Rhiwddolion: North Wales Ghost Town was a former Quarrying Community

(Images: Sarah Spooner & Jon Gregory, reproduced with permission)

Located near Betws-y-Coed in North Wales, these abandoned cottages with their elaborate tiered gardens and stone privies mark the remains of Rhiwddolion, a former slate quarrying community that was destined to become a ghost town.

(Image: Sarah Spooner & Jon Gregory, reproduced with permission)

Roofs, windows and doors have long since disappeared although well preserved fireplaces and stone outer walls reflect the enduring sturdiness of the structures. In addition to the ruins, an intact chapel that once also served as a school house still stands at Rhiwddolion.

(Image: Eric Jones, cc-sa-3.0)

Called “the forgotten village” by the Daily Post, Rhiwddolion is featured in the publication’s list of North Wales walks, a six mile loop beginning and ending at Pont-y-Pair Bridge in Betws y Coed.

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