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Address: | Corris Craft Centre, Corris SY20 9RF, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1654 761244
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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 Explorers trips start from the Corris Craft Centre, Finalist in the National Tourism Awards 2015 for Best Day Out!

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We had a lovely tour of the mine with our WI and our guide was the lovely Jackie. Very interesting and informative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Denise P
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Machynlleth, United Kingdom

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely tour of the mine with our WI and our guide was the lovely Jackie. Very interesting and informative.

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

Thank you very much for your review, it's wonderful to hear that you and your group of WI members enjoyed the trip so much. I will pass your comments onto Jackie. Thank you. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Heard about the tour by chance. So glad we grasped the opportunity. Undoubted highlight of our weeks holiday in Snowdonia. We were met by Moley outside his lock up. After getting knitted out we were led up a short walk to one of the entrances to the mine. Everybody else thought we were just going on a standard tourist mine... More 

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

Thank you for your amazing review, we are so chuffed to be the highlight of your weeks holiday in Snowdonia. Mark is really good at tailoring his trips to the needs and desires of the group members. Sounds like you had lots of fun on an adventure packed trip; trips can also be tailored to be more historic or a... More 

Tywyn
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136 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Had a great tour here, should have been cancelled As the booking family cancelled - so had a tour for 2 and the mine dog too! Great, totally recommended - this is a great place to visit! Exceptional guide and tour!

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

Really good to read that you had such a great time exploring with Mark (and Alfie the mine dog!). Thank you for your wholehearted recommendation. More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Our 2hour excursion lasted over 3hours due to the generosity and enthusiasm of Mark (aka moley ) our guide. It was a privilege to experience the environment and atmosphere of the mine. Unforgettable. Many thanks.

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

Thank you for your fabulous review and for choosing Corris Mine Explorers for your Birthday Treat. We can really tailor our trips and make them just as you want when you make a private group booking (for groups of between 10 - 15 explorers). We're so pleased that everyone had such a great time. More 

norwich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We spent four hours in the mine and it felt like no time at all. Mark is a brilliant guide - there's nothing he doesn't know about the history, geology and artifacts and his enthusiasm is completely infectious. Luckily, we live just down the road and we will definitely be going back for more.

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

Thank you for your fantastic review, it's great to read that you had such a brilliant time exploring underground. We look forward to showing you lots more next time. More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Lovely funny guide, very knowledgeable. It was really interesting, we learnt loads! Only complaint was that it was very child friendly, which is great if you have children but we don't and we wanted to go deeper and climb through holes and climb up ladders and generally see as much as cool stuff as possible but you can't please everyone... More 

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

Thank you for your review, we’re pleased that you enjoyed exploring with us. As you said in your review, our 4 hour trip does allow for a more intense and exhilarating experience with more action too. However, our 2 hour Mine Explorers Trip includes ledges, holes, some climbing and scrambling and we’re pleased that you enjoyed doing this. Due to... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

There are many mines you can visit in Wales. But this is the one you must visit. Amazing visit led by Mark who has spent 27 years looking after the mine. This is the authentic raw slate mine, no lights in the ceiling, no dummy miners, no audio presentations, just Mark chatting away non stop and answering every question that... More 

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

What a fabulous recommendation to anyone who is unsure about exploring with Corris Mine Explorers - thank you so much. More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

This was the most amazing thing to do. As if being allowed into an abandoned slate mine wasn't enough, having Mark leading makes it even better. Nothing is too much trouble and he is the most friendly person without being overbearing. He can tailor the trip according to your mobility or your interests within the time scale allowed. We went... More 

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

What a fantastic review and review title - thank you so much. It's great to read that you had such a wonderful time exploring with Mark, I will be certain to pass on your comments to him. We look forward to taking you deeper into the old Braich Goch mine next time. More 

Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

One of the most enjoyable afternoons I have had on holiday. I can't recommend this activity enough, the experience is just like going into the mine for real. Mark told the story of the mine and its people, it is untouched by tourist add ons, making it a very real experience. Just do it you won't regret it.

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

Thanks for your great review, it's great to read that you had such a fantastic time. Thanks for your recommendation for others to explore too. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

We booked this at very short notice and was lucky enough to be allowed to go along. Even more lucky for us we were the only two on the tour which made it very personal for us. Our tour guide was excellent and more like chatting to a friend. He was really informative and was able to us everything we... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and recommendation to others. We look forward to seeing you when you return for lots more exploring underground. More 

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