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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Address: Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia National Park LL41 3NB, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1766 830306
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Owner description: Llechwedd where history and adventure combine to make a great day out for the whole family.
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Llechwedd where history and adventure combine to make a great day out for the whole family.
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It's a very unexpected experience in the middle of North Wales slate mining estate. We go on a short train after getting overalls and casques. Three massive trampolines are laid on top of each other connected with ladders and slides. The whole thing is colourfully lighted.The staff is really cool and helpful. Once in a lifetime!

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Flower Mound, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We enjoyed a great day at the Slate Caverns. Tour guide was very knowledgeable about the workings of the caverns and the history of Slate and very funny. My husband even got to cut his own slate and bring it home with us. Shop was great and had everything you could dream about made from slate. Recommend for family or... More 

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Llanrwst, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I have just returned after taking our grandsons to see Santa at Llechedd. We have been several times previously but the addition of the trampoline this year is fantastic. They really enjoyed themselves on the trampoline before going to see Santa. Excellent present also a braf iawn cael Santa Cymraeg.

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Trawsfynydd, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My wife and I stopped by on a rainy day on Dec 19 with our 3 boys. We had signed up for "bounce below" but wanted to take the underground tour first. We were fortunate enough to be the only ones on the tour when we went down and were all very impressed. The tour route was organized and well... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We travelled to the slate mine only to find that it was shut apart from the areas above ground. My partner and I visited Wales in November and one of the trips was to travel on the Ffestinog steam railway to Blaneau Ffestinog with the sole intention of visiting the slate mine. When we arrived at the train station we... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I last visited Llechwedd over 20 years back, and I still managed to get excited about it. I have no idea where the 'moaning commentators' come from, but it was a very enjoyable and informative tour. Bryn was excellent and so knowledgeable. It was good to practice my rusty Welsh with him. It is very significant for me personally as... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Car park attendant not very happy must have been one of her 'off' days.Plenty of room to park,easy walking distance from the entrance to the Llechwedd building.Upon entrance,the lady at the till was very nice and pleasant but it was not made clear where the underground tour was,so we were stood waiting by the entrance to having a suit to... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Enlightening as to how it used to be for slate miners and their sons.How they did it I don't know. Tour gave me a pain in the neck - I'm 6 ft tall - definitely a job for short people. Thank goodness for the hard hat.A little expensive for the experience.Pastie in cafe tasty.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We visited on a wet and windy day. The site was quiet but it is well worth visiting. The deep mine tour was fascinating and our 6 year old loved it. The tour guide was passionate about the mine and the local history. The caverns themselves were mind blowing especially when lit in the way they were. My only criticism... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The deep mine tour was very informative and interesting. The guide was very knowledgeable. Recommended.

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