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Inigo Jones Slateworks


Inigo Jones is a very special place, possibly the last surviving example of a fully operational Slateworks in North Wales.

Established in 1861, the workshop is a thriving local business, supplying slate products all over the world.

See craftsmen using age old skills and working machinery. Watch as they cut, shape and polish slate slabs into products such as cills, coping, flooring, steps kitchen worktops, hearths and various craft items.

You can also watch as nameplates, plaques and memorials are either hand or machine engraved or shot blasted.

We have a superb Slatecraft Showroom where you can see a wide range of very high quality slateware, ideal for gifts or keepsakes. Send a s.a.e. for a mail order catalogue on slate nameplates and slatecraft.

Our Self Guided Tour starts with a video presentation on how slate is mined, before it is delivered to our works.

A taped commentary  then lets you wander at your own pace through the workshops. You can see the machines in
action and the craftsmen at work.

Our Historical exhibition gives an interesting insight into the development of the slate industry and of Inigo Jones in particular.

Educational Lettercutting and Calligraphy exhibitions  also form part of the tour. Why not have a go at calligraphy or try engraving slate in our Lettercutting studio? Children can compete in our quiz to win a slate prize.

Train Services

Bangor Station (15 miles North) is on the main North Wales Coast line with connections to the rest of the United Kingdom and Ireland, Bus No. 5a + No.2 connects to Inigo Jones. Porthmadog Station (15 miles South) is on the Cambrian Coast line. Bus No. I & 2 connects to Inigo Jones.

Bus Services

The bus stop is immediately  adjacent to the attraction,
No 5a Bangor to Penygroes and Talsarn.
No 1 Caernarfon to Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog. 
No 2. Bangor to Dolgellau.
No 80. Caernarfon to Penygroes & Nantlle..
Services run at hourly intervals except on Sundays.

Footpath and Cycle Track

Lon Eifion cycle track is immediately adjacent to the attraction.

We are open all year:-

Easter to September - Craft shop and self guided tour - Weekdays 9am - 5pm - Weekends & Bank holidays 10am - 5pm.

October to Easter - Craft shop and self guided tour - Weekdays 9am - 5pm - Saturdays 9am - 12 noon.

Workshop hours - Monday to Thursday 9am - 4.30pm - Friday 9am - 3.30pm - Last self guided tour 4pm.


Inigo Jones Slateworks

Groeslon, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, North Wales, LL54 7ST

Telephone (International):- +44 1286 830242 

Telephone (UK):- 01286 830242 

Website:- http://www.inigojones.co.uk/


 

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