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Inigo Jones Slate Works

Y Groeslon, Caernarfon LL54 7UE, Wales
01286 830242
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Ranked #18 of 20 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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Businessman in England
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142 reviews 142 reviews
17 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Came back here again (first visited last year) as it's a fascinating insight into a vital and ancient Welsh industry. Slate is at the heart of North Wales and this slate works has been here for 150 odd years. You get a film show, then a self guided tour with an mp3 audio guide. That means you can take it... More

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Carmarthen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Advertised as a tourist attraction but really more of an expensive shop. Few interesting ideas of what to turn slate into outside but inside expensive items that are found in most gift shops. Didn't see anyone offering customers a tour and cafe outside didn't really appeal to us.

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

Your comments are noted. Our leaflet clearly advertises self guided tours of the workshops and the prices, and that entry into the shop area is free. The prices for the self guided tour is clearly advertised at reception and the tour takes about an hour. We are sorry that this was not clear to you and as stated we do... More

Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went to buy two slate place mats to match the two I had bought last year. While I was looking round somebody bought the shop's entire stock! However, the very kind lady in the shop told me that if I could return in the afternoon two would be ready for me. She also said what tme they would be... More

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

Many thanks for your kind comments and we are delighted that you appreciated our customer care which is a priority for this company More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Can browse outside looking at examples of work gave good impartial advise on an article we ordered. Didn't have time for full visit. Plenty of car spaces. Just off roundabout before reaching the post code

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

Thanks for your comments on our shop much appreciated More

Worthing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

A massive thanks to the lovely lovely people at Inigo Jones Slate works for helping transform our dull fireplace into a fabulous centre piece with a bespoke slate mantle piece. A special thanks to Roger Davis for taking our vaguely described dream and turning it quickly into a reality. We ate at the cafe on both visits and found the... More

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

Many thanks for your comments that we really do appreciate. More

Ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

£4.95 for what was described as Welsh Rarebit but turned out to be plain cheese on toast - on ONE piece of thin sliced white loaf with a tiny amount of cheese. Also service extremely slow. Didn't complain as tasted ok but extremely poor value for money. Won't be back

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

Sorry you found one item on our menu as being expensive and we will review this item on our menu for next season in view of your comments. More

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We drove here from corwen to get a house plaque. There where two men in the gift shop. We asked about the slate house sign. Told him the size he said did we want it posted or was it for collection. We said posted so he gave us a piece of paper and told us to order it off the... More

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

Clearly there must have been a misunderstanding, as if you had requested a price for a slate nameplate, we would obviously have given you one. In the showroom we have a display of all the different fonts of slate nameplates that we supply, and there is an opportunity to put the nameplate out that you require,so you can see the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited here as part of our first visit to Wales our 6 year old little boy demanding to know something about the slate industry. There are plenty of slate attractions in the area, we chose this one as it was on the way to somewhere else, the entry price was reasonable at £15 for family. The variety of audio... More

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

Many thanks for coming and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit More

Alton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As a family we really enjoyed visiting Inigo Jones while holidaying in the area. We toured the slate works at our own speed using a headset , children had a quiz to do with an accentive so they put a little more effort into listening and looking. Great shop plenty of gifts on sale , warm and inviting lady in... More

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

Thanks for your comments that we greatly appreciate More

Devizes, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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

Really please you enjoyed our shop. More

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