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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3NB, Wales
+44 1766 830306
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Ranked #16 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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Bury, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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norolk
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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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Peterborough
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147 helpful votes 147 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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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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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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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Being shown round a slate mine by a tour guide who's own family were slate miners really adds to the experience, and been told about things from the point of view of a 12 year old really helps children understand. Really well thought out tour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

A few years ago I went to Llechwedd with my mum, I really enjoyed my visit. It wasn't bustling with people and it was quiet, peaceful and contained so much history within the buildings surrounding the caverns. We went again this year, the fee just to go down into the cavern was extortionate, the place was packed and lots of... More

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We visited on a rainy bank holiday Monday so expected it to be busy. Queued about an hour to get down the actual mine. Didnt bother me as I say it was busy. Bit hard to believe what the tour guide was saying as he was only about 20 so obviously has never worked in the mine, but he was... More

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