Cwm Ciprwth Copper Mine Holiday Cottages
Holiday cottages near Cwm Ciprwth Copper Mine in the midst of the wild, mountainous and truly beautiful landscape of Snowdonia National Park. The history of the old mine dates back to the turn of the Industrial Revolution when the area of Snowdonia received an influx of copper mines. Small mines were opened by inexperienced investors who thought they could get rich quickly- however when huge deposits of copper and other metals were promised overseas in countries like Peru and U.S.A, the small mines in Wales were abandoned and never made their fortune. The site of Cwm Cipwrth shows the fascinating remains of such a mine and is situated on a remote plateau above Cwm Pennant on the ridge of Ganarch Goch, one of the incredible Nantlle Ridge Mountains. A number of artefacts including a huge waterwheel were left on the site, at the time it was too difficult to remove them from such a remote location. There are also two old stone buildings on the site, one consisting of three small rooms, which could have been a storeroom or perhaps miner's dorms. Cwm Ciprwth Copper Mine can be reached by a 20 minute walk through the woods from the narrow road up Cwm Pennant (where you can park the car). Holiday cottages are near Cwm Ciprwth, Porthmadog and the charming mountain village of Beddgelert.