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Corris Mine Explorers

Corris Craft Centre | Corris, Machynlleth, Wales
01654 761244
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Ranked #2 of 10 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Although we only went on the one hour taster tour because of time, my husband wanted to do four hours and the rest of us wanted two, this was excellent. Mark the guide was a laugh from start to end. He was very enthusiastic and extremely informative of the slate mine. We saw all the miners artefacts just where they... More

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

Thanks for your excellent review, so pleased that you enjoyed your Corris Mine Explorers trip and your "behind the scenes tour" of King Arthur's Labyrinth - it's exciting having a sneaky peek at the show beneath you! You must come back to see lots more on the 2 hour or the 4 hour trip... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

a group of friends and I went almost a year ago and I still get excited when I talk about it. We went for an hour, touched on a bit of geology, local history, modern art and did some climbing. We went back the next day to do the four hour experience and I probably would have gone back the... More

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

Thanks for your review, so good to read that your underground exploration with Mark is perhaps one of the best things that you’ve ever done. The underground trips reveal some exciting and genuine finds and Mark works hard to keep the underground safe for the trips with thorough daily inspections taking place. I’m not sure on how slang savvy our... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is the second time I've been to Corris Mine Explorers and it won't be the last! Both times have been absolutely brilliant! Mark, the guide, is so passionate about the mine and it's history it's infectious! It's impossible to not visualise the mine in it's working days, with Mark's descriptions really bringing the place to life. There is so... More

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

Goodness, what a title and an amazing review, thank you so very much! We look forward to seeing you again soon - on the 2 hour and the 4 hour it gets more exciting as you're kitted up with a miner's helmet, cap lamp and safety clips... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I booked very late in the day, but the staff in gift shop more than helpful, we then took the two hour tour in the afternoon, a party of 11 scouts, three Leaders plus a gentleman and his son who had booked before us. A brilliant trip Mark (Mole'y) our guide made the mine come alive for us, his stories... More

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

A wonderful review, thank you so much. Fantastic to read that you and your troop of Scouts had such fun delving around underground. More

Soest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We (me & my parents) booked the two hour tour online. Our online booking was very last minute (late in the evening before we wanted to go). But we got a quick reply the same night, that told us we were welcome the next day. He organised an extra tour just for us. It was a wonderful experience. Our guide... More

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

We're so pleased that you and your parents had such a great time exploring our old Welsh slate mine - thank you so much for your great review. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We'd be on king Arthur tours several times but decided to try the 2 hour mine explorers tour, best decision we've made. From the warm welcome from the staff at corris to the introduction to our guide the feeling of a friendly casual trip made us feel at ease. Our guide was easy to talk to and quickly showed that... More

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

Wow, what an amazingly detailed review of your underground trip with Mark, thank you so much. We look forward to showing you lots more on the Half Day Mine Expedition. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Took a one hour tour with my children, (9/13) and we all loved it. The guide was informative, interesting and entertaining, We all wanted to extend our tour to the two hour version but my wife was waiting above ground and we had limited time. We will definitely go for a longer tour when we return to Wales.

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

A fabulous review, thank you so much. We look forward to showing you lots more of the mine the next time you're in Wales. More

Hinckley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took our family and friends group of teenagers to the mine, it was great. Teenagers get bored, they moan. They moaned about going to the mine, but pretty much straight off they were enthralled by the experience and got into it, asking questions and enjoying the atmosphere of the visit. Mark was great in adapting to what would interest... More

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

What a great review you've written, thank you very much. More

Ringmer, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We did the. 2 hour tour not really knowing what to expect. Mark is a real gem, he gave us the most incredible experience of a slate mine you could imagine. It's like going back in time, as if the miners have just left and you really get a vivid idea of what it would have been like to work... More

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

What a fabulous review, thank you so much. Mark is a fabulous guide and thank you so much for telling other Trip Advisor users just how great he is! More

Whitland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I did the 2 hour tour which was excellent, hoping to go back and do the 4 hour tour. Our guide was really knowledgeable and enthusiastic making everyone feel involved. I can not praise our guide enough his enthusiasm made all the difference.

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

A wonderful review, thank you so much, I will pass on your praise to Mark. We look forward to showing you much more on our 4 hour trip. More

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