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Address: Y Groeslon, Caernarfon LL54 7UE, Wales
Phone Number: 01286 830242
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Description: Inigo Jones Slate Works produces a wide range of products from 500 million...
Inigo Jones Slate Works produces a wide range of products from 500 million year old natural Welsh slate. These products are available at our Showroom, located in Groeslon, North Wales. As well as our Showroom, there is also a popular Workshop audio-tour for all the family to enjoy geological, historical, calligraphy and letter cutting exhibitions, and children can also compete in our quiz to win a slate prize. There is also a Welsh Rock Cafe which offers snacks and drinks to our customers. Come and have a look!
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This second visit to the Slate works has been a delight compared to the first one, a lot of innovations and improvements. They promote some local artists who paint and work with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
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Anderlecht, Brabant, Belgium
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Not the best experience. They charge the same for a non guided tour. We went on a Sunday and this meant no guide on so we had to do a self tour. There really is not much to see for the £5 entry which I feel should be reduced for self guided tours.

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Just to clarify the tour of the workshops is always a self guded tour whatever day of the week you visit us More 

Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The visit to see how the slate mines have been mined and how slate is processed tour. Then purchase anything you could imagine in slate from place mats, coasters, clocks - the list is endless - must visit if in Snowdonia !!!

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. Much appreciated More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Interesting little place telling the story of slate. The tour is "self guided" you are given a headset to listen to as you walk round. It was probably the best £5 I spent whilst in Wales. You even get the chance to carve your own little bit of slate. Brilliant!

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Anderlecht, Brabant, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This second visit to the Slate works has been a delight compared to the first one, a lot of innovations and improvements. They promote some local artists who paint and work with Slate and tey are really full of talent, though perhaps not to everyones taste (not mine anyway, but I can appreciate the work involved and the attention to... More 

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Many thanks for comimg again and delighted that you noticed our improvements More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Before christmas, I visited Inigo Jones with the aim of ordering a slate plaque for a recently constructed building of ours. As I've been born and raised locally I hoped to support a local business by purchasing this plaque from Inigo Jones. I rang before going and the lady on the phone was pleasant and polite, however, when I arrived... More 

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SlateWorks, Owner at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

We have investigated your comments and respond as follows.You called at our works and asked us to look at a piece of your own slate ( not a new slate plaque) and asked if we could engrave on it. We inspected same and said we could and gave you a price for it. You said you had had a cheaper... More 

Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The people couldn't have been nicer or more helpful, the prices were very nice in the gift shop but I just couldn't help thinking on the self-guided tour: this is just a bunch of slate.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Easy to find and well signposted with brown attraction road signs. Spotted a square slate door stop design in the shop that was for us, but only one was left, no problem for Inigo Jones and Co. They made what we needed for us to collect and pay for when we were on the way home later in the week.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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540 reviews 540 reviews
111 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Find out about Slate.There is a lovely cafe here that has the history of Welsh pop music on its walls.Good food as well. Interesting shop selling all things made of slate.There is a real welcome here.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We wanted a slate hearth and having visited Inigo Jones whilst on holiday we wounded if they could provide a custom cut piece. I e-mailed them the rough measurements just to get a idea of the cost, i got a speedy reply and dedicated to go ahead. We gave them the exact dimensions and agreed a collection date. We would... More 

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Very many thanks for your review and we are delighted that you were more than satisfied with our service.We aim to please. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is where to go to get anything you can think of made in slate including wine racks which increase in price per bottle sized hole. (Yes I know, it's the drilling that takes the time.). There's a little cafe/snack bar with very obliging staff who didn't hustle us out despite it being near closing time when we descended. We... More 

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Just to avoid any confusion the price we charge for wine racks is per hole and the hole sizes are all the same. We look forward to welcoming you here on your next visit to North Wales and trust you will ensure you take a self guided tour od our slateworks More 

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