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Inigo Jones Slate Works
Inigo Jones Slate Works was established in 1861. Its main purpose was to make writing tablets for schools using natural Welsh slate. Today, the company makes memorial, architectural, landscape, and craft products using the same material. It has workshops, a gift shop, and a Welsh cafe.
Go For an Interesting Tour
Self guided tours take place every day and visitors can see a video of how slate is mined. The video explains how slate develops and how it has been extracted over the years. The tour of the slate works was introduced in the 1980s due to public demand and is both fun and educational. It gives you an opportunity to see the craftsmen at work and the machines they use. Youll be given a personal taped commentary which talks about the various processes used at the works. During the tour, youll get a chance to see different exhibitions and also try calligraphy. Youll be given a piece of slate to engrave and carry home. There is a childrens quiz which also includes a slate prize.
See the Modern Showroom
The modern showroom at Inigo Jones Slate Works showcases the companys wide collection of slate products. There are quality Welsh and Celtic products for sale which are different from the norm.
Relax At the Cafe
After your interesting tour, spend time relaxing at the Welsh Rock Cafe. It is an excellent place for a drink or a bite and is open all year long except for a few public holidays. It has a lovely atmosphere and gives visitors an insight into Welsh music, from its origins to the present. The cafe is a great spot to end your interesting and enjoyable visit.
Inigo Jones Slate Works has been making slate products for more than 150 years. It is an exciting place to visit for a few hours or on a lazy afternoon.