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Inigo Jones Slate Works

Y Groeslon, Caernarfon LL54 7UE, Wales
01286 830242
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Ranked #16 of 19 attractions in Caernarfon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Factory Tours, Educational Sites
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

We didn't take time to go through the tour as we were en-route elsewhere. The shop was well stocked, well laid out and full of interesting items at reasonable prices. It was more a question of what not to buy with a view of the size of the wallet. Nice visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Enjoyed a self guided tour around the Slate Works. Lots to learn about the history of slate mining / quarrying and the way in which slate has been used. This is an active Slate Works and during the tour you can see various craftsmen working with slate on customer orders - with items as diverse as roof tiles, bottle holders... More

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Inigo Jones slate works is worth a visit if you are in this area of North Wales. Recommended. Regards GCD

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Anderlecht, Brabant, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What a waste of time! we where hoping so much of this place after reading the leaflet of them using email on slate and having done new things to slate, we love to see how compaies inovate to live on, but this is a joke, everyong can take a picture and get it painted on a cake so on slate... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

we enjoyed the self guided tour but the cafe was lack lustre tea stale & weak, cakes dry & tasteless, coffee burnt & milk scalded what a shame as we would have gone back if the food was good. gift shop was well stocked with quality goods.

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

Pleased that you enjoyed the tour of the slate works and sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the cafe and in view of your comments are surprised you did not take up your concerns at the time which could have been addressed More

doncaster
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We didn't visit the exhibition area but did call in the shop and cafe. The shop is wonderful with some brilliant items for sale at very reasonable prices and we spent quite a bit there. The gentleman who served us was lovely and we left the shop with a good feeling. We then went to the cafe which was a... More

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

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our retail outlet and we can only apologise for the fact that you were not happy with our cafe on the day you visited us. More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

It's amazing to see the pride surrounding this business. An amazing Welsh attraction with retail standards to put most retailers to Shame in terms of pristine displays and customer service. Not an all day attraction but great as a stop on the way to or from many of the local beaches. Ideal for great gifts and slate products for the... More

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

Many thanks for your comments which we much appreciate,and as you say we are very proud of the quality and originality of our products many of which are made on site out of Welsh slate. Our slate products are only available direct in our showroom or online and we consider it very important that we maintain high standards of Welsh... More

Lancashire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Quiet when we first arrived and we were welcomed in to watch the introductory film. After the film we realised some of the headsets weren't quite at the right place, but this was soon rectified. The self guided tour was a brilliant way to explore the sheds and buildings in the slateworks. We could take our time watching the men... More

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

Absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Inigo Jones and many thanks for coming More

Cheshire, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Good value a thumbs up from the "little people" educational. Very well signposted and easy to find even in the mist!

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

Hi Sharon Thanks for your comments and delighted that you and the" little people" enjoyed your visit. Many thanks for coming More

Suffolk
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Lovely lady in the cafe, so stoked up for the tour with toasted sandwiches. The headphone system was a bit hit and miss but good fun. As one of the reviewers said, it is very dusty and untidy which was slightly surprising for an operating slate works, but more 'real' for that. We did the quiz which was fun, but... More

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