I took a tour inside the Electric Mountain, knowing exactly what to expect, as I have taken a tour inside this world famous power station on many occasions. What you will find for those who also have been before, is that every time you take a trip inside the mountain, you notice or learn something new every time. You cannot fail to be amazed by the ingenuity of this power station and the importance it places in our everyday lives from making a cup of tea in the adverts of ‘Corrie' to turning the hoover on, the electricity you are using has a good chance of coming from the Electric Mountain, set in the beautiful and picturesque village that is Llanberis. Why not have lunch in their restaurant, they have a wide selection and the staff are really friendly! Finally, the visitor centre itself is going through a refurb and so, this means the experience at the visitor centre is set to get even better!
Attraction in Gwynedd
Have you ever wondered how electrical appliances we rely on most in our day to day lives are powered? Or how does the National Grid cope during periods of exceptionally high demand? These questions plus much more are answered as you witness the creation of electricity at Electric Mountain.
Visitors can take a guided tour around Dinorwig Power Station starting with a sound and vision spectacular at Electric Mountain, illustrating the role that pumped storage plays in ensuring the country's electricity demands are always met, before descending deep inside the ancient Elidir Mountain's labyrinth of dark and imposing tunnels. Electric Mountain's friendly and knowledgeable guides show you the main features of the complex, from the massive main inlet valve chamber to close up views of the world's fastest response turbine-generators. These units have a dynamic response capacity from zero output to full power within seconds, and are housed in Europe's largest man-made cavern.