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Inigo Jones Slate Works

Address: Y Groeslon, Caernarfon LL54 7UE, Wales
Phone Number: 01286 830242
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Ranked #12 of 15 Attractions in Caernarfon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Factory Tours, Specialty Shops, Cultural
Owner description: Inigo Jones Slate Works produces a wide range of products from 500 million year old natural Welsh...
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Type: Educational Sites, Factory Tours, Specialty Shops, Cultural
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!

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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33 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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479 reviews 479 reviews
94 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

we only called in for a coffee, but we wandered round the shop, fell in love with the slate, commissioned a fireplace, and could NOT be happier. The craftsmanship, the advice, the service, the product, all simple and brilliant

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

Many thanks for your lovely comments which we really do appreciate More 

Dublin, Ireland
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122 reviews 122 reviews
21 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The place to visit to purchase slate items, which sounds awfully prosaic but we now have an excellent set of slate place mats, which double as plates (as seen in many Welsh and U.K. restaurants) and coasters. Helpful staff. There is also a tour which we haven't been on and which may well push the overall rating higher, but for... More 

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

Thanks for your comments and we are pleased you are happy with your slate plaemats More 

Bakewell, United Kingdom
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162 reviews 162 reviews
20 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

Thanks for your comprehensive review which is much appreciated and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit More 

Carmarthen
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

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