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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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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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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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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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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

Leighton Buzzard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We spent 2 hours down this old slate mine with Mark our fantastic knowledgeable guide. He knew the answer to all the questions we had to ask and gave us a vivid view of how the mine used to work. The time went so quickly and we are planning to go back for the 4 hour tour. Wellington boots are... More

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

Thank you for your great review of your afternoon exploring with Mark. We look forward to showing you some rarely explored chambers and having the time to divulge more about the tough mining life when you return for the 4 hour trip. More

Bala, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Had a fabulous time exploring this mine for 4 hours with my Aussie cousin in a small group of 6 persons. Mark's passion for this site, his skill as a guide, his knowledge and communication made this the most memorable experience. The last time I had an authentic underground trip was many years ago in Haig Pit 3 miles under... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an outstanding review and for bringing your Aussie cousin to explore with us. More

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Visited the mine tour on Tuesday 10th June 2014, brilliant 4hrs spent with the guide, who was unbelievably knowledgeable and very interactive as well as his attention to detail and knowledge of many other things was astounding. Thanks for a great four hours. Maxine and I loved it. Thanks for the great photos and photo tips.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about your trip underground with Mark, I will pass on your compliments to him. More

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We booked this not really sure what it would be like - and it was fantastic. We booked the Half Day Mine Expedition (4 hours) and were lucky enough to be the only two - normally its a maximum of 10. Mark, our guide, was so knowledgeable and passionate about the quarry that we had a brillians time learning about... More

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

Thank you for your amazing review of your time underground. Really great to read that you enjoyed it so much. More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We decided to visit the Slate Mine on the last day of our holiday and did not realise that you really need to pre-book. Reception called Mark to ask if there was any chance he could take us on the tour and despite there only being the four of us and he had a trip booked later, he very kindly... More

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

Thank you so much for your amazing review, I will be sure to pass on your comments to Mark, the Guide. More

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