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The Glassblobbery

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Address: Glanrafon, Corwen, Corwen LL21 OHA, Wales
Phone Number: 44 (0)1490 460440
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Both myself and my partner visited the Glassblobbery in early June and found it after seeing a leaflet at another attraction we were visiting. I can honestly say I am so glad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Bournemouth
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Both myself and my partner visited the Glassblobbery in early June and found it after seeing a leaflet at another attraction we were visiting. I can honestly say I am so glad we did not miss out in visiting this delightful establishment. Not only can you see David personally demonstrating such skill and dexterity in making all the wonderful works... More 

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Lincolnshire
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We happened upon the Glassblobbery after finding a leaflet at Ruthin Craft Centre and it was well worth a visit - friendly staff, beautiful craftsmanship and all for a donation to watch the Glassblobber at work! We bought gifts and the Monty dragon we saw made, but there is no obligation to buy. My only recommendation to the Glassblobber would... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The staff were incredibly friendly and took the time to really entertain our 8 year old daughter. They made a beautiful glass elephant before her eyes and she will treasure the memory of the day.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We visited as a group on a prearranged demonstration. There is a large studio alongside the shop that can sit about thirty and CCTV enabled all to have a good view. The demonstration and visit to the shop lasted about an hour and was informative and interesting, there is a fee per head for this. David gave a running commentary,... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This small but very interesting place is so worth a visit, just for the bad jokes and to see the skill of the glass sculptures and the bits they make, hide your wallets as you will leave with so many great pieces

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Preston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was my second visit, and both times I have come away with a beautiful piece of glass. It's worth going for the jokes, oh and being able to watch glass animals being made is an added bonus. It's a great way to spend an hour. Great place for age all ages.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

I purchased a voucher as a gift for a taster session in glassblowing. What an amazing experience. David was just wonderful, very patient, and extremely talented. I would most certainly recommend a visit to glassblobbery, there are some wonderful purchases to be made....I will definitely be visiting again.

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NZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Lovely stop in on the way past, watched my personalised unicorn pegasus being made, and learnt some *welsh* in the process!

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Holywell Green, West Yorkshire
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We found out about this place through a leaflet in the accommodation we were staying in! It was only a five minute ride in the car. When we arrived we were warmly greeted. We were also shown how all the beautiful glass ornaments were made which was very insightful and the gentleman who was doing it was very friendly and... More 

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Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, Wales
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I must have passed through Glanrafon and by the Glassblobbery hundreds of times over decades. Today, for the first time, I had sufficient time to stop and look. The sun was in just the right place to shine on many of the creations and I was absolutely transported by the effects which resulted. The works was infinitely more pleasing than... More 

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Additional Information about The Glassblobbery

Address: Address: Glanrafon, Corwen, Corwen LL21 OHA, Wales
Phone Number: 44 (0)1490 460440
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Denbighshire  >  Corwen
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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