From April 1st 2019 tours will be operating from a temporary building located in our carpark while work continues on the refurbishment of the visitor centre. Please note that there are no catering facilities within this temporay building
Book an underground tour
Book an underground tour
Tours run daily from April 1st 2019 to 30th September 2019. All other times, select days only, please call for details.
For booking information, call the Visitors Centre on 01286 870636.
From the centre, a First Hydro bus will transport visitors to the Power Station itself. Descending deep inside ancient Elidir mountain's labyrinth of dark and imposing tunnels, visitors will experience one of man's greatest engineering achievements.
First Hydro Safety Procedures require that all visitors wear Safety Helmets on the Underground Tours. These helmets are not suitable for use by babies and young children, we therefore cannot allow any children under the age of 4yrs on the tours. Anyone suffering from claustrophobia may suffer some discomfort while underground and they are advised not to take the tour. As visitors are entering an industrial site suitable footwear must be worn, specifically no flip flops, sandals, open toes or high heels.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL VISITORS MUST BE ABLE TO GET ON AND OFF THE TOUR BUS IN DESIGNATED AREAS. NO ONE IS PERMITTED TO STAY ON THE BUS WHILE THE TOUR PARTY ARE IN MOTION.
Restrictions: No cameras, mobile phones, handbags, rucksacks etc allowed on the tour. Lockers are provided.
- From the Electric Mountain Centre a tour bus will transport visitors underground to the power station.
- From the main inlet valve gallery, you can then witness Dinorwig's massive pump/turbines in action.
- The bus then takes you up to the surface and then back to Electric Mountain.
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Charges for Tour
|On production of valid identification|
- Under 4 years old are NOT permitted on the underground tour
- Group discounts are available - phone 01286 870636 for details!
- No dogs allowed in the Centre or on the Tour - with the exception of Working Dogs
- Open toe shoes, flip flops, sandals or similar types of footwear are unsuitable and are not permitted.
Phone: 01286 870636
Group Discounts 20% (Minimum of 20 people) - Phone (01286) 873020 for details!
Coach Companies/Drivers – Driver Incentive. Please ring for further details.
One Payment either by cash/credit/cheque by driver on day of tour or group can be invoiced (No individual payments by coach party customers).
Electric Mountain Centre only:
Access Statement available
Disabled Toilet Facilities
Baby changing facilities
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Underground Guided tour of Dinorwig Pumped Storage power station
Please phone 01286 873020 for booking details and availability.
PLEASE NOTE That sensible footwear must be worn. Open toe shoes, flip flops, sandals or similar types of footwear are unsuitable and are not permitted.
Jan, Feb, March : Closed for refurbishment
April, May: Open 10am to 4.30pm - Tours daily
June, July, Aug: Open 9.30am to 5.30pm - Tours daily
Sep: Open 10am to 4.30pm - Tours daily
Oct, Nov, Dec: Closed for refurbishment
All School Holidays: Open 9.30am to 5.30pm
At Electric Mountain the health and safety of all our visitors is taken very seriously. We would therefore ask you to read the attached Risk Assessment carefully and discuss the contents with all adults that will be joining you on your visit. We would also ask you to discuss appropriate sections with your pupils.