Trefriw Woollen Mills
Established in 1859, the mill museum is situated beside the fast-flowing Afon Crafnant, which drives a hydro-electric turbine to power the looms. In the Weaver's Garden, there are plants traditionally used in the textile industry, mainly for dyeing. Weaving demonstrations. Traditional Welsh bedspreads, 'tapestries' and tweeds woven on site are available to purchase.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking nearby
- Facilities: Ramp access to shop, café, weaving & turbine house
- Opening Times: Turbine & shop open all year, Mon-Sat 9.30-5.30 (winter 10-5). Easter-Oct open daily. Weaving open mid Feb-mid Dec, Mon-Fri 10-1 & 2-5. Closed BHs. Additional machinery can be viewed Apr-Oct, Mon-Fri. Rag rug making & hand spinning demonstr
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About the area
The majority of the population of Conwy lives along its picturesque coastline, while a third of the county falls within jaw-dropping landscape of the Snowdonia National Park. The town of Conwy, which takes its name from the county (which in turn was named after the river that runs through it), is undoubtedly one of the great treasures of Wales.
Three fine bridges – Thomas Telford’s magnificent suspension bridge of 1822, Robert Stephenson’s tubular railway bridge, and a newer crossing – all stretch over the estuary beneath the castle, allowing both road and the railway into this medieval World Heritage Site. Pride of place goes to the castle, dating back to 1287.
Conwy is the most complete walled town in Britain, with walls measuring an impressive six feet in thickness and 35 feet in height. The walkway along the top offers splendid over-the-rooftop views of the castle, the estuary and the rocky knolls of nearby village of Deganwy. At the wall’s end, steps descend to the quayside where fishermen sort their nets and squawking seagulls steal scraps.
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