Bryntail Lead Mines | Llyn Clywedog

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Sitting in the shadow of the dam at the southern end of Llyn Clywedog Reservoir near Llanidloes in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains, Bryn-tail’s buildings illuminate a time when this tranquil spot was a bustling site of industry. During the 19th century this was a noisy, smoky place as lead was extracted and processed, before being transported to nearby Llanidloes and shipped down the River Severn.

Bryn-tail Leadworks closed in 1884 as the local mining boom came to an end. The remains that still stand include crushing houses, ore bins, roasting ovens, smithy and the mine manager's office.

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  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Bryn-tail Leadworks are at foot of the Clywedog dam off the B4518, 3 miles (4.8km) north-west of Llanidloes.

Public Transport Directions

Caersws railway station is 12 miles

Bryn-tail Leadworks (Cadw)

Type:Industrial Heritage

Llyn Clywedog, Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6NU

Opening Times

* Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January

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