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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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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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Wet and windy day!

Unfortunately we couldn't go on the mine tour due to flooding as a result of a pump failure. The staff were excellent though and we were given a free talk and demonstration of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
Steve L
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Bristol
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience full of mining history....quite a trek but well worth doing....staff friendly and helpful

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Thank nanabump
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120 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately due to flooding could not enter the mines, but had a fantastic free tour of how they used to mine and craftsmanship of slate. Nice cafe and lovely gift shop. Staff are all very friendly.

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1 Thank Chloe B
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Visited the mine , but due to flooding could not get into the mine. We had a nice presentation of how to make slate tiles for a roof. Nice to see how it can be done producing slate tiles by hand for the roof. Sadly we cannot afford to use this product due to the price apporox 5 GBP per... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I went to the llechwedd slate caverns at Bleanau ffestiniogg and with Fran John Daniel James Mary and Alex In July 2006 I went on the Miners Tramway with Fran and Alex and I went on the Deep Mine Tour with Daniel James and Mary I enjoyed on the Deep Mine Tour it was brilliant and very interesting

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1 Thank m0chael
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately we couldn't go on the mine tour due to flooding as a result of a pump failure. The staff were excellent though and we were given a free talk and demonstration of slate splitting by one of the tour guides. Excellent.

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1 Thank Steve L
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Would recommend for teenagers and parents - if you have a head for heights! I hate heights normally but managed this as it was dark and was easier not to see the depths if you didn't want to. The zipwires were good fun - 14 of them - very hair-raising clinging to cavern walls with tiny footholds - but this... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Phil, our tour guide for the slate cavern was exceptional. He spoke with a genuine passion about the mine as his father and grandfather both worked there. He had a great sense of humour and it was reassuring to see him check very quickly why there was dust in a couple of the chambers (it was nothing to worry about... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

A wow experience for all the family. You go down the mine in this car thing down very deep. A tour guide takes you round to all the caverns. Yes you gave to wear a hard hat as it's a bit low at times. Out buildings when you come up to see on slate cutting. Fantastic.

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1 Thank alex j
Great Yarmouth, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Enjoyable trip out, very informative the tour last about an hour which was good, didn't get too cold. Chance to take photos of the mine.

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1 Thank Mary H
Coventry, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The guided tour was OK but this was a lot of money for a one hour tour around caverns that are intrinsically the same.

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