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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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Fascinating area - with a great past and exciting future

On a chilly May afternoon we were so warmly welcomed by all the staff - and in the time we had available thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful snack in the Cavern cafe - such helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic place. Spent a good few hours here looking around the displays, but the highlight was going underground in the caverns, The tour was very informative and the caverns were spectacular. If you do not like enclosed spaces, you may not like this as the only way in and out is via a "train" which has very small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We visited with a six year old who is doing the Victorians and he loved it. The guide was amazing really new to the job but he had absolutely found his niche.

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

Hi Llugger, Many thanks for your kind words. It's lovely to hear such positive feedback. We work closely with our guides to help them with their knowledge, confidence and uniqness to really give every visitor a tailored personal connection with the heritage here in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Kind regards, James Cozens Marketing Manager More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited the slate quarry to us the zip wires at zipworld and what an amazing experience this proved to be. If you are a thrill seeker then you must try this experience. We had the Titan experience where 4 adults can descend the wires at one time. Everyone said that they wanted to do it again and would return... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Visited this afternoon, absolutely loved it although could of spent more time on the tour. All the staff were helpful, polite and knowledgeable. Will definitely return with my boys to do the the zip wire.

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited the slate mines yesterday and were disappointed by the poor value they represented. At £15.45 per adult I expected more from the mine tour. Instead we were rushed round a pre-recorded 30 minute commentary through various caverns, missing the beginning of the commentary in some caverns, and having lights going out before we had a chance to see... More 

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

Hi SJB089, We are sorry you haven't had the great experience we aim to give every visitor here. In the midst of so many positive comments it's a real shame to see a customer uncontent. We have taken on your comments and have looked into this this week, this has been communicated throughout this department. A questions area should have... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

nothing to dislike. likes? all of it. we will return and complete the experience soon. bounce below was incredible. there are lots of other activities on site inc mountain bike trails and hikes, not to mention the zip wire. visit the www. for all the details. best advice...leave the kids at home and go have some fun. lol :-)

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

Hi SJB089, We are sorry you haven't had the great experience we aim to provide every visitor here. In the midst of so many positive comments it's a real shame to see a customer unhappy. We have taken on your comments and have looked into them this week, this has been communicated throughout this department. A questions area should have... More 

Cheshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

On a chilly May afternoon we were so warmly welcomed by all the staff - and in the time we had available thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful snack in the Cavern cafe - such helpful staff and a wide menu choice available. The gift shop and workshop were great - sadly we didn't have time to go down the mine- which... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We went here as part of a family holiday. The weather was horrendous and we were soaked! Having said that the trip was well worth it! We had to wait an hour for the the trip, so ended up browsing the shop and grabbing a coffee. When we got to mine, I was blown away. Our guide was brilliant. He... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

now caters for younger people, with underground trampoline. over head zip wire etc. the small train the used to take you into the level part of the mine is no longer in use. the only trip is now the deep mine with over 60 steps down and more on the way back up.

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

Hi John, We are sorry you're disappointed with the changes we've made. We have collaborated with a new business partner Zip World to provide two, soon to be three new adventures to the site to secure our future. The attractions here appeal to all ages with many grandparents joining their grandchildren on the trampolines, zip wires and tours. (a 94... More 

Berkhamsted
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

On a wet bank holiday weekend, we were wondering how to fill our time. Somebody had recommended Llechwed to us, but we thought it sounded a bit dull at first. How wrong we were! Our guide, Val, who was 5th generation born and bred in Blaenau gave us both her personal and a professional insight into the lives of the... More 

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