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Industrial Heritage:Bryntail Lead Mine Buildings (Cadw)

  • Cadw Welsh Government

Industrial Heritage, free entry

Bryntail Lead Mine Buildings

Bryntail Lead Mine Buildings

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Sitting in the shadow of the dam at the southern end of Llyn Clywedog Reservoir, Bryntail’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.

Bryntail 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.

Coach parties acceptedRegional Tourist Board Member

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

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


Free entry




SY18 6NU


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Map reference: SN 914868  Lat: 52.46859 Long: -3.59894

At foot of the Clywedog dam off the B4518, 3 miles (4.8km) north-west of Llanidloes.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 12 miles from Caersws station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed