On the far side of Llyn Padarn is Padarn Country Park with the Quarry Hospital and marked walks around the disused quarry. Gilfach Ddu has a large car and coach park, the Slate Museum with its giant Waterwheel , Llanberis Lake Railway, Vivien Quarry Scuba Diving Centre, Ropes and Ladders rope course, Snowdon Star Cruise boat jetty, Craft Workshops, Canoeing & Sailing, picnic areas, light refreshments and plenty of places to relax on the shores of Lake Padarn. Have you spotted the Lady of Snowdon?
Padarn Country Park beautiful ancient Sessile Oak woodland, industrial heritage, self-guided walks; a wonderful place to relax and breathe in beautiful mountain air, or to start your walk around the lake following the white coloured way markers . 01286 870892
Quarry Hospital original medical equipment from the 1800’s. Ward, Operating Theatre, original X-ray Machine, gruesome medical equipment & a Mortuary! Exhibitions of old photographs of quarrymen and memorabilia from the life of local poet and dramatist T. Rowland Hughes
National Museum of Wales, Slate Museum, Gilfach Ddu, discover the heritage of Llanberis through its industrial past, with its giant Waterwheel, Steam Engines and demonstrations of the quarryman's skills. See how the quarrymen roofed the world. http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/slate FreeF
Llanberis Lake Railway , Gilfach Ddu the narrow gauge lakeside railway is a legacy of the slate industry which once dominated the area. These days the railway provides a pleasant journey along the shores of Llyn Padarn.
Cruise on the Snowdon Star- Serren y Wyddfa a beautiful tour with Alun at the helm.
www.padarnadventures.com 01286 872310 Scare yourself silly on this ingenious and inventive high Ropes and Ladders course on the shores of Llyn Padarn. There is also a smaller course for the young or not so brave.
Fframia - pictureframing and gallery
Odyn Copr - craft workshop, screen printing, enamelled jewelry
Slate workshop - coasters, house names & numbers
Hire a canoe and explore the lagoons on the edge of Llyn Padarn - see activities page for rental and instruction
Climbing visit Lion rocks and take your first steps at climbing, challenge yourself on the technical lines of the slate quarries or go into the mountains for a full on mountaineering experience - see activities page for instructors