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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Thanks to helpful reviews and a good online presence we arranged our visit to the slate mine and it was very interesting. The guide was very knowledgable and helpful and the slate splitting at the end was great. The tour was worthwhile and we found not as expensive as some attractions. However more investment is needed to the visitor centre... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We went as a family day out and I wasn't expecting too much. However it was a really interesting trip for both adults and children. The guide was excellent and there was a lot of interesting information about the (v. hard) life of a slate miner from the various stories narrated via video & audio in the mine itself. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

As a finish to our lovely trip on the Ffestiniog railway my teenage daughter and I visited the slate mine and did the deep mine tour. I have been before both as a child and adult but not for many years and it was the first visit for my daughter. We got on the last tour at 4.30 which only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Splendid I absolutely loved the cafe staff they were so professional and friendly snd enthusiastic. Fantastic! Brilliant food too libscoyse or however you pronounce it was so hot and tasty perfect on a wet day!! I highly recommend!!! Emporium cafe was also nice and coffee was tasty! My family loved the sweets they ate too much and had belly ache... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We visited today after travelling on Ffestiniog railway. The train was fab, loved it and the hi light. The caverns are over priced and not worth the trip down. The attractions upper level were poor, no audio or filming available. Food very over priced. Not enough toilets. Too much emphasis on the zip wire attraction. Not worth the energy going.... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

took this tour recently, a bit dear at nearly £15 but fascinating to see,our tour guide david was friendly and informative,but was at times drowned out by the loud speaker audio that was playing,so couldnt always hear what he had to say,but a true underground experience not to be missed if you are a fan of such days out

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were disappointed with the slate caverns..way overpriced and our tour guide hardly spoke so not very interesting...

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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were caught out by bad weather and so decided to head 'under ground'. Myself, husband and 10 year old grandaughter thoroughly enjoyed it. Well worth a visit in inclement weather. Also on sight are amazing zip-wire rides, not for the faint hearted.

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Highworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our trip here. Trip underground was very interesting and the kids really enjoyed it. It was very atmospheric. Slate splitting demo interesting too and the kids loved painting some coasters. Didn't try the Zip wires but it did look like good fun. Site was very busy but we didn't have to wait long for our trip underground

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Another mine site in Wales that we enjoyed, and spent several hours there. We had a lovely local girl as a tour guide – the first and only woman tour guide for the mine- who was interesting and passionate about the place. An exciting ride down to the depths in a train, and a walk through the caverns to the... More

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