Trefriw Woollen Mills
Trefriw Woollen Mills
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Shop selling traditional pure wool Welsh tapestry bedspreads, travel rugs and tweeds woven on site. Our fabrics are made up into garments, accessories and homewares. We also stock pure wool knitwear and sheepskin rugs and accessories. Our water powered turbine and looms can be viewed during shop hours. There is a 12 minute video which shows all the processes in manufacturing our bedspreads
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Sheridan L
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
Love Trefriw Woolen Mill!
Amazing textile mill that has lots of history and live weaving you can watch “your” bedspreads and blankets being woven. Also uses Green Energy for over 100 years- in that they generate all their own electricity with a water turbine- amazing!
Great shop as well with an amazing selection of patterns in Blankets, throws, pillows and bedspreads, as were as purses, sweaters, caps and all sorts of other beautiful textiles. You can also buy yard goods in many patterns to make your own special items.
Go, - just Go! It’s so fascinating to see the mill and buy Welsh woolens!
Written 16 December 2023
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Elizabeth M
Tregaron, UK46 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Friendly staff and an extremely good choice of material,clothes and cushions.A relaxed shopping experience.
Will return when the weaving is being undertaken.
Written 16 November 2023
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Kiran Shah
Bushey, UK4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
What a excellent place, full of rich culture and heritage. I enjoyed our visit immensely, and brought back memories of my degree.
Written 31 October 2023
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Edward M
Helsinki, Finland4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
If you are reading this, and you are in a position to visit, do it. Ignore the "craft centre" down the road and come to the real deal.

This is a magical step into the heart of Welsh industrial history, the wonder of seeing the machinery, the processes and above all breathing the smells of a working textile mill are not to be missed and never will be forgotten.

I grew up in the Calder Valley where sadly this industry is no more but I remember the sounds and smells of these mills. Visiting Trefriw woollen mills really took me back in time.

The shop is a real Aladdin's cave full of beautiful woollen wares made on the very machinery you can see in operation, if you are in any way into your knitting or crochet you could spend hours here choosing from the selection of wools and craft gear.

If like me you are dragged around by a keen crafter, have no fear! this place is amazing, you can wander around pretty much to your hearts content looking over the heavy machinery of a bygone era.

Go there :) go there now, treat yourself and buy something nice that will become an heirloom and last forever.
Written 4 August 2023
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Thank you for your glowing review and rating!
Written 26 August 2023
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skippie_8
Seattle, WA179 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
What a sweet little spot! We enjoyed touring the mill and watching the weaver at work. Lovely staff. The textiles are gorgeous. I plan to order a wool bedspread upon my return home. Colors and patterns are fabulous.
Written 25 June 2023
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Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 8 July 2023
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Venture50357223125
9 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
The best part was meeting the weaver and having the chance to watch him and learn about the process. Delis (I think this is her name) explained the store and their history and went out of her way to make sure we were happy.
Written 15 June 2023
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Thank you for your lovely review. We will pass your comments on to Dilys.
Written 8 July 2023
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Carol and Ray L
Lancaster, PA246 contributions
Jun 2022
We enjoyed this self-guided tour of the mill. Some parts were in operation, others were not. The people working were very friendly and able to answer all of our questions. This was especially a fun stop, because of the many many flocks of sheep we were seeing on our travels. We also enjoyed the gift shop and made some purchases.
Written 6 July 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review - glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written 8 August 2022
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esther b
Birmingham, UK6 contributions
May 2022
The Real Deal, Travelled by train from Birmingham to Llandudno for the weekend, and took the number 19 minibus to Betsy Coed , I was told I coud buy a welsh blanket in the gift shops there. On arrival only saw small throws priced for £185.00 which were lovely but small.
Know what you are buying which is handmade , locally sourced wool 100% made in wales by craftspeople,A WELSH BLANKET IS WHAT IT IS - THE VERY BEST OF HAND WOVEN BLANKETS.- all my life I have wanted to own one.
the guy at the till at Betsy Coed told me to get back on the 19 bus and get off at Trefriw and buy a blanket at the mill- far more variety and for an extra 100 quid I could get a blanket that fit an superking sized bed.
Voila, arrived, lovely museum with water generating electric, blanket being woven on the loom in front of my eyes , I was spoilt for choice for blankets, purchased a large double and some fabric off the roll in a different weave to complement the blanket.cost £430 in total, an absolute bargain. This blanket is an heirloom of the future. way back in the Seventies - My Nan and Grandad who lived in Shotton had a bright red one on their bed, when they passed away I was hoping that blanket might come my way but - not a chance- way too many relatives ahead of me in the queue.
I left Trefriw Mill with my enormous red patterned blanket and so delighted with the man in the giftshop in Betsy Coed for his honesty and sending me this way.I really have got my monies worth.The blanket is very heavy, there is an awful lot of wool here and it will keep you toasty and warm.
Written 24 May 2022
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Thank you for your super review and appreciation of our products. Glad your quest was successful.
Written 8 August 2022
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William A
Staffordshire883 contributions
May 2022
Unfortunately no weaving on the day we visited but still interesting. Quite a large shop but it did feel quite expensive.
Written 19 May 2022
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Thank you for your kind review.
Written 8 August 2022
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Marcia G
sussex101 contributions
May 2022
Went on Thursday to see the weaving but there was nothing happening. Disappointed that there was so little wool available and at the amount of stock held of mens jumpers. In fact, the jumpers they did have were from Ireland. Then, to cap off a disappointing visit, we were shouted at as we returned to our vehicle, having left it perfectly legally and considerately on the road opposite.
Written 15 May 2022
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We are sorry you were unable to see the weaving. All the knitwear in our shop is bought in as we are weavers, not knitters. Also sorry to hear about your problems re. parking
Written 8 August 2022
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Trefriw Woollen Mills is open:
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00