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www.sallymarie.co.uk - Professional wedding and portrait photography studio in Snowdonia from Wales' premier female photographer.
www.inigojones.co.uk See craftsmen cutting, polishing and engraving
slate. The self-guided tour includes exhibitions on geology, history
of the slate industry, calligraphy and letter cutting. Showroom
offers high quality slateware and other Celtic and Welsh craft items.
The Centre for Alternative Technology, near Corris, Machynlleth,
is Europe’s leading Eco-Centre, with informative energy and
building displays accompanying organic gardens in a delightfully
landscaped setting. An inspiring environmental experience is guaranteed
Take the train up Wales’ highest mountain—the only public
rack and pinion railway in Britain running up Snowdon. Passengers
can enjoy an in-carriage commentary as they ascend the tallest mountain
in England and Wales.
One of Britain’s great little railways, the Fairbourne and
Barmouth Steam Railway was originally laid by Mr. Arthur McDougall
(of flour fame) to transport building materials for the construction
of Fairbourne village. For more than a century the two mile steam
railway has been providing passengers, both young and old, with
an unforgettable day out.
The Talyllyn Railway is a narrow gauge line using steam trains on
all advertised passenger trains. It was opened in 1865 and was saved
from closure in 1950 by the Talyllyn Preservation Society—the
first such organisation in the world. It runs inland from Tywyn
on the Mid Wales coast to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, with waterfalls
and walks at Dolgoch and Nant Gwernol. Over 75 different railways
are represented in the Narrow Gauge museum at Tywyn.
Voted by Heritage Railway magazine 2005 as the best narrow gauge
railway in Britain, exciting times lay ahead for the Festiniog Railway,
which runs from Porthmadog into the mountains at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
The railway climbs over 700 feet through tranquil pastures and magnificent
forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round horseshoe bends—even
a complete spiral—sometimes clinging to the side of the mountain
or even tunnelling through it. Work is also well advanced on re-instating
the Festiniog’s other railway, the Welsh Highland at Caernarfon
(its most exciting project yet), aimed to link up at Porthmadoc