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Address: Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1766 830306
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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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A fascinating experience!

My husband and I took our three year old daughter here today (she is more going on 4) and we all had a fantastic time. We went straight on the Victorian tour underground, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Kinmel Bay
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Kinmel Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took our three year old daughter here today (she is more going on 4) and we all had a fantastic time. We went straight on the Victorian tour underground, and we all really enjoyed it. At first, we thought our daughter might be a little scared (it is dark and wet down there!) but Mike -... More 

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rhuddlan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

An excellent tour and Paul the guide was very informative. Thoroughly enjoyable day out!! I remember the original tour and the fascination remains.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great trip for all the family, especially on a rainy day. We all enjoyed the tour and facilities. Very informative, shops to visit and beautiful views.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We visited mid-week and in term time so attraction fairly quiet. In fact the two of us had a guide to ourselves. Paul proved knowledgeable and most willing to answer our questions. After about 45 min. below ground we had a demonstration of the process of splitting the slate and preparing it for use. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Came to these slate mines about 14 years ago and they were good then ...... came back in April 2015 and they were amazing! the tour is fantastic the staff all well presented in their periodic costumes and their knowledge and passion about the slates are amazing. Absolutely brilliant day out the kids loved it! We will return when we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Visited the Llechwedd Slate Caverns recently with my 6 year old Son and my Dad. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour, and the ride down to the caves on the train. Our guide was called Paul (Langton I think) and he was really friendly and had plenty to tell us during the tour and chatted with my little Boy whenever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

What am amazing place! As a place of quiet serenity and beauty (when lights are on in the lake) it is awesome but to think of those poor workers spending hours working in the dark with dangerous tools and explosives, permanently cold and damp. ..from the age if 8 is quite difficult to take in. Talk about hard work! Even... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Me and my family of 3 children - aged 11, 8 and 4yrs very much enjoyed our tour of the slate caverns, I would highly recommend a tour - Mike was fantastic and made the tour fun and interesting.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Brilliant time spent with a very knowledgeable guide - Paul. Learnt so much about how the slate is mined and the awful conditions and dangers the men were in at the time. Well worth visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Very good few hours spent here gives a good insight into the shocking conditions they worked in and the guides are excellent been a few times and it's different every time well worth the visit it's a must for kids and adults if your in Wales.

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