Padarn Country Park

Come and enjoy this 800 acre park with some of the most spectacular scenery in North Wales of Padarn lake, Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon.



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Quarry Hospital
LL55 4TY  

Phone: (01286) 870892 


Opening hours 

This park is open daily all year round.






  • Quarry Hospital - a museum housing the restored ward, operating theatre and various gruesome 19th Century hospital equipment.
  • Llanberis Lake Railway
  • National Slate Museum
  • Ropes and Ladders - adventure course for adults and children
  • Padarn Watersport Centre 
  • Vivian Diving Centre
  • Padarn Boats
  • Walking trails (8km route around the lake and other smaller trails)
  • Local Nature Reserve and Special Site of Scientific Interest – Coed Dinorwig
  • Llyn Padarn – famous site for the Arctic Char – salvelinus alpinus
  • Lon Las Peris – family cycling track
  • Listed Ancient Monument – Vivien Quarry
  • Launching and landing pontoon for canoes, rowing and sailing boats 

Shops / workshops

  • Padarn Pottery
  • Fframia
  • Odyn copr
  • Crefft Elidir - a wide selection of hand painted slate gifts and souvenirs 




Contact us

Phone: (01286) 870892

Website: Visit Snowdonia