HistoryPoints News

Jul 28, 2021

Our QRs in new World Heritage Site


It's great news that UNESCO has awarded World Heritage Site status to the slate landscape of North Wales. If you live in or visit the slate area, look out for HistoryPoints QR codes which present on-the-spot information about slate quarries, workers, transport ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

and many other aspects of the industry. In Bethesda you can take our self-guided "Slates and Strikes" tour which takes in Penrhyn Quarry, the ruins of the quarry hospital and interesting locations in the town. Or you can follow our "Sail, Steam and Slate" tour in Porthmadog.

To whet your appetite, here are just a few of our pages (all accessible by scanning QR codes) which relate to slate quarrying: Penrhyn Quarry; the ruins of the Anglesey barracks, Dinorwig; Caernarfon slate quay; the Oakeley quarries war memorial, Blaenau Ffestiniog; a quarry wagon which survived more than 160 years in open air on Snowdon; Porthmadog harbour; the Talyllyn Railway's Tywyn Wharf; the quarry bugler sculpture in Bethesda; and the quarry pit near Fairbourne now famed for its "Blue Lake".