Welsh slate quarries

Welsh slate quarries

As a Welsh gifts seller that offers a range of slate products, we decided to embark upon a quest to learn more about Welsh slate quarries and their history. Initially slate was extracted for roofing tiles and for marking graves. Wales was a very important exporter of slate to locations all across the globe. Welsh slate has become less sought after though due to cost primarily. Nevertheless, some quarries still operate on a small scale and slate products can be found in households across Wales in the kitchen, garden and as home decoration. Not to mention the slate that has been skilfully used in building construction, such as the Millennium centre and the National Assembly building in Cardiff to accentuate Welsh identity.

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Ten contemporary Welsh slate gifts ideas for the home and garden

If you are looking for a Welsh present to give to a relative or friend then why not consider a Welsh slate gift?  The reductive quality of slate blends in perfectly with modernist interior design, so it is highly likely to complement your loved ones home decor. Slate also has deep ties to the traditional Welsh homestead with it being the most commonly used material in roofing – not to mention the great many slate quarries that are scattered throughout the Welsh landscape.

For the environmentally aware slate is a completely natural material and is easily broken down and recycled. Other benefits include

 

  • It is durable
  • Long lived
  • Fire resistant
  • Waterproof
So with these positives in mind we have selected ten great Welsh slate gifts ideas to wet your appetite.

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