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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia National Park LL41 3NB, Wales
+44 1766 830306
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Type: Mines, Tours
Description: Llechwedd where history and adventure combine to make a great day out for the whole family.
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Llechwedd Slate Caverns really is an attraction within an attraction! What I really like about Llechwedd is it's ability to be as much of an interesting indoor attraction as well as an outdoor one. The charming Victorian Village complete with it's shops/ pubs and houses really have had a lot of thought put into them. With the restaurant offering great... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If your not going for thrills forget it, even the zips wires are rather expensive for just a few seconds of thrills. As far as the Victorian Emporium its a gift shop and not a very imaginative one at that, the slate splitting was a rushed two minute affair and the exhibition your not going to learn much than the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A highly informative and well organised tour. Phil and Richard, our guides had personal experiences to share, having had fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers working in the local quarries. It made the history very real. Highly recommended.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

a great mine to visit we really enjoyed it well worth the money a stunning mine and very informative small gift shop and plenty to do

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The caverns are 350 ft under ground and very cold and wet. Take stout footwear. This is not a place for the unsteady. Great history as our guide's grandmother was born on the site. Blaenau has dark mountains of waste slate so the town is over shadowed by the history. Funny that you put slate on your roof to keep... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Would highly recommend to family's of all ages who are looking for something fun to do or just a look see. We went for a look see and ended up booking a tour of the mines. So you can go down check it out and then decide if you fancy doing any of the tours. I would recommend this trip... More

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Surrey, England
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92 reviews 92 reviews
10 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Like many other visitors we headed underground at Llechwedd on a wet afternoon. The one hour tour is reasonable value at £14.95 for an adult. A short ride on a funicular railway takes you 250 feet down to the caverns. The walking tour is conducted mostly in darkness with limited safety lighting along the passageways linking the slate caverns. The... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We visited primarily to do Bounce Below, which is billed as the largest underground trampoline. It was crazy, but so good and definitely worth the £20 entrance fee. You get an hour of jumping and sliding around massive nets suspended in a huge cavern. And you can do it as an adult without having to have a child in tow.... More

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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a must to visit if you're anywhere near Blaenau Ffestiniog! And if you happen to get Val on your underground tour, you'll be in for a rare treat - she really brings the whole tour alive. They are keeping their fingers crossed for World Heritage status, and by goodness they deserve it.

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Bury, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited the slate mine on 14/9/2014, It is Poorly sign posted so keep a note of the postcode from their site for use on a satnav. when we arrived, there was hills full of waste slate, which i believe was a nice tribute to the areas history, I enjoyed it down the mine and the colorful lighting made it... More

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