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Visitor Notice

Due to concerns over the spread of Coronavirus and the well-being of our visitors, this monument will be closed to the public until further notice. Please check the Cadw website for further updates.

Overview

Peaceful remains of a busy industrial hub

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.


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At foot of Clywedog dam, off B4518, 3m (4.8km) NW of Llanidloes

For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 0000 or National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50.