explore the old workings on foot, in complete safety. There are winding tunnels and large, colourful chambers, magnificent stalactite and stalagmite formations and copper ore veins which contain traces of gold, silver and other precious metals.

Each stage of the mining process is clearly explained by audio presentations in English, complemented by interpretive displays with additional languages including Welsh, French, German, Dutch, Spanish and Russian - while special lighting and sound effects contribute in providing a realistic glimpse into the past.

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Holiday cottage in Beddgelert

Tan-Rallt

North Wales Coast and Snowdonia A comfortable cottage opposite the Afon Glaslyn, just a few minutes walk from the centre of the picturesque Snowdonia village of Beddgelert. Fully equipped kitchen, woodburner in lounge and private parking space.

Distance 0.5 mile

Beddgelert country house hotel

Bryn Eglwys Country House Hotel

North Wales Coast and Snowdonia Former Georgian country farmhouse in one of the most enviable locations of the Snowdonia National Park. Enjoy superb views from the comfortable and well equipped en-suite rooms.

Distance 0.5 mile

Snowdonia cottage rental at Rhyd Ddu

Ty Capel

North Wales Coast and Snowdonia This former chapel house stands in its own grounds on the edge of the village of Rhyd Ddu with outstanding views of Snowdon. Recently extended and refurbished, it's the ideal base for an active or relaxing holiday. Internet access available.

Distance 3.3 miles

Holiday cottage at the foot of Snowdon

Ty Twt

North Wales Coast and Snowdonia A beautifully presented cottage with private hot tub on a footpath up Snowdon, Ty Twt is ideal for walkers and cyclists. With miles of foot- and bridlepaths on your doorstep, it also offers peace and quiet for those wanting a country retreat.

Distance 2.3 miles

Snowdonia holiday cottage in Beddgelert

The Cottage on the Green

North Wales Coast and Snowdonia This delightful holiday cottage in the heart of Beddgelert has been renovated in a traditional way with log fire and beamed ceilings, but has all mod cons for the comfort of its guests.

Distance 0.5 mile

Snowdonia holiday let at Rhyd Ddu

Tan-y-Graig

North Wales Coast and Snowdonia Rhyd Ddu is a quiet village at the foot of Snowdon, three miles from Beddgelert. You can relax in the garden with spectacular views of Snowdon and wave to the people passing by on the Welsh Highland steam train. It is an ideal base for a Snowdonia break.

Distance 3.3 miles