• Anthony Oldfield

The slate capital of the world and adventure hot spot is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Blaenau Ffestiniog is a historic mining town, located in the county of Gwynedd, and is best known for being the 'slate capital of the world'.

The beguiling slate landscapes that surround the town have now become the UK’s 32nd UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the fourth in Wales, following the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Blaenavon Industrial Landscape and the Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales, which runs through Gwynedd, became the world leader for the production and export of slate in the 1800s and is a remarkable heritage site today, drawing thousands of visitors.

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