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Visitor Notice

Bridge closure:

Due to essential repair work on the Bryntail Bridge, it will not be possible to access the site on the following dates:

Tuesday 16 November–Friday 10 December.

Thank you for your patience and please check our social media channels for up-to-date progress.

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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.

Opening times

Daily 10am–4pm*

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January

*Ar gau — Tuesday 16 November–Friday 10 December.


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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.