Above: The mill; below: the turbine.
Photographs © Trefriw Woollen Mills
Trefriw Woollen Mills, Conwy Valley
Grid reference: SH 780 631
OS sheet: 115
Postcode: LL27 0NQ (LL27 0JG for sat-nav).
In centre of Trefriw, on B5106 Betws-y-Coed to Conwy road, about 5 miles N of Betws-y-Coed.
Originally the site of a water-powered fulling mill, or pandy, the present building dates from the 1960s.
The machinery is powered by a Boving hydro-electric turbine dating from the 1940s.
Traditional methods of production are used for Welsh bedspreads, tweeds and travelling rugs.
Museum of carding engines, mules, etc.
Opening times 2017
Turbine house, shop & tearoom: Easter to October, daily
09.30-17.30; November to Easter, Monday to Saturday 10.00-17.00. Closed
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's day.
Weaving: mid-February to mid-December Monday to Friday (except Bank
Holidays)10.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00.
Working mill museum (carding engines, spinning mules, etc.): Easter to end
October, Monday-Friday (except Bank Holidays) 10.00-13.00 & 14.00-17.00.
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 10.00-17.00. (Only the shop, turbine
& tearoom working at weekends).
Elaine Williams, tel. 01492 640462.