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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3NB, Wales
+44 1766 830306
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Ranked #14 of 39 activities in Gwynedd
Type: Mines, Tours
Description: Llechwedd where history and adventure combine to make a great day out for the whole family.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Very friendly, helpful and welcoming staff. A big thank you to the guy in the winch room for helping us out and to the guy in the workshop for being so freindly and informative. As a family we really found this to be a fantastic, unique experience that I would recommend to anyone who happenes to be in North Wales... More

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Nowra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We drove into Snowdonia via Bleanau and were amazed at the shear amount of slate lying around on spoil heaps. When you go on this tour, the amazement doesn't stop. The tour gives an excellent insight into the life of a Victorian boy starting down the mine with his dad. The tour is mostly run with a soundtrack and lighting... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We thought we'd do the trip together with the journey from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog on the steam train (joy!). A minibus picks you up and takes you there - £4 pp return, as it's a steep walk uphill, otherwise - and about a mile outside the town. ZipWorld runs over it - literally - so every few minutes (when... More

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Palm Springs, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

After reading a lovely leaflet we headed to the slate cavern, we were only offered one underground tour which at over forty pounds seemed a little steep but were led to believe it would be worth it. The tour was very disappointing we were rushed from one cavern to another in the gloom, and were back outside within half an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Visited bounce below with a friend after hearing about it on the news and loved it so much that went back a few days later with a much larger group of friends!! Have been to many adventure places around the world but this is truly unique! The cavern is beautiful but the 3 levels of trampolines and the tunnels and... More

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Was something different and fun to do and we learnt something about welsh slate mining history as well! Staff were friendly and theres good facilities. Also adventure zip wires and and other activities if your after more things to do!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Really good laugh had with the tour guides. Both were well informed and knew a lot about the mines and the people related to it. The caverns are also a really good walk around. Only tip would be bring a jumper and wear some trainers/shoes you don't mind getting muddy. There are puddles and they are only small. I just... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went down the vernicular while waiting for my husband to complete the titian zip wire. Good trip down and then a guided tour around ten caverns with lighting and story... Really good, took my 4 yr old son who loved it even though pitch black at points before the lights came on. Really good tour guide who knew the mine... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Saw this on the news Thursday morning and knowing I wad coming this weekend booked to do this brand new attraction...this is a must...wear shirts n t shirt though as in your jump suit n helmet bouncing up n down, climbing rope ladders you soon heat up...it's great they have water on standby for you, I certainly drank loads....you can... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We luckily saw a news segment on this new attraction whilst visiting North Wales, and decided immediately to try it.... it had only been open a week. We were immediately welcomed on arrival and told we'd have a fifteen minute wait (parties of max. 25 people leave every 30 minutes for an hours "bounce"). Upon signing in, we were steered... More

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