Electric Mountain is home to the Dinorwig Power Station, set in the mountains of Snowdonia and dubbed "Britain's largest battery" this hydroelectric station houses 6 electric generators producing up to 1,000,000kWh of power daily. The unique design of this station uses a higher lake to store potential energy in the form of water, it is then released creating gravitational energy through the generators to a lower lake during peak times. When the system is not required (during the night) the generators are turned into large pumps to pump the water back up to the top reservoir, effectively "recharging" the system.
Tours and events are available through their website.
Monday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Prices available on the website.
Other things to do nearby
Dramatic limestone headland renowned for its wildlife and history. Don't miss the live camera that watches the seabird colonies.
The Smallest House in Great Britain can be found nestled amongst a terrace of houses on Conwy's quayside.
Travel on Britain’s only rack and pinion railway to Hafod Eryri, the stunning new visitor centre at the Summit of Snowdon. Visit the website
From the front door of all our Snowdonia hostels you will be treated to unrivalled access to some of the UK's finest walking and hiking territory. From YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass: There are three route
A unique range of very special adventures. Experience Europe's longest ziplines or massive underground trampolines and high-rope cavern adventures. Visit the website
Discover the timeless appeal of narrow-gauge steam trains. Enjoy views of Snowdonia as you travel along the shores of Llyn Padarn.
Discover a landscape that was sculptured by ice thousands of years ago.
Descend Jacobs ladder and wander through tunnels and chambers. Outside the caverns there's breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay.
Portmeirion, the setting for the cult 60s series 'The Prisoner' has shops, cafes, gardens, beaches and 70 acres of exotic woodlands to explore.
The rides and activities at this unique eco-attraction have been designed for fun with a difference – you provide the energy!
One of the most impressive castles in Wales, overlooking the Conwy estuary. Don't miss a walk along the town walls. Visit the website
Ideal for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and powerboating with easy access to the open sea and superb coastal scenery. Visit the website
This enormous neo-Norman castle is crammed with fascinating items, such as a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria.
Try one of the fastest growing adrenaline sports in the world. Bring your friends along and challenge them to a race!
There's 80 acres of magnificent gardens to explore, with lovely Italianate terraces, formal lawns and magical wooded valley.
High level activities to get the heart racing! Enjoy the leaps, swings and zip line with spectacular views of Snowdonia.