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Corris Mine Explorers

Corris Craft Centre | Corris, Machynlleth, Wales
01654 761244
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Machynlleth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Mines
Owner description: Join one of Wales' top mine explorers on an exploration of a virtually untouched abandoned Welsh Slate Mine. First worked in 1836 and abandoned by the... more » Owner description: Join one of Wales' top mine explorers on an exploration of a virtually untouched abandoned Welsh Slate Mine. First worked in 1836 and abandoned by the miners in the early 1970s, more than 130 years of mining history is captured inside waiting to be discovered. It is as if the mine has just closed. Machinery, tools, even the candles and a packet of cigarettes are still in place as the miners left them. Corris Mine Explorers gives you the opportunity to visit these abandoned slate mine workings, to step into the tough working lives of the miners and of past generations. 3 trips to choose from: 1 hour Taster, 2 hour Mine Explorer Trip and a Half Day Mine Expedition. « less
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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

went today 19/10/14 was awful out .took the mine tour which was great,fascinating to see the old working and mark was a great guide especially with the kids in the group,and knew his stuff,be prepared to get wet and a bit dirty,this is as real as it gets on a mine tour,no polished floors or fancy lighting here, dirty damp... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visited the slate mine.was fantastic.lots to see and our guide was super.very informative and knew his stuff.but be prepared to get wet but worth it.reccomended

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My Fiancee and I booked up this attraction as we thought it would be interesting and a unique experience ! Our guide was so so knowledgeable about the Corris Mines and answered all of our questions in detail and with passion. He allowed us on the guide as it was only 2 of us to choose where we wanted to... More

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review filled with passion and amazing detail. We are so pleased that you had such a great time - there's either the 2 hour Mine Explorers Trip or the Half Day Mine Expedition to choose from. Both trips will allow you to discover lots more of our abandoned time capsule. Thank you again. More

Hockley Heath, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I usually enjoy industrial archaeology, especially mining, but this one was a cut above the average. It's really hard to appreciate just how wretched conditions were for the miners there. Some interesting contrast with the modern props and roof bolting needed to maintain the structure near King Arthur's labyrinth. We visited several different caverns, and upgraded from a 2 hour... More

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

A wonderful review, thank you so much. Really good to read that you were so immersed in the 2 hour trip that you upgraded to the Half Day Expedition (4 hours). The Half Day trip allows for so much more underground exploration and for Mark's incredible knowledge of the mine's history and of miner's stories to be told. Thank you. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We all thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, informative and fun. He didn't just talk to us but involved everyone in discussions and there were a couple of "demonstrations" to take part in as well. The tour was tailored to the people in our group and we really felt as if we had done some... More

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

A fabulous review, thank you so much. We really look forward to taking you underground once again for more exploring. There's so much more to discover... More

Bremen
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went for the 2h tour and absolutely loved it! Mark is a great guide and really brings the mine to life, we were really sad to leave after two hours, so do go in for the longer tour. They aren't kidding about the sensible clothing- another couple who was with us was in brightly coloured jeans and ended up... More

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

Thanks for your brilliant 5/5 review, great to read that you had so much fun. Book the Half Day Mine Expedition next time - there's so much more to see... More

Atherstone, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Did the 4 hour tour with my wife yesterday and have to say it was absolutely amazing. We had booked over the phone and were joined by a another couple doing the 2 hours and a chap doing the one hour. After we got togged up with hats and head torches we were off straight into the mountain. The network... More

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your fantastic review and all your detail, just brilliant. More

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went on a two hour guide tour which was led by mark. Mark totally brought the history of this mine life. I would highly recommend visiting the mines.

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

Thanks for your fabulous review and recommendation More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Enjoyed this from start to finish - with we could have booked on the longer ones (2 or 4 hour) The guide, Mark (moley) certainly had great knowledge of the mine and interacted with the Children brilliantly. We would highly recommend this as a "must see" for anyone visiting, with or without Children!

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

An excellent review, thank you so very much. More

Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

An excellent attraction it itself that is greatly enhanced by the knowledge and humour of Mark the guide, who appears to maintain the place single-handed. He also creates paintings on some of the cavern walls ("a hobby") and when sheep meet their end falling in, it seems he pops them over his shoulders to take home and butcher for the... More

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

Thank you for your great 5/5 review. Mark has done some wonderful work underground, (that's why he's called Mr Mole!) helping to install paintings with Bob Mitchell - check out the Man Made Mountains film. It's one of the many things he gets up to. More

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