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Trawsfynydd

Introduction

The Trawsfynydd Nuclear power station is situated adjoining a 2 square mile lake. It is undergoing decommissioning. The height of the twin reactor buildings is being reduced. The two gardens, Dragon Square and the Dame Sylvia Crowe garden are retained.Sylvia Crowe also advised the central Electricity Generating Board upon the lie of the buildings in the landscape and persuaded them to buy up large areas of surrounding land to be planted with spruce, beech, birch, rowan, sycamore and Pinus contorta. This helped provide a transition in the landscape.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Directions

The site is west of the A470 between Dolgellau and Ffestiniog.

Owners

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Associated People
Features & Designations

Designations

  • CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales

  • Reference: PGW (Gd)64 (GWY)
  • Grade: II*
Key Information

Principal Building

Industrial

Survival

Extant

Hectares

220

References

References