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Address: | Corris Craft Centre, Corris SY20 9RF, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1654 761244
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Description: Join one of Wales' top mine explorers on an exploration of a virtually...
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. 2 trips to choose from: 1 hour Taster and a 2 hour Mine Explorer Trip. Advance Booking Essential. Corris Mine Explorer trips start from the Corris Craft Centre, Finalist in the National Tourism Awards 2015 for Best Day Out!
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Absolutely brilliant best money we spent on holidays was doing the 2 hour mine tour. We want to go bk for the half day one now. Very informative and funny guide. Made everyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Absolutely brilliant best money we spent on holidays was doing the 2 hour mine tour. We want to go bk for the half day one now. Very informative and funny guide. Made everyone feel relaxed on the trip no one did anything they didnt want to. Encouraged to do what you probably wouldnt normally do. Absolutely recommend to anyone. In... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Mark responded very quickly to our email about booking and was helpful in getting us on the right trip. We travelled down from Snowdon area and arrived at the Craft Village (definitely not what we were expecting - it was great!) to "check in" and were asked to return 10 mins before our scheduled exploration. Mark was truly excellent in... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Hi We had a great time today on the 2hr excursion. The tour guide was very informative and took us on quite an adventure. I would recommend this too my friends.

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

Thank you so much for sharing your slate mine adventure with others, brilliant to read that you had such a good time underground. More 

Dolgellau, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A journey into the past in one of the Corris Slate mines. This is as real as it gets. Experience the darkness and hardship endured by the miners, with expert commentary from a well informed and experienced guide.

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

Thank you so much for your great review. Our trips are 100% authentic and we're so pleased that you appreciated and enjoyed this so much. More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What can I say? We've spent the last month traveling around Europe and this tour will be a highlight for us. Mark was an incredibly knowledgeable tour guide who took us through the caves, answering our questions expertly and his passion for his job shone throughout. We were lucky to have Mark take just the two of us around; we... More 

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

Wow, what a great title to your review. What a privilege to be the highlight of your tour around Europe - thank you so very much. More 

Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We headed to Corris with the intention of going on the king Arthur's Labarynth tour. However on arrival we discovered that due to heavy rain the labarynth was flooded and therefore closed. As an alternative we were offered the mine explorers tour and what an excellent alternative it was! We had an awesome guide in Mark 'The Mole'! He was... More 

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

Wonderful to hear that your whole family had such a great afternoon with Mark "the Mole" in our old Braich Goch slate mine. Thank you for recommending our trips to others. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Visited yeaterday for 2 hour mine explore, realy impressed with the whole experience, top tour guide! Would definetly return and try the 4 hour explore next time. Hope the leg gets better mate..

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

Thanks so much for your great review and thumbs up! We look forward to showing you so much more of the old Braich Goch slate mine on a 4 hour trip. More 

Liverpool, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It was the main reason of my trip, was always curious of the mine and my visit was much more than worth... I'm surprised why this place isn't more famous worldwide

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

What an amazing review thank you, and to think that we were the main reason for your trip all the way from Australia - just incredible. Thank you so much. Please tell Australia all about us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Corris explorers is run by a husband and wife team complete with a dog, they offer a varied tour depending on groups ability and ambitions, from 1 hour trial tour to a full 4 hour discovery tour using ropes. The mine which is about 5 mins walk from craft centre is reached up hill, it is not suitable for people... More 

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

Thank you for your review, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. All enquiries and bookings are dealt with on a personal basis and depending on an individual's needs, generally trips can be largely tailored to meet their needs. As you point out, due to the access to the mine - an old Welsh slate mine which dates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Definitely worth going been at least 10 times never boring always something new to see and do. At a very cheap rate if you like going under ground and you like history it's definitely worth a visit

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

Wow, it's lovely to hear from a true fan of Corris Mine Explorers... thank you for your amazing review. We look forward to showing you lots more on your next trip. Thank you again. More 

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Address: | Corris Craft Centre, Corris SY20 9RF, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1654 761244
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Corris
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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