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Visitor Notice

As of Monday 14 December all staffed and unstaffed monuments will be closed until further notice.

This is following the announcement of the closure of all outdoor attractions in Wales.

For further information on the Welsh Government’s written statement: Updated Covid-19 control plan for Wales, please visit: gov.wales/written-statement-updated-covid-control-plan-wales

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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.