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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

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Address: Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1766 830306
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Description: Llechwedd where history and adventure combine to make a great day out for...
Llechwedd where history and adventure combine to make a great day out for the whole family.
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Victorian Mine Tour - Slate Caverns

A very wet - Summer - day when near Blaenau Ffestiniog - was an excellent opportunity to visit this attraction. Many others perhaps shared our strategy - the big car park was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fantastic tour, well worth a trip if your in the area. Even better if your tour guide is Richard. He's an amazing man and he really knows what it was like down the mine. The caverns are fantastic and even our 4yo was in awe of the size of them. Stop for an ice cream on the way out,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

During our 12 days of extreme adventures we decided it was time to get some history too. Very friendly staff on reception told us were to go and when. We donned the hard hat and boarded the train, after reaching the bottom our seemingly young tour guide took us round, despite reservations he was very knowledgeable and spoke clearly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Spent a wonderful day in Blaenau visiting the Slate Caverns and zip lining. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this attraction... the Caverns are beautiful yet an eye opening reminder of the hardships of the miners that worked down there. The tour guides were absolutely superb and clearly very proud of their local area and ancestors. A must... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Fascinating tour, very educational. Glad I didn't have to work in the mines though! We visited here after going on the 'Bounce below' & got a discount through this.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A very wet - Summer - day when near Blaenau Ffestiniog - was an excellent opportunity to visit this attraction. Many others perhaps shared our strategy - the big car park was very busy at 10 am. Efficient purchase of our two tickets and we moved swiftly to the "departure area" for the inclined rail into the mine. Lots of... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We went to the slate mine on a recommendation from the b and b owner. The weather was pore so was looking for something to do. This was a really interesting activity and left you realizing just how lucky we are. The story told of a young child working all day in the mine and never seeing day light really... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We also went down the mines which are well worth the visit.good value and good narrating by staff whilst down there.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This attraction is an absolute must-see, if you have the mobility to cope with its rigours. The caves are exciting and quite spooky, the sound effects unforgettable, and the commentary, which tells you about the realities of mining for slate keeps you totally gripped.

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James C, Marketing Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this review

Hi Jan, Thank you ever so much for your great comment. We are delighted you thoroughly enjoyed our Victorian Mine Tour here and hope to see you again soon. From the team here at Llechwedd, Thank you. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

driving into Blaenau Ffestiniog there is no where to eat, so on your journey make sure you pack food. I was very hungry and grumpy by the time we arrived. I made us eat at cafe first. We paid for the The Victorian Mine Tour experience, I got a carers card discount when i showed my card. We paid £15.45... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We learned so much on our visit here - such a hard life for the workers - will not complain about my job again!

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Address: Address: Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1766 830306
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Blaenau Ffestiniog
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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