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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3NB, Wales
+44 1766 830306
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Ranked #17 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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Surrey, England
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92 reviews 92 reviews
10 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Like many other visitors we headed underground at Llechwedd on a wet afternoon. The one hour tour is reasonable value at £14.95 for an adult. A short ride on a funicular railway takes you 250 feet down to the caverns. The walking tour is conducted mostly in darkness with limited safety lighting along the passageways linking the slate caverns. The... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We visited primarily to do Bounce Below, which is billed as the largest underground trampoline. It was crazy, but so good and definitely worth the £20 entrance fee. You get an hour of jumping and sliding around massive nets suspended in a huge cavern. And you can do it as an adult without having to have a child in tow.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This is a must to visit if you're anywhere near Blaenau Ffestiniog! And if you happen to get Val on your underground tour, you'll be in for a rare treat - she really brings the whole tour alive. They are keeping their fingers crossed for World Heritage status, and by goodness they deserve it.

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Bury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited the slate mine on 14/9/2014, It is Poorly sign posted so keep a note of the postcode from their site for use on a satnav. when we arrived, there was hills full of waste slate, which i believe was a nice tribute to the areas history, I enjoyed it down the mine and the colorful lighting made it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

truly brilliant experience ,tour guides were superb and full of knowledge only to willing to help with any questions you have a must go to see attraction if you are in north wales cant wait to take my grandchildren to there

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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Llechwedd Slate Caverns is an OK 3 out of 5 attraction. We enjoyed our visit but at nearly £15 each for an hours tour of the Victorian slate mine I thought it a tad expensive for what it is. The tour itself consists of travelling on a funicular railway to the bottom of the mine and then on a... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Worth a visit on a wet Sunday afternoon. You go down the mine via a small train which takes a few minutes and you are guided around caverns. It is a bit cold and damp but sometimes interesting. There are a few steps to climb and you have to wear a hard hat. It is an average attraction if you... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went on a typical rainy welsh day- but below the ground it was fabulous! Our tour guide was very knowledgable and the classical music really added to the atmosphere. The only thing that let this attraction down was the cafe, where we received poor service and equally bad food!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We decided not to take part in the extras on offer (bounce below and zip wires) we simply took part in a trip down underground with our lovely guide, Dafydd, he was very knowledgable and able to answer all questions asked, with a joke or 2 along the way! Back up on ground level we then went into the workshop... More

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3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Called AGAIN as it was wonderful welsh weather and I we had a three kids to entertain and the place is great and good value,the cost to go tenpin bowling for 20 minutes for 4 people would cost £40 so the charges are good for a 45 minute informative tour around around the underground caverns. The tour guide was very... More

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