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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3NB, Wales
01766 830 306
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Ranked #14 of 34 activities in Gwynedd
Type: Mines, Tours
Description: One of the biggest working slate mines in Wales.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I visited the mines in April of this year and had an absolute ball. Having little knowledge of the history of the mines and how they were run I can now speak like an expert thanks to the knowledge of the tour guides and the underground tour. Although my children are still in shock that they were not squashed that... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We visited at the beginning of the Easter holidays and it was very quiet as some schools hadn't yet broken up. They're doing a lot of work here at the moment but the mine itself and the coffee shop and slate splitting demo are still available. We had a delicious bowl of soup in the cafe then entered the mine.... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Great insight to the history before entering. Tour guide knew a lot about the quarry and was entertaining with many anecdotes - do ask questions! Lighting in caverns was subtly done - conveying the conditions of the workers. Stories fab for kids - along side interactive slate painting.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Took our children many years ago and now it was the turn of the grandchildren.Lets take a picnic we thought,alas we arrived at a "Top Ten" attraction to find a car park pitted with potholes and ponds,with not a single picnic table in sight! So back out of the car park to find a nearby laybye.Lunch over and back to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We visited the mine during February half term on a cold and wet day. The entry price of £10.50 for adults seemed expensive but we surmised that it would be worth it. The "tour" consisted of a trip on a "train" down a sloping shaft and approx 30 minutes tour through 10 caverns. Each cavern had a poorly lit and... More

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We visited the slate mine on Sunday 26th January, the first thing we noticed on our arrival was the the slate mines were very poorly sign posted with the car park tucked way behind the mountain biking center. The welcome we received from the staff upon arrival was very warm and friendly on a cold rainy day, We purchased tickets... More

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Conwy Valley
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I visited Santa's underground grotto on the tramway tour. The display in the foyer was a beautifully constructed pixie village complete with tree houses and toadstools. The entrance to the tramway was through a winter forest and included giant snowflakes. The tram was decorated with tinsel, and as the tram went into the second tunnel we were surrounded by coloured... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Llechwedd Slate Caverns is a nice place to visit but when I visited in August I didnt get a chance to visit any of the shops or even get a breather as I had traveled there by charter train from Preston on the day. The day of my visit was on Tues 20th August and I chose that when I... More

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

the underground trip was good looks like it has been revamped quite a lot but is worth the price ,the biggest let down was the food a average burger and cold chips

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Just visited the slate mine with Alfa travel We didn't have time to go down the mines but we explored the village which was fascinating,even though it was raining off and on Exploring the village was free,the underground mines you had to pay for We enjoyed going in the houses and shops and learning about the history of the site... More

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