Visit our showroom packed with our products woven on site:- Welsh tapestry bedspreads, travelling rugs and tweeds plus garments,accessories and soft furnishings made up in our pure wool fabrics. We also stock carefully sourced pure wool knitwear, accessories, sheepskin products and gifts.
Visit our tearoom for hot and cold drinks, bara brith, Welsh cakes, scones and locally made cakes.
Make a self conducted tour of the working mill museum (Monday - Friday - check opening hours below) and view the hydro-electric turbine which generates our electricity and weaving on a Dobcross loom.
Additional vintage machinery can be viewed Easter - October.
We carry out all the processes from fleece to fabric, on carding engines, spinning mules, doubling machine, warping mill and Dobcross looms. Machines operate according to production requirements.
Visit the Craft Studio (check opening times below)
Hand spinning and rag rug making are demonstrated in the summer season and there is also an opportunity to try weaving yourself on small hand looms.
The Weaver's Garden has specimen plants which provide fibres, natural dyes, textile tools, soaps, and moth repellents.
We are situated in the centre of Trefriw on the main road. Please reverse your vehicle into our car park as it is difficult to turn or else park in the free public car park opposite.
To Find Us By Car
From A55 exit at Junction 19, follow A470, turn right at Tal-y-Cafn and cross valley, then left onto B5106.
From Betws-y-Coed take B5106 over stone bridge.
We are in the centre of Trefriw on the main road, please reverse into car park by mill (as there is no turning space) or park in free public car park opposite.
Bus routes 19 and X19 from Llandudno and Conwy to Llanrwst, Betws-y-Coed and Llangollen stop opposite the mill. Buses run approximately every 30 minutes from Llanduno and Conwy Monday to Saturday and approximately hourly on Sundays (during opening hours). For public transport times phone 0871 200 22 33 or use the route planner below.
Travel by Public Transport
ADMISSION IS FREE - REGRET NO SCHOOL PARTIES
Please collect free guide and directions from our shop.
COACHES BY APPOINTMENT, PLEASE
Shop and water turbines: April - October daily 9.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. November - December: Monday - Saturday 9.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m
January - March: Monday - Saturday 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. CLOSED DECEMBER 25th & 26th 2013 and JANUARY 1st 2014
Tearoom serving morning coffees and afternoon teas closes 1/2 hour before shop.
MID FEBRUARY (February 17th 2014) - MID DECEMBER
(including Bank holidays except for Good Friday 18/4/14 and May Day Bank Holiday 5/5/14)
Carding engines, spinning mules, doubling machine, warping mill etc. which run according to production requirements
Open April 14th 2014 - October 31st 2014
Mon - Fri (except Bank Holidays) 10.00 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm - 5.00pm
Weaver's garden with plants which supply natural dyes and fibres:
At best June - September Hours as shop
Rag rug making demonstrations
April 22nd, May 27th 2014
and June - September 2014: every Tuesday
Hand spinning demonstrations and an opportunity to "try weaving yourself"
April 21st, 23rd and 24th 2014
May 26th, 28th, and 29th 2014
June - September 2014: every Wednesday and Thursday
DISABILITY ACCESS STATEMENT FOR TREFRIW WOOLLEN MILLS, TREFRIW, CONWY VALLEY, N.WALES LL27 0NQ.
Trefriw Woollen Mills is situated on the B5106 in the centre of Trefriw. Parking and car drop off area is situated outside the shop - please reverse in as there is limited space for turning. Additional parking is in the free public car park opposite (50 metres approx.)
Public transport is by bus route 19 from Llandudno/Conwy and Llanrwst/Betws-y-Coed. The bus from Llandudno/ Conwy stops directly opposite the mill, the bus from Llanrwst/ Betws-y-Coed stops approx. 60 metres along the main road. For information please phone Traveline 0871 200 2233 or visit wwwTravelineCymru.info.
The ground floor (shop, café, turbine house and weaving shed) is accessible via a steep ramp with a hand rail. People with wheelchair users please ask for assistance if required. The main entrance is via wide swing doors which are normally fixed open in Summer. If they are closed, we suggest a helper asks a member of the staff to hook them open before pushing the wheelchair up the ramp.
The ground floor weaving shed and turbine house can be accessed via a door at the end of the shop if you ask a member of staff. People with walking difficulties can also view the weaving through the windows in the tearoom. The craft studio (open June – September on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) and the blending shed are also on the ground floor.
The top two floors of the mill museum (carding engines, spinning mules, doubling machine, hanker, warping mill and looms) are accessed via two flights of 15 steps each.
Assistance dogs are welcome in the shop and tearoom. They may be frightened by the noise of the machinery in the weaving shed and mill museum.
There are no toilets with facilities for disabled people on site, but there is one in the public car park opposite and the Radar key is available in our shop