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The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales was inscribed onto the World Heritage List in 2021
This post-industrial landscape holds a special place in the hearts of the people who live here and the cultural and social influence is still significant today. The site tells the story of evolution from an agricultural society to an area where industry dominated the landscape; where slate quarries, towns and villages appeared, and transport links carved their way through Snowdonia to ports that exported slate to global markets.
The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales was inscribed onto the World Heritage List in 2021 at the 44th Session of the World Heritage Committee in Fuzhou, ChinaOfficial website
The longest dispute in British industrial history occurred at Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda during the Great Strike of 1900-1903.
It is estimated that Gwynedd’s slate industry exported enough slate between 1800-1940 to roof approximately 14 million terraced houses
Penrhyn Quarry was once the largest quarry in the world
Location: Gwynedd, North Wales
Country: United Kingdom
Year of Inscription: 2021
UNESCO Criteria: (ii) (iv)
For more information about The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales, visit the website